Purim Recipes

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Onion Poppy Seed Ring

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A family recipe used for Purim.

Easy Purim Hamentashen

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A relatively easy recipe for both the cookie and the fillings. Kids will have fun kneading, rolling and pressing the cookie cutters. This includes instructions for milchig and pareve cookies.

Sambusaks (Sumboosaks) with Chickpeas

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These are traditional Purim sambusaks from Baghdad, with a chickpea filling and a whole egg in each. Adding the egg is optional, so please omit that part if you'd prefer to make these without eggs.

Five Minute Lemon-Poppy Seed Cake

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I read a recipe a while back about a chocolate cake that was cooked in 3 minutes in the microwave. I didn't really believe it, but I tried it out and then proceeded to alter it to suit my own tastes because I thought it was too heavy and the texture was a bit wonky - if decent for an instant chocolate fix at 12:00 in the morning. Still, the unpleasant texture just became more pronounced as I experimented with vanilla variations. At last, here is my 5-minute lemon-poppy seed cake that rises beautifully and is light and airy - unlike the chocolate cake.

Juicy Roasted Chicken

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My grandmother's recipe for roasted chicken. We are German and she used to do it this way all the time. I never have had a chicken this juicy before; this little trick works and makes the people eating it go silent. It's funny. We nibble on the celery after.

Marie's Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast

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Moist and juicy pot roast done in a slow cooker with carrots, onion and potatoes.

Maple Salmon

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This is the best and most delicious salmon recipe, and very easy to prepare. I love maple in everything and put this together one night. My husband totally loved it; he did not like salmon that much until he had this.

Cornish Game Hens with Garlic and Rosemary

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Crusty garlic bread and a nice light Chianti wine complement this meal very well.

Balsamic Chicken

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A tasty, easy-to-make chicken dish -- my husband loves it. Sometimes I cut the chicken in strips,and serve over pasta.

Chicken and Red Wine Sauce

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A simple red wine sauce with brown sugar, garlic, paprika, salt, and pepper makes this dish simply yummy! Braised chicken breasts, brazenly good taste.

Wine-Braised Beef Brisket

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This is yummy the day you make it, but is even more delicious the next day.


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This recipe is from Linda Shapiro. I have many rugelach recipes, but this is truly the best I have ever made.

Inspiration and Ideas

Pinto Bean Pie

"WOW!!! I made this for Purim. One of the traditions is to eat lots of beans, seeds, and nuts to represent the vegetarian diet Queen Esther may have eaten." – joeyanna

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Poppy Seed Bundt Cake II

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An easy poppy seed Bundt cake that is quick AND delicious.