Archive for November, 2012

New Kids’ Hanukkah Gift Basket Items

New Hanukkah Gift Ideas for Kids

Who gets more excited about Hanukkah, do you think: kids, or grandparents? It’s true that it’s more fun to give than receive, but don’t try telling that to any children you know under the age of 6 or 8 for sure! Whether you’re giving little Hanukkah gifts each of the eight nights, or just giving one super special holiday gift to the little folks on your list, we’ve got some great new items you’ll love to give almost as much as they’ll love to receive!

Books for Hanukkah

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Looking for some wonderful little gift items for your kinderlach? We love these great little Chanukah stories! This is a great set of books to pair with other children’s Hanukkah gifts. BUY! $17.99

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Kids in the Kitchen!

It’s the heart of every Jewish home, so get those kids cooking with this perfect Hanukkah gift for any child ages 6 and up. It includes the “Chanukah Treats for Kids” cookbook, with 8 Hanukkah recipes (including latkes!) – one for each night of the holiday. BUY! $54.99

Double the Hanukkah Gifting Fun

Hanukkah gift puzzleThis engaging puzzle helps kids learn about the miracle of Hanukkah while keeping them busy with large pieces designed just for small fingers! Perfect for ages 5-9. BUY! $19.99

Hanukkah traditions gift basketTradition, Tradition!

This Hanukkah gift basket of traditions is just right for 2-to-5-year olds. Get them started learning about the holiday with The Complete Guide to Hanukkah book, a Baby Yiddish book, a plush menorah, numbered candles, gelt coins, dreidel and more! All of the holiday traditions in one great Hannukkah gift basket!  BUY! $84.99

Get your Hanukkah Basket Shipped for December 8th!

When you sign up for the Challah Connection newsletter, you automatically get holiday discounts and shipping priority. This means if you are on our list we will ensure your gifts arrive by the 1st night of Hanukkah (December 8th), if that’s what you request. Don’t forget to sign up!


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New for 2012: Miracle Brunch Hanukkah Gift Baskets

We Love these Great New Hanukkah Gift Basket Items!

It’s been really fun coming up with great new products to our Hanukkah gift baskets this year. If you’re looking for special Jewish holiday gifts, Challah Connection has a creative selection of Hanukkah baskets that I’ve put together to suit the people on your list.

Kosher Gift Baskets Hanukkah Brunch Basket

Kosher Hanukkah Baskets that make  “Miracle Brunches”

This is a great kosher gift basket for anyone who likes to cook and entertain.Send this Jewish holiday gift to friends or family, and they can whip up some delicious blueberry muffins in adorable Chanukkah muffin cups to serve overnight guests – or themselves!   I love it when there’s an opportunity to make breakfast into a special occasion. There’s also flatbread and gourmet smoked salmon pate in this Hanukkah basket, along with some fantastic Meditalia basil pesto tapenade (great on crackers or in an omelette), and roasted chickpeas for snacking.

We rounded out this great kosher Hanukkah gift with coffee, tea and honey. I couldn’t resist adding a Happy Chanukah dish towel, and topping it all off with some peony foiled chocolates. Yum! It’s a delicious and festive Jewish holiday gift that’s perfect when you’re looking for something a little different, and memorable.

Get your Hanukkah Basket Shipped for December 8th!

When you sign up for the Challah Connection newsletter, you automatically get holiday discounts and shipping priority. This means if you are on our list we will ensure your gifts arrive by the 1st night of Hanukkah (December 8th), if that’s what you request. Don’t forget to sign up!


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Stuffing Recipe for Thanksgiving

Looking for a Delicious Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe?

I love stuffing, especially when it’s made with one of our delicious challah loaves! Here’s my go-to recipe for Caramelized Onion and Mushroom Stuffing for Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Stuffing Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. plain challah cut into ½ cubes
  • 6 tablespoons butter (or margarine)
  • 2 large yellow onions, chopped
  • 1 lb fresh cultivated white mushrooms, brushed clean and sliced
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon or 2 teaspoons dried tarragon
  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ¾ cup chicken stock or canned low-sodium broth
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 eggs, beaten until blended

How to Make Stuffing for Thanksgiving

Preheat over to 400.

Spread challah cubes in single layer in a large baking pan. Bake, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl.

