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10/05/2012 | | Online Jewish Week Columnist | The Nosh Pit

I've spent 8-12 hours making certain desserts, and I can honestly say I love it. But there are plenty of times I am sick of the kitchen, and would prefer to whip up something that takes about 15 minutes. Enter these muffins. With the fall-friendly flavors of apples and cinnamon and the ease of mixing everything in one bowl with a whisk, you'll make these again and again.

09/28/2012 | | Online Jewish Week Columnist | The Nosh Pit

I have tried a couple times in the past to convert my readers into tofu lovers - with Crispy tofu salad and Vegetarian lasagna. And since I assume I've succeeded in this goal, here's another delicious recipe using the soy bean curd. This is one of my favorite quick lunches or dinners, and I adjust it depending on the vegetables I have in the house - broccoli, peppers and leek are all good choices as well.

09/20/2012 | | Online Jewish Week Columnist | The Nosh Pit

Snickerdoodles have a pretty funny name, but they're a classic treat. A cake-like cookie with a cinnamon sugar coating, the name for snickerdoodles is likely of German origin, meaning "snail-like." This version of the confection adds in pureed pumpkin for a perfectly fall tasting treat.

09/13/2012 | | Online Jewish Week Columnist | The Nosh Pit

Rosh Hashana is imminently upon us, and if you're about to cook for two days of heavy meals, you're probably looking for recipe inspiration. Here is a dish that combines to of the major symbols from the holiday - pomegranates and apples.

Pomegranates are important in the Jewish tradition year round - they are one of the Seven Species that are listed in the Torah as special products of the Land of Israel, and were also embroidered on the hem of the robe of the Cohen Gadol in the Temple, and even incorporated into the Temple’s design itself.

09/06/2012 | | Online Jewish Week Columnist | The Nosh Pit

Rosh Hashana is coming up and if you're not already menu planning, get to it! While you're at it, consider using these apple-filled dishes - both savory and sweet - to wow your family and friends. For cooking and baking I prefer to use green or yellow-skinned apples like Golden Delicious or Granny Smith, since they hold their shape nicely and don't brown quickly.

1. Rustic Apple Tart

08/30/2012 | | Online Jewish Week Columnist | The Nosh Pit

Summer might be my favorite baking season, if only for the proliferation of beautiful fruit pies. But pies aren't always the easiest dessert for any occasion - such as when plates and forks are at a minimum. Enter hand pies, which combine the flaky pastry and tasty fruit from pies with the portability of a cookie. And they're adorable.