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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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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.


  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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Chocolate and Coconut Dipped Matzah Dessert for Passover

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Chocolate and Coconut Dipped Matzah Dessert for Passover

3 Comments 27 March 2014

This simple Passover dessert recipe is so easy and delicious with three simple  Passover ingredients!

Enjoy, and we will all detox AFTER Passover!  Marlene


Passover Ingredients:

Chocolate and Coconut Dipped Matzah Dessert for Passover

Chocolate and Coconut Dipped Matzah Dessert for Passover


  • 4 oz. semi-sweet baking chocolate
  • 2 matzos, broken into several pieces
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut


  1. MELT chocolate in small saucepan on very low heat, stirring constantly.
  2. DIP each matzo piece partially into chocolate; sprinkle with coconut.
  3. PLACE on wax paper-covered tray. Let stand until chocolate is firm.



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Carb-Free Low-fat Cauliflower Passover Pizza

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Carb-Free Low-fat Cauliflower Passover Pizza

3 Comments 02 April 2013


Carb-less Pizza for #Passover


Pizza recipe trends are constantly evolving, and this carb-free, low-fat Passover version from Emanuelle Lee of London is one that you will want to whip up all year round. If you are a Passover hostess that is trying to escape the post holiday waistline bulge, then this recipe is for you!

Check out Emanuelle’s blog at  www.manusmenu.blogspot.com.


Carb-less #Passover Pizza

Carb-less #Passover Pizza


    For the crust:
  • 1 Cauliflower cut into small pieces (or equivalent amount pre-cut)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp grated cheese (preferably mozzarella)
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Polenta mixture
  • For the sauce
  • 1 clove of garlic (chopped)
  • 1 can cherry tomatoes
  • Olive oil
  • 2 Tsp sugar
  • 1/2 chilli flakes
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • Salt and pepper
  • Low fat mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400 Degrees F.
  2. Blend the cauliflower in a food processor until it has become a grainy paste. Pour into a mixing bowl and mix in the garlic paste, olive oil, egg and grated cheese. Mix all the ingredients together. Add a pinch of salt and pepper.
  3. Cover a flat baking tray with parchment paper. Grease the paper with a little bit of olive oil. Sprinkle a pinch of polenta mixture on to the tray.
  4. Take about 3 heaps of cauliflower and flatten it out onto the tray with a spatula into the pizza shape of your choice.
  5. You should have enough 'dough' left over for 1 another medium sized pizza. Repeat sequence with the rest of the dough.
  6. Bake for 20-25 or until golden. With a large spatula, carefully turn the pizza crust over and bake the other side for 10 minutes.
  7. (You may put the crusts under the broiler for a few minutes to make them extra crispy but make sure they don't burn!)
  8. While the crusts are baking, make the sauce. In a pan, heat up a tablespoon of olive oil, add the chopped garlic, sauté until softened a little and add the can of tomatoes. Smash the pieces of tomato so the sauce is a little smoother. Add the rest of the ingredients.
  9. Once the pizza 'dough' is golden and hard, smooth a large amount of the sauce on top and leave about a half inch space around the outside to make the crust. Top with (low fat) fresh mozzarella cheese and top with a little olive oil, salt and pepper.
  10. Add your favourite toppings. Bake for 10 minutes. Sprinkle some basil leaves for decoration and enjoy! (guilt-free!)

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Claudia’s Gorgeous Passover Tablesetting

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Claudia’s Gorgeous Passover Tablesetting

1 Comment 10 March 2013

Claudia Bildiricci, our very own Martha Stewart, deserves a academy awards for her creative genius for her Passover Seder table decor.

Mini picture frame place cards, a quail’s egg, gold chargers atop a a damask backdrop and an orchid are just some of the  table top details that make this night different from any other! Great job, Claudia!

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Passover Holiday Lunch Table Decor by Elena Kassin

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Passover Holiday Lunch Table Decor by Elena Kassin

No Comments 10 April 2012


I’m loving Elena’s classic metallic silver and white tablescape from Passover 2012.

A gorgeous backdrop for a delicious lunch. GREAT job, Elena!! Marlene  

p.s. Especially loving the Kim Seybert’s Tile  napkin ring on sale till 3/10/13 at Bloomingdales! Click to order now~


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Passover Sandwich Rolls

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Passover Sandwich Rolls

3 Comments 03 April 2012

If you  get sick of Matzoh, then this is a quick way to disguise that cardboardy crunch.

