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Which Purim Mishloach Manot Theme is Your Favorite?

57 Comments 01 March 2015

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Dear Hostesses, help us vote for the winner of the fabulous New York Times Passover Cookbook.

Winner with the most votes for Mishloach Manot or Purim table wins

this New York Times Passover Cookbook! A necessity on Passover!

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No matter who wins this Passover Cookbook, I’d like to thank all of my hostesses for reading and submitting. This is just a great way for all of us to connect and share inspiration for our Jewish Holiday gatherings. Thanks again! Marlene

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1-Thank you Tammy Parker- Your sushi looks so authentic! Love your Mishloach Manot idea!

“Rice Krispies, Sour Sticks, Nibs, Fruit by the Foot, marshmallows and gummy candies for the sushi, thinly sliced pink jelly beans for the ginger, green tinted fondant for wasabi, and chocolate “soya” sauce. Packed in authentic sushi containers, with chopsticks.” Tammy Parker

 2-Another great Mishloach Manot idea by Tammy Parker!

“Corn on the cob cupcakes in corn holder, hot dog cookie in hot dog holder (with chocolate hamantach), watermelon plate, checkered “tablecloth” napkin and a juice box in a cardboard bakery box with a handle on top for easy transport” Tammy Parker

3-Thank You Anna Herz!- “Hi Marlene, This is how we do it in Great Neck, NY! My husband and I keep kosher – so this tastes (according to our non Jewish friends ) just like pork prosciutto. We cure it ourselves. Tastes like bacon when dried but not smokey.”

4- “My mishloach manot is a humble but practical package that includes pasta sauce, pasta and Halutza olive oil. The oil is produced in Israel and it is available from israeliproducts.com“. Miriam Kairey

5- “Hi Marlene, Just wanted to share what I did for mishloach manot this year. I opted for something simple yet elegant.  I used mason jars and layered hot cocoa mix, chocolate chips, marshmallows, and Oreo cookies.  I covered the jars with fabric and suede cord, made simple instructions which I secured under the lid, printed some labels, and Voila! Hot cocoa in a jar!! Thanks, Dalia Dabah “

6- “Hi Marlene! This year I worked from the bottom up – Started off with a miniature wok, added mixed vegetable sushi with spicy mayo on the side, malt bear in coordinating colors, green tea, a mandarin orange, and a fortune cookie. I finished it off with chop sticks and a poem tying my theme all together! Happy Purim!! From Ilene S.”



7- “This was my friend Marjorie Eida’s idea. I bought the olive oil holder, jar, and cheese holder form Amazing Savings. There’s also a little chefs knife if you can see the handle in the pic. The olive oil was infused with garlic and rosemary, and herbs. In the little glass jars are 2 different kinds of olives, black olive tapenade and a sun dried tomato jam. I put a fresh mozzarella ball and garlic chive cheese. Roasted spiced nuts,  and homemade zaatar chips.” Laura Cohen

8- “My name is Randi, and I am writing to you from Johannesburg, South Africa.
This is a much better picture, we made all different faces and pictures on the flowers, with edible markers and edible glitter. We made regular chocolate cup cakes and used green laffy taffy (called fizzers here)
My 10 year old daughter, Aliza  wrote a poem to go with it.

On the day of purim so long ago
Haman was hung on the gallows
Venahafochu, Mordechai did stay alive,
And all the Jews did survive.
A few days before,
Queen Esther made a law,
All Jews would fast, in order that the Jewish Nation would last.
Flowers are a symbol of happiness and life,
May the Jewish People know no more strife.”

9- “Hi Marlene,
Here’s my mishloach manot.I made the 2-tiered servers by gluing candlesticks to plates and bowls with
epoxy, spray painting the bottoms with silver paint (priming first), then gluing them together.
In the top bowl are meringues (I’m obsessed with them…the best guilt-free
dessert…I have them perfected so they are crispy on the outside and chewy
on the inside). On the bottom are vanilla and strawberry macarons with pareve cream cheese
buttercream (heaven! These little things live up to all the macaron hype).
Those mini cupcake holders are from The Peppermill.
The little almond cakes have marzipan in the recipe (really delicious), and
are covered with homemade marshmallow fondant. The flowers on top were made
with gum paste and white, silver, and pink edible pearls.
I developed and perfected all the recipes myself.
Everything was pink and white. The finished product was wrapped in
cellophane and tied with white grosgrain ribbon with silver dots. It looked
like a $100 but each one cost less than $5! “Victoria Dwek

10. By Stephanie Gammal- Cotton Candy Mishloach Manot Ice Cream Sundae- YUM!

11- Esther Sassoon’s Zebra ‘n Stripes Purim Seuda (click on the link to see)

12- Cowboy Themed Purim Seuda by Kim Tawil (click on the link to see)

13- Lucie Levy’s Color Infused Seuda (click on the link to see)

14- Raquel Dabah’s Candy Encrusted Maypole (click on the link to see)

15- Allegra’s Safari Seuda- (click on the link to see)

16- Estee Stern’s DIY Purim mask and Fudge sampler! YUM! CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE.


