Sunday, November 25, 2012

Chic Made Simple - A review with Chicken Fire Poppers, Mini Mushroom Beef Sliders & No-Bake Cheesecake Mousse


This year at Kosherfest I had the pleasure of meeting the delightful Esther Deutsch, the author of the new Kosher cookbook Chic Made Simple Published by Feldheim, this beautiful new cookbook boasts fresh, fast, and fabulous recipes. At Kosherfest, I asked Esther what was the most important thing she wanted to convey to her cookbook readers.  She replied “My cookbook has easy, delicious, and pretty recipes that make everyone happy”.  After going through the cookbook I can honestly say that Esther achieved her goal.  The recipes in this book are pretty to look at!  I went over each page, tagging my favorites with a sticky tab, until my dear daughter asked if there were any pages I didn’t tab! There are so many recipes I can’t wait to try based upon the gorgeous photos, the straightforward instructions, and the simple, fresh and accessible ingredients.  This book has more “gourmet” recipes, such as Salmon or Tuna Tartare and Mexican Chicken-Filled Crepes with Shallot Sauce and more everyday family friendly recipes such as Chicken Fire Poppers (my family’s new favorite!!)  There are recipes with mock crab, and sushi grade tuna, and simpler fare such as No Bake Cheesecake MousseThere are recipes in this book that truly will make everyone happy.  Chic also has a lot of recipes with mushrooms, wahoo!  I couldn’t wait to try the Mini Mushroom Beef Sliders which use mushroom caps! instead of a bun – sheer genius and perfect for the Matten Mushroom Loving Family!! 

When I started reading the Chic, I was struck by how much Esther Deutsch sounded like she could be a friend of mine, sitting in my kitchen discussing recipes with me.  From her “Then life happened” to the basic theme of the book: “…fuss-free became the way to go.  My essential criteria for good food hadn’t lapsed – food still needed to be absolutely delicious and served with flair – but quick and easy now made the list too.”   Those are the same beliefs that I have for koshereveryday.com!!  I couldn’t have said it better myself!


Each recipe has a little blue box associated with it that contains stories, tips and alternatives for each recipes, making each recipe not just a single recipe but a whole variety of recipes.  Bonus!  For example, the Chocolate French Macarons with Caramel Cream can be made as described in the main recipe, but the little blue box gives you an alternative chocolate filling, as well as additional recipes for vanilla and coffee macarons.  And who wouldn’t want to make the latest, trendiest Macaron dessert for their guests – all tied up in a bow (as shown in the recipe photograph!).  You can also impress your guests with Quilted Fondant Cupcakes with step by step instructions for doing the quilting on top of the cupcakes – with quick tips for speeding up the process in the little blue box.

I can see why Chic is such a popular cookbook, with easy, fast, and fabulous recipes, it’s simple to find recipes that will make your family happy…just like mine was!!


Chicken Fire Poppers
My family’s new favorite!  When I made these my dear Daughter said “You must make these again!”  Dear Husband said “Wow, these are really good!”, and dear Son said “YUM!” That pretty much sums it up!! I did find I needed more eggs than the recipe stated for dipping the chicken in, and I would keep a whole box of corn flake crumbs on hand to make sure you don’t run out.  I also used canola oil for the frying.  Here is the original recipe but I doubled the recipe when I made them.
POPPERS
2 eggs
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
1 pound chicken cutlets, cut into bite-size (1 ½ - inch pieces)
Corn flake crumbs
Oil for frying
SAUCE
½ cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
¼ cup honey
1/3 cup hot sauce (I use Franks)
Sliced chives to garnish (optional)

1.       Preheat the oven to 350° F.  In a small bowl, beat the eggs with the garlic powder and onion powder.  Dip the chicken pieces in the egg mixture, then coat with cornflake crumbs.
2.       In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat.  Fry the coated chicken pieces in the oil on both sides until golden and crispy.  Let drain on paper towels for a few minutes, then transfer the chicken to a baking pan.
3.       In a bowl, combine all the sauce ingredients.  Pour the sauce over the fried chicken.  Bake the chicken, covered for 20 minutes (do not overbake).  Spoon the sauce from the bottom of the pan over the chicken, garnish with the chives, if desired, and serve warm.  Serves 4-6.

