“Dare to Be Different” Recipe for Passover Zuchini Pasta with Mushrooms and Oven Dried Tomatoes

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“Dare to Be Different” Recipe for Passover Zuchini Pasta with Mushrooms and Oven Dried Tomatoes

3 Comments 17 December 2014


cover photo by Danielle Gindi

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From an early age, I took an interest in cooking and entertaining. Cooking for me was fun, daring and always different. My out-of-the-box cooking style has developed from watching my mom in her kitchen, yet always adding a bit of a twist to our routine recipes. Is it a style that challenges a different and exciting cooking experience: a style that is daring yet delicious, different yet dazzling.

Here is the first of my dazzling dishes for you to sample. Hope you enjoy, have fun, and dare to be different!!

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Zuchini Pasta with Mushrooms and Oven Dried Tomatoes

  • 8 green squash
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed (divided)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 5 plum tomatoes, cut into ¼ inch
  • thick rounds
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • Sugar
  • 2 pounds of Crimini mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
  • Pesto ( see recipe pg 65)
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • (optional)

Directions:

  1. Using a julienne peeler, peel 8 green squash vertically to make spaghetti.
  2. Sauté 2 cloves garlic in olive oil for 1 minute and add squash. Add salt and pepper and cook on a low flame 5-7 minutes. Close fire and add pesto to squash. If using heavy cream, add it to pesto. Set aside and let cool to room temperature.
  3. Oven dried tomatoes: Slice tomatoes in rounds and place on tray with olive oil, salt, pepper, basil, crushed garlic and a sprinkle of sugar. Bake uncovered at 300°F for 2½-3 hours.
  4. Roasted mushrooms: Clean Crimini mushrooms with a dry paper towel. Cut off tough stems and slice mushroom in half. Place them on a tray and add pepper, fresh rosemary and olive oil. Roast uncovered at 400°F for 40 minutes. When mushrooms are roasted, remove from oven, add salt and set aside.
  5. Place squash mixture at room temperature around the circumference of a round dish. Leave room in the center and place the mushrooms. Top the squash with oven dried tomatoes and serve.

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12 Unique Ideas for Hanukkah Table Decor- Sent in By Our Talented Jewish Hostesses

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12 Unique Ideas for Hanukkah Table Decor- Sent in By Our Talented Jewish Hostesses

2 Comments 17 December 2014

 

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Dear Hostesses,

Feast your eyes on these beautiful tables that I have gathered from so many talented Jewish women who not only just fry the latkes, but they manage to whip up the most fabulous looking Hanukkah decor imaginable. Photos keep pouring in- so if you would like to add yours to the list then please email to marlene (at) thejewishhostess.com. I will try my hardest to post as it sometimes get overwhelming when my BARE table is looking kind of like its waiting for me to start setting…

Happy Holiday to all of the wonderful Jewish women who love The Jewish Hostess!

Marlene

1-  Simply Glamorous Hanukkah Table by Lillian Abady:

2-  Love this modern Hanukka Table sent in  by @frances_y_ on Instagram

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3- Now let’s combine Italian + Jewish culture! Hanukkah pizzas!! by Yvette Uziel

 

 

4- Who says Hanukka tables have to be BLUE?? Love this lavender decor by Paula Benz!

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5- Make Hanukka cookies and place atop each cupcake for a great placesetting idea! This table was actually mine from last year!

 

6- Yummy Hanukkah Themed  Strawberries by Marie Shrem-

7- Raquel Gershon- Hanukkah Blues in Panama!

8- BLUE ROSES by Stella Setti with 245 likes on Instagram!

 

9- This sweet Hanukkah table was designed by Sheila Gindi and Brigette Franco for the Magen David Yeshivah Hanukka Bake sale. Note the doughnuts set inside the lucite!

10- This Challah Menorah made by Emily Massry was a huge hit on @thejewishhostess Instagram! Call Emily for your Shabbat challah- (718)974-2548.

11- A Marshmallow Kiss Menorah by Rachel Shabat! DELICIOUS!

