Kale Matzo Brei Recipe

Matzo Brei, known as matzo and eggs, is commonly eaten as a breakfast food during Passover, when only unleavened bread is permitted. This dish can be prepared frittata or omelette style, and it can be made savory or sweet. I love it with sautéed kale which I never actually have tried or even thought of before until now. This Kale Matzo Brei recipe is my newest favorite Passover favorite. It’s a great way to incorporate healthy kale into your breakfast. The best part is that my kids really liked it, and asked why didn’t I think of this before. 🙂

10 Best Passover Desserts

I can’t believe that Passover starts on Monday night. I have been receiving a bunch of emails asking me for Passover recipes and ideas. I thought I would share 10 Passover desserts that I really like and are unique. I will start with my Passover Granola which is actually snack, dessert or breakfast, but it’s still sweet goodness that the entire family will love. Hope you enjoy and have a great Passover if you are celebrating this year!

Matzo Chocolate Mint Ice Cream Cake via Martha Stewart

Crunchy Pecan Cookies via Gourmet

Mandel Bread via Ingredients, Inc.

Too Good to be Called Passover Cake via Recipe.com

Chocolate Souffle Cookies via Fine Cooking 

Charoset Truffles via Mac & Cheese

Dark Chocolate Cranberry Orange Matzo Bark via Jelly Toast

Walnut Date Torte via Gourmet

Gluten Free Passover Chocolate Pistachio Cake via Urban Baker

Passover Granola Recipe

When my friend, Amy, told me about her Passover Granola recipe, I was very intrigued. I had never heard of granola for Passover before, and I thought, “what a novel idea.” She sent the recipe to me, and I tweaked a few things, cutting down the oil and butter and adding the dried fruit bits and pecans. I was so thrilled by the results because it is truly hard to find Passover snacks and dessert ideas. Serve this Passover Granola on its own, sprinkled on top of nonfat Greek yogurt or topped with almond milk.

My Top 4 Favorite Passover Desserts

I can’t believe Passover is right around the corner starting the evening of April 6th. I have had so many requests and emails about recipes I featured last year. Here are my top 3 favorite desserts. The first one is Passover Strawberry Bars (pictured above). All of these three Passover desserts are so easy to make, budget friendly, and they do not taste like your average Passover dessert. Trust me.

The Best Passover Brownies 

Classic Mandel Bread

No Bake Cookies

Light and Fabulous: Passover Crescent Cookies

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Every year my sister, Julie, bakes with her college friend, Toby, and they make dozens and dozens of wonderful Passover desserts. I’m in awe when I go see what they have cooked up in the kitchen in just one day. They are always trying new Passover dessert recipes, but some have been passed to them by their other college friend, Elaine. Elaine’s mother, Joan May, told them about this recipe for Crescent Cookies a few years ago. Since then, this recipe has been a staple dessert on Passover in Julie’s and Toby’s homes.  Sometimes they dip them in chocolate, but I personally like them with a small dusting of powdered sugar. They are airy, light and so incredibly addictive. They taste nothing like a Passover cookie (no offense to Passover). They are great and only 5 ingredients. Thank you Toby, Julie, Elaine and Joan for letting me share this recipe with my readers.

Raspberry-Blueberry Parfaits with Greek Yogurt: Great idea for Breakfast, Snack or Dessert (Perfect for Gluten-Free and Passover or Easter Recipes)

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I am a huge fan of Greek yogurt (Fage 0% is my favorite) as you may have noticed throught my blog. Greek yogurt has 20 grams of protein per 8-ounces, 0 grams of fat and only 9 carbohydrates.

I have had lots of requests for spring recipe ideas, Gluten-Free, Passover and Easter recipes, and I thought Greek Yogurt Berry Parfaits fit in perfectly. These are so easy and only 6 ingredients. You can make them at the last minute or ahead of time. Feel free to substitute strawberries or blackberries.

Easy Cookies for Passover with a Twist: Mandel Bread with Chocolate Chips

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Mandel Bread, or mandelbrot, is a crisp cookie that is similar in texture to biscotti. Since flour cannot be used during Passover, this recipe is made with matzo cake meal and potato starch (both can be found with the Passover section in your grocery). Mandel Bread with Chocolate Chips is really easy to prepare and always a family favorite on Passover. It’s great as a light dessert or even breakfast, dipped in coffee.

Easter Brunch or Appetizer-Simple Smoked Salmon Dip

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A lot of my newly married couples and friends have been asking me for Easter brunch recipe ideas. I had to do some thinking because I was trying to come up with a really light, delicious easy recipe that would work for a Easter brunch, lunch or dinner. I also wanted a recipe that would work for Passover. I love smoked salmon so I thought this would be a perfect fit. It’s so quick, delicious and light. I served it as my appetizer for my dinner last night, and it was a major hit.

Fool-Proof Delicious and Easy Passover Brownies

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Every year, my sister, Julie, and her college friend, Toby, have a tradition for baking desserts for Passover. Last year, my daughter and I even helped make sponge cakes, mandel bread, cookies and these Passover brownies. Passover is a holiday about tradition, and this recipe was passed down from Toby’s husbands’ Aunt Marie who made these brownies for years. Toby will never forget when she brought the pan of brownies over. There was always one square missing. Aunt Marie had to make sure they were “just right”.  Feel free to mix the nuts inside the batter as well as sprinkling some on top. This year they made them in muffin cups, and that worked great too!