Serve with sliced tomato and cheese, tuna fish, egg salad, or even a hamburger!

Ingredients for this Pesach Recipe:

  • 2/3 cup of water
  • 1/3 cup of oil
  • 1 tsp of sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup of matzo meal
  • 3 eggs

Pesach Recipe: Directions for preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Boil water, add salt,oil, matzo meal and sugar
  3. Stir, and remove from heat.
  4. Beat eggs into mixture one at a time.
  5. Spoon batter onto sprayed parchment paper into smal mounds.
  6. Bake 1 hour at 375 degrees.
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5 Comments 17 March 2012

Dear Hostesses, Just when I’d thought I’d seen almost every possible tablescape combination on the web, you’ve all blown me away by the original Passover  table ideas that you’ve found the time to set, snap, and share with all of us here at The Jewish Hostess. All in all about 20 seder tablescapes were sent in! Here’s the first batch- Thank you all for your sharing your talents and holiday creativity with thousands of Jewish women worldwide who check in on our site for holiday inspiration. And for all of the hostesses who love to browse- PLEASE comment below with your favorites!! We need to pick some winners!!! Enjoy the rest of the holiday. Marlene

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1.“Hi Marlene, Happy holidays, I got creative this year!” Terri Harary

2.A Bountiful Passover Table by Rochelle Falack- (note the reading glasses at the head of the table!)

3.  A Seder Tablescape that helps feed the less fortunate in Israel- by Miriam Kairey

“This year I have added a special mitzvah to my seder.  I purchased place cards from Meir Panim.  Each card represents a donation to feed the hungry in Israel.  So as we are feasting we can remember our cousins in Israel, some of whom are unfortunately not eating as abundantly. On my table is a chicken dish I just made up.

 Crunchy Chicken Cutlets

  • 2lbs. thin boneless chicken breasts
  • Breading: 8 boards matzoh
  • 4 Tbs dried oregano leaves
  • 2 Tbs. coarse salt
  • 2 Tbs. Paprika
  • 6 eggs

Break up  4 Matzoh boards in the Cuisinart.  Add half the other ingredients. Pulse until coarsely chopped.  Some of the matzoh will be finely ground and that is ok.  Empty crumbs into a bowl and repeat. Bread chicken by dipping into dry crumbs, then eggs, then dry crumbs again. Fry until golden.

Happy Pesach wherever you are!” Miriam

4.  Thank You  Patti Rotman!

“Our family has made the trek from Toronto to Florida for 23 years to celebrate Passover with special relatives. With so many decades and age ranges represented, our table always combines fun and tradition. From the frogs “jumping” out off each wine glass and a “plague” finger puppet at each place setting, to the cover for shmura matzah, we always celebrate in a joyous, traditional and inclusive fashion. Chag sameach to everyone at the Jewish Hostess” Patti Rotman


5. Springtime White and Garden Greens By Allison Srour

6.“Splitting of the Sea” by Kim Tawil- Gorgeous napkins and flowers in each glass!

7. Claudia does it again! by Claudia Bildirici

  • “I used a red vinyl fabric bought about 3 yards cost 30.00
  • This was to represent blood. and cleaned up like a dream even after the
  • wine was spilled!
  • The aloe vera plants were to look like the desert….
  • Under each plate over the charger was a picture of frogs
  • The masks were ordered from amazon and had the plagues on each. Kids
  • got a kick out of the adults who wore them during the seder
  • It was a fun table to be at!




8. Bringing the Outdoors In! by Natalie Greenberg

Hi Marlene-
I was really inspired to create a beautiful seder table this year after viewing all of the ones on your website.
This year we will be so many people that we do not fit in my dining room! So I set up in the living room.
I have green accents in the living room so I used that idea to create a spring seder look.
I rented tables and cloth toppers ( they look like trellises!) from All Affairs, and everything else I own.
The created the place card holders from votive candle holders that I already owned and filled them with
babys breath and then a name card. I will use the leaf platters for all of the greens.
I am so pleased with my look- can’t wait to finish cooking and sit down to enjoy!
Have a very happy holiday- send my love to your family.
Love, Natalie Greenberg


9. A Glamourous Seder Table by Gladys Haddad- Gorgeous as usual, Gladys!

10. Israeli Soldiers Celebrate Pesach -sent in  by Margo Sugarman of The Kosher Blogger. 

Hi Marlene,

I hope you had a wonderful chag. I saw this on Facebook and I thought of you and had to share it. It’s a picture of some soldiers in the Israeli Navy celebrating their seder in an unusual setting. The table may not be a gorgeous as yours, but it’s certainly unique!

