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Oreo Cheesecake

This is far and away the best Shavuot recipe I have. It is very rich but if cheesecake is your once a year indulgence, this is the one to go all out for. Enjoy! Oreo Cheesecake 16 to 20 servings. Very rich and very good. Ingredients: 2 cups Oreo cookie crumbs (about 20 cookies) 2

Say Cheese-Cake! And Let The Calories Begin

September 1, 2015, by

Everybody has their favorite cheesecake. Cheesecakes are a delicious and popular choice to serve for Shavuot along with cheese kugels and blintzes. You can either buy or bake cheesecakes in a variety of flavors, from plain, marble, strawberry, sugar-free for diabetics, even dairy-free cheesecakes for those who are lactose-intolerant or to serve with a meat

Think Shavuot, Say Cheese

September 1, 2015, by

When we think of Shavuot, we think of cheese, but how did this tradition begin? I asked Gil Marks, whose fascinating cookbook, “Olive Trees and Honey: A Treasury of Vegetarian Recipes from Jewish Communities Around the World” (Wiley Publishing), won the prestigious James Beard award for best vegetarian cookbook. “The use of dairy to celebrate

Shavuot: Simple Recipes for Family and Friends

September 1, 2015, by

Shavuot will soon be here. It’s a happy holiday and one where dairy foods and honey shine. So, why dairy on Shavuot? Many people mentioned that they weren’t sure or didn’t remember. Some reasons given deal with the numerical value of milk corresponding to the number of days Moshe was on top of Mt. Sinai;

Cheesecake: Do I Need an Excuse?

September 1, 2015, by

Shavuot is the time when we celebrate the giving of the Torah, but like so many other Jewish holidays, there’s a food component too. This is the “dairy” holiday. Visions of cheesecake come to mind. I’ve heard numerous explanations of why dairy and Shavuot go hand in hand. One is that the holiday commemorates the

Shavuot Delights: Recipes from Dairy Made Easy

May 27, 2014, by

Just in time for shavuot comes the latest in the Made Easy series from authors Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek. Discover easy-to-prep dishes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert. From a 30-Minute Thin Crust Pizza to a Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream, your milchig recipe arsenal just received a welcome boost. Here are a couple of

The Memorial Prayer Service: Yizkor

October 2, 2011, by

Yizkor is the memorial service recited for deceased parents and other relatives at several points throughout the year. The name of the prayer means “May He remember” (“He” being God and “Yizkor” being the first word of the prayer). Not only do many who recite the prayer find it to be a moving, emotional experience,

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