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We believe that a lovely glass of wine complements a meal. In the past 20 years, the kosher consumer has been given a gift. Because of the vision and acumen of David Herzog and his family, the Royal Wine Company has expanded the availability of kosher wine choices beyond anything we could have imagined. Vineyards providing fine kosher wines are flourishing worldwide, and especially in Israel. Kosher wines have been elevated to a new level, and they are on par with mainstream vintages.

Because of the vast array of choices, selecting kosher wine now takes some expertise based on taste, budget and preference. With the help of Kedem wine expert Gabriel Geller, we suggest the following choices to enhance your New Year holiday celebrations. Some are in the splurge category, some moderately priced and are values. Please note that all prices are approximate.

Chateau Soutard Grand Cru Classé 2014 $109
From the Bordeaux region of France. This exceptional full bodied, red blend, combines notes of dark red fruit, black plum and more. To use on Yom Tov, decant and let aerate for a few hours prior to enjoying. Goes well with poultry and meat. (non-mevushal)

Herzog Special Reserve Cabernet 2015 $35
Harvested in Northern California
Lake County in a unique terroir with red volcanic soil, dry climate, high elevation. Fruity, velvety tannins. Goes well with grilled meats, steak, roasts, duck. (mevushal)

Carmel Mediterranean Blend Shamron Dry Red Wine 2016 $11
A Mediterranean blend of 5 red grapes from The Galilee. A light, fruity but full-bodied wine. Did you know that Carmel is a historic Israeli wine producer founded in 1882, and is the largest producer in Israel. Drink now. (mevushal)

Psagot Viognier 2016 $19
From grapes harvested at Moshav Mata in the Judean Mountains. Deep rich floral aromas of anise, apricot, honey and lemon. A light white wine to pair with fish and pastas. (non-mevushal)

Flor de Primavera Peraj Ha’abib 2015 Capcanes $54
Robert Parker the renown wine critic said that the 2000 vintage of this wine was one of the best kosher wines he had ever tasted. It is a full-bodied dark red, and can be enjoyed now, or has ageing potential Pairs well with meats, stews and hearty poultry recipes. (non-mevushal)

Champagne Drappier Carte Blanche Brut $49
Since 1808, Champagne Drappier has been a family owned house based in Côte des Bar in the Aube region of Champagne. Michel Drappier is the seventh generation Drappier to run this property The Champagne is a blend made from the first pressing. It is elegant and light, and pairs well with fish and poultry. . We particularly love this champagne for a New Year’s toast at the Rosh Hashanah table surrounded by family and friends. (mevushal)

Jezreel Rosé 2016 - Dry Rosé Wine $20
From Israel--A lovely, light and refreshing rose with fruity aromas. This blush goes well with poultry, pasta and fish. (non-mevushal)

Herzog Selection Chateneuf Bordeaux and it’s $13 per bottle
This is one of our favorite white wines at any price– a light, semi-sweet fruity wine. We pair it with poultry, pasta, fish and light appetizers. (mevushal)

Herzog Late Harvest Orange Muscat 2015 $19
These grapes are grown in the California sun and harvested at peak ripeness. The wine has a delightful sweet, fruity taste with an aromatic orange finish. Smooth and full bodied – some call it a “fruit salad” of a wine, this makes a lovely dessert wine, and pairs well with cheese and crackers. (mevushal)

Chen(In) white wine is $8-$9
This is a Chenin Blanc, dry white from California. . It is fruity and light. We serve it chilled with poultry, dairy dishes and appetizers. What an amazing value! (mevushal)

And then, the most popular kosher wine in America – is actually from Italy. Bartenura Moscato, or as thousands have nicknamed it “@Bartenura Blue” and “Out of the Blue”.  We at KosherEye prefer our dry reds and whites, but so many friends and family love their semi-sweet Blue. The pleasing taste of pear, tangerine, nectar and melon goes well with appetizers, poultry and dessert. However, according to its devoted fans, which is most everyone we know, and many in the hip hop world, Blue is perfect anytime with anything. $12 -$15. (mevushal)

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KosherEye is delighted to share 200 new and classic recipes and design suggestions for your Yom Tov table. 
May your family be blessed with a sweet, peaceful, delicious
and kosher New Year 5778  

Appetizers/Salads:

Apple-Beet Herring Appetizer  
Beets with Herring and Apples 
Creamy Parve Pickled Herring 
Cucumber Tomato Salad
Eggplant Salad with Lemon & Olive Oil
Gefilte Fish a la Twerski 
Fruited Barley Salad