In a large, heavy frying pan over medium high heat, melt the butter. When hot, add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Reduce heat to medium. Add mushrooms and celery and cook, stirring frequently until tender, about 8 minutes. Add to the challah cubes, along with the tarragon and parsley. Add stock or broth to the same pan and bring to a boil, scraping up any browned bits. Add to the bread and season to taste with salt and pepper. Mix in the eggs.

To bake the stuffing in a turkey, fill the cavities with the stuffing and truss. Increase the roasting time of the turkey by 30 minutes.

Butter (can use margarine) a baking dish large enough to hold the remaining stuffing. Cover with foil and bake alongside the turkey for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake until top is golden brown, about 30 minutes longer.
To bake all the stuffing in a baking dish, preheat oven to 325.

Butter a 13-by-9-by-2-inch baking dish and spoon stuffing into it. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake until the top is golden brown, about 30 minutes longer.
Makes about 12 cups stuffing; enough for 16lb. turkey

Copyright, 2010, Challah Connection

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Kosher Hostess Gift for Thanksgiving

Need a Kosher Hostess Gift for Thanksgiving? Cookbooks are Great!

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Check out my terrific stuffing recipe that includes–challah! Get a free plain challah with any order over $50.*

Anyone who’s having you over for Thanksgiving probably enjoys cooking – or at least let’s hope so! If you’re looking for a kosher gift to give your Thanksgiving hostess, here are a few ideas.

Send this Barefoot Contessa Cooking Set before the holiday, and your hostess will no doubt be inspired. It includes some really great Thanksgiving recipes: Accidental Turkey, balsamic roasted brussels sprouts, mushroom and leek bread pudding, and sweet potato puree!
Also great: it has a 10 step guide to preparing for Thanksgiving called “Foolproof Thanksgiving.” Now what hostess doesn’t need that?! SEND IT! $99.99
Smitten Kitchen Cookbook Thanksgiving Hostess GiftI also like the idea of Deb Perelman’s new Smitten Kitchen cookbook as a kosher gift for the Thanksgiving chef. Deb Perelman is one of my favorite cookbook writers, and she is also Jewish. While this cookbook isn’t “Jewish,” it does include some fabulous Jewish recipes mixed in with over 100 recipes in total. BUY! $74.99

jewish muslum Cookbook Thanksgiving Hostess GiftSince you’re gathering at Thanksgiving to celebrate thanks and togetherness, this big and glossy cookbook makes a perfect hostess gift for the holiday.

It’s a collaboration of 2 old friends, a Jew and a Muslim, who grew up together in Jerusalem. I think it’s a special gift to give for Thanksgiving, when we’re celebrating the American melting pot!BUY! $74.99

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Best Corporate Kosher Gifts & Catalog Coming

Hannukkah gift catalog

Need a Kosher Holiday Gift for Clients?

Our new catalog is chock full of wonderful company gifts, with  20 new gift items in our Hanukkah Gifts department. We know you’ll find just the right holiday gift for your clients, but please do call for any help making your selections: 866-242-5524. Here are 3 kosher corporate holiday gifts that you might want to consider. And remember, you save 10% when you order by 11/25/12*


corporate holiday gift rugelah Jewish holidays

Our Rugelach won “Best Mail Order Dessert”

David Rosengarten dubbed this the best, and says it’s one of Sarah Kagan’s “Eight Delicious Hanukkah Gifts.” BUY! $44.99 You may want to have them packaged in a tin with your company’s logo. Makes a great kosher holiday gift for any customer. Contact us and we’ll get it all set up for you!

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This Elegant Wine Basket is a Stylish Holiday Gift for Clients

Perfect for your clients and customers, with Binyamina Cabernet Sauvignon and delicious gourmet snacks. Stylish, and delicious! BUY! $124.99

Send A Company Gift for Everyone to Enjoy!

Kosher corporate holiday gift

We love this great corporate gift because it has enough treats to make their entire staff smile! Two pounds (seventeen varieties) of artisan chocolate-covered cherries, nuts, and berries from the Pacific Northwest. They’ll love it! BUY! $59.99

Save 10% When You Order by November 25, 2012

Just enter code HAN1210 on the checkout page when you place your order over $60, exclusive of shipping. Cannot be combined with any other offer. This code will also ensure that your order will be delivered by December 8, 1st night of Chanukah, if that is your preference.

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