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KosherEye is delighted to share 200 new and classic recipes and design suggestions for your Yom Tov table. 
May your family be blessed with a sweet, peaceful, delicious
and kosher New Year 5778  

Appetizers/Salads:

Apple-Beet Herring Appetizer  
Beets with Herring and Apples 
Creamy Parve Pickled Herring 
Cucumber Tomato Salad
Eggplant Salad with Lemon & Olive Oil
Fruited Barley Salad

Gefilte Fish Chopped Salad
Gefilte Fish "Crab" Cakes 
Geflite Fish with Italian Sauce
Kosher Chicken Liver Pate
KosherEye Faux "Crab" Louis Salad Platter
Matbucha - Tomato & Pepper Salad
Moroccan Carrot Salad
Pear and Spinach Salad by Chef Shlomo Schwartz
Pomegranate, Citrus and Avocado Salad
Roasted Beet Salad with Garlic Almond Dressing
Sefardi Gefilte Fish
Simanim (Good Omen)
Salad - POM Salad Dressings
Smoked Trout Salad
Smoked White Fish Stuffed Tomatoes
Three-Bean Salad with Olives

Breads:

Apple Harvest Challah 
Apple Raisin Cinnamon Bread
Breakfast Danish
Cinnamon Buns w/Cream Cheese Glaze 
Grape Harvest Bread

Heirloom Challah 
Meira's Famous Challah  
My New Favorite Traditional Challah
Perfect Challah, Every Time  
Raisin Challah
Real Cheese Danish w/Easy Danish Dough
Rebbetzin Kanievsky's Challah
Round Challah   (with video)
Round, Frosted Pull-Apart Honey Challah
Sweet Challah by Marcy                 
Sweet Cinnamon Challah
Whole Wheat Honey Bread
YomTov Frosting for Challah
Infused Honey   

Soups:

Amazing Apple Rutabaga Soup
Award Winning Chicken Soup
Beef and Barley Soup
Betty's Beet Borscht
Bubbies Chicken Soup
Carrot Dill Soup
Chick Pea Soup
Chicken Satay Soup  
Chicken Soup w/Matzah Balls
CKCA Parve Vichyssoise Soup 
Cream of Parsnip Soup
Flanken Mushroom Barley Soup
Green Matzoh Ball Soup
Heirloom Tomato and Beet Minestrone
Lemon Parsnip Soup 
Lentil Soup
Nancy Gordon's Split Pea Soup 
Smoked Salmon Chowder
Split Pea, Potato and Barley Soup

Chicken Kreplach
Manischewitz Mandarian Surprise Matzo Balls

Sides:

Aliza's Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Streusel Topping
Apple Brandy Sauce
Asparagus in Lemon Vinaigrette
Barley Risotto
Bulgar Salad with Nectarines, Parsley & Pistachios
Bulgar with Almonds and Raisins   
Carrot and Sweet Potato Tzimmes 
Carrot Kugel
Carrot Soufflé
Cauliflower Cake
Cauliflower Curry Puree
Classic Tzimmus with Flanken
Cranberry Cobbler
Easy Cole Slaw
Easy Corn-Bread Stuffing
Eggplant with Garlic
Fasoulia - Green Bean Sephardic Style 
Infused Honey
Jeweled Rice Pilaf
Keftes de Prassa, Leek Patties 
KosherEye Corn Pudding
Moroccan Potato Pancakes with Smoked Salmon and Crème Fraiche 
Parsnip Mango Rolls
Peach Fritters
Pumpkin Seed Gremolata
Quinoa Pilaf
Sweet Rice with Orange and Carrots
Vegetarian Tzimmus
White Bean and Heirloom Tomato Ragu
Wild Rice by Chef Shlomo Schwartz
Ziggy's Kasha Varnishkes

Kugels:

Best Healthy Kugel
Broccoli Noodle Kugel
Crunchy Topped Noodle Kugel  with Almond Crust and Winter Squash
Deluxe Noodle Kugel 
Lokshen Kugel with Plums
Mom's Fruit Noodle Kugel   
No-Noodle Apple Kugel
Potato Kugel
Simple Potato Kugel
Upside-Down Noodle Kugel 
World's Best Potato Kugel

Entrees:

2nd Avenue Deli Brisket
Braised Beef Brisket
Braised Veal Brisket 
Brined Veal Chops with Peach Fritters and Apple Brandy Sauce
Brisket with Bubbie's Seasoning
Butternut Squash Risotto
Chef Avram's Roast Turkey
Chicken Marvelosa 
Chicken Fricassee with Garlic and Red Wine Vinegar 
Chicken with Apples
Chicken with Duck Sauce
Chicken with Pomegranate Sauce
Classic Beef Stroganoff
Coq au Vin
Crispy Honey Glazed Chicken with Tsimmes
Dried Fruit Couscous with Meat & Poultry Variations 
Easy Chicken with Orange Honey Sauce
Falling Off the Bone Short Ribs
Gloria's Stuffed Cabbage 
Honey Chicken-Pomegranate
Kosher Beef Bourguignon
KosherEye Marinated Turkey Chops
KosherEye “Stuffed” Turkey Chops
Mighty Good Meatballs 
Pistachio Crusted Salmon by Chef Shlomo Schwartz
Pomegranate-Braised Lamb Shoulder with Fava Beans
Orange Chicken
Ronnie's Stuffed Cabbage
Roasted Spatchcocked Turkey with Stone Fruit Compote 
Teriyaki-Glazed Chilean Sea Bass with Cauliflower Curry Puree
Turkey OssoBuco
Short Ribs with Butter Beans 

Desserts:

All American Apple or Peach Crumb Pie
Almond Streusel Coffee Cake
Apple and Honey Turnovers 
Apple Pie Shooters
Apple Upside–Down Cake
Apples and Honey Bread Pudding w/Butterscotch Sauce
Apples and Honey Tart 
Aunt Belle's Spicy Honey Cake
Aunt Goldie's Mandelbrot
Aunt Ruthy's Apple Strudel
Baker's Best Cinnamon Bubka w/Crumb Topping  
Babka Bites 
Caramel Apple Cake

Black Russian Cake
Blueberry-Lemon Parfait
Chocolate Babka Meltaway
Chocolate Pomagranate Bark
Challah Beer Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce
Cinnamon–Apple Pie with Raisins & Crumb Topping
Coconut Panna Cotta with Lime Curd
Dried Fruit and Olive Oil Cake
Easier than Pie-Fig-Plum Galette
Easy-No Bake Chocolate Pomegranate Bark
Espresso Panna Cotta
Fresh Apple Cake
Fresh Family Apple Cake 
German Apple Cake
Hilda's Pound Cake
Honey Cake
Honey Cupcakes with Chocolate Honey Glaze 
Honey Chocolate Tart
Honey Spice Cake
"Jewish" Apple Cake (video)
Kolatin Chocolate and Vanilla Mousse Parfait
Kolatin Chocolate-Banana Panna Cotta
Peach or Apple Crisp
Perfect Peach Cobbler
Quick Fruit Tart 
Royal Apple Cake 
Teiglach 
World's Best Apple Cake 

Cooking and Baking with the Stars

Cooking with the Stars I
Baking with the Stars II
Cooking with the Stars III
Cooking with the Stars IV

Videos:

How to Make Apple Cake
How to Make Apple Cinnamon Challah
How to Make Round Challah for Rosh Hashanah
How to Seed a Pomegranate

Helpful Information:

Apple Guide: A very useful guide to apples that will help you make your choice of variety easier and help you gauge exactly how many apples you’ll need to create your culinary masterpieces.

Centerpieces and Place Cards:


Rosh Hashana Decor from MiChicas
Rosh Hashanah Holiday Centerpieces 
Rosh Hashanah Place Cards - DIY
Yummy Earth Lollipop Centerpieces

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Little Debbie blackwhite      LD Nutty Bars

YAY! Little Debbie is now OU Kosher!

KosherEye is delighted to give a special welcome to the newly OU kosher certified Little Debbie’s Snacks.

A Little History about the brand from the brand:
The Little Debbie story began during the great depression when young entrepreneur O.D. McKee began selling 5 cent snack cakes from the back of his car. He was just out of college and newly married, and eager to get into the baking business. Soon after, he and his wife, Ruth, bought a small, failing bakery, using the family car as collateral. Money was so tight that they had to put up a sheet near the back of the bakery for the family's living quarters. Despite several years of struggle, in 1960 O.D. and Ruth began selling the first family pack of baked goods, naming them after their granddaughter, Debbie. The bakery continued to grow but remained a family bakery. O.D. and Ruth’s sons, Ellsworth and Jack, eventually took over, and they are now introducing the 4th generation of the McKee family to the business.