Mini Mushroom Beef Sliders

We LOVE mushrooms here in the Matten house, so I was especially excited to try out this recipe.  I didn’t have Worcestershire sauce in the house so I substituted teriyaki sauce instead, and the mushrooms came out great!  I also added slightly less salt to the recipe as well.  I baked the caps for half the time top down, then flipped them and baked them top side up for the remaining time.  Be prepared to fend off the hungry crowd until they are done – the aromatic spices make the sliders smell great while they are grilling!
MUSHROOM BUNS
20 large white mushrooms
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
Kosher salt
Fresh black pepper
SLIDERS
1 pound chuck ground beef
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon basil, minced
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons kosher salt
¼ teaspoon fresh black pepper
1 egg beaten
½ cup bread crumbs
16 mushroom stems minced
ADDITIONS
Barbecue sauce
10 fresh basil leaves
2 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced (10 slices total)
Fresh rosemary sprigs, to garnish

1.       Preheat the oven to 350° F.  Remove the mushroom stems from the caps.  Mince the stems and set aside for making the sliders.  On a baking sheet, spray the mushroom caps with nonstick cooking spray and drizzle with the Worcestershire sauce.  Sprinkle the caps with the salt and black pepper.  Bake, uncovered for 25 minutes.  Remove from the oven.
2.       In a bowl, combine the ground beef, herbs, garlic, salt, black pepper, egg, bread crumbs, and minced mushroom stems.  Form into small patties the same size as the mushroom caps.  Grill the patties on an indoor or outdoor grill or sear in a nonstick skillet in hot oil for 4-5 minutes per side.
3.       To assemble the sliders, spread the barbecue sauce on the insides of two mushroom caps.  Place a patty on one mushroom cap, add a basil leaf and a slice of tomato, and top with the other mushroom cap.  Garnish with a sprig of rosemary: stick the sprig through the top of the mushroom cap and pierce all the way through. (This will also help keep the slider intact.) Yields 8-10 burgers.

No-Bake Cheesecake Mousse

DOUGH CRUMBS
7/8 cup (1 ¾ sticks) butter
4 tablespoons sugar
2 egg yolks
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
CHEESE FILLING
2 cups heavy cream
4 tablespoons sugar
4 containers 9% soft cheese (I use Tnuva or Norman’s)
1 ¼ cups confectionsers sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla sugar
1.       Preheat the oven to 350° F.  In a bowl, combine all the ingredients for the dough crumbs until the mixture is crumbly.  Press two-thirds of the mixture into the bottom and sides of a 9 ½ - inch springform pan to form and even crust.  Bake until golden, about 25 minutes.  Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
2.       In a baking pan, bake the remaining one-third of the dough crumbs for 25 minutes.  Transfer the baked crumbs from the pan to a sealable plastic bag and crush to form fine crumbs.  Set aside.
3.       To prepare the cheese filling:  Whip the heavy cream with the sugar.  Set aside.
4.       Beat the soft cheese with the confectioners’ sugar and vanilla sugar.  Fold gently into the heavy cream.  Pour the mixture over the baked crust and sprinkle with the fine crumbs.  Refrigerate for at least 12 hours before serving.  Serves 10.


CHICKEN FIRE POPPERS!!
All the ingredients....
 Seasoned egg and corn flake crumbs....
 Fry them in canola oil...
 All golden brown....
 Done!  Now for the sauce..
 Combine the sauce ingredients....
 Stir until smooth...SO simple!!
 Pour it over the chicken....
 Bake...
SO saucy & delicious!!
 Thanks Esther!
These are fast & fabulous!!

MINI MUSHROOM BEEF SLIDERS
All the ingredients in a bowl...
 Can you count 10 patties?
 They don't call me the "gadget queen" 
for nothing!
Check out the stove top mini slider pan!
 Cover with the lid to keep the heat
in and make the cool grill marks on top!
 Fabulous!  Simply Fabulous!!
 Burgers are done, now the mushrooms!
 Mushrooms are done!
 A little BBQ sauce in the middle....
 Put it all together...
So beautiful I'm nearly speechless!


Kosher Everyday is dedicated to the memory of my father
Dr. Theodore Saltzberg - Tuvia Ben Nachum Z”L
May his memory be for a blessing - Yihi zichro baruch.

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Kosherfest 2012 and Sun Dried Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwiches (gluten-free!)


