Easy Hot Chocolate From Scratch. Four Recipes. You Choose!

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Easy Hot Chocolate From Scratch. Four Recipes. You Choose!

1 Comment 28 December 2010

Thank you Shirley C. Mamiye, Esther Serouya, Esther Mosseri. and Jacqueline Kapetas for sharing your heartwarming hot cocoa recipes on this bone chilling day. Marlene M.

Hot Cocoa Recipe #1:

Delightful Hot Chocolate:

Hi, it’s Shirley from Homebaked with a recipe for all those in need of a heartwarming, satisfying treat. Here’s an easy recipe for rich, creamy homemade hot chocolate. You can use any kind of chocolate you desire – bittersweet, semisweet, milk, white… or try mixing a few! Add peppermint extract into white chocolate cocoa for warm, wintery flavors, swirl in a few flakes of sea salt and homemade caramel into milk chocolate for a toffee spin, or a cinnamon stick and some vanilla for a delicious spiced hot cocoa. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, try a pinch of cayenne pepper for a little kick. Top your creation with freshly whipped cream, toasted marshmallows, candy cane, or some more shaved chocolate.

makes one large or two small portions:

  • 1 1/2 cups milk (any fat content you like)
  • 6 heaping tablespoons chocolate chips

Directions for this Kosher Recipe

  1. In a small saucepan, gently heat milk over low heat.  Whisk often so the milk doesn’t burn.
  2. While the milk is heating, bring a medium saucepan with two inches of water to a boil. Place a heat-proof bowl with chocolate pieces over the simmering water. Make sure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the simmering water. You’re creating a double boiler. Stir the chocolate pieces until melted.
  3. Add the melted chocolate to the hot milk. Whisk together until completely blended and add your favorite mix-ins. Pour into mugs and top with whatever you fancy.

Enjoy!

Hot Cocoa Recipe #2:

Hot Cocoa for One: by Esther Serouya (need de-cluttering? call Esther)

  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tbs sugar
  • 1 cup hot vanilla rice dream or soy milk
  • bring milk to a boil in a saucepan and add rest of ingredients

sooo good and parve!

Hot Cocoa Recipe #3:

by Jacqueline Kapetas

Hi Marlene, I saw your Facebook status asking us for a hot cocoa recipe from scratch. My friend Sophia Cohen found this on allrecipes.com. I’ve also made it parve with rice dream or soy milk.

Ingredients  •  1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder •  3/4 cup white sugar •  1 pinch salt •  1/3 cup boiling water •  3 1/2 cups milk •  3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract •  1/2 cup half-and-half cream

Its yum!

Directions  1.  Combine the cocoa, sugar and pinch of salt in a saucepan. Blend in the boiling water. Bring this mixture to an easy boil while you stir. Simmer and stir for about 2 minutes. Watch that it doesn’t scorch. Stir in 3 1/2 cups of milk and heat until very hot, but do not boil! Remove from heat and add vanilla. Divide between 4 mugs. Add the cream to the mugs of cocoa to cool it to drinking temperature.

Hot Cocoa Recipe #4:

Hey Marlene, I found this great fluffy hot chocolate recipe online today it came out delicious! Esther Mosseri

makes 2 servings:

  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp and 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsps cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

combine milk, sugar, cocoa and marshmallows in small pot over medium heat for about 8 min until marshmallows melt, stirring, after the marshmallows melt, take it off the fire and add the vanilla. Ladle into mugs, and enjoy!

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How to Frost Cupcakes – Great Video

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How to Frost Cupcakes – Great Video

No Comments 27 December 2010

Need a last minute activity for a Sub-Zero Snowstorm?

  • If you want to really have a cupcake thats worth the calories check out  Bakerella’s blog or delish.com’s 14 Great cupcake recipes for kids.
  • Whip up one of these frosting recipes and get out  your pastry bags and tips or you can make your own pastry bag out of parchment paper . LEARN HOW HERE.
  • Order great cupcake decorating accessories from  Amazon so that you will really be prepared for the next time you are snowed in. Have Fun!!

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Lori and Eddie Mizrachi’s Hanukka Party

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Lori and Eddie Mizrachi’s Hanukka Party

No Comments 26 December 2010

What a beautiful table!  I love the pretty napkins and silver rimmed dishes! Thank you for sharing, Lori! Marlene M.

