Better-Than-Shortbread Easy Cookies

1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature 2 hard-cooked egg yolks 1⁄4 cup sugar 1⁄2 teaspoon almond extract 1 cup all-purpose flour 1⁄2 raw egg white colored sprinkles, optional Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine softened butter, cooked egg yolks, sugar and almond extract, and mix with an electric hand mixer. Add flour slowly to incorporate… Read More

$25,000 Winner: Waffled Latkes With Matzo Fried Chicken

1 pound kosher chicken tenders 1⁄2 cup kosher maple syrup 1⁄4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sriracha, divided 3 eggs, divided 1 5-ounce package Manischewitz matzo ball mix 1 6-ounce package Manischewitz potato pancake mix 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil plus enough for frying oil, divided 4 cups mixed greens 33⁄4 cups Manischewitz chicken broth salt &… Read More

Alumni Trace Accomplishments Back to High School

Pikesville High School graduates have gone on to become authors, politicians, musicians and Broadway and television producers. Several well-known alumni said high school molded them as people and piqued interests that would lead them to successful careers in a variety of fields. “Not only was I challenged academically, but I was challenged as a human… Read More

Out of Pikesville Comes Cantors

Longtime Pikesville High School music teacher Richard Disharoon can’t say for sure that he pushed students to the cantorate, but it’s at least an interesting coincidence that four former members of the Pikesville choir are now cantors. “I don’t know how much that had to do with [it],” said Disharoon. “But it’s a proud thing… Read More

Common traits of 2Gs

With a parent who 
survived the Holocaust, Mimi Kraus says, “I think I  grew up faster.”

Mimi Kraus, associate senior manager of therapy services at Jewish Community Services, is both an adult child of a survivor and a psychotherapist who has worked with children of survivors. “In my case,” she said, “I was a good girl, did well in school, had a good career and took on a lot of responsibility…. Read More

Back to the Drawing Board


With only weeks left before the planned April 29 deadline to reach an agreement in the U.S.-brokered Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, the Obama administration has been working overtime to salvage the talks that unraveled early last week. Despite the effort, experts are bearish on whether any progress can be made with the parties involved, all of… Read More

Ilene’s Passover Crepes


3 large eggs 1 cup Passover cake flour 11⁄2 cups water 11⁄2 tablespoons oil 1⁄2 teaspoon salt* In a medium-size bowl, beat all ingredients until completely smooth. Lightly grease a 5- to 6-inch nonstick fry pan. Heat the pan over moderate heat. Lift the pan away from heat, and pour between 1⁄4 to 1⁄3 cup… Read More

Balsamic French Roast

From “A Taste of Pesach” 1 5-pound French roast (also known as square-cut roast, thick London broil or brick roast) 2 tablespoons oil 1 onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, crushed Dressing: 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup ketchup 1 cup water 3⁄4 cup balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons apricot jam Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine… Read More

Broccolini With Lemon Mustard Dressing

1 teaspoon minced garlic 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 ­teaspoons coarse Dijon mustard (or kosher for Passover equivalent) 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil fine sea salt freshly ground black pepper 2 pounds fresh broccolini, stem ends trimmed kosher or sea salt In a small bowl, whisk together the garlic, lemon juice and mustard…. Read More

Hungarian Brownies


From “A Taste of Pesach” 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup regular sugar 4 large eggs 3 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 cup potato starch 1 cup oil 3 teaspoons Passover baking powder 7 ounces ground filberts Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 9-by-13-inch pan with parchment paper. Using an electric mixer on high… Read More