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12- By Tina Imani- Saving gorgeous for last!

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Party Planner Doris Dwek’s Impressive Turquoise and Gold Hanukka Table

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Party Planner Doris Dwek’s Impressive Turquoise and Gold Hanukka Table

1 Comment 17 December 2014

We are really lucky to have  this  Hanukka table setting from the famous Doris Dwek, an acclaimed party and event planner in the NYC area.

Doris, thank you so much  for all of your hard work and attention to every detail of your hanukkah holiday table decor!

Doris can  help you design a gorgeous one of a kind event invitation,  or if you want to create an impressive children’s party, bar mitzvah, or any type of memorable themed event!
(732)-687-1534

p.s.  Thank you Grace Dabah for the gorgeous photography!

“Hi Marlene,

For this Hanukka display, I applied  gold paint  mixed with gold glitter  to wood branches as a centerpiece. I also dipped dreidels into the gold paint and  tied them on to trees with pretty ribbon for the Hanukkah centerpiece . Gold sparkly  initials attached to mirrored squares were used  as elegant place cards.

Organza ribbon and chocolate coins were assembled and used as a napkin ring. I used inexpensive fabric from Joanne fabrics to make a cloth runner .

The artificial silk flowers look  are from Paris and can be purchased from  Surrey lane stores in Brooklyn and Deal N.J.
The glass goblets can also be purchased at Surrey Lane also. Happy Hanukka to all of the Jewish Hostesses out there!

Doris Dwek”

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Crispy Zucchini Hanukka Latkes by Culinary Kosher

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Crispy Zucchini Hanukka Latkes by Culinary Kosher

1 Comment 16 December 2014

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 Adding zuchinni into plain potato latkes adds an extra boost of  antioxidants such as Vitamin C ,  Vitamin A, and Manganese. Try this no fail latkes recipe from Yael at Culinary Kosher, a great resource for Kosher recipes! p.s.  for rave reviews, try serving them hot off the pan. (but for a lower fat version make sure to blot them with a paper towel for a minute or two!) Marlene M.

  • 1 pound/s Medium Zucchini
  • 1 Large Baking Potato Peeled
  • 1 Small Onion Peeled
  • 1/2 cup/s Matza Meal
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 teaspoon/s Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon/s Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon/s Pepper
Half the zucchini crosswise. Cut out the seedy center and coarsely grate in food processor. Coarsely grate the potato and onion. Transfer the zucchini, potato and onion to a colander and squeeze dry. Transfer vegetables to a large bowl. Add the matza meal, egg (slightly beaten), lemon juice, salt and pepper and stir to combine. Heat 2 tbsp of oil until shimmering. Drop batter and flatten with a spoon. Cook over medium high until golden (about 1 1/2 minutes) flip and fry about another minute. Continue using up the batter adding oil as necessary.

You can also find tons of other latkes recipes on Culinary Kosher for all of the nights of Hanukka!

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The Jewish Hostess Shops Ikea and West Elm for a Hanukka Blue Table Setting!

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The Jewish Hostess Shops Ikea and West Elm for a Hanukka Blue Table Setting!

12 Comments 16 December 2014

 

 Please “like” this Hanukka post and share with your friends!  A lot of hostess effort went into this holiday table!

 (Enjoy from Hanukka 2011!)

Happy Hanukka to all of my Jewish Hostesses!

This year I decided to get an early start on my Hanuka table setting.Being that my Amex card was getting a little rusty, I decided to get into the holiday spirit and  venture out to Ikea and West Elm to see if I could whip up some Hanuka table decor inspiration on a budget.

I decided to stick with the traditional Hanukkah blue and silver color combo because I already owned blue water glasses given to me by my consuegro (Syrian word for son-in-law’s mother) as a Rosh Hashanah gift, plus I happen to own a set of blue and silver rimmed Greek style dishes (a perfect Macabee theme!).

