Matzah Brei

How are you enjoying your chag? Do you miss bread yet? I think we can all hold out for just a little bit longer. I miss my chametz kitchen-supplies most of all, the rest of it doesn’t bother me. Did you eat breakfast yet? Here’s what I had for breakfast: Matzah (or matzo) brei.

Matzah brei is really ugly, or at least mine is. But it’s a Passover staple, so I have to share it with you anyway.

It’s basically scrambled eggs with matzah in it. You can make it sweet, savory, meat, dairy, whatever.

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Sephardic Charoset

You’re probably not doing much relaxing this Sunday, it’s Passover prep season! That’s right, since tomorrow’s the first seder, you’re probably busy in your hametz-free kitchen, cooking away. Is your local grocery store all out of charoset? Or are you feeling extra eager this holiday season? Maybe you want to make your own.

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Temp Tee Passover Desserts: Cream Cheese Truffles and Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese and Whipped Cream Frosting

temp tee truffles for passover

It’s hard to believe that it’s already time to get ready for Pesach, but Purim has passed and Passover really is right around the corner. This year, we’re preparing with this easy, no-bake dessert that requires no special equipment (because maybe you only have KforP bowls and forks!).

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Mushroom Bourguignon

Just because I’ve never had beef bourguignon before, that doesn’t mean I can’t try a vegetarian version! I mean, sometimes you want to serve up a fancy meal, but you don’t want to have meat, because you want pie and ice cream for dessert.

mushroom bourguignon from the kosher foodies

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Homemade Fruit Snacks

Happy Adar! Purim is just a couple weeks away, and we’re thinking about mishloach manot, obviously. So is this month’s Kosher Connection linkup.

Last year, we made hot chocolate on a stick and marshmallows. And of course every year we make hamentaschen.

This weekend, we decided to try and make fruit snacks. A homemade, healthy version of the gummy candies kids and adults love. All you need is some fruit, some kosher gelatin and about 45 minutes and you can make your own fruit snacks, too!homemade fruit snacks

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Inaugural Apple Pie

In case you have been missing pies this winter (like rhubarb, cherry or blueberry), or in case you didn’t know what to eat my sour cream ice cream with, I also made the apple pie from President Obama’s inaugural luncheon.

inaugural apple pie (with sour cream ice cream) from the kosher foodies

Believe it or not, when I saw these recipes, I called David and told him to invite his friends over for a dinner party, I wanted to make a dessert and needed to invite people over to serve it to so I wouldn’t have to eat it all myself. Do you ever do that?

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Sour Cream Ice Cream

When I came across the menu and recipes from what was served at President Obama’s inauguration a couple of weeks ago, I couldn’t wait to try it. Hey, if it’s good enough for the president, it’s good enough for me!

You could probably guess that I wanted to make the third course: dessert! I was especially intrigued by the idea of sour cream ice cream.sour cream ice cream
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Semolina Pasta

There’s nothing better than fresh, homemade pasta. Obviously, I like to boil a box of spaghetti for a quick and easy dinner as much as anyone else, but fresh pasta has it’s own category in my book, I sometimes can’t even believe that the two are the same.
homemade semolina pasta with homemade pesto

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Cheese Sambusak, or Mini Cheese Pies

cheese sambusak

What is sambusak, you ask? It’s like a bite-sized turnover, an empanada or a pie. The dough is a savory butter pie crust made with a mixture of semolina and all purpose flours, and the filling is a simple cheese mixture. And that’s it; we just made cheese sambusak! (Just kidding, I’ll go into more detail soon.)

These can really be filled with anything, but we eat two kinds: cheese or meat. And cheese sambusak is the best kind, especially because if you’re making the filling meat, you can’t make the dough with butter. Continue reading

Granola

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Granola is so expensive when you buy it at the supermarket. It’s mostly oats, which are so cheap! And I get that nuts are expensive, so when I make it, I usually use whatever is hanging out in my freezer. This time, I still had lots of pepitas from my pumpkin biscotti leftover, so I used those to make this nut-free granola, but feel free to use pecans, walnuts or whatever you like. You can even add in some flax seed or wheat germ, but I think this is healthy enough as it is. And you can really use any fruit you like or have, dates and apricots are just some of my favorites. Dried cherries would work great, too. Or even raisins…you get the point. Continue reading