Frankly, we see no need for Chalav Yisrael milk. Even the late Rabbi Moshe Feinstein gave a psak that non chalav yisrael milk was fine. Now, $tarbucks has announced that some of their stores will soon serve only chalav yisrael milk. Guess that means their already sky high prices for mediocre coffee that more often than not is burned will go even higher.

Cholov Yisroel Dairy Coming to Select Starbucks in NYC Metro Area
By RebeccaP
Select Starbucks locations in New York and New Jersey have been selected to test out Cholov Yisroel milk at their locations.

This is an effort to attract new customers with different kashrut needs to the ubiquitous coffee chain for their caffeine fix.

The Cholov Yisrael milk being used is Pride of the Farm Milk, certified by the Star K. Milk that is cholov stam will not be offered at any of these 10 locations, as they will be strictly CY.

The stores themselves will still not be certified kosher, but Rabbi Zvi Holland from the Star K is aware of the new changes that are now in place at these locations.

Locations include 4 in Brooklyn, 2 in the 5 Towns, and 4 in the Deal/Lakewood region of New Jersey.

Posted on June 24, 2016 at 12:02 am by rebrapp · Permalink · Leave a comment
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1 graham cracker pie crust
1 1⁄4 cups cold milk
2 (3 1/2 ounce) packages chocolate flavor instant pudding and pie filling mix
1 (8 ounce) container frozen non-dairy topping, thawed and divided


Beat milk, pudding and 1/2 of the whipped topping in medium bowl with wire whisk 1 minute. (Mixture will be thick.) Spread in crust.
Spread remaining whipped topping over pudding layer in crust.
Enjoy immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve. Garnish as desired.

Posted on June 23, 2016 at 12:02 am by rebrapp · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Elli Quark is a spoonable FRESH CHEESE with a creamy texture similar to Greek yogurt, but with a richer, LESS SOUR taste. It also has a better protein-to-carb ratio than Greek yogurt, with HIGH PROTEIN and NO ADDED SUGARS or artificial sweeteners.

No Added Sugars
No Artificial Colors
No Artificial Flavors
No Artificial Preservatives
Gluten Free

Flavors include: Peach, Cherry, Pineapple, Blueberry, Bananas Foster, Vanilla bean, Strawberry, Mint Chocolate, Sea Salt Caramel, Lemon, Red Velvet, and Plain.


Mac ‘n Sweet Potato Cheesy Sauce



1/2 lb mini shells, tubetini or elbow macaroni

1 Tbsp butter

1 Tbsp flour

1/4 cup milk

1/2 cup pureed sweet potato

1/4 cup greek yogurt

1/2 cup shredded cheddar or gruyere cheese

1/4 tsp nutmeg

reserved pasta cooking water

salt and pepper to taste


Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook as directed, around 8-9 minutes.

Meanwhile, melt 1 Tbsp butter in medium saucepan over low-medium heat. When butter is foamy and almost completely melted, add 1 Tbsp flour and whisk around 2 minutes, to ensure the flour is cooked. Add milk, yogurt and sweet potato puree one at a time, whisking in between to ensure mixture is smooth.

Add 2-3 Tbsp of pasta cooking water and whisk some more.

Add cheese and whisk until completely melted and sauce is smooth once again.

At this point you can leave the sauce as is, or add a few more Tbsp of the pasta cooking water depending on how thick you prefer your mac ‘n cheese.

Add nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste.

Posted on June 21, 2016 at 12:02 am by rebrapp · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Health, Holidays, Kosher Kitchen, Kosher Recipes