Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Thirteen's Kosher! Kosher Cooking Carnival #13

Don't Burn the Latkes!

Thirteen's Kosher!

Kosher Cooking Carnival #13


1. I believe with perfect faith that G-d is the Creator and Ruler of all things. He alone has made, does make, and will make all things.
2. I believe with perfect faith that G-d is One. There is no unity that is in any way like His. He alone is our G-d He was, He is, and He will be.
3. I believe with perfect faith that G-d does not have a body. physical concepts do not apply to Him. There is nothing whatsoever that resembles Him at all.
4. I believe with perfect faith that G-d is first and last.
5. I believe with perfect faith that it is only proper to pray to G-d. One may not pray to anyone or anything else.
6. I believe with perfect faith that all the words of the prophets are true.
7. I believe with perfect faith that the prophecy of Moses is absolutely true. He was the chief of all prophets, both before and after Him.
8. I believe with perfect faith that the entire Torah that we now have is that which was given to Moses.
9. I believe with perfect faith that this Torah will not be changed, and that there will never be another given by G-d.
10. I believe with perfect faith that G-d knows all of man's deeds and thoughts. It is thus written (Psalm 33:15), "He has molded every heart together, He understands what each one does."
11. I believe with perfect faith tha G-d rewards those who keep His commandments, and punishes those who transgress Him.
12. I believe with perfect faith in the coming of the Messiah. How long it takes, I will await His coming every day.
13. I believe with perfect faith that the dead will be brought back to life when G-d wills it to happen.
What timing! Such siyata d'shmaya! This is the perfect Chanukah message, and the numbers match exactly.

The Kosher Cooking Carnival comes out monthly and guest-hosts are welcome. Next month Elisheva will host it. Here's the list of the previous KCC's: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12! You can check out what's new and old on Blog Carnival, and you can also add the automatically updated KCC "widget" and/or listing to your own blog.

Let's start with some
chicken soup from Chavi Willig Levy. OK, to be more precise it's Chavi's mother, Ella's recipe. And for some "Jewish geography," we lived in the same Jerusalem building as Chavi's grandmother, which is how we became friends with Chavi. And when Chavi's sister got married my mother was visiting and met Ella, and Ella recognized her immediately from high school…

Since it's Chanukah, here's
a sufganiya demonstration on Jerusalem online.

And if you're having a grown-up Chanukah party, you may like
this menu someone sent me.

Here's a recipe
...from Jerusalem.

shavuah tov muse...your chicken looks yummy...here is my version of kentucky
fried chicken...in a plastic bag put one cup of flour and one cup of corn meal
(yellow not the white baby cornflour) add a dash of garlic, chicken soup powder,
paprika, black pepper...drop the chicken pieces in and shake and bake...on the
rack...medium oven...for about an hour...doesn't need turning...yummy too...a
sweet shavuah tov
The Renegade Kosher GUY sent Enough Side Dishes to Fill ANY Table!

I must try the
sugar art from elf; I'm a grandmother and we bubbies don't have to always be sticklers for super healthy. Right?

Judith, from Kesher Talk, put together a
cookbook. And she even put one of my recipes in it!

Thanks to Dave Bender for sending me
Baking and Books » Blog Archive » Chocolate & Apricot Challah.

Kosher Soul Food suggests a
Kosher Cookie Swap! Sounds great!

Try my
Simply Superb Chicken! Take a look; it's illustrated with real photos of the real yummy thing!

Mother in Israel gives the best
chulent instructions I've ever seen!

Now, Soccer Dad found something very interesting to send,
DaboysOf905: Crab Cakes for Shabbat. Imagine that! It's kosher!!

In Israel, avocados are a side dish or a protein for vegetarians. Thanks to Boris, I've discovered that they can
also be dessert.

Here are some
Quick, Easy & Delicious Salad Recipes from Elisheva, next month's guest host.

