Menu Planning: Leftover Challah

Menu Planning: Leftover Challah

After all the holidays, we had a bunch of challot that we froze. Normally we put all the challah and bread ends in a bag in the freezer and then as needed make breadcrumbs out of the leftovers. But this year, I made some very large chocolate chip challot and I didn’t think those would work so well. So I was looking for ideas of what you could do with challot.

We make our challot pareve and our challah boards and knives are pareve. But I realize that some people make their challot in fleish ovens or fleish vessels. There are a couple of fleish or pareve recipes below, but most of these are dairy and call for milk or creamers. For some of them you might be able to substitute a pareve milk product like Soy, Almond, or Cashew.

Let me know if you have any good ideas.

  • Bread Crumbs
  • Bread Pudding
  • Croutons
  • Kugels
  • French Toast/French Toast Bake
  • Stuffings

Bread Crumbs/Croutons

Homemade Kosher Bread Crumbs (Kosher Eye) – PAREVE
Homemade Challah Croutons (The PaperMill) – PAREVE
Croutons (Kosher Frugal) – PAREVE
Homemade Challah Croutons (AFooda) – PAREVE
Croutons & Bread Crumbs (Granoladox) – PAREVE

French Toast/Bake

Challah French Toast with Fruity Sauce (My Recipes) – DAIRY
Challah French Toast Skewers (Jewlish) – DAIRY
Bailey’s Challah French Toast (What Jew Wanna Eat) – DAIRY
Bananas Foster French Toast (Handle the Heat) – DAIRY
Churro French Toast (Handle the Heat) – DAIRY
Peanut Banana French Toast with Honey Drizzle (Community Table) – DAIRY
PB & J French Toast (Tablespoon) – DAIRY
Smore Challah French Toast (Kveller) – DAIRY
Challah French Toast (PDXFoodLove) – DAIRY
French Toast A La Creme Brulee (Jamie Geller) – DAIRY
Challah French Toast (Food Network) – DAIRY
French Toast (Renana’s Kitchen) – DAIRY
Challah French Toast Casserole (Jewish Boot Camp) – DAIRY
Cinnamon Baked French Toast (The Pioneer Woman) – DAIRY

Bread Pudding/Kugel

Grandma’s Bread Pudding (Live Well Bake Often) – DAIRY
Apple Bread Pudding (Mango Tomato) – DAIRY
Chocolate Chip Challah Bread Pudding (Soni’s Food) – DAIRY
Bread pudding from leftover Challah (The Kosher Blogger) – DAIRY
Bubby’s Challah Kuggle (Busy in Brooklyn) – PAREVE
Challah Kuggle (Jamie Geller) – PAREVE
Pumpkin Cranberry Bread Pudding with Pecan Butterscotch Sauce  (The Spruce Eats) – PAREVE or DAIRY
Challah Bread Pudding with Chocolate or Cherries (The Spruce Eats) – PAREVE
Banana Foster Bread Pudding (The Spruce Eats) – DAIRY
Cream Cheese Bread Pudding (The Spruce Eats) – DAIRY
Bell-Less, Whistle-less Bread Pudding (Food 52) – DAIRY
Challah Bread Pudding with Raspberries (Food 52) – DAIRY
Chocolate-Chocolate Bread Pudding (My Jewish Learning) – DAIRY
Simple Bread Pudding (NY Times Cooking) – DAIRY
Chocolate Challah Bread Pudding (Breaking Matzo) – DAIRY + OPTIONAL NUTS
Chocolate Challah Bread Pudding (Ronnie Fein) – DAIRY
Bread pudding (Marble Spoon) – DAIRY
Chocolate Chile Bread Pudding (Epicurious) – DAIRY


Challah, Wild Mushroom & Herb Stuffing (Once Upon a Chef) – PAREVE
Challah Slow Cooker Stuffing (Tori Avey) – MEAT
Apple Date Challah Stuffing (Jamie Geller) – PAREVE
Challah Stuffing (Jamie Geller) – PAREVE
Mushroom, Rosemary, Thyme Challah Stuffing (I am Food Blog) – PAREVE
Mushroom Stuffing with Rice and Raisins (Food Network) – PAREVE
Bubbe’s Challah Dressing (The Nosher) – PAREVE


Challah Strata Muffins (Jamie Geller) – DAIRY
Kale & Cheddar Strata (Babble) – DAIRY
Spinach & Cheese Strata (Smitten Kitchen) – DAIRY
Challah Strata with Mushrooms, Peppers, & Asparagus (The Spruce Eats) – DAIRY

Other Ideas

Danish (Pragmatic Attic) – DAIRY
Challah Brushett with Lemon Ricotta & Honey (Tori Avey) – DAIRY
The Perfect Challah Grilled Cheese (Chai & Home) – DAIRY
Tuscan Ribollita (Food 52) – DAIRY
Cheesy Garlic Challah Toast (Imperrfections) – DAIRY
Bread Soup (Food Network) – MEAT, Skip Cheese
Vegan Bread Dumplings (Elephantastic Vegan) – PAREVE




Amazon | Good Deals: Yontif Candles

Amazon | Good Deals: Yontif Candles

Over Yontif, it was pointed out that I put “Jesus Candle” on my shopping list for Yontif. Many years ago, I had forgotten to purchase a 3-day or 2-day yontif candle and all of the stores that carried the candles were already closed for the holiday. So I ran to the supermarket to see if I could find something. I reached out to the store clerk who pointed me in the direction of the ethnic candles, near the Latin foods usually. Several of the candles, I found had pictures of various saints or Jesus, but there were also a many in various colors and they lasted a while. They were definitely a better option than the smelly fragrant ones that I had found. These candles can last anywhere between 3 and 7 days. So we usually keep a few in the house. When I go to the supermarket now and can’t find them, I usually ask where the Jesus candles are because otherwise, they have no clue what I am talking about.

