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Triple Peppermint Chocolate Brownies

14 Dec

Okay, so I promise to have a full step-by-step recipe on Kitchen Tested soon (I’m baking delicious doughnuts as we speak), but in the meantime you can check out my latest recipe, Triple Peppermint Chocolate Brownies, on This American Bite!


Stuffed Reuben Latkes

13 Dec

Check out my latest recipe, Stuffed Reuben Latkes, on Culinary Kosher!

You can also check out this Kitchen Tested feature in the Culinary Kosher Culinary Roundup!

Fresh & Easy Kosher Cooking: Kitchen Approved

11 Dec

I sit down in my favorite comfy chair, get cozy with a warm blanket and a hot cup of tea and open up my beautiful new cookbook from Leah Schapira. No really! I actually did that, with a pile of post-it notes at my side to mark what I knew would be my favorite new recipes. Fresh & Easy Kosher Cooking is Leah’s first cookbook and I am so impressed by her unmistakable passion for food, cooking and sharing her accessible and sophisticated recipes with the world. I start turning the pages of the book and quickly realize that not only are the recipes fresh and simple, but the layout is just as uncomplicated. Almost every recipe has a clear and beautiful picture to go along with it and there are tons of notes and food pairing suggestions to help you make the best meal possible. The recipes truly are ‘Fresh & Easy’ and the pages of my new extraordinary cookbook are now covered in post-its! Continue reading

Gingerbread Eggnog Bread Pudding Muffins

8 Dec

Check out my latest recipe, Gingerbread Eggnog Bread Pudding Muffins, on Joy of Kosher!

Don’t forget to vote for Kitchen Tested for BEST KOSHER FOOD BLOG in the Best of Kosher Awards on Joy of Kosher!

Pumpkin Dump Cake with Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

28 Nov

Check out my latest recipe, Pumpkin Dump Cake with Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, on The Kosher Foodies!

“Melinda Strauss – A Chef with No Boundaries!”

27 Nov

Right now on, check out Behind the Kitchen Door, where you can read a wonderful and very flattering article about ME ! I am honored to be called a “Chef with No Boundaries!” and I can’t wait to add more recipes to share with the Culinary Kosher community.

Click here to check out the post.

If you haven’t been to yet, you are missing out on an amazingly tight community of Kosher chefs, bloggers and home cooks! Culinary Kosher set out to create a fun and visually exciting site with every feature that a Jewish cook could ever dream of. Aside from recipes both shared and from celebrity chefs and bloggers, you can also add your own recipes, plan your menus, print out shopping lists, and on and on.

Don’t forget to sign up today and join the team of chefs and home cooks! COMING SOON, look out for greeting cards and invitations on!

Have a Berry Happy Thanksgiving from Kitchen Tested and Macy’s!

24 Nov

My Raspberry Plum Thanksgiving Duck has been featured on Macy’s community blog, mBLOG! Check it out!

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