Exclusive! Only found here!
~Sarah~ sent me this recipe, which she hasn't even posted!!
Creamy Mushroom and Smoked Salmon Pasta

White Sauce:
2 tbsp margarine or butter
2 tbsp flour or corn flour
1/4 cup grated cheese
2 cups milk
salt, pepper and garlic to taste

400 gm pasta
2 large mushrooms
300 gm (??) smoked salmon
several spring onions

Cook pasta, drain and rinse under cold water to cool. To make white sauce, combine margarine/butter and flour over low heat. Add milk slowly while stirring. Keep stirring and add in cheese, making sure mixture does not burn. Add chopped mushrooms and salt, pepper and garlic to taste. Stir over low heat until sauce is smooth and creamy. Allow sauce to cool off while stirring. Slice smoked salmon into 1cm thick strips. Chop spring onions. Stir sauce, spring onions, smoked salmon into pasta until mixed through evenly. Garnish with a sprinkling of chopped chives.
Serves 4

Try Westbankmama's
Easy Winter Dessert; anything easy sounds great to me!

Soccer Dad shows us an absolutely delicious
chocalte babka. I must hire his daughter to bake for me, if she ever makes it to Israel. And while he was thinking of desserts, he sent me Verbiage Sinful Indulgence; oh, yes, lots of calories, but it does sound yummy.

Marallyn sent me this irresistible recipe, and she has more here.
shabbat shalom muse...here is my favourite best white chocolate cheese cake in the world...takes all of ten minutes to make and has never failed me...enjoy...shabbat shalom...stay safe...marallyn
2 packages softened cream cheese 30%...8 oz each
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
3 oz bakers white chocolate melted
marie biscuits crushed...plus 50 melted butter for crust
3 Tablespoons red raspberry preserves...melted and strained
9" pan
mix cream cheese, sugar, vanilla
add eggs
stir in melted white chocolate
pour into pie pan
take strained jam and dollop and swirl with a knife
bake 180 degrees 20-30 minutes...center still slightly wiggly
cool and then refrigerate

How could she know that I absolutely adore white chocolate, second only to

Hagen Daz mint ice cream.?

Sweet Rose sent me this great cookie recipe.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars:

I stick Margarine
1/2 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup brown suger
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 3/4 cup flour
10 oz. chocolate chips

*Please note - all measurements are approximate - I don't really measure things, so I'm not positive exactly what the measurements are supposed to be, especially stuff in the teaspoon/tablespoon range - Good luck!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt margarine and peanut butter together until soft. Add in sugars and vanilla, then eggs. Then add in baking powder, baking soda and flour, mix well. Add in chocolate chips, spread into 13x9 inch pan and bake for approximately 30 minutes.

I guess we'll have to diet later.

This is
my breakfast, and it keeps me going.

Baleboosteh's Corn & Capsicum Fritters!

And how about these
steaming vegetables; they're straight from the oven, simpler than simple?

Emah S's Great Throw together dinner.... Perfect for a busy day!

Yes, it's true. There is an easy way to make lasagna!

Believe me!

Simple and tasty, I'm sure. Try Social Worker/Mom's

Cranberry Relish

1 bag frozen strawberries

1 can crushed pineapple

1 can whole berry cranberry sauce

mix together that's it

Yes, that's it for this month. If I left anyone out, please write to me and I'll pass the link on to Elisheva. If you'd like to host the KCC, please let me know. And of course, send your kosher food links of all sorts to shilohmuse at yahoo dot com or via blog carnival.

And please don't forget to remind your readers to visit and try out the recipes. Pass the link!

And now I can concentrate my energies on the 99th Havel Havelim!


Soccer Dad said...

IY"H she'll be in Israel for a few weeks this summer. In Bet Shemesh.

mother in israel said...

Great post and thanks for the compliment!
SD, if she has time to bake in Israel, just have her add some extra flour to the recipe.

Batya said...

sd, we'd love to host her if you're willing!

thanks mii!

Sarah Likes Green said...

yum yum yum

well done as usual!

Batya said...

sarah, ren'


Anonymous said...

Sounds yummy! Happy Chanukah!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link. But just to clarify, please read the comments in my post on my Sinful Indulgence. There may be serious kashrus issues!

Batya said...

thanks Tamar

aishel, there's a hechsher in some of them. I know that the one in Great Neck has one. I wouldn't go back because the ice cream is nauseating.

westbankmama said...

Great roundup.