Here are some deals on Yontif Candles on Amazon:

Amazon | BEST PRICE: Ner Mitzvah Parrafin Lamp Oil

Amazon | BEST PRICE: Ner Mitzvah Parrafin Lamp Oil

I usually refill this smaller bottle from the larger jugs.

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Holiday Menu Planning: Pomegranate Recipes

Holiday Menu Planning: Pomegranate Recipes


How to Deseed a Pomegranate (Busy in Brooklyn)


Pomegranate Mollasses (Simply Recipes) – PAREVE
Cranberry-Pomegranate-Orange Sauce (Kosher by Gloria) – PAREVE
Hummus Simanim (Busy in Brooklyn) – PAREVE


Round Challah with Date Syrup Chutney (Rachel Kor) – PAREVE

Salads, Starters, Soups

Fall Kale Pomegranate & Mango Salad with Honey Pomegranate Dressing (Kosher Everyday) – PAREVE
Green Salad with Pomegranate Arils and Candied Pecans (Kosher by Gloria) – PAREVE / NUTS
Kale Salad with Pomegranate Parmesan (Plantains & Challah) – DAIRY
Pomegranate and Apple Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette (Overtime Cook) – PAREVE
Pomegranate Apple and Date Salad (Joy of Kosher) – DAIRY / NUTS
Pomegranate Avocado Quinoa Salad (Sharon Palmer) – PAREVE / NUTS
Potato Salad with Vegetables, Herbs, and Pomegranate (Kosher by Gloria) – PAREVE
Quinoa Salad with Avocado and Pomegranate Seeds (Kosher in the Kitch) – PAREVE
Quinoa Taboule (Jewish Hostess) – PAREVE / NUTS
Rainbow Coleslaw (Chef Zissie) – PAREVE
Roasted Butternut Squash Orzo Salad (Overtime Cook) – PAREVE
Roasted Sweet Potato & Pomegranate Salad (Scandihome) – PAREVE / NUTS
Simanim Salad (Chef Zissie) – PAREVE
Tricolor Apple Slaw with Pomegranate Lime Dressing (Gush Gourmet Blog) – PAREVE


Roasted Carrots with Pomegranate Molaases (West of the Loop) – PAREVE
Carrots with Pomegranate Molasses Glaze (Ronnie Fein) – PAREVE
Barberry Pomegranate Green Beans (Nosherium) – PAREVE
Eggplant with Pomegranate Tahini and Crispy Fried Onions (Serious Spice) – PAREVE


Parsnip and Apple Soup with Pomegranate Molasses Drizzle (Kosher by Gloria) – PAREVE
Pomegranate Soup (at Nelly’s) – PAREVE / VEGAN


Crispy Fish Tacos with Pomegranate, Pear, and Honey Lime Crema (Lemon & Zest) – FISH DAIRY
Grilled Salmon with Pomegranate Vinaigrette (The Spruce Eats) – FISH PAREVE
Pomegranate Honey Glazed Salmon ( – FISH PAREVE
Pomegranate Glazed Salmon (Tori Avey) – FISH PAREVE
Pomegranate Glazed Salmon (Eitan Bernath) – FISH DAIRY
Salmon with Pomegrante Sauce (Levana Cooks) – FISH PAREVE / GLUTEN FREE

Main Dishes

Baked Spinach Meatballs with Pomegranate Glaze (Joy of Kosher) – MEAT
Easy Pomegranate Roast (Overtime Cook) – MEAT
Brisket with Pomegranate-Walnut Sauce and Pistachio Gremolata (Epicurious) – MEAT
Leek and Date filled Chicken Roulade, with Pomegranate Glaze (The Kosher Dinner Lady) – MEAT
Mediterranean Lamb Meatballs with Pomegranate Glaze (Toque and Scalpel) – MEAT / NUTS
Moroccan Meatballs with Pomegranate Glaze (Feasting at Home) – MEAT
Pistachio & Pomegranate Meatballs (Washington Post) – MEAT
Pomegranate Molasses Brisket (Tori Avey) – MEAT
Pomegranate Braised Brisket (Peas Loven Carrots) – MEAT
Pomegranate Chicken (Gush Gourmet Blog) – MEAT
Pomegranate Chicken (Norene Gilletz) – MEAT
Pomegranate BBQ Chicken (Kitchen Tested) – MEAT
Pomegranate Teriyaki Chicken (Peas Loven Carrots) – MEAT
Red Wine BBQ Chicken (Rachel Kor) – MEAT
Steak with Mint Pomegranate (Chef Zissie) – MEAT
Succulent Steak with Honey Pomegranate Marinade (Kosher in the Kitch) – MEAT


Apple Pomegranate Crepes (Kosher by Gloria) – PAREVE
Drunken Honey Pomegranate Cake (Kosher Like Me) – PAREVE
Honey Pomegranate Banana Split (Dole) – DAIRY
Mini Chocolate Pomegranate Bundt Cakes with Pomegranate Glaze (Overtime Cook) – PAREVE
Pomegranate Sorbet – PAREVE / VEGAN
Vegan malabi – Israeli rosewater pudding with pomegranate (Family Friends Food) – PAREVE / VEGAN


Honey Pomegranate Coolers (Martha Stewart) – PAREVE
Pomegranate Lemonade Spritzer (Foodt Network) – PAREVE
Pomegranate Martini (Candidly Delicious) – PAREVE

Amazon | DEALS: Honey Gift Packs

Amazon | DEALS: Honey Gift Packs

A few different gift sets you might be interested in for hostess gifts for the upcoming holidays. The Sandts even has a Subscribe & Save option.