The legacy of McKee Foods continues, as an example of two young people working diligently and passionately to fulfill their dream, an American dream! It is with great pleasure that the kosher consumer can now enjoy this treat!

Who is the girl on the box of Little Debbie?
Debbie McKee-Fowler is the original inspiration for the logo and is currently the Executive Vice President of McKee Foods, the company created by her grandfather. What aresome of the new treats that we can now taste? The most popular products are:
 LD Oatmeal creme Pies LD Chocolate Cupcakes
 LD Swiss Rolls
The most  popular products are Oatmeal Crème Pies, Swiss Rolls, Nutty Bars and Chocolate Cup Cakes, but there on many more!
Little Debbie brand is the #1 snack cake brand in the U.S. Be sure and look for the OU label on each box. One word of caution: In moderations please, no matter how delicious! KosherEye can’t wait for the tasting. The labeling is changing as we write!
For more information about this brand, visit Littledebbie.com
For more Kashrut information-visit OUkosher.org

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IMG 4848 We love ribs…beef, lamb, veal. But like many of our readers, we never know which cut to order and best methods to prepare each. Enter Grow and Behold Foods, owned and managed by Naf and Anna Hanau. They have brought Glatt Kosher pastured meats to tables across the U.S., and they take pride in using small family farms to raise their animals. Their practices adhere to the strictest standards of kashrut, animal welfare, worker treatment, and sustainable agriculture. No hormones or antibiotics are ever used. And readers, the best news, they ship anywhere in the U.S.

We sampled four types of Grow and Behold ribs and explored optimum cooking techniques for each. We are sharing our favorite recipes along with recommendations from the meat mavens at Grow and Behold.

Please note: We usually start our ribs on the grill, and finish in the oven. However, all of these ribs can be finished over indirect heat on the grill.

Lamb short ribs

Lamb Short Ribs
From Grow and Behold “the closest cut we have in kosher to pork spare ribs. For maximum tenderness, braise or steam then finish on the grill. For medium tenderness sear on hot grill, then move to indirect heat for 30 minutes.”

KosherEye Grilled Lamb Short Ribs with a Rosemary Honey Glaze
Marinade
1/2 cup chopped onions
½ cup honey
¼ balsamic vinegar
2 garlic cloves
½ teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
Put all marinade ingredients in a bowl or plastic bag. Add lamb ribs. Marinate in refrigerator 4-8 hours.
Discard Marinade
Heat grill and brown lamb on both sides – about 5 minutes per side
Preheat oven to 350; Put ribs in lightly covered baking dish and roast for approximately 30 minutes.

KosherEye Hoisin Grilled Lamb Short Ribs
1-cup hoisin sauce like Lee Kum Kee Vegetarian Sauce, or Joyce Chen sauce
2 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
2 Tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons sherry (optional)

Grill ribs for 5 minutes per side. Place in an oven proof-baking dish
Mix sauce together, and pour over ribs
Let marinate 4 hours to overnight
Preheat oven to 325
Roast uncovered for about 30-45 minutes, or until tender and cooked. Fabulous!

Veal short ribs cat 260Veal Short Ribs
From Grow and Behold: "These tender short ribs can be slow cooked, smoked, or braised." 

KosherEye Sticky Asian Apricot Ribs
1 jar apricot jam or preserves
¼ cup teriyaki sauce
A pinch of fresh rosemary leaves or a shake of dry rosemary

Grill ribs 3-5 minutes per side and place in an oven proof-baking dish
Mix rosemary, apricot preserves and teriyaki sauce
Preheat oven to 325
Put in covered baking dish and roast 1 – 1 ½ hours until tender
Remove from oven and allow cooling

Spare Ribs
From Grow and Behold: "made from a three-bone short rib cut into 1 1/2″ slices (parallel to the rib bones). There is meat both on the sides of the bones and on top. These cook well on the grill (same marinating suggestions as above".  

OMG... KosherEye Spare Ribs 
These are the most amazing ribs for steak and bone lovers 
Preparation- so easy!!
We grilled the ribs for about 5 minutes per side, removed from grill and placed them in an oven proof baking dish.
We mixed 1/2 cup of ketchup with 1 cup of Sweet and Sour Duck Sauce and added 3 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar. We poured this marinade on top of the ribs, then put it all in a preheated 325 degree oven and baked uncovered until tender and ready.

