Manischewitz Chanukah Dessert Kits + A Birthday/Holiday Giveaway

Guess what? Two very special people are celebrating a birthday today. That’s right, it’s us, the Kosher Foodies! For our special day, we’re sharing some Chanukah treats with you. Head on over to our Instagram page to win a Manischewitz Chanukah package!

What better way to celebrate any Jewish holiday than with food? Chanukah is one of the best holidays for such celebrations, since it can’t get much better than deep fried foods. Sufganiyot and latkes? The best!

And a new addition to the Chanukah classics: Manischewitz’s Chanukah House Vanilla Cookie Decorating Kit. The box comes with everything you need to create your own kosher, blue and white (with a touch of yellow) holiday house, including, my favorite part, an edible mezuzah for the door post! We had a blast decorating the house and sharing our holiday preparations and Chanukah story with our friends.

You can win your very own Chanukah House kit, along with a Donut Mix Kit and Chanukah Cookies with Decorating Icing on our Instagram page.

Even though we’ve been known to make our own doughnuts (and beignets) before, even we like to have a little help in the kitchen! The Manischewitz Donut Mix Kit, which includes dough, blue and white sprinkles, and powdered sugar, makes it easy for anyone to make their own doughnuts.

Finally, you’ll win the dreidel and Star of David cookies, which come with decorating icing, for an easier dessert-decorating alternative.

Pistachio Apricot Biscotti

We love making varieties of this biscotti, sometimes with different nuts, or even peanuts, sometimes with chocolate chips or different kids of dried fruit. The recipe is so versatile, but this combination is our mom’s favorite; apricot and pistachio is a classic flavor profile of lots of Syrian and Middle Eastern desserts.apricot pistachio biscotti Continue reading

A Father’s Day Giveaway and Grilled Lamb Chops

Grilled Lamb Chops

Lamb chops are not something you can make very often. They’re very expensive for a very little bit of meat (maybe you’re paying for the bone, so save it! Make stock!). That being said, they are a perfect “special occasion” food. And what better occasion to celebrate than Father’s Day (which is this Sunday)? Well, we’re celebrating this year with our delicious recipe for grilled lamb chops and a giveaway from ModernTribe, so come celebrate with us! Continue reading

Mechshe Potato: Potatoes Stuffed with Meat and Rice

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Family legend says that our great grandma Pauline (Grandma Sally‘s mother) invented Mechshie Potato. Being that we Syrian stuff everything with hashu, like zucchini, grape leaves, onions, etc., it wouldn’t be surprising that more than one person came up with stuffing a potato with it too. Whether or not Grandma Pauline invented this recipe, it’s definitely a special one, because it’s deep fried! Continue reading

Cashew Passover Macaroons

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When Whole Foods sent me an email about their latest Passover offerings, my excitement was twofold. A new Whole Foods just opened in my neighborhood! KforP cashew butter was on the list!
Many can’t eat peanut butter on Pesach (kitniyot—also if you’re Sephardic, we just learned that KForP peanut butter exists!) but cashew butter and jelly matzah sandwiches sound even better. Pick up a jar of Gefen cashew butter from your nearest whole foods for some Chol Hamoed lunches, but be sure to save some for these delicious, healthy (protein! sweetened with just a touch of maple syrup!) and easy twist on a classic holiday cookie.

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Kosher Vegetarian Moussaka

I’m an eggplant convert. I never ever used to eat it, but I’ve been experimenting with it lately, and really it’s not so bad! The key is the salt drain—never skip it! I started off simply with eggplant parmesan, and eggplant with meat and tomato sauce, but now I’m going way out of my comfort zone with this vegetarian moussaka.vegetarian greek moussaka—made with lentils! {the kosher foodies} Continue reading

Garlic Rosemary Lamb Riblets in the Oven

When I made these lamb riblets for dinner, I proclaimed that they were the best thing I’ve ever made, and David said that they’re better than lamb chops. So obviously I had to share them with you guys. Then I thought to myself, today is a good day to share this recipe with you, because it’s our birthday, and what’s a better birthday present to ourselves than my favorite new recipe? Usually we make ourselves decadent desserts like s’mores ice cream sandwiches or maple crunch layer cakes for our birthday, but there’s nothing wrong with a special savory treat!garlic rosemary lamb riblets {the kosher foodies}

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