Chag sameach ve’kasher, Margo


11.Passover Table By Connie Billie- Thank you Connie! Love the blues, and loving the wine carafes!

12. Sarah Beyda’s  Passover Table Setting- Cool silverware setup!

13. As Sweet As It Gets!- 

“Dear Marlene,

Hag Sameach! I enjoy following your blog-

We had a fun seder for 24 relatives and friends.  My husband made the seder fun for the many kids at the table as well as the adults.  There were hand motions for the order of the seder, role-playing, lots of questions and festive singing.  For karpas we like to do a fun vegetable dish so that people do not wait to eat until too long.  This year, for karpas I served a roasted eggplant and tomato napoleons with pesto.   It was delish!  At dinner we enjoyed brisket, apricot chicken, quinoa salad, roasted veggies, and sweet potato.  For dessert, we had my signature Pavlova, an apple cake, and a chocolate mousse cake from my aunt.  All had a delightful time.  Thanks, Oksana V. Bella  www.assweetasitgets.com


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Grandma’s Chewy Passover Date Nut Bars

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Grandma’s Chewy Passover Date Nut Bars

5 Comments 04 March 2012

My mother in law is the perfect source for a Passover recipe, as she is really the hostess with the mostess. She actually wrote up this recipe for all of my Jewish Hostesses so please let her know if you like it! (comment below!)

By the way, I’ve been reading that dates are very healthy for pregnant women, as they are very healthy for a fetus’s brain development. Please get more info HERE.

Please send in your delicious Passover recipes and Passover menu ideas to:

marlene (at) thejewishhostess.com.

Passover Ingredients for Chewy Date Nut Bars:

  • 1 cup of chopped nuts
  • 3/4 cup matzo meal
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of margarine (if you would like to substitute the margarine- click and read this article)
  • 1 cup of pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tsp grated orange rind
  1. Beat nuts with matzo meal, sugar, and margarine until crumbly and moist reserving 1/4 cup of mixture.
  2. Firmly put remainder into bottom of 9″ square pan making a solid base.
  3. Chop dates, beat with orange juice and orange peel until spreadable.
  4. Spread carefully over base.
  5. Sprinkle with reserved topping.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  7. Cool. Cut into squares.
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10 Simple Spring Centerpiece Ideas for an Impressive Passover Seder

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10 Simple Spring Centerpiece Ideas for an Impressive Passover Seder

