Food

Pumpkin Churros for Halloween

Let’s Bake! My dear friend, Laurie, runs online cooking classes for kids and their families. I’ve joined her before. Since no one is going house to house for Halloween let’s all join her for an evening of making Pumpkin Churros with caramel dipping sauce! I know, decadent, but think of all the calories you aren’t…

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Edible Sukkahs!

I LOVE Sukkot and I’ve endeared myself to many children by having edible sukkah-making as a regular part of my Sukkot parties. You can do this will a party crowd or just your own family – or even just you!     Sweet Edible Sukkah for Kids (and some grownups!) Graham crackers for the walls…

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Let’s Make Honey Cake!

(Image from My Jewish Learning. Their recipe here.) Join me, Dawn, for a free class that my friend Laurie is offering on making Honey Cake! We’ll all be on Zoom and I hope to see your face in one of the little squares. Go sign up and email me at dawn@buildingjewishbridges.org that I’ll see you. …

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Shavuot: Cheesecake Holiday

(Image by Jlisska on Pixabay) Shavuot is one of those holidays that never gets the attention it deserves. It is one of the 3 pilgrimage holidays in the Torah – a really BIG deal. But to be honest there are not many practices that are connected with it. One that is so easy to embrace…

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Shakshuka Day – Yes, It’s a made up “holiday”

(Shakshuka_by_Calliopejen1 on Wikipedia) On a trip to Israel together, my dear friend Laurie, fell in love with the Israeli dish, Shakshuka. So she invented Shakshuka Day. It falls on the last Shabbat of the secular calendar year and it involved eating shakshuka, pretty easy. This year Laurie is hosting her special day after services at…

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Where do Latkes come from?

A lovely young Irish woman told her mother that she would be attending her first Hanukkah celebration and latkes would be made! Her mother said, “As I understand it, latkes have something to do with potatoes. You’ll be fine!” I’m not Irish and I’m not particularly fond of potatoes. So my latkes include parsnips and…

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