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Hamantaschen Cookies for Purim: Pick Your Favorite Filling

by in Holidays, Recipes, February 23rd, 2013

HamantaschenThese triangle-shaped treats may look like your average jam-filled cookies, almost like thumbprints, but they’re actually very special and have a significant meaning in Judaism.

Hamantaschen cookies are eaten traditionally every year on the holiday of Purim, which begins today, February 23 at sundown. The tender shortbread-like dough is the perfect vehicle for fruit, seed and nut fillings. A poppy seed filling is traditional, but you’ll also find recipes that call for raspberry jam, apricot preserves, prune lekvar or even chocolate-hazelnut spread. Sometimes you may even see nuts ground into to the dough.

Find out how the cookies are made and vote on your favorite filling

Celebrate Rosh Hashanah

by in Holidays, September 28th, 2011

pasta with farro
The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, is a time to celebrate renewal and what better way to celebrate the holiday than with food?

Rosh Hashanah Menu:
Food Network Magazine’s Pasta With Farro (pictured above)
Noodle Kugel
Michael Symon’s Brisket
Spiced Apple Cake

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