Four ingredients and one simple technique that will leave everyone asking—maybe even demanding—you for more. A keeper of a side dish.
Goat Cheese with Honey
This little ditty is simplicity itself. Drizzle fresh, creamy goat cheese with a little honey and behold the loveliness of sweet, sweet synergy.
Potato Latkes with Apple-Date Chutney
All fancied up for the holidays, these boast all the perfectly-crisp-on-the-outside-tender-on-the-inside awesomeness of traditional potato latkes as well as a few surprises.
Celery Root Soup with Caramelized Apples
Behold, an exquisitely simple, sophisticated soup with a subtle celery root flavor that’s certain to make you swoon.
Roast Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Dates
An easier yet no less elegant riff on the classic chicken Marbella. Ideal for the Jewish high holidays yet ecumenical enough for Sunday suppers everywhere.
Rich, slightly sweet, and chewy in the best way, this Jewish challah is a stunner. Perfect for shabbat and Rosh Hashanah.
Honey Glazed Chicken with Garlic Confit
This simple, yet elegant roast chicken dinner features chicken pieces that are glazed with honey and vinegar, then slowly roasted in garlic confit until tender and golden. Do we have your attention?
Beet and Carrot Fritters
Shame we didn’t have these little lovelies on our plates when we were being admonished by our parents to “eat your veggies!”
This is not the sweet, gooey tzimmes of your childhood. Nope. So don’t be surprised when that old familiar flavor pales in comparison.
Easy Jewish Hanukkah Doughnuts
Don’t let the name mislead you. These doughnuts are cause for celebration in and of themselves, regardless of one’s occasion or denomination.
Spiced Gingerbread with Lemon Glaze
A tender-crumbed, gently spiced cake full of ginger and pumpkin spice flavor. A lemon glaze soaks into the cake, giving it a sweet-tangy boost.
Imagine a soft, fluffy babka with all the makings of a pastrami sandwich swirled right inside. Perfect on its own, it also makes an incredible toastie.
Ripe pears and sweet-tart dried cranberries are the stars of this fruit crumble. The topping is an old-fashioned mix of oatmeal, brown sugar, and butter.
Pear and Cardamom Caramel Upside-Down Cake
A moist cake with caramel and pear topping, flavored with orange and cardamom, makes a lovely dessert. Not too heavy or sweet, it’s superbly satisfying.
Spicy Cranberry Sauce
A sweet-tart little condiment to slather on everything on your holiday table. It gets a little bit of heat from ginger, cloves, cinnamon, and chile.
Pumpkin Pie Babka
This babka is full of all the flavors of fall. Pumpkin, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, and a crunchy streusel topping make it unforgettable.
Dorie Greenspan’s Mocha Walnut Torte
A rich walnut torte, that happens to be gluten-free and full of chocolate and coffee flavor, is a perfect dessert for sharing. Especially when covered with rich ganache.
Spiced Cider Doughnuts
These doughnuts are certain to conjure memories, real or imagined, of crisp autumns, roadside farmstands, and grease-stained paper bags full of similar piping hot beauties.
French Onion Brisket
Not all briskets need a tomato braise, as this gorgeous sherry-infused recipe shows. Caramelized onions add an ultra rich flavor, too.
Pine Nut Brittle
Crunchy, sweet, salty, buttery, and nutty. It comes together in 30 minutes, making it practical to toss together batch after batch for gifts if you get carried away with sampling.