It’s been two years since I started writing koshereveryday.com after my first visit to Kosherfest 2010.  It’s been an awesome experience!  I have been blessed with meeting and making new friends, and getting great feedback from my readers along the way.  Although life has been more challenging lately, I have still tried to give the koshereveryday.com the best of me, and I truly appreciate all your support!!!!!

Sun Dried Tomato
Grilled Cheese Sandwich
SO, this year’s 2012 Kosherfest didn’t disappoint!  (I LOVE it when that happens!). As in previous years, I painstakingly went through every row, talking to nearly every vendor trying to find out what was unique and interesting about each product.  I was so impressed by the passion that most of the vendors had about their displays.  Also, as in previous years, there were some distinct “winners” and sadly a few “not winners”.  There were products from all around the world (how cool is that??) from places like the Phillipines, Mexico, and Israel (of course!).  There were old favorites like Gus’s Pickles, Shabtai Gourmet (with new Gluten-Free Pies and my favorite Yidels!), Jacks Sausages, Setton Farms All Natural Pistachio Chewy Bites, Zing spices, The CRC (hooray for the Chicago Rabbinical Council!), Viki’s Granola, and Joburg South African Sausages. I got to see my favorite authors (Jamie Geller, Leah Schapria, Levana Kirschenbaum, Estie Deutch, Gil Marks, Paula Shoyer and Susie Fishbein), and my most favorite kosherscoop.com editors Estee Kafra and Dasi Slater.  I got to meet some of my favorite kosher bloggers in person for the first time too!  I was also really impressed by the number of Gluten Free products that were available this year – most were so good that you almost couldn’t tell they were gluten free!  This week’s recipe Sun Dried Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwiches is even based upon an outstanding Gluten Free/Kosher for Passover Sun Dried Tomato Bread by Eytan’s Country Pie & PastryNow, drum roll please….here is my list of the top 25 Kosherfest 2012 favorites (not in any particular order):

