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Melt in Your Mouth Minute Steak Roast for the Holidays

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Melt in Your Mouth Minute Steak Roast for the Holidays

3 Comments 10 September 2014

When making our Passover, Sukkot, Rosh Hashanah menus etc., its easy to get overwhelmed by the thousands of kosher recipes on many other sites. Here at The Jewish Hostess, I really try to sort through all of the wonderful kosher Jewish holiday recipes out there, and I try to publish the ones that I would make for my own Jewish holiday and  Passover dinners. This minute steak recipe is delicious and takes about 15 minutes to prepare. Its a no brainer. Thanks Elyse Lincer for sending it in!
:Hi Marlene,
Just prepared this minute steak roast for passover. I got it from Passover by Design by Susie Fishbein.
I made it yesterday before shabbat and it looked so good I had to sneak a piece!!  Was delish and very easy.. And freezes well too!”
Elyse Lincer
Ingredients for this kosher recipe:
  • 1 minute steak roast sliced and deveined by your kosher butcher into 2 pieces.
  • 1 c barbeque sauce
  • 1 c   ketchup
  • 6 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 large onions, sliced into rings
  • 10 cloves of garlic, chopped in food processor.

Directions:

  1. Saute onion and garlic in a little oil.
  2. Mix together sauces and sugar  in a separate bowl.
  3. Place meat in a roaster
  4. Add onion, garlic and sauce on top of roast.
  5. Bake at 350 for an hour.
  6. When cool, slice and freeze on top of kosher for Passover parchment paper (parchment can have flour sprinkled on it) lined in a tin.
  7. If serving fresh, slice thin and reheat at 350 degrees for another half hour.

 

 

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A Personal Recipe for YOURSELF on Rosh Hashanah by Life Coach Alice Chera

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A Personal Recipe for YOURSELF on Rosh Hashanah by Life Coach Alice Chera

1 Comment 14 September 2012

 

Thanks you Alice Chera for your calming words of wisdom during this rushed and hectic holiday whirlwind…

For many Jewish women September is an amalgam of moving trucks, school supplies, holiday menus, shopping lists, and back to school tears. But let’s face it; we women are incredibly energetic and creative. When it comes to whipping up a months worth of gourmet holiday meals we can conquer the kitchen like nobodies business. But oftentimes the essence of the holidays, especially Rosh Hashanah can be overshadowed by the quest for the right fall shoe to the yummy aromas wafting from our kitchen. The fact that another year has passed and a fresh new year awaits us can seem secondary to the myriad of responsibilities required to get our selves and our families “holiday-ready.” So as we think about setting our tables and tweaking our menus, take a moment to focus on yourself and the upcoming year. What do you want this year to look like?

Rosh Hashanah is a time for both gratitude and reflection, a time to take stock of the past year and set our intentions for the year to come. Now is the time to channel some of that wonderful creative energy and decide what you would like to serve up for yourself in this New Year. Close your eyes and take a moment to go into your “inner house.” Picture a large, glorious table, a table just for you. This is your table for the year to come. How do you want to set it? What will be on your menu? What will you do this year to nourish your body, mind and soul?

There are 2 ways that we walk through our lives, one is by “being” and the other is by “doing.” How we walk through this year and who we decide to be is just as important as what we choose to do. This holiday think about what attributes you want to cultivate and what pesky habits you want to release. Perhaps it’s time to let go of self-doubt and work on really appreciating who you are and all that you do. Or how about cranking up your Fun-meter and doing something out of the box at least once a month just for fun? Maybe you have been waiting to go back to school, take that class, or start that juicy project you keep putting off. This Rosh Hashanah, don’t forget one of the most important people to grace your table- that person is you! Create a recipe for yourself this year that spices up your fall, warms your winter and has you blossoming through Spring and Summer.”

