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It's not just your grandmother's matzo anymore

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 18, 2014 at 4:12 pm •  Published: March 18, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — When Amy Kritzer was growing up in Connecticut, her mother made lasagna from matzo each Passover.

The holiday commemorates the end of slavery for the Hebrews in ancient Egypt and calls for Jews to avoid leavened grain in products like regular pasta and bread. So its matzo's biggest moment of the year, but lasagna?

Recently, matzo has undergone a makeover. Those who make it and those who eat it have devised new recipes and flavors for the large cracker with a big place at the Seder table — but a bad rep in the taste department.

This year, Passover begins the evening of April 14. Kritzer, who has a recipe blog called Whatjewwannaeat, often hosts Seders at her Austin, Texas, home. She says all of her non-Jewish friends love matzo.