7 Comments 10 April 2011

Its time to free the creative spirit that has been ignored in the midst of all of our holiday planning. Scrubbing, grating, chopping, boiling (those pots and pans), outfitting, shopping…. can really leave even the most creative Jewish moms to the point of exhaustion. Take it from me, some years I’m lucky just to plop a bunch of tulips from the street corner into a vase just before lighting the holiday candles.
This year will be different!
I’ve searched and clicked all over tons of inspiring websites all around internet town to bring all of my
Jewish Hostesses
10 spring centerpiece ideas for your Seder table. These simple table decor ideas can be transformed into a Passover seder that expresses YOU!
Start planning and gather your materials this week so that your Seder centerpiece wont be a last minute throw-on. Get the kids involved so that you can direct them while you are putting the final touches on your Passover meal.
You can choose to pull out all of your assorted vases and line them up on your table with a simple streamlined color theme of blooms, or you can go out on a limb and create a more intricate design.
Whatever style you choose, just remember that these spring inspired decor ideas adds as much to the memories of the evening as the delicious  meal that you serve your guests.
(image via deutweddings)
1-Silver vases of all sizes capture the glamour of your Passover seder table. Try these fluted vases with a mercury filled base for only $19.99 from  Target , and add your personal touch with the simplest of buds.
2-Looking for a cheap, chic and glamorous DIY project?
Hop on over to  100layercake.com for theit tutorial on how to spray paint your extra mason jars
for a vibrant new look on your  Passover seder table.
3-Go through your storage closets and pull out stored wedding gifts that you haven’t used in years.
You’d be surprised at the gorgeous display you can create by lining up assorted bud vases and filling them all
in the same color scheme.
(image via 100layercake.com)
4-Inspired by the Elizabeth and Anne blog, use assorted jars and containers, buy a rustic burlap, or for a more elegant look find a dressier  metallic or floral fabric, tie with a matching cord or fancy ribbon, and scatter on your seder table.
images via Social Couture and jjdesigns
5-Use fruit cups or glasses, An ice cream dish, a champagne bowl, or a martini glass that are on pedestals , fill with clear or white pepples. You can also find vase filler HERE, top with a single flower or two,  and disperse among your platters.
6-Your guest will really enjoy their four cups of wine while enjoying the view. Make a fruit  topiary using regal grapes as the star of the show.
The timeless Preston Bailey shows you how to do it right here on his blog.
7-Fabric wrapped containers will steal the show. Use vibrant papers and flowers and go beyond the  expected. DIY  instructions HERE.
8-This terra cotta centerpiece tutorial from Real Simple magazine will give a breezy rustic aura to you holiday dinner.
9-Spring is here, and there is no prettier way to show it with an eco-inspired pink and green vegan centepiece .
Check out Epicurious.com for their down to earth DIY how-to.
10- I actually saved the prettiest for last!
This unexpected burst of spirited colors will keep your guests family and guests in a cheery mood the whole entire seder! I’ve been having a color obsession with these eye-popping brights. If you are too, then run on over to your local florist and buy:
10 red, white and pink anemones
5 mini daffodils
8 orange, red, and white ranunculus (better if blown open)
Ranunculus greens and buds
English daisies in pink and white (cut from 2 plants)
and click HERE for a simple tutorial.
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The Jewish Woman’s Guide to Maintaining Sanity on Passover

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The Jewish Woman’s Guide to Maintaining Sanity on Passover

No Comments 28 March 2011




Dear Hostesses,

Meet Alice Chera, a very talented and inspirational woman in our community. This post is perfect timing as the pressure mounts to the PASSOVER COUNTDOWN!

 Sit back, take a deep breath, and absorb Alice’s valuable advice to surviving a daunting holiday that looms ahead….. Marlene

P.S. Check out Alice’s website HERE

 The Jewish Woman’s Guide to Maintaining Sanity On Passover

by: Alice Chera, CPCC, ACC

It was the battle cry of a weary Moses: “Let my people go!” It is the essence of Passover- freedom from oppression. So how is it, I wonder, as I stand in my kitchen sweating profusely over a frying pan in a cloud of Matzo meal after weeks of scrubbing my home from top to bottom, that the miracle of the Jews’ escape from Egypt thousands of years ago has turned into my very own 21rst century tale of bondage? What is it about the preparations for Passover that has me plotting year after year, my own escape to a desert like clime?

Now don’t get me wrong; Passover is a great holiday, as a child it was my favorite. But that was way before all the koshering, cooking, cleaning, checking, frying, baking, boiling, dipping and shopping was my responsibility. Back in those days, even my mother (an accomplished cook in her own right) didn’t host a Seder. Passover was a holiday so epic in scale that it was entrusted only to my grandmother, the silent and sturdy matriarch of our family. Peering into the kitchen to give her a kiss, there us kids would find her, clad in her housecoat, standing valiantly at the helm of the kitchen commandeering the stovetop and ovens with nary a complaint.

That said, it is no wonder the mere thought of Passover can strike terror into the heart of even the most seasoned cook and homemaker. Passover is the biggie. The Grand Poobah of all the holidays. For those of us who stay home for holidays, Passover can be a month-long brew of cooking and cleaning that requires efficiency, stamina and most of all, a good attitude.

