Saturday, May 15, 2021

Food & Wine

Mandelbread or Biscotti–Cookie Cousins…

Mandelbread or mandlebrot cookies are an Ashkenazi Jewish dessert dating back to the early 19th century. The word  mandelbrot means almond ( mandel) and bread ( brot) in both German and Yiddish. In America, these tasty little cookies are usually called “mandelbread.” Twice-baked, which makes it crispy and crunchy, it has


Hints For Your Kitchen

Some of these ideas have been circulating on the Internet for a while, so we thought we would consolidate them and make them available to Bergen County Balehbustehs.

• Use old CD spindles, the ones that are used to sell bulk CDs, and use them as bagel totes or storage

• Freeze red and white grapes and use them instead of ice cubes in


Over the Kosher Kitchen Sink: Soup

There is something about soup. It is a warm comforting food that is relatively easy for the home cook to make. It is forgiving in the sense that you can add a bit more or less seasoning, swap in a protein or a vegetable that isn’t on the list of the ingredients and still have a delicious meal in a bowl. As the weather in spring jumps between golden sun and


Locusts, Locusts Everywhere, and Not a Crop to Eat How to Prepare Locusts After They Destroy Your Fields

In case you haven’t noticed, a plague of locusts has descended on the Middle East, affecting Egypt and southern Israel, mostly. (Israel is also plagued by head lice—ask any mom whose kid comes back with a head full and needs to go running for the Crisco—yeah yeah, don’t believe me, but it works the best and contains no harsh chemicals…Check


National Kashrus Agencies Work to Safeguard Kosher Integrity of Meat

CHICAGO— Kashrus officials from around the country continue to ponder the challenging issue of safeguarding the integrity of kosher meat. Last month, many of the officials participated in a conference call organized by the Association of Kashrus Organizations (AKO). The Orthodox Union, which certifies most of the kosher meat manufacturers in the


Eating Right When Money is Tight

All too often people attempting to tighten their belts in tough economic times discover that there’s a little more around the middle than there used to be. That’s because many of those cheap eats advertised in Sunday circulars are processed foods loaded with fat and sodium, while restaurant value menus often are packed with fried foods filled with empty


The Heimishe Household: It’s All in the Blintzes

There are thousands of good Pesach recipes, but I chose to share this recipe because Pesach is a time for family; a time for food; a time for passing on traditions. This recipe is a change from the heavy meat meals we are accustomed to. You might like to serve this as lunchtime fare a day after the Sedorim.

I passed this recipe down to my daughters


Devorah Yitti’s Mom’s Cheesecakes

As Shevuos approaches, we look forward to yet another Yom Tovspent with family and friends. Who doesn’t anticipate the one dessert which is almost synonymous to the holiday itself, cheesecake?  There are people who prepare it in a variety of ways, yet however it is made it seems to be a favorite of all, as it captures both the texture and flavor that we


Chag Kasher V’Sameach

And a Healthy One, too.

With Pesach upon us we are often swept away in preparations for the holiday. The intense cooking, the rigorous cleaning and serious learning that is required for a meaningful Chag leaves us little time to think about what happens after the sun sets on the 15 thof Nissan.

It may be helpful to set aside


Time to Tweak Grandma’s Beloved Recipes

(NewsUSA) - Family matriarchs often covet secret family recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation. “My grandmother had some of the best recipes,” said Vivienne Halpern, MD, a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery. “Yet, I know if she were with us today, she would adjust those recipes to provide her family with healthier


Israeli Breakfast all Day Long

The bountiful buffets that have made “Israeli breakfast” famous among tourists usually include shakshouka, a spicy North African concoction of eggs poached in a tomato-pepper-onion sauce. So it was no surprise that Lonely Planet included the shakshouka at Jerusalem’s Tmol Shilshom café on its recent Top 10 list of the world’s best breakfasts.



Tips for new Mother’s Day and Father’s Day traditions

Families have many special traditions to celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Starting new traditions around these days is also common. If your family is looking for some new ways to enjoy Mother’s Day or Father’s Day this year, check out these tips and gift ideas that will help make your celebrations special:

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