Category Archives: Appetizer

Sweet-Chili Poppers

Super Bowl Sunday is almost here! I love sports, always have and while I may not be a die hard sports fan as I used to I enjoy watching (and playing) sports whenever I can.

While most years I do not throw or go to Super Bowl parties, growing up we would always eat that type of food on Super Bowl Sunday – french fries, BBQ chicken wings, dips….

But, now I have a husband whose favorite food is another classic Super Bowl food and I knew I had to make it – Chicken Poppers! and his favorite flavor is sweet chili so I knew it had to be done.

Now, I am not the biggest fried chicken person ( I try to stay on the healthy side) but I promised him I would make the real deal here and boyyyyy its good! Crispy pieces of chicken nuggets covered in a sticky, sweet and spicy sauce. Nothing can be better then that.

Will I be making this part of our menu for the Super Bowl (and in general)? YES! because it was so fast to throw together and is definitely a crown pleaser. So enjoy!

Sweet Chili Poppers

4 Chicken Breasts, cut into about 2 in. cubes)

2 Tbsn Corn Starch ( can use potato starch if dont have corn)

1/2 C. Flour

1 Tbsp Sugar

1/2 tsp Baking Powder

1/2 C. Water

1 tsp oil

1 1/2 C. Panko Crumbs

1/3. C Brown Sugar

1/3 C. Sweet Chili Sauce

1/3 C. Honey

3-4 Tbsp hot sauce (optional for extra heat)

Oil for frying

Pre-heat oven to 250 degrees. Whisk the corn starch, flour, sugar and baking powder. Add in the water and oil (it should be a thick consistency). Add in the chicken and toss to coat. Add in the Panko Crumbs and stir.

Heat about 1 inch of oil in a pan. Fry the chicken until light brown (about 3-4 min each side).

Place Chicken in a baking tin.

In a bowl, mix the brown sugar, sweet chili, honey (and hot sauce). Pour over the chicken and mix until pieces are coated in the sauce. Place in oven and bake for 20 minutes.



Sweet Potato Dip

Super Bowl Sunday is here!! WOOOO!!! I love everything about the Superbowl, from the game itself, to the hype to obviously the food! I love all the finger foods, BBQ flavors and dips! super yum and super unhealthy as well. I like to try to go a little lighter when having these parties and this dip is certainly one way to do it.

Super creamy, but with no cream; lots of flavor, and all natural. This dip is perfect for any get together, whether be for the super bowl, a birthday party, shabbos…whenever.

It is quick and easy and youll soon wish that you doubled the recipe because of how fast it will go

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Sweet Potato Dip


2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced

1/3 C. low fat mayonnaise (or what ever type you like)

1 1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp thyme

1 1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/4-1/2 tsp ground pepper

1/2 tsp sugar

Boil the sweet potatoes until soft. Drain and add the potatoes and everything else into a food processor or blender and blend until creamy. Enjoy!

Har Sinai Mashed Potatoes with Luchos Potato Chips

Confession – I don’t like cheesecake…at all. Nope not only tiny bit. In fact I don’t like any cheese dessert…blachh.

I do like cheese though…but I’m off cheese right now…so no cheese for shavuot this year. But thats ok! There are still so many yummy shavuot themed dishes out there…including this one that my sister Miriam helped me come up with. Its a great and easy appetizer for shavuot and you can easily make it dairy by adding cheese into the mashed potatoes.

For those who need a quick history on this Jewish Holiday – this is the day that the Jewish people got the Torah. The Torah was given to the Jewish nation on Mount Sinai. The Luchot are the two stone tablets that were given to Moses.

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The chips were really fun to make. Easy too. You can use a mandolin if you have one, but if not, use the long part of a grater that you have, it works just as well.

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(the long part are those long strips on the short side of the grater above)

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Anyway – these are super easy to make and yummy to eat…and look pretty cute too 🙂

Have a great Yontif!

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Har Sinai Mashed Potatoes with Luchot Chips:


Mashed potatoes (used your favorite recipe, above is: 8 boiled potatoes mashed, 1 sauteed onion, 5 cloves sauteed garlic – mix all together)

1-2 potatoes thinly sliced on a mandolin or grater

1 tsn salt

Roasted Broccoli (optional for garnish)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Make your favorite recipe of mashed potatoes (to make dairy, just add cheese when hot and mix in until melted).

Spray a baking sheet well with oil. Place potatoes on the sheet. Do not over crowd the pan or the potatoes will not crisp up. Spray the potatoes well with oil and sprinkle with the salt.

Place potatoes in the oven. After 5 minutes flip the potatoes over and place back in the oven. Check after another 5 minutes. If they are not lightly brown and crispy, flip again and place back in oven another 3-5 minutes, until crispy.

To assemble:

Take an ice cream scooper and scoop one portion of potatoes and place in center of the plate. flatten slightly so the shape is not round, but more like a mountain.

Stick 2 of the chips on top of the potatoes. (Optional: Garnish with broccoli)