Homemade Strawberry Jelly Recipe

Strawberry jelly is a natural fit for many Jewish pastries.

Since we’re DIY fans – it only makes sense that we’ll give you a recipe for making a large batch of homemade strawberry jelly, doesn’t it?

So next time you’re making your Hanukkah Sufganiyot, Purim Oznei Haman (Hamantash) or any other delicious Jewish pastry – make sure to return to this homemade strawberry preserves recipe so you’ll get the credit for entire dish. 

I recommend you print this recipe, bookmark it (and share it) or store it someplace safe – so you’ll be able to return to it when needed.

Let’s get to it.

Note: We’ll be using pectin in our strawberry jam, however it’s completely optional so feel free to leave the pectin out.

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Easy Matzo Toffee Brittle Recipe for Passover

After writing about delicious, salty matzo balls, it’s time to make something sweet for dessert.

This easy matzo toffee brittle recipe is a delicious Seder chocolate-based dessert (just make sure to use margarine instead of butter), and can also be stored for the entire week of Passover!

Because who the hell needs chometz when you have a delicious chocolate toffee matzo crack?

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Best Traditional Passover Brisket (Cooked-in-Oven) Recipe

So, cooking for the Passover Seder are we?

Because you know that by the time everyone finishes reading the Haggadah and opening all the Passover gifts, they’ll be as hungry as Bne Israel were in the desert.

This calls for a special case of our traditional Jewish Passover brisket, cooked easily in the oven.

Not sure how to cook a Passover brisket?

Don’t worry, I’m here to help.

Because there’s so much Matzo balls you can eat during the Seder, right?

Right… put on your favorite music in the background, and let’s get cooking.

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Best Easy Matzo Balls Chicken Soup Recipe

What is a Passover Seder table worth without some traditional Jewish matzo ball chicken soup?

Matzo balls (or matzo kleis if you’re Yiddish) is what many people consider their favorite Kosher for Passover meal.

It’s kind of “expected” during Passover:

  • Your kids probably expect it. Because what else will they eat when they can’t eat their favorite Chometz food for a week? 
  • Your guests definitely expect it, especially since they probably brought you some great Passover gifts.
  • And let’s face it – even you’re probably looking forward to it, otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this.

So if you’re going to cook this Passover, there’s no way I’m going to let you skip matzo balls this Pesach. 

Don’t worry if you’re not sure how to make matzo ball soup yet, soon enough you’ll be making it from scratch and you’ll discover how easy it is. 

Let’s get cooking. 

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Passover Apple 🍎 Cake with Pecans Recipe

One of the fun things about Passover (besides the seder and the Passover gifts) is that you get to cook things you normally wouldn’t have thought about during the rest of the year.

And obviously if you’re making things for the seder, then you get to satisfy a lot of people after all that maror they just had.

That’s where this delicious Passover apple pecan cake, written and shared with us by Denise from Jewish Cookery, comes in.

It’s sweet, it’s delicious and it’s parve, so you can serve it as a seder dessert with tea.

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Chocolate Balls Recipe for Purim – Quick & Easy

So you’re in the Purim spirit. 

That means you’re probably looking for quick & easy treats to make for your kids (besides Hamantaschen of course), or even better – with your kids. 

Am I right?

Yep, these chocolate balls are probably what you’re looking for. 

Because you know that every Mishloach Manot deserves a personal touch, and what’s more personal than homemade chocolate balls?

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Sushi Hamantaschen (Onigiri): A Healthy Hamantaschen Alternative

Hamantaschen is the official Purim snack – we all know that.

But for some of us the standard poppy seed Hamantaschen cookies just don’t cut it anymore.

It’s quite understandable… It can get quite boring after a few straight Purims.

The solution?

Creativity.

Pablo Picasso used to say: “Good artists borrow, great artists steal”.

But since stealing is not nice, let’s just “borrow” a popular Japanese dish 🙂

That dish is called Onigiri, which stands for “rice ball”.

Our Onigiri obviously won’t be “ball-shaped”, but rather Hamantaschen-shaped (triangle).

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Jewish Poppy Seed Cookies (Hamantaschen) Recipe for Purim

No Purim is ever complete without traditional Jewish poppy seed cookies (also known as Hamantaschen cookies, Oznei Haman or Haman’s ears) – the official Purim feast food.

You can send the most delicious mishloach manot baskets, but Purim is never really complete without poppy seed Hamantaschen cookies for the kids, and adults.

Even though you might go the lazy route and just order Hamantaschen cookies online, it’s way more fun to make the cookies yourself.

Don’t worry it’s not that intimidating… It’s actually quite easy – even for a beginner cook such as myself.

So, up for the challenge?

I knew it! 

Let’s get rolling (literally).

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Homemade Applesauce 🍎 Recipe

Homemade applesauce is such a treat, and it’s so easy to make that there is no real justification in buying ready-made applesauce.

You can make a decent amount, can it and freeze it for the entire winter – especially when Hanukkah pays a visit (try it with potato latkes!).

This dead-simple applesauce recipe will make any amateur cook feel like a master chef. 

So let’s get saucy.

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Traditional Hanukkah Sugar Cookies Recipe

Hanukkah is filled with delicious treats for kids (and adults).

You guessed it – it’s cookie time!

What do you say we make this Hanukkah extra sweet: let’s make the best kosher Hanukkah sugar cookies!

Which means they’re not only delicious – they’re beautiful, decorative cut out Hanukkah cookies… plus they’re very easy to make!

Sounds exciting doesn’t it? Let’s get to it.

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