So here are some tips to maintain your sanity and create your own freedom as you prepare for Passover this year:

  1. Start Early/ Pace Yourself:

Start early and start small, but the main thing is to just start. As the Nike slogan goes “Just Do It.” Procrastination leads to paralysis. If you give yourself enough time you can tackle the Passover prep with little or no stress. Organize one shelf of a closet or start with just one room each week and little by little things will get done

2. Get Clear/ Avoid Vagueness:

Sure the thought of preparing for Passover can be daunting but our fears loom larger when they are trapped inside our heads. Begin by making a list of all the things you need to do for the holiday. That means- make your menus and shopping lists and create an outline for cleaning so that your tasks are clearly laid out before you. Vagueness only breeds anxiety. Seeing your list on paper makes things more manageable. It shows you that there is a beginning and an end to what needs to be done. And as you begin to cross things off the list, it generates the momentum you need to keep taking actions in preparation for the holiday.

3. Practice Self Care:

The overwhelming workload and heightened stress in anticipation of Passover can turn many of us from human beings into “human doings.” Watch for burnout. Make sure you take breaks and check in with yourself to see what you need at any given moment. Are you hungry? Do you need a nap? Rest is critical. And don’t be afraid to ask for help. Delegating chores to your kids gives you a break and helps create for your children a sense of responsibility and accomplishment. Remember, no one wants to find mom face down in her plate once the Seder has begun. Not a pretty picture.

4. Adopt a Positive Perspective/ Change Your Thinking:

Most of us tend to look at certain situations through only one lens. If you have always viewed preparing for Passover as difficult and challenging, then odds are Passover will always be a stress- related holiday for you. If you can shift your perspective from “This is so much work, how will I ever get done?” to “I am learning to approach Passover with balance and ease” you might find yourself lunching with friends or having more space in your day as the holiday approaches.

5. Have Fun:

Alright, there are probably those of you who want to strangle me for this one. But truly you can get quite creative with your time at home and in the kitchen before Passover arrives. Why not listen to some of your favorite music while you are cleaning out your closets or frying up 10 lbs of chicken cutlets? How about trying on a different persona as you get ready for the holiday? Approaching the Passover prep from the stance of Ninja mom or Warrior Goddess can be energizing, productive and fun.

6. Cultivate and Attitude of Gratitude:

Remember ladies- whatever we focus on grows. If we choose to look at our preparations for Passover as overwhelming and draining it will be that much worse. But if you look at all the positive aspects of this holiday and the ways that Passover fills you that will be what grows in your heart. Think about the abundance that is around you that we sometimes take for granted. The privilege of experiencing the holiday surrounded by your family, enjoying a variety of delicious food on the table, the connection to our history and the freedom we as Jews have today. If you practice an attitude of gratitude you can never fail! Freedom will always be yours for the taking.

Alice Chera is a Life Coach who works with women to help them enrich their lives and achieve their goals.


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Really Easy Passover Granola, Banana, Fruit and Cream Trifle

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Really Easy Passover Granola, Banana, Fruit and Cream Trifle

2 Comments 22 March 2011


Passover Dessert, The Jewish Hostess

So, the question of the week is, “do I get extra credit for a fabulous Passover dessert if it took me an hour to get it done- or if it took me  10 minutes???” 

Comment below!!!

p.s. of course you could add in blueberries, strawberries, fresh ripe pineapple, crunchy grapes, chocolate syrup, …just make sure that your extras are the family faces!!! Happy Holiday!

Passover Granola, Banana, Fruit and Cream Trifle Dessert

Passover Granola, Banana, Fruit and Cream Trifle Dessert


  • Kosher for Passover Dessert Ingredients from bottom to top:
  • Kosher for Passover Granola- Available on Amazon.com
  • pineapple tidbits
  • banana slices (soak them in the pineapple juice before hand to prevent them from getting black)
  • (optional: sweetened coconut)
  • cream: 2 whipped kosher for Passover toppings mixed with 1 vanilla instant pudding mix..


  1. Layer your trifle from bottom to top. Other layering options available on thejewishhostess.com

Passover Fruit Granola and Cream Trifle

by Sherry Grego

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Passover Pizza Dough

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Passover Pizza Dough

13 Comments 19 March 2011


My friend Jamie is one of the best friends that a girl can have. She also is a gourmet cook and has tons of great tried and true kosher recipes at the tip of her tongue. She is also one of those girls that would never leave out an ingredient so I know all of her recipes are perfected. If I could just find about two hours to  write them all down, I would have enough great kosher dishes to keep this blog going for at least another six months!

Keep checking in to The Jewish Hostess to get more of Jamie’s favorites! Marlene

“We are all looking for easy Passover recipes, especially great Passover recipes for kids tastes.