Alice Chera, CPCC, ACC
AKC Life Coaching
(917) 692-4409
alic44@aol.com
www.alicechera.com

 

 

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Sukkah by the Sea

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Sukkah by the Sea

No Comments 19 July 2012

Last year, our Sukkah experience was extra special dining in Hymie and Liza’s Spanish style beachside home in New Jersey . Wood sukkah poles were  embellished with magnolia branches from the flower district in Manhattan. Baby pumpkin and squash,  fastened by mini hooks, were hung by thin rope from the bamboo “sechach.”  A huge thanks to our special cousins for a delicious and unforgettable Sukkot lunch!

Share your Sukkah pics!  Send to marlene@thejewishhosess.com

 

A Gourmet Father’s Day Family Summer Barbeque

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A Gourmet Father’s Day Family Summer Barbeque

6 Comments 13 June 2012

There is a special someone in my life  that insists on being nameless, even though she pulls off the most the most amazing family get-togethers. With a bunch of little tots running around, she makes Martha Stewart look like an amateur. Enjoy our Father’s Day Barbeque pics. Happy Father’s Day, DAD!!!!

 

Flowers by Shirley Bar-nathan

 

 

 

 

 

 

My sister made the sangria. Pink mint lemonade in the background.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summery paper napkins and square plastic plates look SO pretty!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arugula, pecans, cranberries, and roasted sweet potato cubes.- My favorite salad!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roasted Corn Salad

Sesame Chicken Salad

Summer Quinoa-Beans and Pepper Salad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nobody was on a diet……
Marshmallow Fudge Tart. YUM!!!
Want the recipe???
Flavored pareve Italian Ices hit the spot!
Rice Krispy Ice Cream Cake
Leon, I know that you really wanted to be on The Jewish Hostess!!!
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Fantasy Mother’s Day Party Table Setting at Table Set Go in Deal, NJ

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Fantasy Mother’s Day Party Table Setting at Table Set Go in Deal, NJ

No Comments 27 April 2012

If you need some ideas for your mother’s day party, then look no further! Frances Betesh, Freda Chehebar, Jennifer Jemal and Candice Bailey at the Table Set Go Event in Deal, New Jersey used their better-than-Martha- Stewart-talents to raise some funds for the Morris I. Franco Community Cancer Center this past summer. Rose petals, a gift wrapped trinket, and a mother’s day poem are some of the feminine details that  pulled this bright and blooming Mother’s Day table decor together. A modern sterling vase with classic roses add the final touch!  Of course we can use so many of these details and ideas to incorporate into our own tables for a bridal shower, wedding, and even a family dinner. Napkin rings and placemats by Kim Seybert. Gorgeous job, girls! Check out more table settings at Table Set Go HERE.

photos by Victor Gindi.

 

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Why Don’t We Take This Outside?

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Why Don’t We Take This Outside?

3 Comments 25 May 2011

by Nicole Cohen Sketch 42

This Shavuot, Memorial Day and Summer take your meals outside…. Every Shabbat all summer long, my family enjoys Saturday lunch outdoors, under a pergola with views of a lake…. With nature as your decor, how can you go wrong?


For Summer, I love galvanized metal, burlap and linen tablecloths and runners, retro touches and graphic prints! Here are some of my favorite pieces for outdoor dining. 

Party tub $24

 

12 pc set $49

 

 

Flatware set of 12 $24

 

 

Fringed Burlap Tablecloths

 

 

Metal Hurricanes $16-$50

 

 

Melamine Dinnerware $11

 

 

Soda Fountain Glasses $3.95

Have a great summer!

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How to Fold your Linen Napkins for the Holidays

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How to Fold your Linen Napkins for the Holidays

4 Comments 02 May 2011

Its time to take out those crisp linen napkins that have been hiding all winter!

Capture the spirit of  springtime by folding napkins with the Lotus fold.

Use small bowls or votives to float a  flower in the center of each flower fold:

For a huge selection of votives and candles in all shapes and colors click Here.

Enjoy your Shavuot, and let the kids help with the napkin folding!

 

 

 

 

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How to Feel Skinny After the Seders by Sari Dana

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How to Feel Skinny After the Seders by Sari Dana

4 Comments 27 March 2011

It’s Thursday morning, and the Seders are behind us, the kids are in school, and all that food is in us! I must be honest, as much as I tried to eat as close to my ideals as possible, the over dose of all the extra food that my body is unaccustomed to, makes my body feel….well, simply… FAT!

