The following recipes are from America Cooks Kosher, the all-season all-reason kosher cookbook, Beth Tfiloh Congregation and Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School, Baltimore, MD. You can order your copy at or by calling 410-486-1900.

Savannah Almond Cookies
By: Dora Waranch

Incredibly fast and easy with only 6 ingredients in all! Each of Dora's grandchildren eat these up!

1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups sliced almonds
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 stick margarine, melted and cooled
3 egg whites, not beaten

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix together all ingredients and drop by teaspoonfuls onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
Don't put cookies too close together because they spread.

Bake 10 minutes or until brown. Cookies freeze well. Makes about 50-60 cookies.

Wende's Apple Pear Crumble
By Wende Attman Levitas

Wende's two children Harris and Erin love to help cook this dish with their mom.
It's fast and easy with only six ingredients!

5-6 large Granny Smith apples, peeled 1/2 cup sugar
2-3 Bartlett pears, peeled
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup flour
8 tablespoons (1 stick) margarine

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

Cut apples and pears into wedges and place in a 9 inch pie pan, filling above top of pan as fruit will cook down.
Combine flour, sugar, cinnamon and margarine in a food processor until well blended but a little chunky. Spoon mixture over apples and pears until completely covered in a thick layer.

Bake 45 to 60 minutes or until topping is well browned.
If serving with a dairy meal, especially great when served warm with ice cream.


By Carole Luterman
Love chocolate? This chocolate dessert gets rave reviews.

8 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
4 eggs
1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream, or favorite flavor, softened
1 (16 ounce) can chocolate syrup
6 ounces chocolate chips
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 cup milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, chocolate syrup, vanilla, flour and baking powder.
Pour batter into a greased 13x9x2 inch baking pan. Bake 30 minutes. Freeze when cool.
Cover frozen cake with ice cream. Melt chocolate chips with milk and drizzle over ice cream.