Gefilte Fish Chopped Salad
Gefilte Fish "Crab" Cakes 
Geflite Fish with Italian Sauce
Kosher Chicken Liver Pate
KosherEye Faux "Crab" Louis Salad Platter
Matbucha - Tomato & Pepper Salad
Moroccan Carrot Salad
Pear and Spinach Salad by Chef Shlomo Schwartz
Pomegranate, Citrus and Avocado Salad
Roasted Beet Salad with Garlic Almond Dressing
Sefardi Gefilte Fish
Simanim (Good Omen)
Salad - POM Salad Dressings
Smoked Trout Salad
Smoked White Fish Stuffed Tomatoes
Three-Bean Salad with Olives

Breads:

Apple Harvest Challah 
Apple Raisin Cinnamon Bread
Breakfast Danish
Cinnamon Buns w/Cream Cheese Glaze 
Grape Harvest Bread

Heirloom Challah 
Meira's Famous Challah  
My New Favorite Traditional Challah
Perfect Challah, Every Time  
Raisin Challah
Real Cheese Danish w/Easy Danish Dough
Rebbetzin Kanievsky's Challah
Round Challah   (with video)
Round, Frosted Pull-Apart Honey Challah
Sweet Challah by Marcy                 
Sweet Cinnamon Challah
Whole Wheat Honey Bread
YomTov Frosting for Challah
Infused Honey   

Soups:

Amazing Apple Rutabaga Soup
Award Winning Chicken Soup
Beef and Barley Soup
Betty's Beet Borscht
Bubbies Chicken Soup
Carrot Dill Soup
Chick Pea Soup
Chicken Satay Soup  
Chicken Soup w/Matzah Balls
CKCA Parve Vichyssoise Soup 
Cream of Parsnip Soup
Flanken Mushroom Barley Soup
Green Matzoh Ball Soup
Heirloom Tomato and Beet Minestrone
Lemon Parsnip Soup 
Lentil Soup
Nancy Gordon's Split Pea Soup 
Smoked Salmon Chowder
Split Pea, Potato and Barley Soup

Chicken Kreplach
Manischewitz Mandarian Surprise Matzo Balls

Sides:

Aliza's Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Streusel Topping
Apple Brandy Sauce
Asparagus in Lemon Vinaigrette
Barley Risotto
Bulgar Salad with Nectarines, Parsley & Pistachios
Bulgar with Almonds and Raisins   
Carrot and Sweet Potato Tzimmes 
Carrot Kugel
Carrot Soufflé
Cauliflower Cake
Cauliflower Curry Puree
Classic Tzimmus with Flanken
Cranberry Cobbler
Easy Cole Slaw
Easy Corn-Bread Stuffing
Eggplant with Garlic
Fasoulia - Green Bean Sephardic Style 
Infused Honey
Jeweled Rice Pilaf
Keftes de Prassa, Leek Patties 
KosherEye Corn Pudding
Moroccan Potato Pancakes with Smoked Salmon and Crème Fraiche 
Parsnip Mango Rolls
Peach Fritters
Pumpkin Seed Gremolata
Quinoa Pilaf
Sweet Rice with Orange and Carrots
Vegetarian Tzimmus
White Bean and Heirloom Tomato Ragu
Wild Rice by Chef Shlomo Schwartz
Ziggy's Kasha Varnishkes

Kugels:

Best Healthy Kugel
Broccoli Noodle Kugel
Crunchy Topped Noodle Kugel  with Almond Crust and Winter Squash
Deluxe Noodle Kugel 
Lokshen Kugel with Plums
Mom's Fruit Noodle Kugel   
No-Noodle Apple Kugel
Potato Kugel
Simple Potato Kugel
Upside-Down Noodle Kugel 
World's Best Potato Kugel

Entrees:

2nd Avenue Deli Brisket
Braised Beef Brisket
Braised Veal Brisket 
Brined Veal Chops with Peach Fritters and Apple Brandy Sauce
Brisket with Bubbie's Seasoning
Butternut Squash Risotto
Chef Avram's Roast Turkey
Chicken Marvelosa 
Chicken Fricassee with Garlic and Red Wine Vinegar 
Chicken with Apples
Chicken with Duck Sauce
Chicken with Pomegranate Sauce
Classic Beef Stroganoff
Coq au Vin
Crispy Honey Glazed Chicken with Tsimmes
Dried Fruit Couscous with Meat & Poultry Variations 
Easy Chicken with Orange Honey Sauce
Falling Off the Bone Short Ribs
Gloria's Stuffed Cabbage 
Honey Chicken-Pomegranate
Kosher Beef Bourguignon
KosherEye Marinated Turkey Chops
KosherEye “Stuffed” Turkey Chops
Mighty Good Meatballs 
Pistachio Crusted Salmon by Chef Shlomo Schwartz
Pomegranate-Braised Lamb Shoulder with Fava Beans
Orange Chicken
Ronnie's Stuffed Cabbage
Roasted Spatchcocked Turkey with Stone Fruit Compote 
Teriyaki-Glazed Chilean Sea Bass with Cauliflower Curry Puree
Turkey OssoBuco
Short Ribs with Butter Beans 

