We recently had these parve Peanut Butter Bars for dessert at a Shabbos lunch, and simply couldn’t stop eating, and eating, and eating...Add a comment
Mushroom Risotto by Chef David Kolotkin
Prime Hospitality Group
What a memorable feast we had at the pre–Kosherfest Social Media Dinner, which was held at the fabulous Solo restaurant in NY. We had to have it, and Chef David Kolotkin graciously shared his recipe for Mushroom Risotto with KosherEye. We are delighted to share it with our readers, and our fellow bloggers. Just thinking of this dish, which was served as an appetizer, makes us hungry! It can also work well as a main course. Let us know if you try it. We certainly are!Add a comment
Chicken Soup in the Slow Cooker
Warms the body and the soul! An easy slow cooking, one pot meal, and a KosherEye cold weather favorite; perfect for weekday dinners and Shabbos lunch. This recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken Soup will become a favorite.Add a comment
Martha Stewart likes these Ukrainian Blintzes, and so do we. But, are they really latkes? Presented on the Martha Stewart show by Martha's staff member Danielle Dolinsky, who is Jewish and of Ukrainian heritage,
As avid Martha fans, we decided to try them. The recipe took about 10 minutes to assemble and 15 minutes to fry these cheese blintzes. They are round, rich and certainly resemble latkes. So let's call them cheese latkes. Did you know that the first latkes were actually cheese latkes? After you taste these, we think you'll want to return over and over again to this heirloom recipe. Top them with confectioners sugar, sour cream, crème fraîche.Thank you Danielle and Martha!
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Hanukkah Fried Desserts
Hanukkah is the time for frying – latkes, latkes, latkes! But we give no short shrift to fried desserts – mainly doughnuts, doughnuts, doughnuts. Our frying pan has been working overtime with these once a year, delish dessert recipes: traditional Sufganiyot, divine Doughnut Ice Cream Sandwiches, and our piece de resistance on the side, Chocolate Doughnut Hot Chocolate.Add a comment
Chocolate Chip Pound Cake
Our KosherEye Friend, Gayle Squires, a.k.a. Kosher Camembert, has fond memories of Thanksgiving family dinners at her grandmother's house. One of the highlights of the meal was her mother's Chocolate Chip Pound Cake and she is sharing this treasured recipe with our readers. Gayle also shared her delightful memories of those fun filled dinners – Thanksgiving Memories at Bubbie's.
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Fabulous Sweet Potato Casserole
Meet the star of Thanksgiving side dishes – Aliza’s Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Streusel Topping – the crunchy streusel topping makes this casserole irresistible.Add a comment
Buy Israel Week
Win 2 Free Tickets to Israel from our Friends at JDeal.com.
Jdeal.com, the largest daily deal site targeting the Jewish market, is holding a Buy Israel week November 28th–December 4th. In honor of this upcoming event, EL AL Airlines is sponsoring a give–away for 2 free tickets to Israel through November 23rd at 4 PM.
To qualify, go to the www.buyisraelweek.com/contest web site, enter your email address, you’re referring organization (KosherEye) and like both the Buy Israel Week and the EL AL Facebook pages. The winner will be announced on these two Facebook pages at 4:30PM ET on November 23.
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Help Fight Hunger
KosherEye supports MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger. We challenge our readers to make a donation to this worthy organization. To start the challenge, KosherEye is donating $180. To accept our challenge, please click through on the Mazon graphic and make a donation.Add a comment
Kosherfest, the world's largest kosher–certified products trade event was held last week at New Jersey’s Meadowlands. The exhibit hall was bursting with tasters, testers, and lookers on every aisle. The crowds, and they were substantial, enjoyed noshing their way through the exhibits. According to Bill Springer, Kosherfest co-producer, “This year’s Kosherfest was sold out with a waiting list. It is a good sign … that the kosher symbol is becoming more important to consumers than ever before, and that buyers are eager to see and taste new kosher products and learn about trends in the marketplace.”
Some Buzz from Kosherfest:
- Tofutti – How busy this exhibit was with a freezer full of parve milk-free frozen snacks. We tried to get a taste of Yours Truly, a parve cone, but alas, too crowded.
- The Simply Bar High protein nutrition bars – both milk and gluten free. Seven varieties.
- No. 209 – The only kosher for Passover gin in the world. We’ll be tasting this one, and developing some kosher for Passover recipes.
- And speaking of drinks – Moses Vodka and their new Date Vodka From Finland - gorgeous bottles, ultra premium vodka, both kosher and kosher for Passover. We tasted it and loved it - very smooth and a favorite.
- Jacks Gourmet Sausage – We've written about this product previously, and were delighted to see them so successful at Kosherfest.
- Manischewitz – Wow! A vending machine with hot food. Hope that they place this all around the U.S.
- Zelda’s- Their Passover chocolate frogs are now classic. But, wait until you see and taste their newest creature- Kosher for Passover locusts. We also enjoyed their moist, delicious parve everyday cakes especially the caramel apple and lemon flavors.
- Michel Cluizel Chocolate – from Paris. The line is beautifully packaged and OU parve.
- The Kosher Cook – Silicone challah mold. This one is for the challah baker who wants to avoid the shaping step. Can’t wait to try it.
- Fruit of the Land – Tishbi Passion Fruit and Strawberry Champagne Preserves.
- Schmerling – Rich deep dark chocolate with hazelnuts- irresistible! Parve! Passover!
- Mikee’s introducing their new mango duck sauce.
We will be tasting, testing, and reporting on these and other Kosherfest finds in detail over the next few months. There was so much more - crepes, artisan breads, flavored sausages, Asian specialties, frozen ready-to-eat meals, pastries, ice cream, Greek yogurt, and organic juices. And there were the classics like Koppers, Gus’ Pickles, Paskesz, Alprose, Streits, and Osem. We will be reviewing, featuring, and sampling additional Kosherfest products in the coming weeks and months. We just couldn’t taste it all!
KosherEye also had the pleasure of coordinating a pre-Kosherfest Social Media dinner event at Solo Restaurant in Manhattan. Twenty-six members of the kosher media gathered to eat, tweet and meet. The conversation was lively, and the menu exceptional. We will be sharing the mouthwatering menu, and hopefully some recipes!
The attendees also had the pleasure of tasting Champagne Drappier, introduced and imported by Royal Wine. These are the first authentic French kosher cuvees to come to the U.S. They were fabulous!
We enjoyed attending an author-blogger event at the show. Moderated by Esti Berkowitz of PrimeTimeParenting.com, and Leah Schapira of CookKosher.com, the chef-author panel featured Levana Kirschenbaum, Jeff Nathan, Paula Shoyer, Jamie Geller, Gil Marks, and Susie Fishbein. The authors discussed growth and trends in kosher food. Some issues shared were the need for healthier ingredients and less sodium in kosher products.
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