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Holiday/Fall Menu Plan: Apples

Holiday/Fall Menu Plan: Apples

Whether you go apple picking in the next couple weeks or are planning for the holidays, here are some recipes that use Apples.

Tips

The Best Apples for Baking (Bon Appetit)

Challah

VIDEO: Amazing Apple Challah (Jewlish) – PAREVE
Apple Pie Challah (Joy of Kosher) – PAREVE
Apple Honey Challah (Tori Avey) – PAREVE
Cinnamon Apple Stuffed Challah (What Jew Wanna Eat) – PAREVE
Apple Challah (Epicurious) – PAREVE
Honey Apple Challah (Baking a Moment) – PAREVE
Apple Challah (What Should I Make for…) – PAREVE
Apple and Honey Challah (Smitten Kitchen) – PAREVE
Cardamom, Apple & Honey Challah (The Table Underground) – PAREVE
Simple Round Apple Challah (Kosher on a Budget) – PAREVE
Balsamic Apple Date Challah (Kveller) – PAREVE
Apple Butter Challah (Leah Koenig via Kitchn) – PAREVE
Apple Challah (Joy of Kosher) – PAREVE

Appetizers/Snacks/Soups

Honey Hasselback Baked Apples with Brie & Pecan Streusel (Busy in Brooklyn) – DAIRY
Hassleback Baked Apples (Enjoy Easy Meals) – DAIRY
Apple Butternut Squash Soup (Martha Stewart) – PAREVE
Roasted Sweet Potato and Apple with Pearl Onions and Crispy Sage (Food 52)– PAREVE
Sarah’s Applesauce (All Recipes) – PAREVE
Applesauce (Simply Recipes) – PAREVE
Homemade Applesauce (The Pioneer Woman) – PAREVE
Apple Butter (Simply Recipes) – PAREVE
Apple Butter (New York Times) – PAREVE
Apple Butter in Slow Cooker (Brown Eyed Baker) – PAREVE

Sides/Salads

Layered Apple Kugel (Cook Kosher) – PAREVE
Butternut Squash & Apple Latkes (Overtime Cook) – PAREVE
Malky’s Apple Kugel (Genius Kitchen) – PAREVE
Apples and Honey Chickpea Quinoa Salad (What Jew Wanna Eat) – PAREVE
Spiralized Apple Salad with Citrus Dressing (Jessica Gavin) – DAIRY
Roasted Apples & Parsnips (Kosher.com) – PAREVE
Baby Spinach and Apple Salad with Maple Vinaigrette (Kosher.com) – PAREVE
Get-Invited-Back Salad (Kosher.com) – PAREVE / NUTS OPTIONAL
Red Cabbage Apple Salad with Tahini Lime Dressing
Fancy Baked Apples (Kosher.com) – PAREVE
Gluten Free Apple Fritter (Kosher.com) – PAREVE / GLUTEN FREE
Festive Stuffed Delicata Squash (Kosher Everyday) – PAREVE
I also put together a few crisps recipes 

Mains

Apples & Honey Brisket (Sylvia Fallas – Cooking for my People) – MEAT
Braised Chicken with Apples & Sweet Potato (Overtime Cook) – MEAT
Veal Stuffed Apples (Kosher.com) – MEAT
Apple Chutney Roasted Salmon (Kosher.com) – FISH
Chicken with Cinnamon and Apples from Metz (Joan Nathan via Epicurious) – MEAT
Baked Salmon with Caramelized Apples (My Jewish Learning) – FISH
Apple-Honey Chicken (Kosher.com) – MEAT
Apple Beef Brisket (Genius Kitchen) – MEAT
Roasted Apple Brisket (Joy of Kosher) – MEAT
Apple Barbecue Brisket (The Spruce Eats) – MEAT