17- Sara Kasten’s Freilechen Purim-

18-Jeanette Cohen’s Olive Garden- Baguette, Grape Juice, and olives by Jeanette Cohen!


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  3. shandel strasberg says:

    love #9. I want to try that!

  4. Blima says:

    Can Anna Herz PLEASE please please give the recipe for her mm? I always want kosher prosciutto

  5. rochelle says:

    #10 so cute for kids!

  6. leah says:

    Love number 5 . very classy, and has all the ingredients what more could I ask.

  7. Shee says:

    Love #5!

  8. Kathy S says:

    #9 gets my vote! I like an elegant mm. Victoria has that special touch… Love her creativity.

  9. jacqueline says:

    #5 is cool!

  10. Michelle Dayan says:

    I like #7!

  11. esti says:

    i like #5 hot cocoa in a jar!

  12. Joe says:

    #5 was an excellent MS. I enjoyed the hot coco & oreos

  13. Jonny says:

    #5 baby all the way!

  14. Jude says:

    Number 5 is my vote :-)

  15. netanel says:

    #5 great idea

  16. joy says:

    vote for # 5 , dalia hot cocoa

  17. vivian says:

    # 6 delish!!!!

  18. Julia says:

    My vote is definitely for #5, Dalia. Who wouldn’t love to receive this elegant yet delicious Mishloah Manot. Can’t wait till next Purim

  19. Bruce says:

    Chocolate is my FAV! #5 is my FAV,. I never met a chocolate I did not like. This one I love!

  20. Ariella says:


  21. john & irva says:

    #5 is awesome…what a great idea!

  22. shana says:

    i vote for number 5 – so cute and original!

  23. Shara says:

    I vote for #5. Dalia Dabah’s hot chocolate in a jar

  24. sarah c lagnado says:

    Definitely # 5!!!!
    Yum with a capital Y!!!!

  25. Joe says:

    #5…so good!

  26. Bunny Escava says:

    Number 5 hands down!

  27. Bunny Escava says:

    Number 5 hands down

  28. bassie says:

    #12 original and well done

  29. Shoshanna Rinehardt says:

    So many great ideas! 12- Cowboy theme was different, 9-cake server was unique & eloquent but I also liked the 3-Kosher Prosciutto….so I think I’ll vote for #3…sounds tasty!

  30. Kathy says:

    I vote for #5. It is presented simply, yet it is elegant. When one gives mishloach manot it needs to be pretty, yet easy and practical to make so we can give it to many people, who will find it a pleasure to receive this useful jar. Everyone young and old loves and enjoys drinking Hot Cocoa with marshmallows.

  31. ilana says:

    In love with #5!! Classy and Useful!

  32. Dolly says:

    I really like #10!

  33. Julia says:

    My vote hands down is #5 What an innovative and tasty idea!

  34. EG says:

    #5 is really cute – and easy to make!

  35. Norman says:

    i vote #5 lookes great!

  36. Danielle A says:

    Dalia’s #5 super awesome!

  37. shan says:

    Love hot cocoa in a jar!! very cool

  38. ike says:

    #5 rocks!!! dalia dabah’s design is awesome!!

  39. Etan says:

    #5, hands down! (nothing to do with the fact that she’s my cousin or anything…)

  40. Avram says:

    number 5- as i think new ideas for shaloch manos are always welcome and who doesnt love hot cocoa

  41. sarah says:

    i vote number 5. its so neat and pretty.

  42. Renea says:

    I like #5, Dalia’s hot cocoa in a jar. Very creative!

  43. Corinne says:


  44. laila zeitoune says:

    Love # 5.

  45. Sarah says:

    I like #5 Hot Cocoa…it’s pretty, creative, and looks delicious!

  46. Malka says:

    i vote for #5. Best mishloach manot Iv seen so far!

  47. Sarit says:

    I like #5 hot cocoa. Who doesn’t like a nice cup of hot chocolate at the end of a long day!

  48. Elliot says:

    #5 hot cocoa is very cool

  49. Ruth says:

    I vote for #5 – Hot chocolate in a jar by Dalia Dabah

  50. Lauren says:

    Love #6!

  51. Bonnie says:

    Dalia’s hot cocoa jars are so pretty and delicious looking!

  52. Leah says:

    I really like the submission from Randi (#8) – love the poem and viewpoint from another country — So cute and creative.

  53. Jennifer says:

    Number 6 – yummmmmy sushi! (and wok is perfect for passover stir fry!!!)

  54. Lorna says:

    I loved Randi’s flower – especially the poem that goes with it.

  55. RS says:

    Tough choice! I love Victoria Dwek’s best. And want recipes!

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