HamenTashen

This one had me turning to the internet to find out exactly what a Hamentashen is. As it turns out, these are a traditional Jewish cookie, most commonly associated with Purim. Purim is a holiday to celebrate the deliverance of Jews in the 4th century from a death sentence, and is related to the villain … Continue reading

Chopped Herring

I am not going to try to give you a history of chopped herring, when one has already been written quite well. Please jump over to MyJewishLearning.com to read all about this interesting food. Chopped Herring 1 lb jar filet herrings – wash thoroughly. Grind coarsely. Add 1 gib onion, 1/2 apple, 4 hard cooked … Continue reading

Zucchini Platter

I don’t know how I feel about this salad recipe. I don’t love zucchini, but I don’t dislike it either. Usually it’s not what I think of when I picture a salad, but it could be good mixed with all the other ingredients. It’s a maybe for me. I feel more like it should be … Continue reading

Small Fruitcakes

This recipe calls for Angelica, an ingredient I had never heard of before this. So what is Angelica? As it turns out, it’s somewhat like celery. Sounds weird, right?! I read it described as a combination of flavors from celery, anise and juniper. Apparently, this is much more well known in Europe as that’s where … Continue reading

Traditional Pumpkin Pie (Donna)

Just in time for Thanksgiving, here’s a recipe for pumpkin pie. It really seems similar – if not identical – to the one on the pumpkin can. Traditional Pumpkin Pie (9 inch) – Donna 1 9 in unbaked pastry shell 1 15 oz can pumpkin (about 2 cups) 1 14 oz Eagle Brand sweetened condensed … Continue reading