Lasagna Rollups

FROM MR FOOD TEST KITCHEN

 

We made these and the kids were mad crazy for them!

What You’ll Need:
  • 1 (28-ounce) jar spaghetti sauce, divided
  • 1 (2-pound) container ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups  shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 to 14 lasagna noodles, prepared according to package directions
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Pour half the spaghetti sauce over the bottom of a 9- x 13-inch baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ricotta cheese, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, the Parmesan cheese, eggs, parsley, and salt until well blended.
  3. Spoon cheese mixture over lasagna noodles, distributing evenly, and roll up tightly. Place rollups seam-side down in prepared baking dish; top with remaining sauce. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese.
  4. Bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until heated through.
Posted on August 21, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Saffron Road Chickbean Crisps

Press Release

Chickbean Crisps

Along the Saffron Road, healthy snacks like chickpeas have been in fashion for over 13,000 years. We’re reinventing this ancient goodness with ChickBean Crisps. They’re made from milled chickpeas, then filled with real vegetables, lentils, sweet potato bits and bright green peas.
Saffron Road celebrates the memorable meals and mutual values families and friends of all cultures share around the dinner table.
Flavors: Zesty Ranch OU-D
                Sea Salt   OU
                White Chedar  OU-D
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Oreogasm Lush Dessert

NOTE:  WE DID NOT MAKE UP  THIS NAME.  THIS IS THE NAME WE FOUND WITH THE RECIPE ON FACEBOOK.

This is a most amazing dessert.  A Kosher Nexus Five Fork winner!

Ingredients

  • 3 c. heavy cream
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 24 crushed Oreos (about 1/2 package)
  • 48 whole Oreos (about 1 package)
  • 2 boxes instant chocolate pudding, prepared according to package directions
  • 1/2 c. chocolate sauce

Directions

  1. Make Oreo whipped cream: In a large bowl using a hand mixer or the bowl of a stand mixer using the whisk attachment, beat cream until medium peaks form. Add powdered sugar and beat until smooth, then fold in 2 cups crushed Oreos.
  2. In a 9″-x-13″ baking dish, spread a thin layer of Oreo whipped cream (to help the Oreos stay in place!). Top with a layer of whole Oreos, then add a layer of chocolate pudding, a thick layer of Oreo whipped cream, and a generous drizzle of chocolate sauce. Repeat, ending with the Oreo whipped cream. Top with remaining 1/2 cup crushed Oreos and cover loosely with plastic wrap.
  3. Refrigerate at least 6 hours and up to overnight to let the Oreos soften.
  4. When ready to serve, drizzle with more chocolate sauce.

 

Posted on August 17, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Stoplight Chicken (Diabetic Safe)

What You’ll Need:
  • 3/4 cup reduced-fat Italian dressing, divided
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 6 bell peppers (2 red, 2 green, 2 yellow), cut into thin strips
  • 1 (10-ounce) package fresh spinach, washed and trimmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
What To Do:
  1. Pour 1/2 cup of Italian dressing into a large resealable plastic bag. Add chicken, seal and mix well. Refrigerate for 1 hour to marinate.
  2. Heat a large grill pan over high heat until hot. Place chicken in pan, discarding marinade, and cook or 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until no pink remains. Remove chicken from pan; set aside. Add peppers, garlic powder, and black pepper to pan and cook 4 to 5 minutes, or until crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Return chicken to pan and cook until heated through.
  3. Place spinach in a large bowl and add chicken mixture, and remaining 1/4 cup Italian dressing; toss well.
Posted on August 16, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Kabak Tatlisi (Candied Pumpkin)

1 kg (two pounds, three ounces)pumpkin, cleaned of strands, seeds. and outer shell

Cut pumpkin into bite size pieces

1 Anise star

6 Fennel seeds

6 Coriander seeds

500 grams (18 ounces) of sugar

 

Arrange pumpkin cubes in a pot and cover with sugar and spices. Refrigerate overnight. The next day, heat in a pan over low heat until the pumpkin softens.

Posted on August 15, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Beefy Cabbage Skillet (Diabetic Safe)

From Mr Food Test Kitchen

What You’ll Need:
  • 1 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup brown rice, uncooked
  • 3 cups cabbage, coarsely chopped
  • 1 (8-ounce) can no-salt added tomato sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 (14-ounce) can low-sodium diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
What To Do:
  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, saute ground beef and onions 8 to 10 minutes, or until no longer pink. Drain excess liquid.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, mix well. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer for 35 to 40 minutes, or until rice is tender.
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Popcorn Corn Meal

