#Tzimmes: Join Me in Feeding the Needy

Sandy Eller Masbia Tzimmes Gift

It's hard to imagine in this day and age that there are people that go hungry, but for the less fortunate, putting food on the table is sometimes a luxury they can't afford.  The Masbia network of kosher soup kitchens is there to help out, serving 2 million meals every year to men, women and children in the New York area, dishing out home cooked, nutritious meals, that are both dignified and delicious.  As you prepare for the yomim tovim and spend your days peeling, chopping, dicing, slicing, cooking, baking, roasting and grilling (or even buying takeout),  take a moment to remember to help those who only wish they could be doing the same thing by making a generous donation to Masbia.

As an added incentive, Masbia will send you a collection of 50 tzimmes or carrot related recipes from some of the biggest names in the kosher cooking world (as well as some lesser ones, like me!)  Perfect for your Rosh Hashana or year round enjoyment, the book is a special thank you from Masbia for donations both large and small. 

Wishing you a year full of health, happiness and bracha!

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Mini Carrot Muffins

Having grown up in a home where traditions were sacred and never to be broken, I spent years trying to find a tzimmes recipe  that my family would love. Year after year, I tried recipe after recipe but while my husband and I enjoyed our tzimmes, our children had strong opinions otherwise. Eventually it occurred to me that it was carrots, not tzimmes, that bore special symbolism for Rosh Hashana, so I started making mini carrot muffins instead.  End of story, everyone loves them!


  • 3 carrots, grated
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 capful lemon juice


Preheat oven to 350.  Beat eggs.  Mix in flour, oil, sugar, vanilla, eggs, baking powder and lemon juice. Stir in carrots. Pour into a mini muffin pan.  Bake 10 minutes.

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