1.       Giambri’s Quality Sweets
Imagine a fat Belgian waffle, covered in caramel, then covered in rich creamy milk chocolate, then covered in M&M’s.  Holy Cow!!! These were insanely delicious.  It simply wasn’t even normal how good these were.  The first food vendor in the first row – it was a perfect breakfast start to my Kosherfest experience (it was waffles right?) I kept bringing people back to the display because you couldn’t even imagine how crazy good these were.  They also make the caramel-chocolate covered waffles topped with toffee crunch, peanut butter chips, chocolate rice crispies, dark chocolate chips, and sno caps. These should really be outlawed (but not until after I order some!). (www.giambris.com)
2.       Oxygen Sauces
These outstanding sauces and spreads were incredibly delicious and would be a great addition to any chicken or beef.  My personal favorites were the Pomegranate Plum and the Mango Curry. (www.oxygenimports.com)
3.       Crystal Springs Omega Naturals Fish Franks
I was initially really, really, really, really scared and skeptical about this product.  I mean, fish hot dogs??!!!  That’s just wrong on so many levels…until I tasted them.  I figured, I’m at Kosherfest, I’m supposed to be trying daring and new things – I’m going to go for it.  Boy, was I surprised!!!  These are really amazing!  They don’t taste at all like fish.  Not even a little bit.  Really.  I was blown away.  I had to meet the creator of this surprisingly great product – Sholom Ben Cadaner (I think that was his last name – I wrote it on the fish salami!!).  He said that it’s actually very popular with Jewish Schools where they don’t allow kids to bring actual meat products to school.  I’m looking forward to making marinated mini franks for a dairy dinner one night this week – won’t the kids be surprised!!
4.     Ta'amti Pizza Pinwheels 
These Pizza Pinwheels actually won the Best New Frozen EntrĂ©e at the 2012 Kosherfest for good reason – they were delicious!  Crispy, cheesy and super easy to make, they are going to be a quick dinner staple in the Matten household. (http://www.bwfoodsllc.com/)
5.     Simply Protein Chips
YUM, YUM, YUM, YUM, YUM!!  Done.  Ok, these chips are perfect for someone that is trying to eat healthier.  They are gluten-free (bonus) and are super healthy with a whopping 15 grams of protein, 140 calories, and only 2 grams of sugar per serving.  The best part is that the Spicy and Slightly Sweet Chili Protein chips (spicy is always good!) and the Herb Protien chips are a really delicious grab and go snack you don’t have to feel one bit guilty eating.  The company also makes the Simply Bar which is also good but the chips are “super outstanding!” (http://wellnessfoods.ca/)         
6.       Nathan’s Sweet Horshradish Pickles
These pickles are sweet with a nice horseradish bite to them and are perfect for deli trays. (www.hermannpicklecompany.com)
7.       Happy Hearts Wine
Ok, so I did drink a little at the show…and although I am really not a wine connoisseur, I really liked the Rosco Red Red Grapes Mist and Puglia Moscato Bianco White.  Can you tell I’m a “sweet wine” person?  Don’t just take my word for it try them and let me know what you think.  (www.happyheartswine.com)  
8.       Rice Expressions by Sage 5
These rices come in ready-made packages and can be found at Whole Foods and Trader Joes under private labels.  They are perfect for the nights when you really only have time to microwave a few things for dinner – this rice should be on your short list!  The Brown Rice with Asparagus and Toasted Pignoli they served as a sample at the show was so flavorful I know I’ll be making it in the future. ( www.riceandrecipes.com )
9.       Cuppa J Hot Chocolate Mix
We love Jay Hill from 999 Foods, a longtime friend of my cousin Tzvi.  I was really excited to try his latest innovation – Cuppa  J (for Jay!) Pareve Hot Chocolate.  You simply can’t tell it’s pareve – it’s that good!  I especially liked the “Mayan Spice” variety, it had a little kick!  The Double Dark and Mystic Mint won’t disappoint either.  Hey Jay!  Hurry up and get these into stores!!  We can’t wait!! ( www.cuppajhotchocolate.com )
10.   Eytan’s Country Pie & Pastry – Kosher for Passover
Knock me over with a feather.  It’s really hard to believe that these products are gluten free! I grabbed a Hamburger Bun before I left Kosherfest and made a deli sandwich for my flight home and it was wonderful!  After speaking to the representative at the end of the show he tossed me a loaf of the Sun-Dried Tomatoes Loaf to take home.  I wasn’t sure what to expect but when I got home and made a Sun-Dried Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwich with the bread I was SO happy – a gluten-free bread that made a great grilled cheese sandwich.  HOORAY!!  Although the bread still doesn’t have the elasticity of a gluten enriched bread – it was super as a grilled cheese sandwich and the roll was a perfect gluten free sandwich enhancer!!  (Imported by Bagel Bites USA inc).
11.   Shani’s Tahini Sauce
Finally!  A Tahini sauce that you use like a salad dressing – that tastes great too!  One of my favorite all time sauces is Tahini.  My family knows that whenever we go out for Shwarma (or make it here) I must have extra Tahini on the side.  I’m so excited to be able to keep this product on hand for my salads or wraps! (www.shanistahini.com)
12.   Eden Passover Cheese Puffs – Gluten Free
I was completely surprised that these gooey, cheesy, spicy puffs were gluten free (and Kosher For Passover).  Somehow I kept winding up down the Eden row and had to keep making sure that the puffs were as good as the ones that I had samples a few minutes before ;-).  These are crispy on the outside, with a blend of cheddar cheese in the middle – wow!  Perfect for Passover (and every day!) and the GFE!! (Distributed by S. Bertram Inc.)
13.   Seyman Premium Kosher Cheese
