Ice Cream Casserole With A Cowboy Kick

Pareve/Dairy Ingredients 8 ice cream sandwich bars 1⁄2 cup Kahlua, or any coffee flavor liqueur 1⁄2 cup toffee bits 1 8-ounce container frozen whipped topping, thawed Chocolate ice cream syrup 1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts, pecans or even salted peanuts, optional

Dilled Gefilte Fish Dip

Pareve Ingredients 2 large or 4 small pieces of homemade or gefilte fish from a jar, including jelled broth Small carrots from fish, optional 4 ounces pareve Tofutti cream cheese, room temperature 1 to 2 teaspoons white horseradish or white pepper, to taste Dry dill, to taste and garnish

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

This star was born just recently on a crazy-hot day, where I was ready to go to all lengths to avoid using the oven. I just mixed everything, poured and prayed. I fretted all day and sampled smidgens of the mixture a dozen times on the sly to see if it was setting. I needn’t… Read More

Tricolor Fish TerrineTricolor Fish Terrine

You will create a sensation with this dish! It will make you look like a chef without too much hard work. You will like the freedom it gives you on party day, as you can make it a day or two ahead of time and keep it chilled. Passover winner, too! If you get ambitious,… Read More

Faux Pho Wins $25,000

With $25,000 in prizes for the first-place winner, the Manischewitz Cookoff has now become one of the biggest annual cooking contests. I was at the latest Manischewitz Cookoff and got to taste every recipe from the five finalists. The winning recipe, a takeoff on Thai “Pho” (pronounced “Fuh”) soup, was delicious. It was simple, creative… Read More

Local Kosher Syrian Cuisine

Almost all Jews left Syria in 1997, but their cuisine has been well preserved. Syrian cuisine is quite unique. The recipes often highlight dried fruits, lentils and sweet-sour flavors such as tamarind and pomegranates. Spices are dominant in most dishes — especially turmeric, cinnamon, cumin, allspice and saffron. Cilantro is also used, as well as… Read More

The Jews, stuffed cabbage and Simchat Torah

NEW YORK By Chavie Lieber JTA Wire Service It’s almost encoded in your Jewish DNA: How you make your stuffed cabbage all depends on where your grandmother came from. For many, the delicacy is served on the holiday of Simchat Torah much the same way that latkes are associated with Chanukah, hamentaschen tag along with… Read More

A Mission Of Coexistence

Clergy return from interfaith trip to Israel with stories, new insights By Maayan Jaffe A GROUP of Jewish and Christian clergy with one African-American imam returned last week from a 10-day mission to Israel. The trip, organized by the Institute for Jewish and Christian Studies and the Baltimore Jewish Council, an agency of The Associated:… Read More

Ancient Maori Jews?

Neil Rubin Editor So your cruise stops off at a New Zealand island when you catch a strange site over to the right. It seems that a native Maori dancer — dressed in feathered robes and decorated with face tattoos — has whipped out his cell phone (hidden beneath his robe) and just whispered in… Read More

Jammin’ Jamaicans

Some strange twists emerge from a recent Jamaican conference on Caribbean Jews. Neil Rubin Editor A ton of locals can claim Jewish heritage, reports The JTA Wire Service’s Gil Shefler. Indeed, a scan of the telephone directory confirms that “Thousands of Cohens, Levys and Gabays are listed. But the local Jewish congregation numbers a mere… Read More