 

“Last night Lori and Eddie Mizrachi hosted the Hanukah party for the extended Shamah and Mizrachi families. I am sending photos of her table, even though we couldn’t wait to taste the delicious food. Linda Shamah”Hanukkah Table Settings

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Pretty in Pink – Birthday Dinner for Friends

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Pretty in Pink – Birthday Dinner for Friends

4 Comments 25 December 2010

“For my best friends birthday, I went all out in MY favorite color with my pink placemats, drinking glasses and my rhinestone glitzy bow napkin rings wrapped in not one- but two napkins. I folded both a white and a pink napkin together to get that perfect shape to fit beautifully into my bows. For her special day , I served spaggheti squash baked ziti, a big hearty salad (every girls favorite) , artichoke bottoms, bruchetta, parmesan truffle french fries and last noodles with pesto. A deliciouse meal brings a smile to everyone :)

Recipe by Gladys Bawabeh

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Sheila Gindi’s Gourmet Hanukkah Meal and Luxe Holiday Decor!

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Sheila Gindi’s Gourmet Hanukkah Meal and Luxe Holiday Decor!

4 Comments 24 December 2010

Be impressed with Sheila Gindi’s Hanukkah table!
Here are some of the details:
  • shot glasses filled with rice pudding rimmed with blue sugar
  • chocolate dipped strawberries, blue and white cake in a jar
  • oreo truffles
  • black berry and coconut macaroons(store bought)
  • marshmallow pops rolled in sugar
  • crustini with ricotta and figs
  • crustini with sundried tomato jam and goat cheese
  • Hanukkah napkin rings from pottery barn
  • apple pie (copied the idea from Iris Shalam’s Facebook page)
  • p.s. Sheila designs  dessert bars and bridal shower decor- contact Sheila- click HERE.

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Shabbat Table of the Week

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Shabbat Table of the Week

1 Comment 23 December 2010

Today I mixed lots of vibrant colors-hot pink salad plates and a scarf that I wore with a gown acts as my runner. I placed large rectangle  white plates from Ikea on top of green chargers from Kim Seybert.  The placemats are woodcut from Home Depot (I had Home Depot custom cut some woodcut panels for me) and I glued leopard fabric  on top to complete the look. The vase is vintage from the 20′s and the napkin rings are from Pier One Imports.   I try not to restrict myself to what really goes together. Its more about creating a table that works with my attitude for the day!” Shelly Anteby.

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Laura’s 10 Minute Healthy Fat-Free Cinnamon Oat Cookies

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Laura’s 10 Minute Healthy Fat-Free Cinnamon Oat Cookies

No Comments 19 December 2010

“These cookies are great with coffee. I eat them straight out of the freezer ” -Laura Cohen

Laura sent me this recipe a couple of weeks ago, and since then, I’ve made it at least 4 times, each time with a different twist. You can throw in sesame seeds, slivered almonds, walnuts, even  ground flax seeds or chocolate chips.

10 Minute Healthy Fat Free Cinnamon Oat Cookies

  • 3 bananas
  • 1cup chopped dates
  • 1cup oats
  • quarter cup apple sauce
  • sprinkle some cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla flavoring
  • Mix and put on parchment paper make small teaspoonfuls and flatten or make whatever shape u want – it doesn’t change in the oven.
  • Bake 350 for 20 min on one side,
  • for crispier cookies, flip onto the other side for another 20 minutes.
  • Store in freezer

Send in your  favorite easy, healthy recipes to marlene@thejewishhostess.com.

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Paulina’s  Bridal Shower- “Fashion 2010″

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Paulina’s Bridal Shower- “Fashion 2010″

4 Comments 16 December 2010

My friend Esther Saada sent me these fabulous pictures from her daughter Paulina’s bridal shower.  I’m sure that you will enjoy the creativity and detail that went into this sweet and stylish event.- Marlene M.

“Paulina’s bridal  shower theme was sparked by a Dress A Bride charity  bake-off. Esther Chrem, (Paulina’s sister in law) called  Paulina and asked  if Paulina would like to come over and help come up with the theme of a cake for Esther to design for the charity. They spoke about what could be a cool, sharp new theme and they came up with “Fashion 2010″.  The bake off consisted of 4 teams of bakers. Each designed a beautiful cake, but Esther  Chrem won first place!

