For Rosh Hashanah: OU Certified Products List

September 10, 2015, by

Honey Dutch Gold Blossom Hill Gefen Honey Bee Smith Bee Wine Welner Wines – Terrenal Cabernet and Tempranillo from Spain Royal Wines – Baron Herzog Pinot Grigio, Red Zinfandel, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon Covenant Wines – Cabernet Sauvignon, Solomon, Zahav, Chardonnay Lavan Challah Grandpa’s ‘Ohl Southern’ Wenner Bread Products Zabar’s Gelbstein’s   Pomegranate Dekuyper Pomegranate

Low-Fat Recipes

September 9, 2015, by

You can use regular or low-fat dairy products in these recipes, but be careful when substituting no-fat products in baking, as they contain a higher percentage of water and that can alter the final results significantly (as in, it won’t turn out the way you want it to).


September 9, 2015, by

I am not a food snob, but, if the only pepper you’ve ever used is the pre-ground stuff, your taste buds will thank you once they’ve tried the freshly ground stuff. The outer shell of the peppercorn seals in the pungent bite of its flavor. Freshly grinding your peppercorn cracks the outer shell and releases

Recipes with Rum

September 9, 2015, by

Most Rum is made mostly from molasses, which is a cane sugar byproduct. The Caribbean is the epicenter of sugar cane production, so it stands to reason that virtually every island grouping produces its own unique blend of rum. Rums can run the gamut from very light-bodied with a subtle flavor to dark full-bodied with

Latkes…Lots of Luscious Latkes

September 9, 2015, by

Although potato latkes are a traditional Chanukah treat, why not experiment this year by making latkes with other vegetables? With the recipes below, you can enjoy a different kind of latke every night of Chanukah! I prefer to use russet potatoes because they are higher in starch and have a lower water content. However, you

Macaroni & Cheese

September 8, 2015, by

Ah the rains of fall. The drenching, cold, wet, bone numbing weather that makes me long to curl up with a nice big dish of my favorite comfort food (macaroni and cheese) and let me forget, for a moment, that the rest of the world is putting up their storm windows. I was actually reminded


September 8, 2015, by

What do you think is the most important cooking ingredient, and you will rarely see it in the ingredient list of any recipe? It is water. Water is the basis for soup, the builder of sauces, the braise of beef. It deglazes a pan, fluffs up a cake and adds crunch to a cookie. We

Chanukah Cupcake “Menorah”

September 7, 2015, by

I think this Cupcake “Menorah” (not to replace the real one!) is such a cute and easy idea. You can start with any boxed cake mix recipe and use ready-made frosting or make your favorite basic cake and frosting recipe. Make a healthier choice using recipes for Banana Bread or Carrot Cake. Just bake them

Cooking with Basil

September 7, 2015, by

It’s that time of year when I’ve got to get a handle on cleaning up the plot of land I loosely call my garden. The tomato plants are pretty much picked clean and the peppers are gone (not that they were ever there to any great extent). My sunflowers are just a memory and the

Rice Pudding

September 7, 2015, by

Like many other well-loved comfort foods, rice pudding recipes have a long and delicious history. It’s believed to have originated, as a recipe, in the Middle East as a kind of porridge like dish made up of several indigenous grains. Rice puddings are a staple in many cuisines that have rice as a staple, usually

© 2016 Orthodox Union | All Rights Reserved