One part of brain tells me, “don’t be such as party-pooper!” It’s so much fun to taste everything in sight and share in the fun with friends and family. The other side of my brain says, “get over it Sari, having control over what you eat is a direct line to how you look, and more importantly feel.” For example, I hosted the first seder to 16 family guests. I was so excited to prepare my family’s favorite dishes that I forgot to prepare something acceptable for myself! Being unprepared totally left me vulnerable.  As a Jewish mom, I know taking care of others sometimes precede taking care of myself. On the converse, when I ate a lunch at a friends house, it was so easy to stay focused. I was being served, and making choices was easy, knowing that eating lightly will honor my body greatly.

In retrospect, I believe it’s a sign of maturity to enjoy all the wonderful aspects about a family holiday dinner without over doing it and tipping the scale way over to what you are comfortable with.  Whew! I thought I lost the ability to “have fun”, and “let loose.” Instead, I’m simply being insightful and in tune to my needs.

Just know, that Jewish women from all over the globe are going through the same thing! We are in it together! We can share in each triumphs and help each other in time of need. Like now! We do our best…. but together we can do better!

Remember…

20- 30 minutes of walking or jogging

16 lunges

16 pushups

20 -60 second planks-3x

One important tip that’s easy to follow: up your water intake! Aim for 8-10 glasses of water. You will immediately feel less bloated. Matzahs are very dry and can clogg us up, if you know what I mean

Here’s something to look forward to…..

After 8 days of Passover (Pesach) feasting, I will be introducing my 2nd annual “30 Day Sugar Challenge!” You are going to love this! Tell your friends and family. This challenge is for anyone and everyone who craves eating at a higher ideal.

Starting date: May 1, 2011

Ending date: June 1, 2011

Keep on the lookout for more information on how to join in and get started. But for now, enjoy your family, friends and honor your body. If not YOU…then who??

With Gratitude to All, Sari Dana

GROUP FITNESS MOVEMENT SPECIALIST LIFE STYLE COACH

sari@dananyc.com

The Best Sephardic Charoset Recipe Ever

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The Best Sephardic Charoset Recipe Ever

6 Comments 16 March 2011

This Sephardic Charoset Recipe has been handed down for generations by my husband’s side of the family- the Shamah’s of Aleppo.

Medjool dates are used. Even though they are double the price, you will find that fresh medjool dates are juicy and extra delectable.

My Mother in law makes the best charoset  or haroset) of all time.  Of course although its a seder plate item, its’ sweet simplicity is just perfect every single morning of Passover as we slather it on (I love whole wheat) matzoh. Sitting down with a cup of coffee and the newspaper on Passover completes this delectable breakfast.

Every year, about 2 weeks before the holiday, my mother in law drops off three medium size tupperwares full of her home made charoset . We put it in the freezer and defrost a container one or two days before enjoying it down to the last drop.

Im so glad that I finally asked her for the recipe and I’d love to share it with all of my Passover hostesses.

Ingredients:

    1. 6 pounds of Medjool dates, sliced lengthwise, pit removed.
    2. Each date must be checked for worms or bugs. (you’d be surprised at what you may find lurking in there!)
    3. Soak the pitted and checked dates in water for 2 hours. Drain.
    4. Boil dates till soft. Cool and slip off the peel if you want a smoother Charoset consistency.
    5. Grind witha Cuisinart with a metal blade.
    6. When serving mix in 2 tbspoons sweet wine per  1 cup of charoset.
    7. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts. The combo is an unforgettable, once a year treat!
    8. Thats it! Store in airtight containers and freeze if its more than three days before Passover. You can store it in pretty jars, wrap with a ribbon and give out as a made -with- love Passover gift.

Enjoy- Happy Holiday!

p.s.- please submit your passover  recipes! I would love to post them!

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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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Candle Stick Round Up- A Perfect Gift- For Yourself!

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Candle Stick Round Up- A Perfect Gift- For Yourself!

