Category Archives: Off the Menu

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Candy Dreidels

Posted in: Dairy

Learn to adorable edible candy dreidels for Hanukkah with your kids using kosher marshmallows, Nutella, pretzels and gel icing! Family, crafts.

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Book Review: Kosher Nation

Posted in: Kosher Food for Thought

The dietary laws found in the Torah have influenced the way Jews eat since Biblical times. These laws, known as kashrut, are the Biblical mandates required for making food kosher, or ritually pure for Jewish consumption. The degree to which a Jewish person follows the laws of kashrut will often depend on their level of …

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More Honorable Mentions

Posted in: Off the Menu

When we announced our Kosher Recipe Contest winners, we inadvertently left out the following honorable mentions: Rabbi Gershon Steinberg-Caudill – Ecorebbe’s Shabbat Challah Nate Klarfeld – Klarfeld 100 Year Old Sponge Cake Sharon S. Cambier – Fish Cakes Beth E. Steiner – Bubbie Ruth’s Mandel Bread Diane Halferty – Bobby’s Cheese Blintzes Cheryl B. Coplin …

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Cookbook Request!

Posted in: Off the Menu

Happy Tuesday everybody! I consider this website to be a collaboration with my blog readers, so I’d love to get your feedback. What dishes would you most like to see on TheShiksa.com? Comment me and let me know!

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Kosher Recipe Contest Winners

Posted in: Off the Menu

Thank you to everybody who entered our kosher recipe contest! We received many delicious entries, which made this a very difficult decision. I was very impressed with the quality of each and every dish.  Our three first place winners will be awarded cash prizes. Our honorable mentions will each be receiving a signed copy of …

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1,000 Fans on Facebook!

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The Shiksa Blog has surpassed 1,000 fans on Facebook! Thank you to all of my readers and subscribers for your support. In lieu of a blog today, let’s celebrate by talking about our favorite Jewish dishes– the foods that make you kvell! Comment me and let me know what you’d like to see more of here …

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Shabbat Shalom

Posted in: Kosher Food for Thought

In our household, Erev Shabbat (the Eve of the Sabbath) is my favorite night of the week.  We usually spend the evening at home with family, and I like to cook a special meal for us to share. I always serve comfort food– no counting calories. It’s a time for togetherness, when you can sit …

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Ashkenazi vs. Sephardic Cuisine

Posted in: Kosher Food for Thought

In an earlier blog, I wrote about the two major Jewish groups in the world– Ashkenazi Jews and Sephardic Jews.  These two groups have the same religious beliefs, but their cooking styles are quite different.  Ashkenazi foods might seem more familiar to American cooks (matzo ball soup and gefilte fish), while Sephardic foods tend to …

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