After an hour or two of piling anything and everything blue or silver into my shopping cart at Ikea, this is what I finally ended up with:

  1. Hanukah blue cotton place mats at $1.99 each. A great buy!
  2. Silver mirrored squares-(come in a pack of 4- these are a great investment- buy a dozen or two- you can use them on a dessert bar, as placemats, or you can even line your entire table with them. Your friends will definitely ask you to borrow these mirrored squares when they see how cool they look on your table…) I placed 4 in a row as a runner in the center of the table and then place one atop each blue placemat.

 

3. Go run and buy these beautiful silver candles from Ikea before they run out of them! Eight of these festive candles look so elegant lined up along the center of the table-menorah style.  Ikea also has gorgeous cobalt blue glass candle holders that fit perfectly as a base for my  new silver candles.  I placed four candles into their bases in a row to the right and the left of my own “shamash” vase. (Note- my son reminded me that this “menorah display” cannot be used as the actual menorah- even if I decided to use a candle as a the shamash in the center- according to tradition, the menorah has to be fashioned out of one piece of metal, wood, or glass…like in the beit hamikdash…)

4. I couldn’t resist buying two velvety bluish purple pillows at $19.99 from Ikea to place on silver gray chairs (from B and B party rental in Brooklyn, N.Y.) at both heads of the table of the table.

5. Dashing into West Elm (while the whole family waited outside), I purchased  these stunning silvery shimmery cotton napkins at $7 each. They look perfect atop each plate. I neatly folded each one and topped with a sparkly dreidel. I also found delicious kosher blue and white swirley lollipops at West Elm that I placed on the  mirrored table runner as well.

Hanuka Flowers, Cakes, Cookies, Boxes and Sparkle and Chairs:

      1. Again, thank you to B and B party rental for these gorgeous silver grey chairs. Ballroom chairs always add that touch of elegance for all of your  holiday table decor and party needs. Call B and B at (718) 436 – 8433 or go visit at 1076 38th Street, Brooklyn, NY.
      2. My good friend Shirley Barnathan happens to be a Brooklyn and NYC florist. Check out her Facebook  florals  here. She ran over with some gorgeous Hanuka-blue dyed feathers, and within minutes, she draped them from my dining room chandelier. Shirley also filled my center vase with stunning silver sprayed leaves. Within seconds she picked up my dying orchid plants with replaced them with vibrant new ones. She also brought over some place card holders that I borrowed for the photo shoot. Its great to have friends in the business!
      3. The magnificent and gorgeous Hanukka cake is by Fortune Farca. You will be amazed at her bakery creations! Check out her Facebook page HERE!  The beautiful and delicious Hanukaa dreidel cookies are by the talented Esther Dana. Check out her Facebook page HERE There’s nothing like gorgeous holiday themed baked goods to cozy up the look of your table.
      4. Chocolate Hanukka Coins, Dreidel and Hanukka Ornaments are inexpensive and really add to the holiday excitement. Sticking to one or two colors within your scheme  give a more elegant look. Shop here for Hanukkah Table Accessories and inspiration!
      5. You can find silver boxes and gorgeous ribbon in  local shops or try sites like M and J trimmings for pretty Hanuka blue ribbons.
      6. Hanukka sprinkles and nonpareils can be used as “sand” to sprinkle around chocolate coins and dreidels. They will really add a lot of pizzaz to your table!  Click here for a selection of Wilton Kosher Sprinkles. Use the White Glitter Sprinkles for extra sparkle.
      7. P.S. Don’t forget to buy inexpensive Dreidel Ice Cube Molds! (see ice cube pic below). Kids love ‘em!
      8. Keep scrolling down below to see the rest of my Hanukka table setting.

Use these suggestions as a basic guide for your own unique Hanukkah table decor. Using your favorite silver or blue or white tableware as a base, and then shop around your favorite discount stores, florist, Crate and Barrel, Ikea, Target, or West Elm for fun accessories to add to your holiday centerpiece. Of course if you want to go all out, you can click on over to Barneys for a real first class treat -to your wallet!

