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These sweet cheese buns are perfect for Shavuot

Rachel Ringler May 29, 2019

This story originally appeared on The Nosher.You’ve probably heard of cheesecake or blintzes as traditional foods to enjoy for the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, but get ready to fall in love with a cheese-filled carb treat you have never heard of: Bessarabian...

Pita Bread

Pita Bread…Perfect for Shavuot

By Margi Lenga Kahn, Special to the Jewish Light May 17, 2018

Pita bread has become as common in the United States today as, well, sliced white bread. That wasn’t always the case. Growing up in the 1950s and 1960s, my generation had their sandwiches on Wonder bread, their lox and cream cheese on bagels, their...

Spinach and Mushroom Filo Pie

Spinach and Mushroom Filo Pie

By Margi Lenga Kahn May 25, 2017

INGREDIENTS2tbsp. olive oil, plus approximately 1/2 c. for oiling pie plate and brushing filo dough8 ounces mushrooms, mixed or of one type, trimmed, rinsed, patted dry and  cut into half-inch pieces2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely minced1 tsp....

Zucchini Lattice Galette with Roasted Garlic Cloves

Zucchini Lattice Galette with Roasted Garlic Cloves

By Margi Lenga Kahn May 25, 2017

INGEDIENTS: PASTRY CRUST:1-1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour3/4 tsp. coarse kosher salt6 tbsp. unsalted butter, cut into half-inch pieces and refrigerated1/3 c. iced water, plus 1 tbsp. INGEDIENTS: FILLING:1 bulb garlic, left whole and unpeeled, wrapped...

Zucchini and Sweet Potato Quiche in Whole Wheat PastryPhotos:  Michael Kahn

Zucchini and Sweet Potato Quiche in Whole Wheat Pastry

By Margi Lenga Kahn May 25, 2017

Ingredients-Pastry:1 ¾ cups whole-wheat flour (I used sprouted whole wheat flour)1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling dough1 tsp. salt1/4 cup olive oil1/3 to 1/2 cup iced water Ingredients - FILLING:1 tbsp. olive oil, plus...

Zucchini and Sweet Potato Quiche in Whole Wheat Pastry. Photo:  Michael Kahn

Dairy meal options for Shavuot are plentiful

By Margi Lenga Kahn, Special to the Jewish Light May 25, 2017

Shavuot celebrates the giving of the Torah and is one of three harvest festivals on the Jewish calendar along with Sukkot and Passover. The menus for this holiday feature foods made from the harvests of the first fruits, including grains such as barley...

Israeli couscous mac and cheese. Photo: Shannon Sarna

This Shavuot, try Israeli couscous mac and cheese

By Shannon Sarna, The Nosher via JTA May 18, 2017

Mac and cheese is one of those comfort food dishes that is sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face.So when my co-workers suggested I try a mac and cheese made with Israeli couscous instead of traditionally larger pasta like elbows or shells or cavatappi,...

Greek Yogurt

Versatile yogurt perfect for Shavuot

By Margi Lenga Kahn, Special to the Jewish Light June 8, 2016

If you had counted 49 days from the second day of Passover, also known as the Counting of the Omer, you would reach number 49 on Saturday, June 11, which is erev Shavuot. That holiday commemorates both the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai and the harvest...

Sweet Ricotta & Strawberry Bourekas. Photo: Danielle Oron

Ricotta and strawberry bourekas for Shavuot

By Danielle Oron, The Nosher via JTA June 8, 2016

I’m a cheese and dairy fanatic. So for obvious reasons my favorite holiday is Shavuot. This is when spring has sprung and my family makes a whole spread of cheese and dairy-filled foods and desserts. There is always a ton of different cheeses, spreads,...

Basic Cheesecake Recipe

By Ronnie Fein, JTA June 1, 2016

Ingredients1-½ tsp butter or margarine1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs (approximately)1-½ pounds cream cheese (3 8-ounce packages)1 cup sugar1-½ tsp vanilla extract½ cup dairy sour cream or unflavored yogurt1/3 cup cream (whipping cream or half and...

Photo: Ronnie Fein

How to make perfect cheesecake five ways

By Ronnie Fein, The Nosher Via JTA June 1, 2016

You know Shavuot is coming when you begin to see cheesecakes everywhere. Countless variations in the bakeries and supermarkets. Endless numbers of recipes in the media. Cheesecake is the iconic Shavuot dessert, as sacrosanct as a Hanukkah latke or Passover...

Sweet Couscous (Dairy or Pareve)

January 1, 2016

Popular year-round among North African Jews in France, for Shavuot this dish is made with butter and served with yogurt.Ingredients:4 pounds onions (about 8 medium sized), peeled and thinly sliced in rings4 tablespoons vegetable oil or butter1 tablespoon...

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