Homemade Purim Treats
We are sharing several of our favorite homemade snack mixes for Purim. All are easy to make — yummy to munch — and fun to share with family and friends. Fill homemade decorated tins, baskets, clear cellophane bags, jars − the choices are up to you. These are so good, you will make them all year. Tasty Party Mix, Puppy Chow Mix, Cookie Crunch Bark, Praline Almonds, Southern Spiced Pecans, and Snap, Crackle Popcorn and Nuts.
Purim Coloring Pages
From our friend Ann D. Koffsky — author and illustrator of more than 20 books for kids— 2 delightful Purim Coloring pages. Just print the pages and your "little" artists will create a masterpiece...or two, and will have such fun! And while you are visiting Ann's website, please browse and view her wonderful Judaic art work. Ann is also giving away a copy of Barbara Diamond Goldin’s book, “Cakes and Miracles, A Purim Story”, so do enter.
Add Extra Crunch
Want to add an extra "crowning" touch to your Bundt cakes? Anne Byrn, author of The Cake Mix Doctor cookbook series, shares a quick and tasty tip to achieve this yummy result. One of those "why didn't we think of that" ideas!
We love when newspapers print restaurant copycat recipes. This recipe, from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, has become a favorite of ours – Split Pea, Potato and Barley Soup from Sweet Tomatoes. It is our newest "comfort" soup. Make a big batch – it freezes beautifully.
Introducing Ask The Kosher Carnivore Column
KosherEye welcomes June Hersh, The Kosher Carnivore. We are delighted to introduce her new monthly column, Ask The Kosher Carnivore. Each month June will select a reader–submitted question to answer, and choose her favorite question to receive a free copy of her “meaty” book "The Kosher Carnivore". So, let's all welcome June to KosherEye.com!
KosherEye asks the first question which has been posed to us by many readers. What actually is "London" broil? Read June's reply.
Tu B'Shvat Coloring Page
From our friend Ann D. Koffsky — illustrator and children's book author — a delightful Tu B'Shvat Coloring page. Just print the page and let your "little" artists create a masterpiece; they will have such fun! And while you are visiting Ann's website, please browse and view her wonderful Judaic art work.
Kosher Without a Symbol
Can't remember what food items do not need a kosher certification? Well, wonder no more...the AKC (Atlanta Kashruth Commission) has published a list of these items and has generously shared it with KosherEye. Print the Kosher Without a Symbol list and carry it with you – when in doubt, just refer to the list.
King Arthur Flour Sponsors
Sweet Victory Challenge at National Maple Syrup Festival
Amateur home cooks and bakers nationwide are invited to showcase their best recipes using maple syrup at this year’s Sweet Victory Challenge, sponsored by King Arthur Flour, at the National Maple Syrup Festival in Medora, Ind. with original recipes in one of three categories: Savory (Main Dish), Dessert, and Breakfast. Each recipe must include both King Arthur Flour and 100% pure maple syrup.
A panel of judges will select five finalists in each division/category based on creativity, appetizing description, ease of preparation, and appropriate use of the required products. On the competition days – March 3 for the youth division, and March 10 for the adult division – local volunteers and culinary school students will prepare each dish for final judging. Finalists need not be present to win. The grand prize for each category in the adult division is a KitchenAid mixer and a customized Indiana artisan ceramic pitcher; second prize will also receive a customized pitcher. In the youth division, first prize in each category is a $250 U.S. Savings Bond; second prize is a $100 U.S. Savings Bond. Each finalist will also receive a gift basket from King Arthur Flour.
All mailed and online entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern February 20, 2012. Finalists will be notified the following week. Complete rules and an online entry form are available at sweetvictorychallenge.com.
King Arthur Flour is America’s oldest flour company and premier baking resource, offering ingredients, mixes, tools, recipes, educational opportunities, and inspiration to bakers worldwide. More information is available at kingarthurflour.com.
We Accepted the Challenge!
Ami Magazine invited KosherEye, along with five other cooks, to participate in a "Secret Ingredient" Cooking Challenge. Included in the group were cookbook authors, food columnists, and leading kosher bloggers. The challenge? To create a recipe in a little over one week that included the "secret ingredient" — Smokey Flavored Baked Bits made by The Quality Choice, a division of Baker’s Choice. The recipes appeared in Whisk, the food section of Ami Living Magazine and we are delighted to share our creation, Smokey Mini Corn Muffins, which was inspired by our Southern heritage.
photo: Ami Living Magazine
A Twist on the Traditional
From our friends at Bitayavon Magazine, a recipe for chicken soup that is a combination of traditional Jewish chicken soup and Japanese noodle soup. This easy and quick recipe for Chicken Miso Soup is delicious, healthy and a great way to use leftover chicken and chicken soup. It uses Miso, an ingredient which is popular in Asian cuisine and is packed with many vitamins and proteins. Enjoy!