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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

A simple bagel recipe with an oh-so-good cheesy twist

A simple bagel recipe with an “oh-so-good” cheesy twist

Barbara Ballinger and Margaret Crane, Special To The Jewish LightPublished January 17, 2023

This blog will be short, simple and delicious in honor of national bagel week. Yes, food is not the be-all-and-end-all in the scheme of world peace, but a great melt-in-your-mouth cheese bagel can do wonders for your mood and others’ outlook as well. So,...

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Why you should be making rectangular latkes for Hanukkah this year

BY ELYSSA HELLER, My Jewish LearningPublished December 1, 2022

It turns out that latkes don’t actually have to be round. What makes a latke a latke is not its circular shape but that the potatoes are mixed in an egg batter and then fried. The latke batter for these unique latkes — which consists of Yukon gold...

How to make an all-star chicken soup with just the right amount of salt

How to make an all-star chicken soup with just the right amount of salt

By Molly Yeh, The ForwardPublished November 13, 2022

The most gratifying requirement of being a Jewish mother is having a chicken soup practice. This soup doesn’t have to be an original recipe or contain secrets that make it the best. It honestly doesn’t even have to be that great — you just need...

Your Shabbat Challah Recipe: No-Knead Challah

Your Shabbat Challah Recipe: No-Knead Challah

Published November 4, 2022

Of the essential elements comprising Judaism, perhaps the most universally known and beloved are challah, the centerpiece of the weekly Shabbat table and many holidays. So, every Friday the St. Louis Jewish Light is offering you a different challah recipe...

Your Shabbat Challah Recipe: Salted Maple Challah

Your Shabbat Challah Recipe: Salted Maple Challah

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content OfficerPublished November 3, 2022

Of the essential elements comprising Judaism, perhaps the most universally known and beloved is challah, the centerpiece of the weekly Shabbat table and many holidays. So, every Friday the St. Louis Jewish Light is offering you a different challah...

Time challenged?  Picky kids? St. Louisan offers food prep tips from new cookbook

Time challenged? Picky kids? St. Louisan offers food prep tips from new cookbook

By Bill Motchan , Special to the Jewish LightPublished October 6, 2022

Dini Klein, a St. Louis native and Epstein Hebrew Academy alum, has a large online following, with 150,000 followers on Instagram. Klein specializes in sharing food prep tips for busy households. Her Prep + Rally website is popular among parents of picky...

This treat is the most refreshing way to break your Yom Kippur fast

This treat is the most refreshing way to break your Yom Kippur fast

BY TANNAZ SASSOONI, Special For The Jewish LightPublished October 3, 2022
The fruity, floral treat is somewhere between a beverage and a dessert.
Aunt Annettes Holiday Brisket with sweet wine and dried fruits

Aunt Annette’s Holiday Brisket with sweet wine and dried fruits

Published September 22, 2022

One Bonus Recipe Last April, we reported how Jewish BBQ master Steven Raichlen had brought his cooking show to St. Louis, shooting an entire season of shows at Union Station. He is also the author of many a cookbook including "The Brisket Chronicles."...

Brisket

15 scrumpdillyicious brisket recipes from the Jewish Light archives

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content OfficerPublished September 22, 2022

For many, brisket is the epitome of "Jewish food." In fact, last year brisket edged out bagels in our "Jewish Food March Madness" tournament to take the title of “Most Jewish Food” Like many popular Jewish foods, brisket worked its way into Jewish...

Reader says this recipe will change my mind about honey cake

Reader says this recipe will change my mind about honey cake

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content OfficerPublished September 19, 2022

In Monday's Morning Light email, I opened my heart and my belly to you all, admitting that I'm just not into this whole honey cake phenomenon. Many of you have sent in messages of support. One reader, Rivka Dushoff-Tobin, who is the proud grandmother...

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Serve up ‘unusual’ fruits this Rosh Hashanah

MARGI LENGA KAHN, Special to the Jewish LightPublished September 12, 2022

Rosh Hashanah, which begins at sundown Sunday, Sept. 25,  ushers in the 10 “Days of Awe,” which culminate with Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah is a beautiful holiday on its own, rich with symbolism and traditions that celebrate the New Year. I have wonderful...

Photo: Michael Kahn

Printable Recipe: Regal Fresh Fruit and Sorbet Dessert

Margi Lenga Kahn, Special to the Jewish LightPublished September 9, 2022

This is a simple, elegant, delicious, and healthy way to complete your holiday feast. For this composed dessert, you will need 1 of each for every serving: kiwi, red plum, and scoop of lime sorbet. The fruit can be sliced and even arranged on individual...

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