A Meaningful Fast on Tisha B’Av
As we approach the end of the nine days, mourning the loss of our holy temples and our exile, we fast and pray for a better future for the Jewish people. At the end of the fast on Tuesday evening, enjoy Tomato Cheese Casserole, a simple dairy one–dish meal that is both healthful and delicious.Summer fruits,bagels and lox can be added as a side dish.
Taku Smoked Salmon Giveaway
The randomly selected winner of four, six-ounce packages of Taku sockeye lox trays is Sherry Taxman! And how would Sherry serve the fabulous Alaskan Taku sockeye lox? "...with fabulous bagels from the Bagel Bin in Omaha, Nebraska!"
Congratulations to Sherry and thank you to everyone who entered. All of the serving suggestions were yummy and creative! A special Thank You to Taku Smokeries, Juneau, Alaska.
Ben & Jerry's FREE Ice Cream Coupon Winners...
Yes, we said "winners"! The folks at Ben & Jerry's wanted to "make coming in second and third just a little bit sweeter!" So they are awarding additional coupons for FREE pints of B&J's ice cream.
Randomly selected as the winner of 12 FREE Ben & Jerry's ice cream coupons:
Carrie Wells! "Chocolate Covered Pretzel – Vanilla ice cream, crunchy salty pretzels, and chunks of chocolate."
Randomly selected as the winner of 6 FREE ice cream coupons:
Batya Novogroder! "Boston Cream Pie – Chocolate, creamy Éclair ice cream."
Randomly selected as the winner of 3 FREE ice cream coupons:
Denise Viola! "M&M Twister – Frosty Creamy Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with regular M&M's, almond M&M's, peanut butter M&M's, pretzel M&M's and peanut M&M's."
Congratulations to Carrie, Batya and Denise and thank you to everyone who entered – all of the flavor suggestions were winners! A special Thank You to Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream.
Seattle Chocolate Truffle Bars
We discovered these yummy truffle bars at the 2011 Fancy Food Show. We like the wrappers, almost as much as the chocolate. They make us smile! And the chocolate truffle bar inside – delicious! These truffle bars from Seattle Chocolates are certified kosher dairy by Rabbi Benjamin Kaplinsky. What a wonderful gift to cheer someone up, or just to say "Hi", "Happy birthday", or "Thank you."
Birthday Cake Truffle Bar
Birthday cake mix center with colorful confetti pieces enrobed in milk chocolate. “Tastes like birthday wishes.”
Lemon Ice Truffle Bar
White chocolate truffle bar infused with lemon oil and made by hand, old fashioned sour lemon candy pieces.
Campfire S’mores Truffle Bar
Packed with kosher marshmallow nougat and graham crackers, this solid milk chocolate bar brings back memories of campfires and ghost stories. Crafted with vegan kosher marshmallows that are handmade in small batches. So much fun for a camp package.
Easy, Delicious, Salmon Recipe
It's All About Pizza Giveaway Random Drawing Winners
The winners of the two fabulous prizes, a year's supply of Mama Mary's Pizza Crust and the Emile Henry Pizza Stone are:
Mama Mary's Pizza Crust – 12 free coupons – is... Lauren Castriota! What are Lauren's three favorite pizza toppings? "... are pineapple, green olives, and fresh garlic!"
Emile Henry Pizza Stone is...Lucy Fox! And how will Lucy use the Emile Henry Pizza Stone? ".. I will put pizza, cookies, and calzone with mushrooms, roasted red peppers and mozzarella cheese inside."
National Ice Cream Month
"We scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!" Perfect weather for one of our favorite treats – ice cream. Whether it's a Brown Cow Float, non–dairy Coffee Ice Cream, homemade Mint Chip or Vanilla ice cream or this delectable Turtle Ice Cream Pie, let us all celebrate the occasion – Happy National Ice Cream Month!
Sweet Noodle Kugel
This recipe for Sweet Noodle Kugel tastes like cheesecake. It is from a Food & Wine cookbook titled Pasta: Italian, Asian, American...and More. Isn't it nice that Sweet Noodle Kugel is counted in with pasta dishes – probably because it is so very good! Serve it either warm or at room temperature. Your guests and family will love it and request the recipe.
Sweet Vidalia Onions
Vidalia onions are in season! We are sharing our favorite Vidalia onion recipe from our foodie friend Lucy Carson. It is scrumptious! By the way, you can learn all about Vidalias and order online at SweetOnion.com. Enjoy them while they are in season.
Eye on Community
Torah Day School of Atlanta has published Ample to Sample, a community cookbook, containing 170 kosher dairy and parve recipes. Timed for publication just before Shavuot, the laminate-bound cookbook is a fundraiser for the school's PTA. Cookbooks sell for $18 plus $3 shipping. To order, contact Yael Wolf – firstname.lastname@example.org . A sample Ample to Sample recipe for Fruit Soup in a Cup – Enjoy!