Cacio e Pepe Macaroni and Cheese

We’re leaving town today for an extended Thanksgiving celebration, so I didn’t want to go shopping to make dinner yesterday, even though we still had to eat. I still managed to feed my family a pantry and cook-everything-that-might-spoil kind of dinner. That’s how this cacio e pepe mac & cheese came to be.cacio e pepe mac & cheese {the kosher foodies} Continue reading

Slow Cooked Veal Roast with Fresh Figs

slow cooker veal roast with fresh figs

I’ve only ever made veal roast in rubut, and while that’s amazing and delicious, I wanted to try something new.

Fig season came to Brooklyn a little late this year, so we had extra time to think up recipes using fresh figs. Fall came a little late, too, and the idea of not turning my oven on was appealing last week while the air conditioning was shut off, but we still had summer temperatures inside my apartment. That’s why when I found this recipe, I turned it into a CrockPot recipe.

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Mediterranean Cedar Wrapped Halibut

Jessica found cedar wraps on sale at Wegman’s. While I’ve cooked with a cedar plank on the grill before, I’d never seen these! So when I saw that recipes were inside, I had to open it up to check them out. And when we had all of the ingredients for the Mediterranean halibut, minus the fish, I knew that’s what I’d make with them. Luckily, the fishmonger had fresh, kosher halibut for me.

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Spicy Edamame

Edamame is kind of boring these days. I stopped ordering it at restaurants, because I can buy a bag of the frozen stuff and make it the same at home, but even that got boring, and I needed something new to do it besides boiling it and eating with salt.

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Lemony Ricotta & Ramp Pizza

IMG_7264When I heard ramps were available at the farmer’s market, I made plans to rush over there, baby and all, and buy some right away! But then I realized that I was going away for Pesach and not cooking for more than a week, so that wouldn’t have been a good idea. Then, I found out Fresh Direct has ramps! So I made sure to place an order to be delivered the second I got home from Florida. I would need to restock my kitchen, anyway, but I did it mostly for the ramps. Continue reading

Whole Foods Market: Cola-Glazed Salmon (Kosher for Passover)

Everyone goes crazy over Kosher for Passover Coke this time of year, but even though there’s no high fructose corn syrup in it, there are still plenty of other ingredients I try to avoid.

kosher for passover cola-glazed salmon {the kosher foodies}

That’s why I was excited when Whole Foods Market sent me this Harrison’s Sweet Shoppe cane sugar cola. David drank the orange soda before I could experiment with it, but I was more interested in the cola anyway. Continue reading

Butternut Squash Enchiladas

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I’ve always loved La Tortilla Factory’s handmade-style corn tortillas for tacos (like black bean tacoschili tacos, chicken tinga tacos, steak tacos, tuna tacos), so when they sent me a different product to review, I was excited to try something else from the line. Since they sent me low carb, high fiber tortillas in the larger size, I wanted to venture away from my taco comfort zone and try something new. And so butternut squash enchiladas were born. butternut squash enchiladas {the kosher foodies} Continue reading

March Linkup: Spaghetti with Roasted Vegetables and Horseradish-Thyme Butter

I guess New Yorkers don’t cook with horseradish very often. When I remembered that this linkup was coming up, I searched high and low for some fresh horseradish root. At my sixth (6th!!!) supermarket stop, I finally found some (It was at Citerella, in case you’re wondering. Whole Foods, Fairway, A Matter of Health, Agata and Valentina, and Gristedes did not have any).

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S’mores Hamentaschen

You probably already made your hamentaschen for Purim, which is on Sunday, right? Oh no? You waited last minute to bake and plan your mishloach manot? Oh, good, me too!s'mores hamentaschen {the kosher foodies}

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Baked French Toast Casserole

make-ahead french toast casserole

If there’s any leftover challah on Sunday, we love to make French toast for breakfast. But when a crowd is coming over for brunch, you don’t want to be stuck in the kitchen with a frying pan. That’s where casseroles come in. Make this on Saturday night and sleep in on Sunday before your friends arrive. And don’t forget the mimosas!

I first made this recipe with crumbled chocolate wafers mixed with the challah and in the topping, but it’s just as delicious without. It’s already French toast, it doesn’t need the extra decadence!  Continue reading