Archive for March, 2014

OLD FAVORITES RETURN FOR PESACH

FROM KOSHER TODAY (FEB.24, 2013) NEW YORK — Coca Cola with its distinguished yellow caps will once again be available for this coming Passover (eve of April 14th thru April 22nd), according to the Orthodox Union (OU) that certifies the special run of certain Coke and Sprite products. The products are expected to be on […]

Posted on March 17, 2014 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Health, Holidays, Kosher New Products, Kosher News, Passover, Uncategorized

GABILA’S IS BACK!

FROM LONG ISLAND NEWSDAY A fire marshal Thursday cleared Gabila’s Knishes in Copiague to resume production of its mainstay product almost five months after a fire sidelined a key piece of equipment and resulted in a nationwide fried knish famine. Stacey Ziskin Gabay, executive vice president and general counsel for the family-owned business, said production […]

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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ANHEUSER-BUSCH ANNOUNCES NEW BEER- SIGNATURE COPPER LAGER

Anheuser-Busch has introduced its new Busch Signature Copper Lager, which represents the Busch brand’s first beer innovation in more than 15 years. Available in 12 states across the Midwest, the new offering, which boasts a “slightly-more-flavorful beer for that slightly-more-special occasion,” consists of a smooth, full-bodied copper lager with the added richness of roasted caramel […]

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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REALLY EASY ALFREDO SAUCE

We love pasta Alfredo. Who ever Al was, we thank him! Here is the easiest recipe we have ever seen for Al’s famous sauce: Ingredients Original recipe makes 8 servings 1 pint heavy whipping cream 1/2 cup butter 1 1/2 cups grated kosher Parmesan cheese Directions In a medium saucepan combine whipping cream, butter or […]

Posted on March 12, 2014 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher Recipes, Uncategorized

NEW JELLY BELLY CAMO BEANS

Jelly Belly Expands Camo Beans Jelly Belly Candy Company recently pulled the cover off Jelly Belly Camo Beans, a package of jelly beans inspired by the art of camouflage. Now, the company adds a second colorful and trendy bag to the line with the introduction of Pink Camo Beans. For every bag of Camo Beans […]

Posted on March 11, 2014 at 12:03 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher Desserts, Kosher New Products, Kosher News, Uncategorized

KOSHER BECAUSE IT HAS NO HECHSHER!

Products that are kosher only without a heksher Many years ago Garelick Farms decided to market its milk all-natural, which meant that it needed a natural source of Vitamin D – and it chose shark oil. This had at least two consequences: Hood Dairy began running an ad with the tagline “There’s something fishy about […]

Posted on March 10, 2014 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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OPERATION PESACH

We will answer your pesach questions via email. We have a number of email addresses with which you may avail yourself. Emails are answered as quickly as possible. Send your questions to: operationpesach@utj.org op@utj.org operationpassover@utj.org Questions will be answered by our panel of qualified rabbis.

Posted on March 9, 2014 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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BOOM TIMES FOR GLUTEN FREE PRODUCTS

FROM NYTIMES.COM The Girl Scouts recently introduced a gluten-free chocolate chip shortbread cookie to their annually anticipated line of sweet treats. Vodka companies vie over which one of them was the “first” to introduce a gluten-free version of their products. And Trader Joe’s recently joked in an advertising flier promoting gluten-free foods that it was […]

Posted on March 7, 2014 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Health, Uncategorized

CALIFORNIA REPORTS MAJOR BUMPER CROP OF WINE GRAPES

from the AP MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — California agriculture officials reported good news for wine lovers and vineyard operators alike: a record harvest of wine grapes. Growers in the nation’s premier wine region brought in a bumper crop last year, thanks to expanded acreage and overall favorable weather. Wine brokers told The Modesto Bee that […]

Posted on March 6, 2014 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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PEANUT BUTTER PIE (DAIRY)

FROM THE GOOD FOLKS AT REESE’S INGREDIENTS: (hdr) (hdr) PEANUT BUTTER CRUMB CRUST(recipe follows) 1-1/3 cups (8-oz. pkg.) REESE’S Minis Peanut Butter Cups, divided 1/2 cup REESE’S Creamy Peanut Butter 1 package (3 oz.) cream cheese, softened 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup powdered sugar 1/2 cup milk 1 tub (8 oz.) frozen non-dairy whipped […]

Posted on March 5, 2014 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Kosher Desserts, Kosher Kitchen, Uncategorized