Kuchen means "cake" in German, and refers to a variety of cakes. This kuchen, which was my grandmother's recipe, is a coffee cake with veins and pockets of baked-in cinnamon and sugar. My mother traditionally baked this cake for the holiday of Shavuot, bu ...

Homemade Crepes

If you can scramble an egg, then you can make homemade crepes or blintzes. Just mix eggs, water, flour and salt, pour a bit in a frying pan, cook until it pulls away from the side of the pan, and turn out into a plate. Your kids can fill them with Nutella ...

This Hungarian Potato Casserole was served about once a week during my childhood. My father, an Auschwitz survivor who grew up in Hungary, loves potatoes. And this is a very economical dish as it consists primarily of potatoes, onions and sour cream. Afte ...

I was looking for something special to make for Shavuot dinner, and found a recipe for Leek Quiche in the Israeli newspaper. While many American quiche recipes use lots of cheese, this Israeli one uses cream and just a couple tablespoons of Mozzarella. If ...

This Mushroom Pie was a surprise success. I wanted a parve side dish to serve on Shabbat, and I happen to have puff pastry dough in the freezer and fresh mushrooms in the fridge. The combination was delicious. Even my 9-year-old asked for seconds and thir ...

If you think it is difficult to make quiche, then this easy Mushroom Quiche recipe will be a wonderful surprise for you. I always double the recipe and put one of the quiches in the freezer.

This is one of those Passover recipes doesn't taste like a Passover recipe. An added plus is that this kosher-for-Passover, Dairy Noodle Kugel can be made in advance and frozen.

Omelets make a nice weekday dinner, Sunday brunch, or holiday breakfast meal. They are especially great for growing teens and vegetarians, who need more protein in their diet. If you want a non-dairy omelet, make this omelet recipe with parve margarine an ...

Quinoa is so healthy, but I hadn't succeeded yet to find a way to prepare it so it is tasty enough for my crew. Then I saw this recipe for Parmesan Quinoa in Susie Fishbein's cookbook, Kosher by Design: Teens and 20-Somethings. As it turns out, mixing qui ...

Throughout my childhood in Israel, my mother served this "Pashtayda Levana" (White Quiche) along with tuna fish and lettuce salad. We gobbled this dairy noodle kugel up in no time every time.

I had a problem. The boxed Macaroni and Cheese sets contain unhealthy chemicals, and my attempts to make homemade macaroni and cheese were failing because the cheese would get lumpy. My friend Jay Engelmayer, Senior Culinary Lecturer for the Jerusalem Cul ...

For a quick, easy, child-friendly and delicious dish for the Shavuot holiday or anytime you want to serve dairy, try this Pasta in Mushroom Cream Sauce. Vary the dish by using a different type of pasta each time you make it.

Sara Adar's Pepper, Cheese and Sugared Pecan Salad was chosen by Israel's Tnuva Dairy company for inclusion in their special Shavuot recipe magazine. This winning recipe has been translated from Hebrew and posted here so you can enjoy it too.

Kids love these Pizza Borekas, a twist on the traditional <a href="http://kosherfood.about.com/od/kosherisraelifood/r/borekas.htm">Potato Borekas</a> I ate often for Sabbath lunch as a boy. Simply fill puff pastry with tomato sauce, cheese and olives, and ...

My wife and I recently enjoyed a night out together at a local cooking class. While we learned how to make many Italian dishes in the class, we liked this simple and delicious dough for Pizza best of all. This dough can also be used for Focaccia. Our chil ...

During the week of Passover, we generally eat special kosher for Passover Popovers. But Popovers can really be enjoyed year-round. I like the fact that when the kitchen pantry is almost empty and my kids are scrounging for something to eat, I can almost a ...

If you like potatoes, you'll love this Potato Cheese Bake. It is so easy to make and popular that it is bound to become a regular dish in your home. This recipe is especially fitting for Shavuot and the Nine Days, when dairy meals are traditionally served ...

Use this easy-to-make Sauteed Mushrooms in Cream Sauce recipe when you want to serve a delicious dairy side dish. It can also be served on top of pasta.

Tired of the same old family dinners, but lacking the time and energy to prepare a gourmet meal? This Spaghetti with Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce recipe is the answer. The sun-dried tomatoes give this pasta dish an interesting twist without requiring extra work ...

This Spinach and Cheese Pasta has become a regular family dinner in our home. It can be easily prepared in just 10 minutes, and it contains a starch, protein and green vegetable all in one. Plus, the pasta-spinach-cheese combination is so delicious that ...