Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings

1/2 cup butter or pareve margarine

1/2 cup white sugar

2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

4 Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored, and sliced

10 mins

10 mins

20 mins


Melt butter (or margarine) in a large skillet over medium heat; stir sugar and cinnamon into the hot butter. Add apples and cook until apples begin to break down, 5 to 8 minutes.

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 12:05 am by rebrapp · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Here is a real winner for any time, but especially apropos for the holiday season.

This is so easy, you don’t really need a recipe, just an explanation. To make this, cut acorn squash in half and scoop out the seeds. Fill the cavities with applesauce and raisins and sprinkle over some cinnamon. If you like, you can drizzle over some honey. Roast the acorn squash until tender. Done.

This is most charming when made with really tiny acorn squash, so that each person gets a half acorn squash.

This goes perfectly with string beans and rice pilaf.

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 12:04 am by rebrapp · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Feature: Kitchensurfing and the New Kosher Way to Eat Out
by Feigie Leitman

NEW YORK — In the “sharing” era of Uber and AirBNB, there’s a fast growing kitchen sharing concept that’s starting to take hold in cities across the US and kosher is very much a part of it. Founded in 2012, “Kitchensurfing” describes itself as a “community for a unique food and social experience,” and offers customers that chance to “meet, cook and eat together, host a dinner or join others.” Kitchensurfing is an online marketplace where you can find outstanding local chefs to cook for you, in your home. Not one to miss out on a significant portion of New York City’s residents, Kitchensurfing has created a special department dedicated to a kosher dining experience. In New York City and the Hamptons, Kitchensurfing’s dedicated kosher chefs create custom experiences for everything from casual weeknight dinners to Shabbat and Yom Tov meals and even Sheva Brachot feasts. Jamie Geller, together with Joy of Kosher, a popular kosher cooking magazine she edits, recently launched the first ever Supper Club, where 5 lucky pairs of winner will have the renowned chef and author Geller cook for them in their own home.

Although the kosher dietary laws are complex, Jamie is confident in the future success of Kitchensurfing in the kosher world. Chefs from Kitchensurfing buy ingredients at the stores you choose, and cook the meals in your own home. The Supper Club event is under the OK certification, an option people can include in their own meals if they so desire. Joy of Kosher has seen an enthusiastic response to the concept, with people eager to enter to win as well as find out more about the service. “The Kosher market has always been a few steps behind, however we have come a long way and evolved with the times,” said Ms. Geller. “Between new products becoming certified and the “kosher palette” becoming more refined and people looking for new interesting products and dishes services like these and others will definitely find their place in the kosher market.”

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 12:04 am by rebrapp · Permalink · Leave a comment
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As we begin the new year, we reflect on the crisis of emerging anti Antisemitism and anti Israel sentiment poisoning the world around us. We Jews have always been the canary in the coal mine. Now, we have watched as little Israel fought a battle not just for their own defense, but a battle for civilization as we know it, as well.

Here in Jerusalem, it has been a very long and hard summer. Yet, as Jews, we do not fill our hearts with bitterness nor do we seek revenge. We just show the world that we will survive. 70 years ago, the Nazis tried to destroy all of European Jewry. Today, the forces of Islam hope to do the same. We pray that in the new year, the countries of the world will join together and fight the forces of darkness that seek to envelop all of us.

May we all be blessed in the New Year with health, happiness, a measure of wealth, and time to enjoy it all.

Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport
Editor in Chief

Ms. Deborah Wenger
Contributing Editor

Posted on September 24, 2014 at 12:04 am by rebrapp · Permalink · Leave a comment
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