This year I got to meet the adorable Elizabeth Bland of kccheese.com – a kosher cheese blog!  She became my new best cheese friend, and she walked around Kosherfest wearing a Kosher Cheese hat (not a Green Bay Packer’s cheese hat…as a Chicago Bears Fan we might have had words – whew!).  We were in complete agreement that they Seyman Premium Kosher Cheeses were outstanding.  Lots of different flavors and textures to choose from – these really were premium cheeses. (www.seyman.co.il )
14.   Roland All Natural Gluten Free Quinoa
I have recently become a huge quinoa fan, and I love the fact that Roland makes 5 different varieties of quinoa mixes that are ready in 15 minutes.  These mixes have 40 grams or more of whole grain per serving and come in enticing flavors such as Roasted Garlic, Black Bean, Garden Vegetable, Toasted Sesame Ginger and Mediterranean.  I love it when it’s fast, delicious, and healthy!! (www.rolandfood.com)
15.   Kickbutt Amped Energy Ballz
I have no idea if these are good or not but anything that is named “Kickbutt Amped Energy Ballz” gets added to this list just because of the name.  (www.kickbuttballz.com)
16.   Zermatok Rainbow Color Changing Candles
These cool candles actually change colors as they burn.  They come in a vanilla scent and are manufactured in a factory “making light” by employees with special needs.  These candles are beautiful on many levels. This company also makes cute long stem candy roses that are worth checking out too. (www.zermatok.co.il
17.   Simplyaddwater Bread Mixes
These bread mixes are super easy to make, great for when you run out of time to make challah’s from scratch before Shabbat!!  They are quick to make, nothing to measure (except water!), preservative free, and can last up to one year in the box – so you can keep a few on hand for a bread emergency!  They are great breads – great crust, chewy inside and taste great!  (www.simplyaddwater.com)
18.   Vivente Agave Nectars & Jams
I was impressed by the wonderful selection of different flavors of agave nectar that Vivente had.  100% pure organic, and made with Metlin a high purity blue agave powdered inulin, soluble organic dietary fiber with a prebiotic effect.   There are nine delicious flavors to choose from – perfect for coffee, tea or your favorite recipe.    (www.sheilfoods.com)
19.   Sugat White Quinoa Royal
I was amazed by how light and fluffy this quinoa was.  When I asked about it I was told that it was especially light and fluffy because it was sprouted quinoa.  I did not know that!  The salad they had made was pretty terrific too.  You can find recipes on the Sugat website under the recipes tab.  I’m looking forward to buying the Sugat quinoa at my local store!  (http://www.sugat.com/eng/)
20.   Africa Kosher Safaris
“Quality Kosher Cuisine in the heart of the African Bush” – I think that pretty much says it all! (www.aksafaris.com)
21.   Lakewood Organic Fresh Pressed Juices
I have often used pure juices in recipes without much thought to actually drinking the juices!  The Lakewood Organic company had Pure Pomegranate, Pineapple, and Cranberry juices to sample at the show.  No sugar added, just pure juice.  What a surprise!  I would have expected the juices to be sour or bitter - they were anything but!  Flavorful, refreshing and good for you too.  I’ve seen them at my local grocery store and plan on stocking up!   (www.lakewoodjuices.com/products)
22.   Ultra Lo-Gly Juice Alternative
This juice is low in calories, naturally low in glycemic index, low-carb, low-sugar, not low in flavor!!  These juices come in cool, fruity flaovrs like Acai-Blue, Mango Mojito, Pomegranate and Pomegranate Mojito.  Great for quenching your thirst anytime.  (www.lo-gly.com)
23.   Wissotzky Tea Premium Collection
It’s nice to see an old favorite come out with a new and wonderful “premium” product that takes a great product to a new level.  The Premium Tea Collection is a more upscale product with stylish pyramid shaped silky sachet style little tea bags containing whole leaf tea, herbs and blossoms.    These teas come in flavors like Strawberry Panna Cotta Infusion, Chocolate Truffles, Lemongrass Cream Infusion, Deep Red Forest, and Fruity Floral Bouquet, just to name a few.  You would definitely want to serve this tea to your Shabbat guests!  (www.wtea.com)
24.   Torie & Howard Organic Hard Candy (Gluten Free)
Named Best New Candy of Kosherfest 2012, this candy uses only natural fresh fruit flavors that taste like they are “picked straight from the garden”.  They come in unique flavors like d’anjou pear & cinnamon, pomegranate & nectarine, blood orange & honey, and pink grapefruit & tupelo honey.  There are no artificial dyes, no nuts, no gmo’s, no corn syrup, no gluten or wheat, no casein, no soy, and no dairy in these candies.  To top it all off the company donates to Autism Speaks and Wildlife Conservation Society.  To quote the company’s representative –
“It’s a candy you feel good about giving to your kids.”  I couldn’t have said it better myself.  (www.torieandhoward.com)
25.   Heaven & Health Fresh Italian Homestyle Pasta – Gluten Free and Kosher for Passover
I’m always so happy when a company comes out with gluten free and Kosher for Passover products that taste like traditional every day products.  The Heaven and Health pasta really fit the description.  They make Cheese Ravioli, Potato Kreplach, and other pastas.  My personal favorite was the potato gnocchi, which I could see being a family favorite especially on Passover.  Plain, with a good pasta sauce or cheese, I would recommend these whether you are eating Gluten Free or not – they were that good!  They are all preservative free, all natural, have no food coloring, sugar free, cholesterol free, have zero grams trans fat, Kosher for Passover with no kitniot, Non Gebrokts, Mehadrin and most importantly – cook in one minute!!(Imported and distributed by Bagel Bites USA Inc.)