Of course I can’t wait to see your Hanuka holiday tables! Please send your pics over to marlene (at) thejewishhostess.com.

I have a fabulous brand new gourmet kosher cookbook for the most voted winner!

What do you think of this holiday table setting? Comment below with your suggestions for your sparkling Hanukka celebration!

 

 

 

 

 

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Asparagus Zucchini Winter Soup

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Asparagus Zucchini Winter Soup

2 Comments 16 December 2014

Zuchinni and Asparagus soup

 

Thank u @shushyturin for this great winter soup recipe!

  • 3 large zucchini (with skins)
  • 1 bunch of thin asparagus
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 Tbl unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbl dry sherry
  • 1 cup chopped white onion
  • 5 garlic cloves, chopped finely
  • 2 large dashes of Kosher salt
  • 1 dash of fresh ground pepper
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese (for Parma Crisps)

1. Top a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Drop spoonfuls (use a tablespoon) on to the liner into little mounds, then press them flat. Bake in 400 degree oven between 5 and 8 minutes (depending upon your oven). Once cooked remove from liner and serve with the soup. I make these while the soup is simmering. 1/2 cup grated cheese makes 9 to 12 crisps.

1. In heavy saucepan melt butter, and add the chopped onion and garlic. Stir till onion is translucent.

2. Wash vegetables and pat dry. Quick chop the zucchini into small chunks and add to pot. Cut off bottom of asparagus stocks (the woody section), and then rough chop the asparagus and add to pot. Cook for about 5 minutes till the veggies get some brown on them, stirring the entire time.

3. Once veggies are brown, add the chicken broth and bring the soup to a boil, then turn down heat. cover the pot, and simmer for about 20 minutes.

4. Vegetables should be soft but still keep their green color. Test the vegetables by pressing them against the side of the pan with a wooden spoon. The vegetables are cooked when they smash against the side but still hold their shape.

5. Take the soup off the stove and using an immersion blender, blend all ingredients till it starts to thicken. I like the immersion blender over a food processor as the clean-up is much easier and I don’t make a big mess on my side counter, as I do when I use the food processor.

6. Just before serving add the sherry, mix well and pour into soup bowls. Add a bit of heavy cream to top, and affix one parmesan crisp in center and serve a couple on the side.
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Easy and Yummy Hanukka Mini Pudding Crunch Trifles

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Easy and Yummy Hanukka Mini Pudding Crunch Trifles

4 Comments 16 December 2014

Check out this easy, delicious and gorgeous Hanukka dessert home made by the talented Ruth Gindi of The Chic Bowtiquee.

Chocolate Pudding Crunch by Belline Franco

  • 2 pkgs my-t fine chocolate pudding powder
  • 2 pints heavy whipping cream (for pareve use rich whip)
  • 4 cups whole milk ( for a pareve recipe use soy milk)
  • 20 Oreo cookies (crushed)

1. Stir together chocolate pudding powder with milk over medium heat. Bring to a boil, constantly stirring.
2. Allow to cool, then transfer to refrigerator
3. Beat whipping cream with hand mixer until stiff
4. In a ziplock bag crush cookies
5. In a glad bowl, layer chocolate pudding, whipped cream, and about 10 crushed cookies. Repeat with layers until bowl is filled
6. Keep refrigerated until serving.

Plastic mini dessert cups from Amazing Savings
Orange dreidels from Kitchen Kaboodles.

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Baker’s Alert! Keep Sending Us Pics of Your Hanukka Cakes and Cookies! Check These Out!

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Baker’s Alert! Keep Sending Us Pics of Your Hanukka Cakes and Cookies! Check These Out!

1 Comment 15 December 2014

Whether you spell it Hanukka, Hanuka or Chanuka, holiday memories are kept alive because of the fun that goes into the holiday planning. Help us keep up the inspiration by sharing your pics, ideas, and recipes.  Enjoy this re-post from 201o! 

Send your pics and holiday creative sparks  to marlene@thejewishhostess.com.

