Drunken Cherry Chocolate Hamantashen

Drunken Cherry Chocolate Hamantashen

I’ve been making the same tried and true hamantashen recipe for the past 15 years.  It’s just good.  And when my family saw me playing around with these babies – a strangely foreign, darker version of their traditional selves – more than one member voiced the “if ain’t broke, don’t fix it” adage. But much […]

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KFWE 2016 Picks

KFWE 2016 Picks

Looking around the expansive wine booths occupying Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers in New York this past Monday was impressive if not overwhelming at this year’s Kosher Food & Wine Experience. For a girl who grew up drinking extra-heavy Malaga wine at the Seders so thick a spoon could stand up, and thought White Zinfandel […]

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Gone Fishin'

Gone Fishin’

Tuesday is “fish night” is my house….much to the chagrin of my children.  When they enter the house, knapsacks and shoes deposited in every which direction, they enter cautiously with a sort of “say-it-ain’t-so” kind of expression, one so undeserved of the Omega-6 dish that awaits them.  I take no offense though.  Most American children […]

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Kitchen Hacks, Part 1

Kitchen Hacks, Part 1

Check out Part 1 of my Kitchen Hacks series for Joy of Kosher: Essential Baking Items.  I’d love to hear what you think!  What are your kitchen hacks?

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Like the Trees…

Like the Trees…

Tu b’Shvat, the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shvat is also known as the New Year for the Trees.   I would say “Happy New Year”…if I could see a tree underneath all that snow. Seems strange to celebrate when the trees are so bare, a shell of nature’s best design .  But the […]

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Citrus Sunshine

Citrus Sunshine

In junior high school, I had a teacher that went on a “grapefruit diet”.  Every day, she seemed to come to school with her grapefruit in tow, and I being one that appreciated food (yes, even then!), I couldn’t help but shrug in bewilderment.  As the pounds came off, she certainly didn’t seem to mind […]

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Real Men Eat THIS Quiche!

Real Men Eat THIS Quiche!

With Chanukah just a few days away, all the fun recipes for entertaining get pulled out.  There is a simple reason for this: Chanukah parties are a fun, laid back time to chill with family and friends over the soft glow of the menorah’s candles…and eat copious amounts of fried food.  Fried food and cheese, […]

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Recreating the Spice Market

Recreating the Spice Market

Walking down the spice aisle of the local supermarket is depressing.  Bottle stacked upon over-priced bottle filled with stale spices that were ground in the sometime distant past.  I close my eyes and wish myself back to the Shuk Machane Yehuda, where spice markets abound at the biggest marketplace in Jerusalem.  Where mounds of freshly […]

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New Beginnings

New Beginnings

It’s here, it’s here! Welcome to the new Kosher Cooking Concepts and welcome to my new blog!  Months in the making, I’m so proud to offer this space to YOU, the reader — a much more updated and interactive experience than my former, now-retired website.  A website is a lot like a house – even […]

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Interview with Poopa Dweck

Interview with Poopa Dweck

Read Naomi’s interview with cookbook author Poopa Dweck, featured in OU Action Magazine.

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Squash Guide for the Fall

Squash Guide for the Fall

It’s squash season! Read up on squash and get some great recipes in my handy-dandy squash guide being featured in Joy of Kosher Magazine.  

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Sushi-Inspired Salads

Sushi-Inspired Salads

See my recent article in Joy of Kosher magazine. Like Sushi? Here are 3 phenomenal sushi-inspired salads for you!

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