Easy Internet Hamantaschen (Dairy/Pareve)

1/2 cup butter or margarine, room temperature 3/4 cup sugar 1 egg 1 tablespoon milk or pareve almond milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest 11/4 cups flour 1/4 teaspoon salt Directions: Beat the butter and sugar until smooth. Add egg, milk, vanilla and lemon zest until thoroughly mixed. Sift together the flour,… Read More


1 large clove garlic, cut in half 1 cup green flat-leaf parsley 11/2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup tahini 11/4 cups water Place all ingredients in a food processor. You may need more water for thinner sauce. Taste and set aside. Serve with cooked (fried or baked) chicken strips and/or raw vegetables…. Read More


2 pounds fleshy sauce tomatoes, such as Roma 4-6 medium-size green or white narrow zucchini, about 11/2 pounds 2 medium eggplants, about 11/2 pounds 3-4 sweet red peppers 1-2 onions, peeled 6-8 large garlic cloves, peeled 1 tablespoon sweet or hot paprika, or a mix 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin 2 bay leaves extra virgin olive… Read More


1 pound firm-fleshed fish, skinned, very fresh fillets, such as halibut, mahimahi or white sea bass 11/2 cups fresh lime juice (from 6 large limes) 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 large lemons) 1/2 small red onion 1/4 cup snipped fresh chives, in 1/8-inch pieces 1 to 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1… Read More

Stevenson Chabad Hearings Come to a Close

Hearings over a proposed Chabad synagogue on Stevenson Road came to a close on Monday following the eighth session. Rabbi Velvel Belinsky proposes building a two-story synagogue with a 4,000 square-foot footprint in the 8400 block of Stevenson Road to serve as a permanent home for his Ariel Jewish Center and Synagogue, a Chabad-Lubavitch congregation… Read More


Ingredients: • packages of frozen dinner or small challah rolls • melted butter or margarine • fresh rosemary, chopped • coarse sea salt (or kosher salt) Directions: Spray a baking pan with butter or olive oil spray.  Place frozen rolls, leaving enough space between them to expand. Cover with a dish towel and let them… Read More


Crust ingredients: scant 1¹∕3 cups graham cracker crumbs ½ teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons sugar 6 full tablespoons unsalted butter or pareve margarine, melted Cheesecake ingredients: 16 ounces cream cheese or Toffuti, softened 1 cup powdered sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 egg whites Pumpkin swirl ingredients: full ¹∕3 cup pumpkin puree 1½ teaspoons cinnamon ½… Read More


Ingredients: 1 28-ounce can stewed tomatoes, broken into smaller pieces 3 cups vegetable broth 1 tablespoon chili powder, or more to taste 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon ground cumin ½ teaspoon each of ground oregano and celery salt ¼ teaspoon pepper 1 full teaspoon crushed garlic, or more to taste ½ large onion, diced small… Read More

Calling Iran’s Bluff?

Two alliances sat down last week in Vienna to discuss how to end the ongoing human tragedy that is Syria’s civil war. The stated objective was to bring the international community together to help orchestrate an end to a conflict that is being fought by multiple parties on multiple fronts and that has led to… Read More