Delectable Cupcakes by Rachel Mamiye Dweck!:


“Happy Chanukah Jewish Hostess!
Attached is a pic of my Chanukah I made for a Chanukah party.”:

From “mwygoda”- thanks for the pic!

Thanks Vicki! Gorgeous Cupcakes!

by Vicki Betesh Hoffstein:

 

Thanks jenharari for these yummy looking cookies!:

“Hi, I hope I can be entered even though I do this professionally.” Cheryl

YES!!!! Check out Cheryl’s website mmdesignsny.com:

by Cheryl Spilzinger

Cookies by Shirley Mamiye:

Check out her baking website HOMEBAKED

by Shirley Mamiye

Dreidel Cake by Esther Chrem:

Check out her delicious website!

www.ECPattycake.com

Patty Cake by Esther Chrem

PattyCake by Esther Chrem

By Rebecca Willis:

“Thank you! Its basically kosher marshmallows with a pretzle stick in the top, and a Hershey kiss on the bottom.  I used frosting to stick the kiss to the bottom.  Then I just used frosting to write the letters on the side. For the platter in the picture, I only wrote one letter on each driedle so the frosting wouldn’t smear.  This year I am setting it up as an activity for the kids to do themselves, which should be a lot of fun!”

Chanukah Treats by the Willis Family

By Magen David Yeshivah third grade girls:

by Meirah, Sarah, Danielle, Lauren, Rivka, and Judy

Chanuka Menorah cake by Alexis Fallas:

Menorah Cake by Alexis Fallas

“I make these cookies every year for hanukah and they are a big hit! there sugar cookies with rolled fondant and decorated with a frosting.”  Beth Cayre

Chanuka cookies by Beth Cayre

Keep sending in your Hanuka cake and cookie pics to marlene@thejewishhostess.com

OR JUST CLICK HERE and win a chance to pick any cookbook !

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Hanukkah Hydrangeas and a Festive Table By Ruthie Levy

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Hanukkah Hydrangeas and a Festive Table By Ruthie Levy

2 Comments 15 December 2014

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Thank you Ruthie for your beautiful note and  for sharing your Hanukkah tips with us!!! Marlene
“Dear Marlene,
This is my Hanuka tablesetting for this year.
I started out with a white tablecloth as a base and a ran silver and white stripe wrapping paper down the middle.
I used silver square chargers from Amazing Savings and glass square dishes from Kitchen kaboodles .
Under the dinner plate I placed the napkin and under the salad plate.
I put metalic blue driedels and menorahs also purchased from Amazing Savings .
The blue water glasses are from Wishing Well and the wine goblets were borrowed from my mother.
Scattered all over the table are silver chocolate coins and metalic dreidels and menorahs…
The centerpeice is a vase from Home Goods filled with faux blue hydrangeas , white orchids and branches which will last through the entire Hanuka and ill look foward to bringing them out year after year!
Faux Florals can be purchased by calling /texting me (917) 439 1889…
Hope to inspire others the way I’ve been inspired!
Thank you Marlene for such an awesome website!You truly inspire me.”
Ruthie Levy
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Kale and Goat Cheese Muffin Souffles

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Kale and Goat Cheese Muffin Souffles

7 Comments 15 December 2014

When I found this recipe on thekitchn, I knew that I would have to test it out for a dairy  Passover lunch. Well, it was so easy to whip up and it was so delicious that I decided to double the  ingredients for my Passover menu. I also added some table spoons of Osem onion soup mix for extra flavor. There are a lot of eggs in this recipe which really make it puff up so beautifully. If anyone comes up with a low cholesterol version- please let me know! Would love to know if you’ve made any spectacular dishes that you’d like to share with Jewish Hostess readers. Send them to marlene(at)thejewishhostess.com. Happy Holiday! Marlene

p.s. try this healthy kale chip recipe!

