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One-Pot Creamy Mushroom and Spinach Orzo

We all have nights when we come home after a not-so-great day and need to sit down to something as comforting as possible, as quickly as possible. This orzo is the answer. This is the creamiest, cheesiest orzo you can imagine, filled with tender mushrooms and baby spinach, that cooks up in a single pot…


How to Write an Ethical Will

By Martina Merashi What is an Ethical Will? In Jewish tradition, ethical wills included end-of-life planning items like burial preferences, last wishes, debts or obligations to be paid, and instructions for family members on carrying out religious traditions. For centuries, these tzava’ot documents have been the way Jewish seniors pass on their wisdom to loved…


Lox and Schmear Rangoon

In this recipe, Amy Kritzer took the decidedly unkosher Crab Rangoon and swapped the crab for lox.The result? It’s like a fried version of your favorite bagel breakfast. By Amy Kritzer for The Nosher Ingredients 8 ounces cream cheese (dairy or pareve), at room temperature 4 ounces lox, finely diced 1 tablespoon powdered sugar 1…


Fortune Cookie Cupcakes

Enjoy your Chinese Shabbat complete with the most fun cupcakes around! By Samantha Mattox for Kveller For the cupcakes: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup butter (or margarine), room temperature 2 eggs 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 tsp almond extract 1/2 cup…


Chicken Teriyaki Skewers

Easy homemade chicken teriyaki skewers! A great alternative to take-out! Recipe courtesy Baked by Rachel Ingredients Teriyaki sauce: 1/2 C soy sauce 2 Tbsp water 2 Tbsp rice vinegar 1/4 C light brown sugar 3/4 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp cornstarch Remaining ingredients: 1 1/2-2 lb boneless chicken breast sesame seeds (optional) Hot mustard (optional)…

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