No Comments 09 May 2010

Who says Shabbat Candlesticks have to be traditional? I did a round up of the most eclectic candlesticks I could find… These are perfect for a Mom that steps outside the box once in a while! They vary in price and in style, so we could find something for everyone. From rustic to modern to elegant we have got you covered!

Are you lucky enough to be invited out to eat on Shavuot? Your Jewish Hostess will love any of these candlesticks as a gift!

Are you exhausted from Mother’s day?

Working hard in the kitchen lately?  Treat Yourself!

1. Agate Candleholders- 125

2.Analiese Taper Holder 24

3. Jonathan Adler lantern candlestick $48

4. Iron Branch Candle holder $250

5. Michael Wainwright Large Turo Candlestick $130

6. Lumi Candleholders $2.95 – $4.95

7.Fashion Forward Taper $18

8. Horn Candlesticks

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Kids Flower Crafts for the Shabbat table

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Kids Flower Crafts for the Shabbat table

1 Comment 08 May 2010

by Creative Jewish Mom in Israel.

Cupcake liner flowers are one of those crafts that just make you smile! What’s not to love? A few days ago I showed you some romantic carnation-like versions here. So now I thought I’d share this little colorful bouquet, made the same way just with the addition of some blue-striped liners and some bright paint.

Its easy for kids and moms too!

I’m originally from California, where Mexican heritage has quite a presence, so though I’m preparing for the upcoming Jewish holiday of Shavuos, I just couldn’t help but think how great these would be for Cinco de Mayo! And I even pulled out my authentic Mexican blanket for the photo! And by the way, large vintage sugar and flour shakers (or even salt and pepper, but they’re usually much smaller) make great little vases, just stick the stems into the holes and voila!

For a complete cupcake liner flower tutorial, visit my previous post here. Enjoy!

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4 Simple Steps to Actually Enjoying Mother’s Day

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4 Simple Steps to Actually Enjoying Mother’s Day

1 Comment 01 May 2010

Shabbat Shalom
Your Peace of the Week
by: Marissa Anteby

Mother’s Day is almost here, but somehow the day that’s supposed to be anticipated with great glee, has you strapped down with anxiety. The thoughts swirl through your head; What if no one likes the cake I made? Which aunt will say the wrong thing? Are the flowers pretty enough? Will the kids bicker? The self-inflicted torture is endless. You don’t have to be a prisoner of your own mind anymore. Get out of your head and in to the party.

Here’s 4 easy things you can do to ensure a  more pleasurable experience:

1 – Keep it simple. This applies to everything, including your menu, decor, and entertainment.

  • Prepare easy to eat, no-mess foods. Portions divided in to single servings, not only look appetizing to the adults, they’re more manageable for children’s little fingers and mouthes. Think; tea sandwiches, mini borekas, muffins, yogurt parfait cups, crudite´, tapenade spreads etc. http://thejewishhostess.com/2010/04/mini-maple-chocolate-chip-pancake-muffins/
  • Serve all the food at one time. You’ll save the time and aggravation of re-setting your table for dessert. It doesn’t really matter if someone has a piece of cubed fruit before they eat a spinach tart.
  • Adopt a ‘less is more’ attitude about decorations. Use bud vases scattered high on shelves, or in the breakfront, instead of one large bouquet. Or, forego flowers altogether and use brightly colored linen napkins as the focal point on each place setting. This way, you won’t worry about scampering children knocking over watery floral arrangements. http://thejewishhostess.com/2010/04/how-to-fold-your-linen-napkins-for-mothers-day/
  • Let the day flow on its own. Enjoy the company of your family and friends. Don’t miss out on the moment you are in, by trying to make it something it’s not. Mother’s Day might not be the ideal setting to try out that new murder mystery game that has intricate rules for each player to follow.


2 – Defuse uncomfortable situations. If you know that you are sensitive to unwanted comments, (and who isn’t?) instead of reacting hastily or brooding, when someone slights you, try and think of a personal quality you can use to keep yourself calm.

