Pizza “Knishes” Photo Credit @frumfoodie

All recipes are courtesy of @frumfoodie by Sarah Botwinick.

With the Nine Days upon us, it’s easy to get tired of the same dairy meal ideas. Here are some new Nine Days recipes that are easy and simple, use readily available ingredients, and will satisfy your family.

Crispy Corn Fritters


  • 1 can of corn
  • 1 can of cream-style corn
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ¼ cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • 1½ Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • Oil for frying


Combine all ingredients. Mix to combine. Heat large frying pan with oil on medium heat. Scoop ¼-cup patties of corn mixture into the frying pan. Fry on both side until golden.

Best topped with guacamole and pickled onions.

Pizza “Knishes”


  • 4 potatoes, peeled
  • ¼ cup of oil or a ½ stick of butter
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 6 medium-size pita breads (or 3 regular-size pitas)
  • ½ cup marinara or pizza sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


Cook four potatoes until soft, and mash until creamy. Add oil or butter and salt and mix to combine.

Using a knife, gently slit open the pita, making an opening halfway. Fill with mashed potato.

Preheat oven to 375°F. Place pita on a nonstick sprayed baking sheet. Top with two tablespoons of sauce and a handful of cheese.

Place in oven for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Less-Guilt Penne a la Vodka Recipe

Less-Guilt Penne a la Vodka
Photo Credit @frumfoodie


  • 1 box of penne pasta
  • 3 cups of marinara sauce
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • ½–1 cup of half and half (depending on how light you want)
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. vodka (optional)
  • ½ tsp of kosher salt


Salt pasta water and cook pasta according to package directions. Place marinara sauce and black pepper in a saucepan and cook on medium heat until bubbling. Add half-and-half and cook on medium for 5–8 minutes until heated through. Remove from heat and add mozzarella cheese and vodka and stir. Add pasta to vodka sauce and mix to combine. (The longer the sauce sits, the thicker it gets)

Sarah Botwinick is a food blogger and recipe developer. Follow her on Instagram @frumfoodie to see more delicious recipes and exciting foodie trends. She can be contacted at or through Instagram @frumfoodie.


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