Desserts:

All American Apple or Peach Crumb Pie
Almond Streusel Coffee Cake
Apple and Honey Turnovers 
Apple Pie Shooters
Apple Upside–Down Cake
Apples and Honey Bread Pudding w/Butterscotch Sauce
Apples and Honey Tart 
Aunt Belle's Spicy Honey Cake
Aunt Goldie's Mandelbrot
Aunt Ruthy's Apple Strudel
Baker's Best Cinnamon Bubka w/Crumb Topping  
Babka Bites 
Caramel Apple Cake

Black Russian Cake
Blueberry-Lemon Parfait
Chocolate Babka
Chocolate Babka Meltaway
Chocolate Pomagranate Bark
Challah Beer Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce
Cinnamon–Apple Pie with Raisins & Crumb Topping
Coconut Panna Cotta with Lime Curd
Dried Fruit and Olive Oil Cake
Easier than Pie-Fig-Plum Galette
Easy-No Bake Chocolate Pomegranate Bark
Espresso Panna Cotta
Fresh Apple Cake
Fresh Family Apple Cake 
German Apple Cake
Hilda's Pound Cake
Honey Cake
Honey Cupcakes with Chocolate Honey Glaze 
Honey Chocolate Tart
Honey Spice Cake
"Jewish" Apple Cake (video)
Kolatin Chocolate and Vanilla Mousse Parfait
Kolatin Chocolate-Banana Panna Cotta
Peach or Apple Crisp
Perfect Peach Cobbler
Quick Fruit Tart 
Royal Apple Cake 
Teiglach 
World's Best Apple Cake 

Cooking and Baking with the Stars

Cooking with the Stars I
Baking with the Stars II
Cooking with the Stars III
Cooking with the Stars IV

Videos:

How to Make Apple Cake
How to Make Apple Cinnamon Challah
How to Make Round Challah for Rosh Hashanah
How to Seed a Pomegranate

Helpful Information:

Apple Guide: A very useful guide to apples that will help you make your choice of variety easier and help you gage exactly how many apples you’ll need to create your culinary masterpieces.

Centerpieces and Place Cards:


Rosh Hashana Decor from MiChicas
Rosh Hashanah Holiday Centerpieces 
Rosh Hashanah Place Cards - DIY
Yummy Earth Lollipop Centerpieces

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The Instant Pot is the kitchen star of the year. There are 434,000 members of the Instant Pot Facebook community: 119,00 on the Facebook instant Pot Recipe page, millions of Instant Pot views on YouTube and several new cookbooks focused on this small appliance.

So, what is it? Well, as we see it, it is our mom’s pressure cooker reimagined into a 21st century multifunctioning, electric wonder. It can slow cook, sauté, steam, make rice and yogurt within minutes. Since in our 21st century lives we are all in a hurry all of the time, the Instant Pot fits into our lifestyle. Its booming community of devotees are committed to their IP’s. and many have tagged themselves “potters”.

The Instant Pot was introduced in the U.S in 2009, and millions have been sold since then. It is one of the top sellers on Amazon in the kitchen category and has attracted over 17,000 thousands reviews. . . mostly passionate, positive and helpful. Not only do people love their IP, but they reach out to share that love. Dr.Robert Wang, the CEO of the Instant Pot company,  says “We are now in the era of smartcookers equipped with microprocessors and an array of sensors, and are wirelessly connected to cook meals and dishes intelligently.” So Wang and his company have engineered their products to address these goals. “User ease is number one, and..safety is our absolute top priority.”

So what do we think?
With memories of my mom’s stovetop pressure cooker and stories about soup and ceiling explosions, I was dubious about testing this appliance. However, readers nudged me to do so. I certainly am not technical, nor am I diligent or patient when it comes to reading manuals. So, when my Instant Pot arrived, I found it intimidating. However, that passed quickly-- very quickly. I decided to follow some recipes by experienced users and some recipes in the accompanying instruction manual.

I made brisket, chuck roast, ribs, rice. beans. meatballs and soup. Results? Unbelievably quick and delicious. Although the IP is certainly very technically sophisticated, it is simple for the user. I joined the online communities, so now have a "support team" when questions arise. For the kosher user: I have made my IP fleish, so I won’t be making yogurt in it… Due to the fact that it heats in many areas, as we see it, it cannot be kashered. So, if you become a devotee, you’ll have to buy 2 or 3 if you want one for Passover.