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makes about 24 muffins

Kale and Goat Cheese Muffin Souffles

Kale and Goat Cheese Muffin Souffles

Ingredients

  • 6 cups chopped kale
  • 4 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3-4 tablespoons of Osem MSG-free Onion Soup Mix (kosher for Passover)
  • 1/4 teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • 12 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2-3 kosher small goat cheese logs, crumbled or cubed

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Remove the leaves from the kale ribs. Wash and dry the leaves and cut them into 1/2-inch-wide strips. Measure to get 6 cups of chopped kale.
  2. In a 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook the garlic in 6 tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat for 30 seconds. Add the kale and red pepper flakes and cook until wilted, 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with the salt and pepper, add onion soup mix. Add the kale and thyme to the egg mixture.
  4. Spray 2 12-cup muffin tins. Fill muffin cups with mixture. Sprinkle the tops with goat cheese. Bake until they are set in the center, about 25 to 30 minutes.
  5. Best if eaten fresh, but may be frozen and re-heated.
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A Tiffany Blue Hanukka Table and Decor by Vicky Krantz

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A Tiffany Blue Hanukka Table and Decor by Vicky Krantz

5 Comments 11 December 2014

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Bravo Vicky Krantz for sharing your fresh Hanukkah table look with us!

Here’s a brief description of this tempting Hanukkah table setting and dessert bar that must have taken weeks to plan:

Hi Marlene,

Happy Hanukkah-

I made the napkin rings out of sugar cookies (everyone actually ate them after! lol loved it)

  • Made mini triffle cups with brownies, choc pudding Oreo, Rich Whip and a wafer for a cute touch
  • choc covered pretzels
  • choc dipped Rice Krispie treats,
  • dreidels covered in glitter
  • cup cakes with toppers made with chocolate lollipop mold

Btw my menu was:

  • Tilapia Sliders
  • Home made crouton salad with Mozzarella
  • Greek salad
  • Strawberry goat cheese salad with homemade candied pecans
  • Mozerella sticks
  • Parve yebrat (rolled grape leaves) with lemony artichokes
  • Pasta puttanesca
  • Potato au gratin
  • Lemony sautéed spinach with currents pine nuts and fresh garlic! Yum!

 

 

 

 

 

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Sarah Nuseiri’s Decadent Hanukka Dessert Table

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Sarah Nuseiri’s Decadent Hanukka Dessert Table

No Comments 10 December 2014

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What a Hanukka dessert table! Thank you Sarah Nuseiri for sharing your Hanukkah party with us!!! I especially love the Hanukka cake pops!!!

“Hi Marlene!

I had the best time doing this dessert table! I think the highlight are my munchkin cake pops. I originally thought of making jelly donut cake pops, but didnt have the time. So I literally bought a dozen jelly donuts, chocolate and powdered munchkins from Dunkin Donuts, stuck them on a popsicle and added ribbon!  Easiest thing ever,and adorable!!  Shirley Mamiye Dana did the gorgeous Hannuka cookies and cupcakes. She’s amazing! I think its more of a fun Hanukka table for kids to enjoy after lighting. There’s lots of candies and chocolates, and the chocolate gelt streamers were also a fun idea.   The mirrors are propped up on candles and it would be a cool effect if they were lit (I didn’t want to ruin the tablecloth though).  I wrote Happy Hannuka with dry erase marker. These could be used to personalize any event, either on the buffet , or even as initial place setting around the table. Sarah Nuseiri”

 

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Raquel Fallas’s Inspiring Hanukkah Table

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Raquel Fallas’s Inspiring Hanukkah Table

4 Comments 10 December 2014

Dear Raquel, Its amazing to see how many gorgeous tables evolved out of one Maccabee Hanukkah holiday! Even though your table may not have cost a fortune, it looks like a million bucks! I love how you tied up the napkins and placed the gift boxes along the table! Stunning! Marlene M.