During the bake-off the attendees had the opportunity to bid on a cake, so of course I bid on the one that Esther baked and I won the bid! The bottom of the cake was a leopard animal print.  The second layer was black studded , and the next layer was a red Hermes crocodile bag. The top tier was a black studded Louboutin shoe. In the close up picture you can see  that Esther even wrote out the name inside the shoe and also made the red heel just like the original shoe! Surrounding the cake are fashion trends from 2010 such as the fingerless glove and the jeweled bib necklace. The cake was done with edible fondant, edible silver beads and edible rock candy.

To coordinate with the theme of the shower , Esther created  mini red Hermes handbag cookies, mini jeweled bib necklaces, and an assortment of shoe cookies. To pick up the red in the cake, I ordered flowers in red, and draped a leopard silk tablecloth topper over the table. I also scattered some pages from Vogue magazine, and photos of designer shoes and placed them around the table.Hope you enjoy these pics as much as I enjoyed hosting the shower!” Esther Saada

Photos by :Vicki Ades Photography vickiadesphotography.net

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Yummy Apple Chunks  Dipped in Chocolate  for Kids

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Yummy Apple Chunks Dipped in Chocolate for Kids

4 Comments 11 December 2010

Rummaging around the archives, I found this great old post. I can’t wait to re-make these apple chunks!

This updated recipe from our last post Healthy Snacks for Picky Eaters, was created when we we realized that we had run out of bananas.  Its another great last minute snack and takes about 10 minutes to put together.

-we melted some chocolate  chips in the double boiler

-then we chopped up 2 apples ito big chunks and sprinkled them with a teaspoon of lemon juice

-skewered them with some shish kabob wooded sticks

-set up some bowls with sprinkles, nuts, or any toppings will do.

The comments from my seven year old-

“Mommy this is awesome!”

“Mommy stop eating all of them!”

“They are for kids and you are getting fatter by the minute.” (she really said that)

They really were yummy. We had a great time melting, dipping,  rolling, and crunching. I dont regret not one bite.


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Steamed Sweet Potato Hummus

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Steamed Sweet Potato Hummus

No Comments 09 December 2010

This recipe is an interesting variation of the typical hummus. Jewish women are always trying to dream up ways for the family to eat more vegetables. Serve with crudites or whole wheat  Pita chips when entertaining, or serve this healthy new side dish with a Shabbat lunch…

Makes 4 cups

  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 can (19.5 ounces) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • Whole-wheat pita and crudites such as red pepper and broccoli
  1. Set a steamer basket in a large pot. Fill with enough water to come just below basket; bring to a boil. Add potatoes; reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a food processor.
  2. Combine chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, oil, cumin, and garlic in the food processor. Puree, about 1 minute; thin with water if necessary. Season with salt and pepper and let cool; refrigerate, in an airtight container, up to 1 week. Serve with pita and crudites.

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Quick Fish Piccata-5 Ingredients- by Joanie Safdie

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Quick Fish Piccata-5 Ingredients- by Joanie Safdie

No Comments 08 December 2010

Spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying a great meal with the family. Try this easy and elegant Fish Picatta any weeknight that you need to whip up a light entree in a flash.

  • 1 pound fillet of sole
  • 1/2 cup flour, season with salt and pepper
  • 1/3 cup kedem white cooking wine
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 small jar of capers drained and rinse
  1. dredge fillets in flour on both sides
  2. in a Pam sprayed non-stick frying pan cook fillets for 5 minutes on each side till golden making sure to spray tops of fillets before turning over.
  3. remove fillets from pan and place in platter .
  4. mix wine, lemon, and capers and add to the pan stirring until reduced by a third, scrapping the bottom of pan .
  5. pour mixture onto the fillets and serve immediately.

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Seared Tofu with Red Onion Marmalade

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Seared Tofu with Red Onion Marmalade

1 Comment 06 December 2010

This recipe was sent in by Paulina Ashkenazi, our culinary school student, whose family raves about this gourmet savory dish.