  • Look inside yourself for inner resources. You may be pleasantly surprised to find that you have a wealth of patience, kindness, understanding, gratitude, etc. that you can draw upon for strength in trying times. http://www.amazon.com/Take-Stress-Out-Your-Life/
  • It may be challenging at first, but in the long run you’ll be glad you didn’t snap at your sister for criticizing your teenager’s choice of attire. (That’s just an example, I’m sure you can think of many more!)

3 – Don’t just do something, sit there. We are all conditioned to move and do. We’re missing out on a depth and richness more potent than anything we can do. It’s the power of being.

  • Take a few breathes. Let the day seep in to your body.
  • Look around and find something to be happy about. Invite this one happy moment in to your body. Imagine you can place this in your body like a memory to be retrieved later. You do this all the time with bad occurrences and tension that creeps in to your muscles as aches and pain. Now, try it with something good in your life, placing it in your body as a spot of ease.

4- Sip some water. If you put all your attention on drinking water, those pesky thoughts of melted frosting or frizzy hair, won’t be in your mind for at least a few seconds.

  • The more water you drink, the less empty calories you’ll consume. Overeating when you’re stressed out thwarts all the hard work you put in to balancing your diet. So, sip water throughout the day and stay committed to your food plan.
  • “Drinking purified water not only keeps your body healthy and vibrant, it’s has a therapeutic calming effect on your mind, ” states, David Bailey, President of Watermatic, the sole distributor of Tana Water Products in the United States. Contact tanawaterus.com for a special discount for Jewish Hostess readers for the month of May.

As always, scroll all the way down to post your comments. We’d love to hear what you think about ideas presented in this article and how they apply to you. Share your view on how to enjoy Mother’s Day below. 1 lucky winner will be chosen from people who comment. The prize is a FREE Restorative Yoga Session from www.embodyinc.com


Shabbat Shalom,
marissa@embodyinc.com
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Marissa Anteby is a wife, and a mother of 4 children. Her company  www.embodyinc.com hosts holistic exercise classes in Cycling, Pilates, and Yoga, in cities throughout New York and New Jersey. Marissa maintains more than 10 wellness related certifications, including Reiki Massage, and Thai Yoga Massage.

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Mother’s Day- the Pretty Way!

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Mother’s Day- the Pretty Way!

No Comments 01 May 2010

April showers bring May flowers, and there is no better place for those flowers than on your Mother’s Day brunch table. 

Wild bouquets of Peonies, Lilac, Hydrangeas and Hyacynth will have your table smelling as good as it looks!

Vintage floral porcelain is sweet and romantic.

Add natural textures, like this DIY Jute Carafe and horn flatware to soften the look white dishes.

Repurpose vases, layer bowls and vases to create original floral arrangements.

Some of my favorite pieces for pulling together this romantic, eclectic look are:

1. Water Hyacinth Place Mats

2. Victorian Tumbler, Set of 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Handmade Mother’s Day Gifts: Under $75

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Handmade Mother’s Day Gifts: Under $75

1 Comment 30 April 2010

We love handmade gifts for Mother’s Day, even if they aren’t your hands!!!

We collected our favorite’s from among Etsy’s best Mother’s day gifts, both handmade and vintage. Folded Porclain, English Hobnail, Sterling spikes, Amethyst, an English Toast rack(I use mine for mail!)and even lavender sachets…all for well under a $100 dollars.

These gifts are a cheap and cheerful twist on a handmade Mother’s Day Gift. 

1. Folded Porcelain Vase $65

2. Sterling spikes scattered on a delicate chain $25

3.English Hobnail Milkglass $70

4.Toast Rack – English Silver Plated $75

5. Silverplate Leaf $45

6. Set of 4 Black and White Damask II Tile Coasters $10

7.Acorn Sachets — Lavender Filled $9.75/set of 5

8.Amethyst Jeweled Lucite Box $55

9. Amethyst Briolette- Lariat Necklace $24

10. 5 Brass Candle Sticks $25

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Mother’s Day Gifts for the Mom-To-Be

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Mother’s Day Gifts for the Mom-To-Be

No Comments 25 April 2010

These bestsellers are a thoughtful and inexpensive gift for the expectant mom.

Order now in time for Mother’s Day!

Gift wrap Available.

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