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Hand-made Beaded Challah Cover

This exquisite hand-made Challah cover features scalloped edging piped with gold thread, a sheer tulle border with an elegant swirling vine design accented with hand-sewn beads and sequins, and a silk background embroidered with burgundy ...

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Lamb Kabobs

Our delicious lamb kabobs are savory, tender and grilled to perfection. Try our grilling trick to ensure even cooking and doneness.

The Backstory: Lamb Kabobs are in a class that I call 'warm weather' foods.  I believe that kabobs ...

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Passover Seder Menu (Chicken or Beef)

My in-laws host a Seder like no one else. If there were Red Carpet Seders, there's would be the Oscar's of such a thing. They are truly extraordinary events, with numerous, beautifully set round tables, gorgeous linens and china, Seder ...

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Meringue Cookies

Light, airy, and with just a touch of chocolate, our meringue cookies are perfect two-bite treats (great for Passover!)

The Backstory: These crisp and delicious meringue cookies are a perfect example of why I created The Jewish ...

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Layered Gefilte Fish Torte

This layered gefilte fish torte is an elegant take on the old classic. It's easy to make and tastes as good as it looks.

The Backstory: There are hundreds of variations of this classic, Jewish first course but this layered gefilte ...

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Chicken with Apricot Sauce – Healthy Option

Chicken with apricot sauce is a perfect blend of sweet and sour and a delicious alternative to beef for a holiday feast.

The Backstory: This is one of my go-to recipes for just about any Jewish holiday as it's always a crowd pleaser...and ...

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Kosher Eggplant Parmesan

You can have your Eggplant Parmesan and keep Kosher too! Our recipe is absolutely scrumptious and tastes just like the real thing!

The Backstory: So what's a nice Italian recipe like Eggplant Parmesan doing on a site like this? ...

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Matzoh Brei

Matzoh Brei is everyone's favorite Passover breakfast dish and it's also perfect for lunch (and so easy to make).

The Backstory: I remember having Matzoh Brei as a young girl.  My mom made this mostly on Passover.  At a time when ...

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Sweet and Nutty Charoset

Our sweet, crunchy mixture of fruit, nuts, wine, and spices make our sweet and nutty charoset a taste you'll recall from childhood. It's so good, you'll eat it by the spoonful.
The Backstory: Hosting a Passover Seder can be overwhelming, ...

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