By Paulina Ashkenazi

For the marmalade:

  • 2 pounds red onion thinly sliced (about 4 cups)
  • 3 cups red wine
  • 6 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 4 table spoons balsamic vinegar
  • 5 tablespoons honey
  • 4 teaspoons whole black peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 whole cloves (optional)
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary finely chopped

In a deep sauté pan combine all the ingredients with 1 cup water, bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer sturing a few times until liquid has reduced to a syrupy glaze (about 1 hour). Discard cloves.

For the tofu

1 pound extra firm tofu, sliced into 4 slabs

warm a large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add the tofu to the pan and sprinkle with salt. Cooked until browned on each side(about 3 minutes per side)

Spoon marmalade over the tofu and serve.

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Baba Ghanooj Trio Dip for the Super Bowl

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Baba Ghanooj Trio Dip for the Super Bowl

1 Comment 01 December 2010

“Hi Marlene, With the Superbowl coming up I was thinking of a different dip that I could serve, that would be tasty and also healthier……I came up with a Baba Ghanooj Trio….traditional baba ghanooj, roasted red pepper baba ghanooj and kalamata olive baba ghanooj served with Za’atar pita toasts….the colors look so pretty when served together!”

Thank you Joy Betesh for this great recipe!

Serves 6-8

Baba Ghanooj Trio:

  • 3 medium eggplants
  • 3 tablespoons tahini paste
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 3 teaspoons cumin
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup parsley chopped
  • 1 red pepper roasted, peeled and pureed
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives pureed with 2 tablespoons of olive juice

Directions for this Kosher Recipe

  1. Double wrap the eggplants in aluminum foil and roast on the stove top directly over low-med. flame till skin is blistered and eggplant is soft.
  2. Slice eggplants in half lengthwise and scoop out insides….. discarding the skin.
  3. Place the eggplants in a bowl and mash with a fork. Add the tahini, garlic, cumin, salt, lemon juice, parsley to eggplants and mix all the ingredients together.
  4. Transfer mixture to a food processor or blender and process for 1-2 minutes. Eggplant mixture should be creamy.
  5. Divide the eggplant mixture into 3 portions….leaving one portion as is and then mix the roasted pepper puree into another portion and the olive puree into the last portion. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  6. Spoon the Baba Ghanooj onto a plate in a circle, starting with the plain, then adding the red pepper Baba Ghanooj and ending with the olive Baba Ghanooj in the center. Garnish with parsley and Za’atar pita toasts.

Za’atar Pita Toasts:

  • 3 Pita Breads
  • 2 tablespoons Za’atar Spice
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil

Open the pita breads and cut each round into 8 triangles. Place on a baking tray and sprinkle with the za’atar spice and drizzle with the olive oil. Bake in a 300* oven for 10 minutes or till golden browned.

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Healthy Kosher Chips and Dips for Super Bowl Sunday

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Healthy Kosher Chips and Dips for Super Bowl Sunday

3 Comments 01 December 2010

It’s that time of year again – when the whole family will gather around the TV Sunday afternoon – half to watch the game and half to watch the commercials. And while everyone has their own reasons for watching the Superbowl – they will all be in agreement about the need for great snacks. Whether you serve a full-course meal or a few things to nibble on, chips and dips are a Superbowl snacking essential. Here are some great kosher chips and dips that are exciting and different – when you get bored of the classic tortilla chips and salsa.

Baked Lentil Chips – in two different varieties – sea salt and cracked pepper and cucumber dill – these chips are totally gluten free and full of good things like fiber and protein.

Yummy-made out of lentils, adzuki and garbanzo beans!

Rice Works Whole grain Snacks – these crispy treats come in six delicious flavors – sea salt, sweet chili, salsa fresca, baked cinnamon, parmesan and tangy bbq – to satisfy the sweet and salty tooth in every member of your family. Plus they’re low fat, so you won’t feel guilty about your indulgence.

Sabra Red Pepper Hummus - there’s a reason Sabra hummus has the biggest share of the hummus market – it is just finger lickin’ good! Their red pepper variety is always a solid choice, or try the plain for a safe bet – or any of their other types!

Sonny and Joe’s Matbucha – this traditional Sephardic dish is just tomatoes and peppers cooked down and seasoned and spiced to perfection. When you don’t have the time to make your own, just pick up some from Sonny and Joe’s – a local New York company that started on the Lower East Side!

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