“Matzah Crack” scores a home run as a sweet treat during the Passover holiday as far as I’m concerned. It is sweet, rich and very decadent. What more can you want in a dessert. Although the seven-day Passover holiday is over for this year, I am guessing that some of us have leftover matzah in our kitchen. Plus, it probably is still available in grocery stores. It can be challenging to think of cakes and pastries to prepare during Passover since wheat flour, leavenings and many other ingredients are forbidden. This dessert — made with matzah — has become a family favorite and now is served every year at the elaborate Seder meal and service.Continue reading
I cannot remember a Passover meal without my mother-in-law’s meringue nests for dessert. These are truly a family tradition. The little meringue shells are made from egg whites and sugar with a hint of vanilla extract and are filled with fresh fruit. They are tasty and colorful and truly remind me of spring. Fill them with whatever fruit is in season — blackberries, blueberries, raspberries or strawberries. Best yet, this dessert is fat-free and healthy. It will surely impress! This is the “perfect” and elegant dessert for spring — serve it for Easter dinner, too!Continue reading
Passover will soon be here. My husband’s family is planning a “virtual” Seder meal and service via “Zoom.” With family is scattered all over the country and unable to travel and local folks trying to maintain 6 feet of space at a table, this seems like a good solution. We are living in a new era. One dish at the Seder meal which I particularly enjoy is Haroset which is served along with Matzah. Several years ago, a friend brought Haroset to our Seder which was absolutely delicious. The combination of apples and walnuts in a sweet sauce is good to eat anytime of the year — whether or not you are celebrating Passover or another religious observance. I made the recipe to share with you.
Why make “Chopped Chicken Liver?” Because it is a traditional food often served at Jewish holidays including Passover. This holiday is celebrated with a special dinner and it will soon be here. Plus, my recipe for “Chopped Chicken Liver” is delicious. Other than the high cholesterol content, chicken livers are very nutritious; rich in iron and many vitamins.
Who doesn’t like a dessert that tastes great and is also healthy? This dessert is gluten-free and also fitting for the the Pesach holiday (Passover). You might just like it because it uses an assortment of fresh fruit along with cream cheese, yogurt and a lemony-almond crust. It is a dessert which is hard to resist.
Matzo pizza is the Jewish mother’s answer for: “What do you feed the kids for eight days without bread or flour.” Since the Passover holiday lasts for eight days, it takes some ingenuity to plan meals without flour or leavening this long. Pizza made with a matzo crust tastes surprisingly like a Domino’s thin crust pizza. It became a standard in our kid’s school lunch boxes. Continue reading
Passover begins with a Seder service, which tells of the story of the exodus of the Jewish people from Egypt, followed by an elegant meal. The highlight of the meal for me is always Chicken Soup with Matzoh Balls. The matzoh balls should be light and airy; they should float-not sink. This year I’m on a time crunch, here is a simple soup with amazingly airy matzoh balls and fresh vegetables for flavor. It is easy to make and I think it’s pretty good.