Top Honorable Mentions:
1.       Del Campo Tortillas (www.delcapotortillas.com)
2.       Kosher’Us Pelmeni (Russian dumplings) and raviolis (www.kosherus.net)
3.       Kosher Express Bison Products (www.thekosherexpress.com)
4.       Gelato Petrini (www.gelatopetrini.com)
5.       Barbara Shaw Contemporary Gifts from Israel (www.barbarashawgifts.com)
6.       A&B Parve Kishke
7.        Elegant Frozen Desserts (www.elegantdessertsny.com)
8.       American Farmer All Natural Popped Corn Gluten Free (www.afpopcorn.com)
9.       Goldbaums Gluten Free Products (Meals, Pasta, Ice Cream Cones & Snacks) (www.goldbaums.com)
10.   Amoretti Olive Oil (www.amoretti.com)
11.   AD Rosenblatt Chorizo


I came home from Kosherfest with a lot of samples.  Vendors love to give me stuff and I love to try it all out!  This year because of my United Mileage Plus Explorer card I was able to check a suitcase for free!  You know it was completely full of Kosherfest stuff on the way back (it was packed with Romanian Kosher Sausage salami’s and beer sticks for the NY family on the way there!).  So, I’m working away baking here on Thursday (what I do when I’m not writing koshereveryday.com, being a mom, and everything else) and I’m hungry!  I had just had 3 straight days of eating (including the Kosher Food Writer/Blogger conference in NY on Monday) and I really, really, really needed to eat something healthy and light.  I pulled out my gorgeous loaf of Gluten Free Sun Dried Tomato Bread, some Earth Balance margarine, a tomato, and some American cheese and proceeded to make absolutely one of the best grilled cheese sandwiches I have ever had.  Really!  I know that a grilled cheese sandwich seems like an easy thing to make, but for those of you that are phobic about making grilled cheese sandwiches this recipe is for you.  I think that people often use different cheeses in their sandwiches, but I have to tell you, the bread (even Gluten Free) can really make a big impact on the sandwich.  So, without further ado, I present the Sun Dried Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwich and bonus – it’s gluten free!  Great for the GFE (Gluten Free Eater)!!

Sun Dried Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwich
·         2 thick slices Eytan’s Country Sun Dried Tomato Bread (or your favorite bread)
·         2 slices American cheese
·         Earth Balance Spread
·         1 thick tomato slice

Preheat a non-stick skillet.  Spread a thin layer over each of the slices of bread.  Place one slice of the bread spread side down in the skillet.  Top with one slice of American cheese, the tomato slice, another slice of American cheese, then the second slice of bread – spread side up.  Cook until cheese has somewhat melted and the bottom slice of bread is browned.  Press down on the sandwich with a spatula, then carefully flip the sandwich to cook on the second side.  Press down on the sandwich again, and cook until the second slice of bread is browned.  Remove from the pan, slice in half and eat while hot and gooey!











Kosherfest Buddies!

 Suzie Fishbein & Me
Jamie Geller & Me
Paula Shoyer


More Kosherfest Pictures!






 My favorites from Shabtai Gourmet!!



 My Famous Matzoh Ball Recipe!!



 Do these Matzoh's look familiar?








 Hooray Kosher Cheese from Chicago!!!







 Hooray for Mushrooms!!
  Barbara Shaw Contemporary Gifts from Israel (www.barbarashawgifts.com)



 From the Phillipines!
 Goldbaums Gluten Free Products (Meals, Pasta, Ice Cream Cones & Snacks) (www.goldbaums.com)















Kosher Everyday is dedicated to the memory of my father
Dr. Theodore Saltzberg - Tuvia Ben Nachum Z”L
May his memory be for a blessing - Yihi zichro baruch.

Look for additional information about Edible Experience Kosher Everyday at www.koshereveryday.com,
aish.com, Mishpacha Magazine’s Kosher Inspired Magazine,
The Chicago Tribune Syndication,
 or on Facebook at Edible Experience by Sharon Matten.

These recipes are for sole, personal use of visitors to Sharon Matten -Edible Experience Kosher Everyday. Edible Experience Kosher Everyday recipes are for your enjoyment but are not to be posted or reprinted without express permission from Sharon Matten. Thank you!!

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2011 CBS Most Valuable Blogger Awards!!