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Snap-Crackle and Popcorn!

We have been making this yummy Caramel Coated Popcorn and Nuts recipe for years and "gifting" it to family and friends. A perfect treat to include in your Purim Baskets, Mishloach Manos. We think you will like this so much that it will become a year-round favorite!

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Purim Baking with Chef Laura Frankel

KosherEye's fabulous Foodie "Friend", Chef Laura Frankel, is sharing her wonderful recipes for homemade Hamantaschen with our readers. This year Chef Laura has decided to use a Persian theme for Purim – what fun!

From Chef Laura's website, Laura's Kosher Kitchen:
"Every year I wait until the last minute to even think about Purim and making hamantaschen and before I know it the holiday sneaks up on me and I end up buying hamantaschen at the store or bakery... This year I am armed and purimhamantashen3prepared to bake my own. I have a recipe for each week and if I stick to the plan I will have enough of the gorgeous goodies to serve my family and friends in my home and even enough to put in cute little bags for mishloach manot or gifts to friends."

To read the entire article and to follow her hamantaschen baking quest (complete with recipes), please visit her at Laura's Kosher Kitchen.

Enjoy her recipes for Hamantaschen with Rosewater and Almond Filling and Hamantaschen with Chocolate and Hazelnut Spread.

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Toffee Turtles™     

We wish that we could eat these toffee, caramel, chewy, crunchy, luscious, rich milk chocolate coated confections as slowly as a turtle. But, instead they are so delicious, that we gobbled them right down. Each layer in this chocolate candy offers another taste sensation. What a bite.

The product has just been certified Kosher dairy (Kehilla kosher) and is available at select Whole Foods Markets in California. It will be going national soon. Visit ToffeeTurtles.com.

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Popcorn and a Movie – or 10

When watching a movie, popcorn is a “must” for us. We love this sweet and salty homemade Caramel Popcorn recipe from Martha Stewart Living. Make a batch, settle back, watch the Oscars and munch away!

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Rösle- the Apple CORER of our eye

Although it is late into apple season, for us apple pie season never ends. So, we have been coring apples to store in our freezer! The fruit corer we love is our new discovery, the Rösle.

We have been testing this kitchen helper since December. It is easy to hold, easy to use, and can core an apple or pear with one twist. It is basically a long, sharp 18/10 stainless steel cylinder with a sharp serrated front ring. This narrow dishwasher safe tool easily cores fruit, and because of its shape is easily stored. This is a perfect tool to buy now, since apples and pears are in so many kosher for Passover baking recipes.   roslefruitcorer

And,we are going to give it a try on pineapple too.  Now, how we wish that we could find a peach stoner – since the southern peach season will soon be approaching! Anyone have a peachy suggestion?

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Homemade Wine Vinegar

Another use for leftover wine –  turn it into wine vinegar.  Daniel Rogov, noted wine connoisseur, critic and author is sharing his recipe for making homemade wine vinegar.

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Yes You Can!
Make your own Godiva-like Truffles

Enjoy these luscious truffles which we have adapted from an authentic Godiva Chocolatier recipe. If you want to make your own chocolate truffles, we are providing an easy and delicious recipe from the famed candy maker's website.

Heering Minis – JUST in time for Purim Giving

We’ve always heard that good things come in small packages! We raise our glass to one of our favorite spirits, Heering! Just in time for Purim gift giving, this liqueur, born in Denmark in 1818,  is now  available in mini 1.5–ounce bottles –  perfect for mishloach manot baskets. Both the new Coffee Heering and legendary Cherry Heering are certified kosher by the OU. Consider including one of our Heering recipes featured in Heering – The Royal Drink, in your Purim Basket.

And, for Purim giving themes, how about :

Have a Cherry Purim! (Include mini Cherry Heering, cherry candies, dried cherries in the basket)

Wishing you a Latte fun on Purim! (Include mini Coffee Heering, a small gift pack of coffee, coffee creamer, and a frother too –if in the budget!

Calling our readers to send us clever Purim Mishloach Manot themes. We will publish them on Koshereye.com. 

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Dining in Again

By Yeshiva Masoras Avos   

This is what we would term a “heimishe” community cookbook – a helpful resource for traditional recipes, as well as recipes appropriate for Shabbos and Yom Tov. What makes this book quite unique is that in addition to containing over 550 recipes, the appropriate bracha (prayer) to recite when eating the prepared recipe is actually printed on each page. What a beautiful and appropriate combination –  food and food for thought.  Dining in Again is a publication benefitting Yeshiva Masoras Avos, Lakewood, New Jersey. For some sample recipes, or to order, visit DiningInAgain.com or order on Dining in Again. We understand that if the book is ordered through the Yeshiva website, a special 100 page Passover insert may be included, depending on availability.

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