The bestselling model, and the one we used was Instant Pot IP-DUO60. Instant Pots are available for purchase HERE: Instant Pot

We are sharing some of our favorite Instant Pot recipes:
Instant Pot Chicken Soup
Instant Pot CopyCat Kosher Rice-a-Roni
Instant Pot "Melt in your mouth" Short Ribs
Instant Pot Mississippi Roast

 

 

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YAY! Little Debbie is now OU Kosher!

KosherEye is delighted to give a special welcome to the newly OU kosher certified Little Debbie’s Snacks.

A Little History about the brand from the brand:
The Little Debbie story began during the great depression when young entrepreneur O.D. McKee began selling 5 cent snack cakes from the back of his car. He was just out of college and newly married, and eager to get into the baking business. Soon after, he and his wife, Ruth, bought a small, failing bakery, using the family car as collateral. Money was so tight that they had to put up a sheet near the back of the bakery for the family's living quarters. Despite several years of struggle, in 1960 O.D. and Ruth began selling the first family pack of baked goods, naming them after their granddaughter, Debbie. The bakery continued to grow but remained a family bakery. O.D. and Ruth’s sons, Ellsworth and Jack, eventually took over, and they are now introducing the 4th generation of the McKee family to the business.

The legacy of McKee Foods continues, as an example of two young people working diligently and passionately to fulfill their dream, an American dream! It is with great pleasure that the kosher consumer can now enjoy this treat!

Who is the girl on the box of Little Debbie?
Debbie McKee-Fowler is the original inspiration for the logo and is currently the Executive Vice President of McKee Foods, the company created by her grandfather. What aresome of the new treats that we can now taste? The most popular products are:
 LD Oatmeal creme Pies LD Chocolate Cupcakes
 LD Swiss Rolls
The most  popular products are Oatmeal Crème Pies, Swiss Rolls, Nutty Bars and Chocolate Cup Cakes, but there on many more!
Little Debbie brand is the #1 snack cake brand in the U.S. Be sure and look for the OU label on each box. One word of caution: In moderations please, no matter how delicious! KosherEye can’t wait for the tasting. The labeling is changing as we write!
For more information about this brand, visit Littledebbie.com
For more Kashrut information-visit OUkosher.org

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2017 Shavuot Recipes texted

KosherEye Shavuos Cookbook

 Our Best, Most Popular Recipes

Meatless, Dairy or Parve
Ready to Print, Share, Pin and Cook!

Yes, we've made these. Yes they are fabulous. Most can be made dairy or parve. If you have questions, we are here to answer them. Share your comments below or send them to contactus@koshereye.com.

  1. "Crabmeat" Quiche - dairy
  2. Easy Eggplant Parmesan Casserole
  3. Julie's Caesar salad dressing –parve
  4. Caesar salad dressing – dairy
  5. Salmon with Fried Onions- parve
  6. Dairy Noodle Kugel for a Crowd- by Estee Kafra
  7. Deluxe Noodle Kugel by Tina Wasserman
  8. Risotto- KosherEye signature recipe – parve or dairy
  9. Roasted Corn Chowder by Pam Reiss – parve or dairy
10. Creamy Butternut Squash Soup by Mark Bittman - dairy
11. Beet Salad with goat cheese - dairy
12. Cinnamon Buns with Cream Cheese Glaze by Susie Fishbein- dairy
13. Strawberry Bread – The Amish Cook's Baking Book
14. Whole Wheat Honey Bread by Red Star Yeast
15. Meme's Biscuits by Virginia Willis - dairy
16. Ice Cream Pie – KosherEye Signature Recipe Parve or dairy
17. Cheesecake Pie in a Hurry– A KosherEye Family recipe - dairy
18. Cheesecake The Mile End Cookbook - dairy
19. Chocolate Lasagna – parve or dairy
20. Chocolate Ice Cream, Philadelphia Style by David Lebovitz
21. Vanilla Ice Cream, Philadelphia Style by David Lebovitz
22. No churn – 4 Ingredient ice cream
23. Lemonade Iced Tea by Southern Living Magazine - parve
24. Heering White Russian- by Peter F Heering dairy or parve
25. KosherEye Special Sangria- parve
26. Cinnamon Roll Cake
27. Sushi Cake and Sushi Trifle
28. Crustless Tomato Cheese Quiche
29. Tomato Pea Bisque
30. Alton Brown's Sour Cream Cheesecake
31. Caramel-Apple Cheesecake
32. Triple Berry Fruit Soup
33. Parmesan Roasted Zucchini
34. Hash Brown Potato Cheese Quiche 
35. Tuna Quiche
36. Creamy Corn Pudding

More Shavuos Recipes
Delicious Dairy - Recipe Roundup
Speedy Desserts - Reader Favorites
10 Cheesecakes from around the World - including Lindy's in NYC

Visit often as more recipes will be added. Share your favorites with us by email to  contactus@KosherEye.com.

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