This is really the best Passover recipe for  pizza dough . You can use with  any dairy pizza topping or with a meat topping such as lahamagine.

I form balls out of the dough, flatten them with a (Passover) tortilla press and shape with a (Passover) cookie cutter.” Enjoy! -Jamie

Ingredients for this Kosher Passover Pizza Dough Recipe

  • 2 cups of matzo meal
  • 1/2 cup cake meal
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup  of warm water
  • 2 tbsp oil


  1. -Mix dry Passover pizza ingredients by hand
  2. - add egg, add oil
  3. -then add water slowly to form a dough ball
  4. - form into balls and flatten by hand.
  5. -pizza tastes better if flattened by tortilla press or rolling pin as stated above.
  6. - top with your favorite kosher for Passover pizza toppings!
  7. or shape and freeze for instant use.


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The Prettiest Modern Passover Seder Plates and Matzo Holders For Your Holiday Table

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The Prettiest Modern Passover Seder Plates and Matzo Holders For Your Holiday Table

No Comments 18 March 2011




On Passover,  don’t forget that its the little glimmery holiday touches that add to the WOW factor of your table. One of my favorite  Judaica Designers is Laura Cowan who is constantly inspired by the natural beauty of  the land of Israel’s dreamy sea and sky. I recently contacted Laura to asks her about her inspirations, and I was immediately drawn into the way that she was able to translate her passion for outer space into her gorgeous moon inspired Seder Plate featured below.

 I was so impressed to hear that it has been featured  in Bon Appetit and  Epicurious.com. (If you’d really like to be impressed, scroll down to the bottom of the page to see all of the galleries and museum shops that her work is featured in.)

According to Laura, “I had an image of moon craters in my head but I didn’t know how I was going to make this design until I started experimenting with different types of metals, thickness of metal and shapes. Each time I would adjust the type or thickness of the metal, or the size and depth of the indentations until I got a look closest to what I had imagined. Although because the dips are made by hand, each one turns out slightly different.”

When I asked her about the materials that she used, she said  “I chose aluminum because the shapes came out softer than steel but more defined than on brass. Also I love the bright, white, mirror finish that doesn’t tarnish.To make sure it was user friendly I tried out several types of chrane to check that it didn’t leave a stain (it doesn’t!)”

 “Most of my work is about vertical lines – “weightless” rockets and cones shooting up into space.
I knew that for a matzah plate that these motifs wouldn’t work because a plate is of course, horizontal by nature.
I had designer’s block for months until I realized that every time I had been cycling on the “tayelet” (promenade) I had been gazing at the shapes of the yachts on the Mediterranean sea and the fishing boats in Old Jaffa’s harbor. So back in my studio, I curved pieces of highly polished steel to reflect the ocean waves and the sails that glide upon it.
I wanted the piece to look like a piece of sculpture so I used hidden magnets so that the waves can be placed anywhere on the plate.”
I want all of my hostesses to know that these Judaica pieces are even more gorgeous in person, and we recently sold them at a community event.
Dozens of  Laura’s seder plate and napkin holders were purchased so quickly that we had to re-order them on the spot. 
Many women bought two matzo holders so that they could place  each one on each end of their holiday tables.
I asked Laura if she could offer my Jewish  Hostess readers a discount, and if you order ASAP  you can take 5% off the price on the checkout page.
Your discount will be reflected on your credit card statement as her website does not discount out automatically.
Make sure you write 5%Jewish Hostess on the checkout page.
Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday, and send me pics of your beautiful seder tables! email to my photos@thejewishhostess.com.
Matzo Holder $195. – I bought these gorgeous matzo holders as holiday gifts for some special people in my life, and I can’t wait to give it to them!

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Rectangle Modern Matzo Holder by Laura Cowan

2- Square Modern Matzo Holder- 11″x 11″ x 13″

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3- Modern Moon Inspired Seder Plate-$ 240 (includes shipping) A perfect wedding gift as well as a hostess gift. Personalized engraving available.

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 Each Seder Plate is unique and signed by artist Laura Cowan. Engraving optional- the ultimate wedding or hostess gift.

4- WAVE SEDER PLATE-  My favorite piece!