Beef back ribs cat 114Back Ribs
From Grow and Behold: These are the same ribs as on a bone-In rib steak, and are produced when we cut rib-eye steaks or filet mignon. They are longer, and arrive as a rack about 8″ long with long thin strips of meat in between the bones (sometimes called “finger meat”). The meat is, similar to the steaks, very tender and fairly lean. While these ribs have the least amount of meat on them (compared to the others), the meat is the most tender and can be cooked quickly at high heat. Sometimes called “Dinosaur Ribs” because they are so large, they hold up well with a nice marinade or rub then a quick sear on the grill or under the broiler. (However you like to season your steaks, you can season these back ribs, although avoid fresh garlic if you’re broiling or grilling since it will burn.)

These back ribs require the simplest of preparation. We rubbed on Montreal steak seasoning…placed the ribs on a hot grill to brown on both sides. We turned them twice and then put them in a pre-heated 350-degree oven until they reached our desired doneness. We served them with a bowl of creamy horseradish sauce. Scrumptious!



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This is our favorite KosherEye summertime beef short rib recipe; So easy!
We always count 1 lb. of ribs per person. We don’t mind leftovers!
2 cups barbecue sauce
2 cups sweet and sour duck sauce
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
Grill veal or beef ribs just until brown
Place ribs in baking dish
Bring sauce ingredients to boil. Reserve 1 cup and set aside
Pour remainder of sauce over ribs and let marinate in refrigerator overnight
Bake ribs in oven, uncovered at 300 until tender
(approximately 1 ½ - 2 hours hours) Baste as necessary

If serving later and re-warming, cover loosely and warm in oven..
Serve reserved sauce on side.....Enjoy!
This recipe serves 10 with leftovers…It is also delicious on lamb or veal

If you would like more information, or want to consider an order, visit GrowandBehold.com 
For more rib recipes and a detailed rib guide visit: https://growandbeholdblog.wordpress.com/2013/05/17/beef-rib-cooking-guide/

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     Instant Pot

The Instant Pot is the kitchen star of the year. There are 434,000 members of the Instant Pot Facebook community: 119,00 on the Facebook instant Pot Recipe page, millions of Instant Pot views on YouTube and several new cookbooks focused on this small appliance.

So, what is it? Well, as we see it, it is our mom’s pressure cooker reimagined into a 21st century multifunctioning, electric wonder. It can slow cook, sauté, steam, make rice and yogurt within minutes. Since in our 21st century lives we are all in a hurry all of the time, the Instant Pot fits into our lifestyle. Its booming community of devotees are committed to their IP’s. and many have tagged themselves “potters”.

The Instant Pot was introduced in the U.S in 2009, and millions have been sold since then. It is one of the top sellers on Amazon in the kitchen category and has attracted over 17,000 thousands reviews. . . mostly passionate, positive and helpful. Not only do people love their IP, but they reach out to share that love. Dr.Robert Wang, the CEO of the Instant Pot company,  says “We are now in the era of smartcookers equipped with microprocessors and an array of sensors, and are wirelessly connected to cook meals and dishes intelligently.” So Wang and his company have engineered their products to address these goals. “User ease is number one, and..safety is our absolute top priority.”

So what do we think?
With memories of my mom’s stovetop pressure cooker and stories about soup and ceiling explosions, I was dubious about testing this appliance. However, readers nudged me to do so. I certainly am not technical, nor am I diligent or patient when it comes to reading manuals. So, when my Instant Pot arrived, I found it intimidating. However, that passed quickly-- very quickly. I decided to follow some recipes by experienced users and some recipes in the accompanying instruction manual.

I made brisket, chuck roast, ribs, rice. beans. meatballs and soup. Results? Unbelievably quick and delicious. Although the IP is certainly very technically sophisticated, it is simple for the user. I joined the online communities, so now have a "support team" when questions arise. For the kosher user: I have made my IP fleish, so I won’t be making yogurt in it… Due to the fact that it heats in many areas, as we see it, it cannot be kashered. So, if you become a devotee, you’ll have to buy 2 or 3 if you want one for Passover.

The bestselling model, and the one we used was Instant Pot IP-DUO60. Instant Pots are available for purchase HERE: Instant Pot

We are sharing some of our favorite Instant Pot recipes:
Instant Pot Chicken Soup
Instant Pot CopyCat Kosher Rice-a-Roni
Instant Pot "Melt in your mouth" Short Ribs
Instant Pot Mississippi Roast

 

 

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