Passover Week – Charoset

One of my favorite things about Passover is Charoset!

Charoset, if you’re not familiar with it, is sort of like a fruit salad.

It’s made from yummy apples and nuts sweetened with cinnamon and a little sweet wine.

So yummy on a big ol’ piece of matzoh.

Give it a try…the kids’ll beg for more!

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3 apples, peeled, cored and chopped

1/2 cup chopped nuts, I like pecans

1/2 t ground cinnamon

1/4 cup honey

1/2 T lemon juice

1/3 cup sweet kosher for Passover wine, I like Manischewitz


In a medium bowl combine apples and pecans.  Stir to combine.  Sprinkle on cinnamon, honey, and lemon juice.  Stir well.  Add in your wine and stir again.  Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Serve on your seder plate or as a snack with matzoh.

Try and double or triple this recipe then keep it in the fridge.  You can put it on top of cottage cheese or yogurt for a yummy breakfast or lunch treat!

Apple of my eye

Ok, it’s the last day of my apple week here.

I picked out a yummy dessert recipe for ya.

No it’s not apple pie

or apple crisp

or caramel apples

It’s simple delicious and healthy enough to have as an after school snack.

How do you like these apples???

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Ok, first let me apologize for the terrible picture…

See my camera seems to (have been stolen by a little Fitzpatrick boy who won’t cough up it’s whereabouts) walked off on its own so I had to use my iPhone to take this sucker.  It may not be the prettiest shot but it sure was delish!!

1 apple, sliced

2 ounces crumbled good quality blue cheese

1 T honey

Lay your apples on a plate.  Crumble blue cheese over the apples.  Drizzle with honey.  Devour.

You could also do this with pears.  I love it with fresh summer berries.  Give it a try.  Trust me.  You may give up chocolate cake!

Sweet n’ Sour Chicken

Sweet n’ Sour Chicken

Serves: 6        Prep Time:  10 minutes     Cook time: 2 hours

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3-4 pounds chicken (thighs, legs, and/or boneless breasts)

1/2 cup red wine vinegar

1/2 cup soy sauce

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 medium onion, chopped

1 t. prepared mustard

3/4 cup ketchup

1/3 cup honey

Salt & Pepper

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F.  Lay your chicken in a large baking dish, skin side down.  Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.  Pour sauce over chicken.  Bake at 325 for 1 hour. recipes for kids kid favorite recipes dinner    Sweet n’ Sour Chicken

Turn chicken skin side up and bake an additional hour.  Serve on top of buttered brown rice or whole wheat noodles.  Be sure to spoon on lots of sauce, it’s delicious!  My kids love this one with some garlic roasted broccoli!

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