Press Release

Popcorn Cornmeal

Not just Cornmeal, the naturally buttery flavor of popcorn adds to any recipe. Whether you are making cornbread or a seafood breader, our Popcorn Cornmeal enhances every dish!
Our Braggadocio Popcorn, Rice and Milled Products exemplify quality from the products to their artistic packages. Our products are Certified Organic, Certified Kosher and Non-GMO Project Verified and the natural taste comes through in every bite. We are proud of our long heritage and are now 7th Generation farmers and producers in Braggadocio, Missouri. The farm has been Organic since 1993 due to the vision of our Owners, Steve and Kaye McKaskle. Steve is a leader in the Organic movement and serves as a Board Member on the Organic Farming and Research Foundation (OFRF). We don’t call it Braggadocio just because that’s our location!!
Posted on August 11, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Roasted Tomatoes

FROM MR. FOOD TEST KITCHEN

What You’ll Need:
  • 4 medium-sized tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
What To Do:
  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degree F.
  2. Cut the tomatoes in half, remove the stems, and lightly squeeze out some of the juices.
  3. Combine the remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Rub the mixture onto the tomatoes and place them cut side up in a 9″ x 13″ baking dish. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until soft but not mushy.
Notes

Why not add 1/4 teaspoon of dried dill weed, basil, or oregano, too? Use this recipe as a starting point and make these your own, as a side dish or for adding to cooked pasta or rice. So, depending on how you use them, the yield really will vary.

Posted on August 10, 2017 at 12:01 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Ortega Good Grains Taco Shells (OK pareve)

PRESS RELEASE

Ortega, the brand of popular Mexican food products including taco shells, taco kits, Mexican seasonings and the number-one-selling taco sauce in the United States, spices up store shelves nationwide with the debut of two new product lines: Ortega Good Grains Taco Shells, taco shells with unique, on-trend ingredients baked right into the shell, and Ortega Crispy Taco Toppers, crunchy toppings that add bold flavor to any dish.

An alternative to the traditional corn shell, Ortega Good Grains Taco Shells are crafted with artisanal blends of real corn, unique grains and thoughtful ingredients baked into, and clearly visible within, each shell. Ortega Good Grains Taco Shells are made with whole kernel corn, giving them an authentic taste and a distinctive flavor, aroma and texture. Available in four different varieties—Blue Corn, White Corn with Chia Seeds, Yellow Corn & Ancient Grains and Whole Grain & Lentil—there’s a flavor for every palate. Ortega Good Grains Taco Shells are available in packs of 10 for a suggested retail price of $1.99.

For anyone looking to ramp up the flavor of their favorite dishes, Ortega Crispy Taco Toppers provide a bold kick with every bite. Available in Jalapeño and Onion varieties, they boast real jalapeño and onion slices lightly breaded and fried for a crunchy finish. The versatile toppers can be added to tacos, salads and burgers or enjoyed on their own as a zesty snack. The suggested retail price for a 3.5-ounce re-sealable pouch is $2.79.

Posted on August 9, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Jack’s Gourmet (The best in kosher sausage and much more)

FROM KOSHER TODAY  (JULY 24,2017)

Sausages, Hot Dogs, Franks: Jack’s Gourmet Is Setting the Record Straight

Brooklyn – by Devorah Paltiel, KT Feature Editor – There’s nothing more American than the good ole’ hot dog. Whether it’s topped with mustard, onions, sauerkraut or ketchup, it’s almost reached cult-status. But ask an American to differentiate between a hot dog and a sausage and you’ll probably get some vague answer about ingredients or a counter-question about them being one and the same. Ask a glatt-kosher eating American a decade ago and they too wouldn’t have had a clue. But since Jack’s Gourmet debuted their authentic handcrafted sausages in 2010, the kosher consumer is more educated than ever. Co-founded by Chef Jack Silberstein and Dr. Alan Broner, the company has grown from a small unknown to a leader in the kosher meat category. “Much of our success can be attributed to our philosophy that only the finest ingredients will produce the best-tasting products,” explains Silberstein, a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America. “What really differentiates our products from others is that we only use premium cuts of beef and poultry. It’s about quality and about consistency.” Jack’s Gourmet products are gluten-free, msg-free and do not contain any fillers.

“Our aim is also to educate our customers and teach them that sausage and deli products can be used as ingredients in other dishes, not simply as stand-alone dishes. Before our foray into the kosher market, glatt-kosher sausages didn’t exist,” says Silberstein. The company prides itself on R&D and innovation, using Kosherfest as its platform for unveiling new products each year. Jack’s Gourmet’s products can be found online (www.jacksgourmet.com) and in the deli aisle of kosher, specialty and mainstream supermarkets across the USA, including sausage varieties, deli items, facon, pulled brisket, and burgers. Their latest creation of ingenuity, Turkey Bacon, will grace supermarket shelves at the end of August.

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