Flourless chocolate cake (Passover friendly)

I loved my grandmother. I would get a crisp new bank note every time I kissed her, half a jelly baby for a treat (I might have choked on a whole one, apparently) and the best chicken soup in the … [more]

Toffee Matzoh

This is a long time family holiday favorite. Truth is, this is good any time of year. It is easy to make, delicious and will make your passover a holiday to remember. [more]

Chocolate Bottom Macaroons (Coconut)

There is something satisfying about these soft, chewy cookies and it only gets better with chocolate. Great for that afternoon break with tea. This recipe makes about 3 dozen cookies. [more]

Latzo Matzo-Meal Latkes

These are great by themselves or as a side with your regular meals. [more]

Kosher for Passover

One of the hardest things for many cooks to figure out is what exactly is kosher for Passover and what is considered chametz (not kosher). This is made particularly difficult because jews from … [more]

Passover menu

The Seder night meal is a challenging one to pull off. Think about it. You probably have a houseful, you may have an hour at the table before the food comes out (which means you won’t want to … [more]


You can keep the maror and your bitter herbs… just lay on the charoset. I love the stuff, especially caked on a big slab of matza. The only rule (from a kosher point of view) is that it has to … [more]

Chrain (horseradish and beet relish)

I made this for a Passover meal when I helped a friend cater. This is a traditional Jewish condiment eaten at Pesah, the Passover meal. You don’t need to be Jewish to enjoy this. I like this with … [more]

Jewish Apple Cake for Pesach

Here’s my simple but delicious apple cake for Pesach. I hope you enjoy. [more]

Chocolate Mousse Cake

Here’s a wonderful chocolate cake that is easy to make. It’s great for Pesach but is good all year round. [more]

Gefilte fish

Contemporary Polish version The genesis of the name, which in German means stuffed fish , goes back to the time when this was actually a fact. I remember from my childhood the labororious way in … [more]

Chopped liver

This has to be the simplest recipe and yet it has such a good solid taste. Some people add red wine but that takes away the ‘heimish’ element and turns chopped liver into pate de volaille . [more]

Mum's roast potatoes

Friday nights at my childhood home were something to behold. My mother (who despite working a long day) came into her culinary own. The menu, chopped liver, egg and onion, chicken soup, roast chicken … [more]

Matzoh kugel for Passover

Passover is one of my all time favorite holidays and this Kugel is one of the reasons why. Now there are two ways of making matzo Kugel: sweet and yummielicious, or dry, bland and hard as rock. Guess … [more]

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