Dessert

Healthy Apple Spice Muffins (Overtime Cook) – PAREVE or DAIRY
Olive Oil, Apple, & Honey Cake (Pickled Plum) – PAREVE
Flourless Apple Brownies (A Treat’s Affair) – PAREVE / NUTS
Apple Studel Muffins (All Recipes) – PAREVE
Honey Cake with Caramelized Apples (Busy in Brooklyn) – PAREVE
Caramel Apple Bread (Butter with a Side of Bread) – DAIRY
Apple Honey Bundt Cake (All Recipes) – PAREVE / NUTS
Apple Cherry Layered Crumb Cake (Overtime Cook) – PAREVE
Apple Crisp Cookie Cups (Delish) – PAREVE
Red Wine Baked Apples with Pecan Filling (Overtime Cook) – PAREVE / NUTS
Apple and Honey Trifles (Overtime Cook) – PAREVE or DAIRY
Rustic Apple Galettes with Honey and Thyme (Family Friends Food) – PAREVE
Apple and Honey Galette (Busy in Brooklyn) – PAREVE
Apple Turnovers (Balabuste’s Choice via Busy in Brooklyn) – PAREVE
Apple Turnovers (Chabad) – PAREVE
VIDEO: Bloomin’ Apples (Delish) – PAREVE or DAIRY
Apple Bundt Cake (Epicurious) – PAREVE
Mom’s Apple Cake (Smitten Kitchen) – PAREVE / NUTS OPTIONAL
Classic Apple Pie (The Adventure Bite) – PAREVE
Apple Bubble Ring (Kosher.com) – PAREVE
Colorful Apple Tart (Kosher.com) – PAREVE
Apple Crumb Squares (Kosher.com) – PAREVE
Apple Pie Babka (Paula Shoyer via Kosher.com) – PAREVE
Apple Cranberry Bake (Kosher.com) – PAREVE
Deep Dish Caramel Apple Cake (Kosher.com) – PAREVE
Apple Roses (Puff Pastry) – PAREVE
Apple Pops (Delish) – DAIRY
Mini Cranberry Apple Crisps (My Baking Addiction) – PAREVE or DAIRY
Apple Sharlotka (Smitten Kitchen) – PAREVE
Dorrie Greenspan’s Custardy Apple Squares (Food 52) – DAIRY
Hasselback Apple Cake (Food 52) – DAIRY
Bourbon Apple Galette (Food 52) – PAREVE
Nanny’s Rosh Hashanah Apple Cake (Saveur) – PAREVE / NUTS
Apple and Pear Tart Tatin Recipe (Serious Eats) – PAREVE
Dutch Apple Pie (Betty Crocker) – PAREVE
Apple Crumble Pie (Sally’s Baking Addiction) – PAREVE
Crunch Top Apple Pie (Paula Deen via Food Network) – PAREVE
Swirly Baked Apples (Martha Stewart) – PAREVE
Apple Upside-down Cake: Decidedly Decadent! (Flourish) – PAREVE
Apple Butter Stuffed Cinnamon Muffins (What’s Cooking, love?) – PAREVE
Apple Cake (Kosher by Gloria) – PAREVE

Hacking (and Packing) School Lunches – Part 3

Hacking (and Packing) School Lunches – Part 3

As we try to expand lunch and work with our kids for them to pack lunches we have gone through a number of strategies. My husband talks about our process in this post. And I share some ideas for what can go in a lunch in this post.

Today, I want to share a different way of helping our kids with lunch packing. I created a Google Doc that has lunch packing for our oldest three kids. I imagine this will change, but I sat down with them and asked them to come up with ideas for each category based upon what they eat and the ideas we had previously come up with. Then at the beginning of the week, I am asking them to look at the dinner menu to see what leftovers they can take and also what needs to be made for lunches that we can make ahead of time. Planning for the whole week helps them with the task of making lunches easily and not staring at the refrigerator for 20 minutes trying to decide what they want to pack. It also helps with planning the shopping list, so we can make sure there are fruits and vegetables that each of the kids would like to eat.

I also plan on laminating this and having them use a Dry Erase Marker each week to write out their ideas. But I think we are going to be adjusting it for at least the first month of school. Maybe when I take the laminator out for Sukkot, it will be more finalized.

Do you have any strategies that help with making lunches? Do you have any good ideas that I should add?

BONUS: Here are 7 back to school tips for parents.

 

 

Holiday Menu Planning: Dates

Holiday Menu Planning: Dates

Here are some more ideas for planning for the holidays.

