These make the perfect bite sized appetizers! I’m crazy about mac and cheese. It’s the one dish that tastes great on a cold winter’s night AND in the heat of the summer. (just add an iced diet coke and call it a meal. I mean a nice healthy salad!) The crispy wonton cup adds an addicting crunch to the creamy mac and cheese.
24 wonton wrappers (defrosted)
2 cups of mac and cheese (recipe found HERE)
1/4 cup of bread crumbs
1/4 cup of grated parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 325′. Spray a mini cupcake pan with cooking spray. Place one wonton wrapper in each cupcake holder, pressing down so it sticks to the bottom and up the sides. Bake wrappers in oven on 325′ for 10 minutes. (the edges should be slightly browned) Once the wonton wrappers have baked for 10 minutes, remove from oven but keep them in the pan. Fill each wonton cup with 1 tablespoon mac and cheese. Top with bread crumbs and parmesan cheese. Once complete, place the pan back in the oven on 325′ and continue baking for an additional 5 to 10 minutes until tops are slightly crispy.
I’m all about the broccoli cheddar combo, as you may remember from my Broccoli Cheddar Latkes found HERE. I adore all things mini and love nothing more than a great tasting perfectly sized appetizer.
2 heads of broccoli
2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup of cream cheese
1 1/4 cups of bread crumbs
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
Steam broccoli. Once soft, place in large mixing bowl and mash together. Add eggs, cream cheese, 1/4 cup of bread crumbs, salt, pepper, garlic and cayenne pepper. Mix well until combined. Wet your hands and shape the broccoli mixture into balls, about the size of falafel balls/walnuts. (about 1 tablespoon of broccoli mixture) Dip the balls into the remaining bread crumbs, then place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Spray cooking oil on top of balls then bake on 375′ for about 20 to 25 minutes until slightly crispy. Serve several balls on skewers or individually on a platter with a combo of mayo and ketchup on the side.
*Tips&Tricks: You can also use the broccoli mixture to make a quiche. Simply put the mixture in a prepared pie crust and bake for about 45 minutes. Or make mini pies with it! Top pies with bread crumbs and extra shredded cheddar cheese.For those of you cheese lovers, wrap the broccoli mixture around cheddar cubes for a super cheesy filling!
No meal would be complete without this sweet and tart dessert. My sister-in-law Sarrit whipped up this treat for me during a recent visit and like most of her recipes, it’s quick and easy with a burst of flavor!
3 gala apples, pealed, cored and chopped.
1 frozen package of berries (blueberries, raspberries and strawberries.)
1 cup of raw oats
3/4 cup of flour
1 cup of light brown sugar
This year I will be spending Rosh Hashanah with my in laws, which means I am going to be enjoying some delicious dishes and will leave with a ton of new recipes for the site! If you don’t want to stress about planning your holiday menu, I suggest using a selection of good ol trusted recipes and spicing it up with a handful of new ones. Look below for some of our fav holiday treats!
Wishing you all a happy and sweet new year! Make it a tasty one.
Happy Kosher Cooking!
xxo Nina – your kosher hostess
Often mistaken as a frou-frou French concoction (it actually originates in medieval Germany), quiche gets a pretty bad rap sometimes. True, the word “quiche” often summons visions of snooty country-club women brunching with mimosas in hand, but, truth be told, quiche was an invention of convenience; an easily transportable food item enjoyed by the masses. Quiche gained especially wide popularity during World War II in England, due to its ease of preparation and its sparing use of meat, in favor of vegetarian ingredients.
Since we no longer ration ingredients in this country, quiche recipes abound, overflowing with pork products. But, quiche is versatile, so let’s try and change that. Quiches take very little prep time or experience. In fact, most of the prep work can be done in a blender, food processor, or whisked up in a bowl. With the convenience of ready-made pie crusts, what have you got to lose? Besides, who wouldn’t want pie for lunch?