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Shelomo Dobkin

In his capacity as Torah Content Editor for the OU, Rabbi Jack Abramowitz, MS Ed., creates and coordinates content for such programs as Taryag and Mishna Yomit. His clear and down-to-earth explanations of even the most esoteric Torah concepts has been the hallmark of projects from NCSY's Torah on One Foot series of educational pamphlets to negiah.org, the first sexual abstinence web site designed specifically for Jewish teens. Rabbi Abramowitz is the author of The Shnayim Mikra Companion on Torah, the two-volume Nach Yomi Companion on the books of the Prophets and the Writings, and The Tzniyus Book.

Parve Key Lime Pie

July 29, 2006, by

You should be able to use the PAREVE whipping cream instead. Let me know how it comes out and save me a piece!

My Graduation Photo Album

July 6, 2006, by

Mazal Tov to all the Graduates of 2006! May each of you go M’Chayil El Chayil – from Strength to Strength. We’d love to see your photos in Shabbat Shalom! Upcoming slideshows include: Color, Shapes, Summer Fun, My Summer Vacation, Back to School, My Kids, My Grandchildren, Firsts, “Are you kidding me?” and Street Signs

Apple Muffins at High Altitude

May 31, 2006, by

After many efforts to contact the company that makes the product, they finally returned my emails and phone calls, responding: “Please excuse the delay in our response. On behalf of Dr. Oetker Ltd., thank you for your inquiry regarding our Apple Cinnamon Muffin Mix. We always appreciate hearing from our Customers and we value the

Vegetables and Chow Mein

May 4, 2006, by

4 servings Ingredients: 4 cups Pareve broth 2 cups Diced celery 1 cup Diced onion 1 cup Chopped cabbage (bok choy if available) 2 Tablespoons oil 1½ cups Sliced fresh mushrooms 1½ cups Fresh bean sprouts 2 Tablespoons dark molasses 1 Tablespoon soy sauce 4 to 5 Tablespoons cornstarch 1 can chow mein noodles Instructions: In

Spicy Tuna for Sushi

March 10, 2006, by

Since Sushi is not one of my specialties, I consulted my nephew Chef David, who is a real Sushi fanatic. Here is his response. # # #Spicy Tuna is a funny thing. There are hundreds of different recipes out there. There are two ways that I make it that I think are the best, or

Duncan Hines Yellow Cake

March 10, 2006, by

Here is a basic yellow cake recipe: Let me know if it works for you. I always like to hear from my followers. Ingredients: ¾ cup margarine, butter or shortening 1½ cups granulated sugar 3 eggs ¾ cup milk (or pareve soy milk) 1 teaspoon almond extract 2¼ cups cake flour 2½ teaspoons baking powder

Apple Pie Spice

February 23, 2006, by

McCormick makes an Apple Pie spice mix. However, you can use the following blend to get the same flavor. For 1 teaspoon of Apple Pie spice mix: 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon Cardamon That will do the trick. Good luck and next time you make Apple Pie, send me a piece.

Kitke Recipe

February 15, 2006, by

Here is a great recipe. It is not very sweet, but it has a great texture. Ingredients: 2 oz. dried yeast 5 cups water ½ cup sugar 3 eggs ½ cup oil 3 Tbsp salt 5 lbs. flour The recipe will make 6 lg challahs. I would bake at 350°F for 35 to 45 minutes, depending on

Vanilla Sugar vs. Extract

February 14, 2006, by

Most recipes that call for vanilla extract are usually sweet one. Although I’ve never made the exchange, I don’t see it making too much of a difference. I always say….experiment, experiment.

Sodium in Kosher Meat

February 14, 2006, by

I don’t know of any place to look for “counts”. I don’t think that when it comes to meat kashering that you need to worry about salt content today as you would have years ago. Years ago, meats were kashered in smaller size pieces. Today, most large butchers and meat packers kasher larger sections of