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The six words in Hebrew which represent the symbols on this Silver and Aluminium Wave Seder Plate and Laura’s round seder plates, are hand cut by Laura. Avoiding the use of soldering, all the components of the Pesach Seder Plate are screwed together in a style reminiscent of Bauhaus, affording a clean look, and preserving the smooth finish of the metal.

Material – Anodized Aluminum and/or Silver
Diameter – 25 cm / 9.8 inches
Dishes available in Sterling Silver or Polished Aluminum. Price includes shipping
With Sterling Silver dishes
with Polished Aluminum Dishes


5- LAYER SILVER WAVE SEDER PLATE – an heirloom piece. If you buy this seder plate, please share the beauty on your table, and send a pic to me!

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The Silver Wave Seder Plate beholds an elegant, classic yet modern design. Taking almost a year to complete, it incorporates four unique layers. The top layer consists of a silver platter and 6 silver dishes with three layers underneath for the three Seder matzos. Three matzot are needed so that when we break the middle matzah, we are still left with two whole ones to pronounce the “Hamotzi”. These layers represent the three components of the Jewish nation: Cohen, Levy and Israel. The flowing effect of the six dishes on the silver layer gives the illusion of them floating just above the surface.

Materials – Heavy Gauge Sterling Silver, Anodised Aluminum
Limited edition of 100 numbered pieces.
Diameter: 42 cm/ 16.5 inches. Height 15 cm / 6 inches
Price – $6300 (includes shipping)

Materials – Heavy Gauge Sterling Silver, Anodised Aluminum
Limited edition of 100 numbered pieces.
Diameter: 42 cm/ 16.5 inches. Height 15 cm / 6 inches
Price – $6300 (includes shipping)

Laura Cowan began her career in London after graduating in Silversmithing and Jewellery at London Guildhall University.  She now brings her unique ideas to the field of Judaica, working from her design studio and workshop in Tel Aviv, Israel.



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Sarah’s Passover Seder- How to Make Your Table Look Like a Million!

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Sarah’s Passover Seder- How to Make Your Table Look Like a Million!

11 Comments 17 March 2011

Sarah Mamiye is widely known among family and friends for her elegant flair for entertaining.  If you are lucky enough to be invited to her home for a marjan game, Shabbat dinner or any Jewish Holiday, you are bound to be amazed by her stunning table. Not only is her table beautiful, but Sarah showed true “hachnasat orchim”(the mitzvah of welcoming guests) when I had to cancel a Passover trip at the last minute one year, and she jumped to the rescue and invited my entire family to join her family for the Seder. (I wish I took pictures!!!)

Enjoy this sneak peek into a memorable evening, and remember, you don’t have to go all out with your holiday budget to have it look like you did!!   Marlene

“Hi Marlene,

My Passover 2011 table setting inspiration started when I found the green vases at Home Goods. I knew I wanted cherry blossoms…..but with all the cleaning and cooking, I had no time to go to the flower market. Thanks to Shirley Barnathan, my centerpieces came out beautiful! Next I ran to Amazing Savings where I bought the gold chargers and plastic gold dot plates. On my way out I saw the adorable plastic mini cups and thought they would be perfect for the berachot. Between Home Goods and Amazing Savings I was able to change the look of my table without spending a fortune.
Happy holidays! Sarah”




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Passover Chocolate Chip Mandel Bread

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Passover Chocolate Chip Mandel Bread

2 Comments 16 March 2011


This Passover mandel bread recipe is so good that even if you have leftovers, you will want to serve them for Mother’s Day. Perfect to serve after the Seder, or treat yourself to dunk into coffee for breakfast on Passover!


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 lb. margarine
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 2/3 cups of matzo cake meal
  • 1/2 ts[ salt
  • 3/4 cups of potato starch
  • 6 oz. chocolate chips
  • 1 cup nuts coarsely chopped
  • 1 tsp cinnamon mixed with 2 tsp sugar


  1. Cream sugar and margarine.
  2. Add eggs one at a time beating after each addition.
  3. Sift together cake meal, salt and potato starch.
  4. Fold dry into creamed mixture.
  5. Add chocolate chips and nuts. Mix well.
  6. Form into 2 loaves about 2 inches wide.
  7. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar,
  8. Bake on a greased sheet in preheated 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.
  9. Slice while warm into 1/2 inch slices and re-toast in oven at 300 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
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