“Dear Marlene,

I love to have fun setting my table for all different kinds of events. I recently heard about your website and decided to check it out. I loved so many of the ideas I decided to share my own.
I had a small Chanukah dinner party and stuck to the traditional blue and silver theme. I put a silver table cloth by Allison (718) 415-3860 and 5 mirror squares lined up as my runner from Amazing Savings (a great thing to have and keep for all kinds of ocassions). On the mirrors I scattered chocolate coins, glittered snow flakes that cost $1 and filled blue candle holders from Ikea with dreidels. As a finishing touch I sprinkled blue sprinkles on the mirrors.
I used my Murval placemats which I already owned from Kitchen Caboodles. As accents, I used blue and silver boxes from Amazing Savings which were less than $2 with a small gift inside for each of my guests. I also cut out dreidel shaped placecards. Instead of the traditional napkin rings I used a ‘Happy Hannukah’ ribbbon to wrap my napkins as a gift- as a little treat I placed chocolate coins in each napkin!
From,
Raquel Fallas”

 

 

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The Jewish Hostess Macaroon Menorah Hanukka Table RECAP

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The Jewish Hostess Macaroon Menorah Hanukka Table RECAP

8 Comments 08 December 2014

Last year’s Hanukka , I wanted to try to be a little different than previous years, and I also KNEW that my table had to be unique being that my kids put the “Jewish Hostess” pressure upon me. Loving how macaroons have been in the forefront of “dessert style” lately, I brainstormed with Leila Akaad of “La Magnifique Macaron”  famous for her fantabulous homemade macaroon displays, we dreamed up a Macaroon Menorah in which she would create an ombre of blue macaroons in 8 plus 1 lucite canisters and we would display it upon a lucite bow that was 3 feet wide and 4 inches high. Under the box I placed some mirrored squares from Ikea and atop that I scattered some sparkly blue and silver dreidels.

Atop each pacesetting was a gorgeous blue glass dish (if you are interested in purchasing please contact me marlene(at)thejewishhostess.com), an IKAT cotton napkin, in which I folded a blue velvet ribbon and placed an “M” squared Hanukkah coaster. (it looked better on the napkin than set as a coaster- as I always say- you DON’T always have to follow the table setting “rules”!)

 

I then placed a cake pop with a hand calligraphied name tag (designed and baked by the talented Mari Gindi) for each guest in front of each plate as a place card holder.

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Flowers by Betty Esses…..Note the silver sprayed monstera leaf… Hanukka cookies by Mari Gindi.

Note my wonderful West Elm purchases!

 mercury glass vases, Hanukka dishes, and festive mercury glass votives. I love West Elm as a Jewish Hostess resource center because that always add a Jewish touch in the midst of all the Christmas Holiday decor, not making the Jewish Hostess feel like an alien in a red and green table setting decor of a  whirlwind shopping season. They even had a whole HANUKKAH category on their website!

Wine tags added to the festivities as everyone took home a kosher wine bottle as a special hanukka gift. The lucite trays are a gorgeous addition to any table. Please contact me if you are interested in scooping up one as a gift or for your self……

 

Besides Bingo, and some activities whipped up by the kids, we placed Lottery tickets under each plate. The grand winner won $17!!!!

All in all it was a great Hanukkah night. I am grateful that I am able to share a beautiful table with my wonderful family and FABULOUS JEWISH HOSTESSES.

LET’S KEEP ON SHARING our holidays and semachot on The Jewish Hostess! Send all ideas and submissions to marlene(at)thejewishhostess.com),

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Kim Dabah’s Fabulous Hanukkah Dessert Table!

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Kim Dabah’s Fabulous Hanukkah Dessert Table!

4 Comments 08 December 2014

 

 

 

Thank you Kim Dabah for sharing your gorgeous Hanukkah themed table with us! The  white lucite rectangles and cubes add a subtle modern architecture to your dessert buffet. Blue frosted cupcakes, Dreidel blue linzer tarts,  dipped marshmalow treats and Hanukkah cookies are a kids Hanukkah feast. The gorgeous swirly Venetian glass menorah is the perfect setting for your Hanukkah centerpiece. Wow! Happy Hanukkah! Marlene M.

 

 

 

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