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Spiced Honey Biscotti 

Spiced Honey Biscotti

By Margi Lenga Kahn, Special to the Jewish Light September 24, 2020

INGREDIENTSBiscotti:3 c. plus 2 tbsp. unbleached all-purpose flour½ c. packed dark brown sugar½ tsp. ground cinnamon½ tsp.  ground ginger½ tsp. ground cloves¼ tsp. allspice¼ tsp. ground nutmeg1 tsp. baking powder⅛ tsp. coarse kosher salt½ c....

Photo: Emily Paster

Sephardic chicken soup with lemon and egg: A Balkan twist on the ultimate comfort food

By Emily Paster, The Nosher via JTA October 2, 2019

This recipe originally appeared on The Nosher.Sephardic chicken soup with lemon and egg, or sopa de huevos y limon, is a traditional first course for breaking the Yom Kippur fast among Jews from Turkey, the Balkan states and the Greek port city of Thessaloniki...

Vegetarian Mushroom Moussaka. Photo: Linda Pugliese 

Vegetarian take on Greek classic is perfect for Sukkot

By Leah Koenig, The Nosher via JTA September 20, 2018

Greek Jews are no strangers to moussaka, the rich casserole traditionally made from eggplant and lamb and thickly layered with bechamel. But because kosher laws prohibit the consumption of milk and meat together, Jewish versions of the dish tend to either...

Photo: Michael Kahn

From “King Solomon’s Table” to yours

BY MARGI LENGA KAHN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT September 14, 2017

Joan Nathan, in her newest cookbook, “King Solomon’s Table,” takes us on a historical culinary journey to reveal the origins of heritage Jewish cooking. The fascinating chronology, stories and easy-to-follow recipes Nathan shares provide a backdrop...

Sweet Potato Kugel

Going gluten-free for Rosh Hashanah

By Margi Lenga Kahn, Special to the Jewish Light September 21, 2016

A traditional Rosh Hashanah meal is highlighted by chewy challah, light-as-air matzah balls, rich noodle kugel, and, of course, an array of delicious cakes, cookies, and chocolates. I can’t wait. However, for those with Celiac disease or an allergic...

Butternut Squash and Sage Challah

By Shannon Sarna September 24, 2015

If butternut squash challah sounds a bit bizarre, it’s actually quite similar to a pumpkin or sweet potato challah, which may be more common. The texture of this dough is smooth, slightly sweet and pairs perfectly with savory sage. It is equally delicious...

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