Apple Noodle Kugel

Kugel is a traditional Jewish dish eaten at holidays.  Growing up, I had the opportunity to eat kugel with my friends celebrating Jewish holidays.  I’ve been told that there’s endless variations of kugel, but one of the most common versions has raisins.  I have an aversion to raisins (in that I do not like them), so I made mine with apples.  If you have not had kugel before, I highly recommend giving it a try! With Yom Kippur coming up, this week is a perfect occasion to try it for breaking the fast once Yom Kippur is over (and if you aren’t observing, you can make it whenever you choose). You can eat it for breakfast or as a side dish for dinner.  It is slightly sweet, noodle tastiness.

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Strawberry Cupcakes with Champagne Buttercream Frosting

What better way to wish America a Happy Birthday than with cupcakes? These boyfriend-approved strawberry cupcakes are light enough for the summer, but sweet enough to satisfy your sweet tooth.  These are a great option to take to a Fourth of July barbecue, or to make when you are craving something sweet and fruity.  We topped them with blueberries to make sure we had the red, white, and the blue.

Enjoy!

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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Having gone to college in the South, I love good barbecue.  So, I’m excited to share this pulled pork recipe with you guys.  The slow cooker is great because once everything is in there, you can go live life for a few hours and come back to a delicious meal.  I especially like to use it during busy weeks.  This recipe is super quick and easy, but is sure to satisfy your other BBQ-loving friends.  If you’re still looking for something to barbecue for Fourth of July, make this and thank me later. Let me know what y’all think!

Side note: If you don’t eat pork, you can easily substitute boneless chicken (breasts or thighs) or a beef roast in this recipe.

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