Chow Mein

Chow mein, meaning “stir-fried noodles,” is created by pairing crispy vegetables and a scrumptious soy-inspired sauce with tofu, meat, or fish. It’s another delicious Asian dish that’s easy to prepare at home and enjoyed by the whole family on a regular basis.

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Koulourakia

These Greek ribbon-shaped cookies, infused with orange zest and topped with sesame seeds, are traditionally eaten on Easter. Whether you bring them to gatherings or keep them at home, their uniqueness and great taste are bound to please any crowd!

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Matzah Ball Soup

Matzah balls are boiled dumplings used in traditional Jewish matzah ball soup during Passover when unleavened bread is required. Inspired by the German knödel, matzah balls are light and fluffy and served in a broth with vegetables and fresh herbs.

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Coconut Macaroons

These flourless Italian cookies, which were originally made with almond paste, have evolved significantly over time. When coconut replaced the almond paste, they became world-famous, especially for European Jews at Passover. Today, our family enjoys them dipped in chocolate both during the Jewish holidays and as a sweet and nutritious treat to have around the house.

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Garlic Knots

Soft and fluffy on the inside and topped with a flavorful garlicky glaze, these little knots pair perfectly with a warm bowl of soup or a fresh salad. The dough reminds us of pizza, making for a fun preparation and familiar bite.

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Irish Soda Bread

Nobody knows for certain whether the Irish or Native Americans first made this bread, although the readily available and inexpensive ingredients of wheat flour, salt, baking soda, and soured milk popularized it for many. Today, we enjoy it with currants and spread with butter or honey.

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Stir Fry

This colorful weeknight meal of sliced and sautéed vegetables served over a bed of fluffy rice is so simple and satisfying. An Asian-inspired sauce drizzled over top completes the dish.

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Waffles

Like our pancake recipe, this basic breakfast can be enhanced with a plethora of add-ins and toppings. Our favorites are honey, fresh fruit, and yogurt, but for an occasional sweet treat, inspired by Valbrook Diner on Long Island Nana Elinor used to take us to, we enjoy them with syrup and ice cream.

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