Appetizers/Snacks

Pastrami Wrapped Dates (Kosher Guru) – MEAT
Chewy Granola Bars (Busy in Brooklyn) – PAREVE
Roasted Dates with Pastrami, Almonds, and Spices (Gourmet Kosher Cooking) – MEAT
Lamb Bacon Wrapped Dates (Kitchen Tested) – MEAT
Dates Stuffed with Goat Cheese (My Jewish Learning) – DAIRY
Kofta Stuffed Dates (Millennial Kosher on What Jew Wanna Eat) – MEAT

Sides/Salads

Couscous with Dried Dates (Food Network) – PAREVE
Green Beans with Balsamic Date Reduction, Feta, and Pine Nuts (Tori Avey) – DAIRY / NUTS
Green Bean Mushroom Sauté with Spiced Plum Sauce (Tori Avey) – PAREVE
Roasted Squash with Dates & Thyme (Bon Appetit) – PAREVE
Quinoa Salad with Asparagus, Dates, and Orange (My Recipes) – PAREVE / NUTS
Smashed Carrot & Date Salad (The Chew) – PAREVE / SESAME
Spinach Salad with Dates & Pine Nuts (Family Circle) – PAREVE / NUTS

Mains

Fesenjoon (Jewish Food Experience) – MEAT
Rosh HaShanah Roast (Busy in Brooklyn) – MEAT
Lamb Tagine with Dates & Apricots (Kevin is Cooking) – MEAT
Moroccan Beef Date Tajine Recipe (Levana Cooks) – MEAT
Chicken with Dates (Little Ferraro Kitchen) – MEAT
Brisket in Date Syrup (Kosher.com) – MEAT
Date Glazed Roasted Chicken (Kosher.com) – MEAT
Date & Honey Glazed Chicken Thighs (Jamie Geller) – MEAT

Dessert

Sticky Toffee Pudding (Bon Appetit) – DAIRY
Sticky Toffee Pudding (Smitten Kitchen) – DAIRY
Sticky Date Pudding (Beyond Kimchee) – DAIRY
White Chocolate Macadamia Energy Bars (The Spruce Eats) – PAREVE
Vegan Snickers Cheesecake (Minimalist Baker) – PAREVE
No Bake Date Balls (All Recipes) – PAREVE
Chocolate Hazelnut Stuffed Dates (The Spruce Eats) – PAREVE
Gingerbread Truffles (Busy in Brooklyn) – PAREVE
Medjool Date Pecan Pie (Closet Cooking) – PAREVE / NUTS
Date Honey Cake (Ronnie Fein) – PAREVE / NUTS
Date Honey Nut Cake (Tori Avey) – PAREVE / NUTS
Date Cookies (Tori Avey) – PAREVE / NUTS
Date Truffles (Tori Avey) – PAREVE / NUTS
Seven Species Muffins (Tori Avey) – PAREVE / NUTS
Apple Date Rose Tarts (Tori Avey) – PARVE
Banana Bread with Dates and Figs (Ronnie Fein) – PAREVE
Date-and-Walnut-Filled Cookies Koloocheh (Fine Cooking) – PAREVE
Date, Raisin, & Nut Bread (Jewish in St. Louis) – PAREVE / NUTS
Date Nut Squares (The Jewish Kitchen) – PAREVE / NUTS
Date Nut Pinwheels (Leah Cooks Kosher) – PAREVE / NUTS
Date Honey Cake (Jewish Food Experience) – PAREVE / NUTS
Date Nut Truffles (Chabad) – PAREVE / NUTS
Sweet Date Balls (Jewish Food Hero) – PAREVE / NUTS

Amazon ADD-ON + COUPON + BEST PRICE: Apple Peeler, Corer, and Slicer

Amazon ADD-ON + COUPON + BEST PRICE: Apple Peeler, Corer, and Slicer

This is a great price and there is a $5 off coupon bringing this down to $4.35. This is a great gadget to have around for Rosh HaShannah and Apple Picking season.

  • With classic style and function, makes easy work of coring, slicing, and peeling apples or potatoes
  • Ideal for salads, pies, canning, drying, delicious treats, and everyday kitchen use
  • Durably made of die-cast zinc alloy with stainless-steel blades and a chrome shaft
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