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runtexas Sep 9, 2012 04:42 PM

Can anyone recommend a brand of kosher stuffing mix for Thanksgiving?

Thanks!

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    cheesecake17 Nov 21, 2012 02:59 PM

    I saw arrowhead mills brand in the health food store today. Ksa supervision

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      runtexas Nov 22, 2012 06:29 AM

      We also found the arrowhead mills one. If the Gefen is that bad, we will try the Arrowhead Mills.

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        runtexas Nov 22, 2012 08:04 AM

        Well, my girlfriend just opened the Gefen and said, "YUK" and opened the Arrowhead Mills and said, "this looks much better, happy I got it." So, to CloggieGirl, looks like you were right!

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          cheesecake17 Nov 24, 2012 05:00 PM

          How was the arrowhead mills? I bought it a few years ago and we liked it

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            runtexas Nov 24, 2012 06:12 PM

            It came out really good!!! The Arrowhead Mills is a keeper!

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      superdanni Nov 21, 2012 11:24 AM

      Leftover challah is perfect for stuffing!

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        helou Nov 22, 2012 04:10 AM

        +1. Couldn't agree more. I cut up challah which I've saved for just this purpose (and for croutons), put it in the oven till it starts to color a bitm and it couldn't be tastier.

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        runtexas Nov 20, 2012 05:16 AM

        As a follow up to my question I asked back in September, we found a kosher brand of stuffing mix here in Houston. Gefen brand, and it is OU certified.

        But thanks to all who made suggestions!

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          CloggieGirl Nov 21, 2012 02:57 PM

          Unless you've tried it already and liked it, I'd keep searching. I had it and it was awful. There were a few flavor options so maybe I got a bad one but it was terrible and a strange orange color.

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          sharonfl Sep 10, 2012 05:36 AM

          That's one of those things that I buy on sale only. The 2 brands I've bought in the past were Kelloggs and I think Arrowhead Mills (it's usually in the overpriced "health" section). I find both are somewhat salty and I add some of my own dried out bread. Stuffing is pretty easy to make from scratch as everybody has said, but I understand your desire for convenience.

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            runtexas Sep 10, 2012 06:20 AM

            Thanks for the replies. Admittedly, it is relatively easy to make kosher parve cornbread to use for stuffing. And we do much of our cooking from scratch. But with all the hassles of Thanksgiving (and yes, I know, those hassles are nothing when compared to Pesach), any shortcuts will help. To clarify my question, and I think the last two replies addressed that, I was only thinking of the prepacked bread stuff, not complete mixes like what Manischewitz makes for Pesach. I don't think Pepperidge Farm is kosher (some of their products are, but not the stuffing mix), but I will look for one of the others...or as some suggested, just make cornbread from scratch and use that.

            Once again, thanks for all the replies.

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              avitrek Sep 10, 2012 07:35 AM

              You can always make stuffing with bread other than cornbread. Like the challah you probably have leftover/sitting in your freezer. It won't be "cornbread stuffing", but it'll still be stuffing.

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                helou Sep 10, 2012 08:28 AM

                We love challah stuffing. I cut the leftover challah into 1 inch cubes and lay them on a cookie tray to dry out in a 325 degree oven, just until they start to brown along the edges. Once they're cooled I soak them them in water, and squeeze out well. Add sauteed onions, carrots, celery, sometimes mushrooms, an egg or 2, salt and pepper.
                I stuff the turkey, and bake what's left over. To be extra delicious I add broken up Tam Tams when soaking the challah.

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                  runtexas Sep 10, 2012 12:27 PM

                  Excellent! Thanks! We always have leftover challah in the kitchen.

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                    almond tree Sep 10, 2012 01:23 PM

                    I recently served stuffed roast chicken for Shabbat mainly to use up some of my leftover challah. Added a grated apple for flavor & moistness, along with sauteed onions, garlic, celery & mushrooms, plus lots of sage.

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                      helou Sep 10, 2012 04:27 PM

                      Just to clarify, the carrots and celery (and mushrooms) are also sauteed.

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                    cheesecake17 Sep 10, 2012 11:22 AM

                    The Arnold brand is definitely kosher. I've bought it in the past, and it's very salty. Pepperidge farm is not kosher.

                    Last year I bought a multigrain loaf from Trader joes and dried out the bread cubes from a few days earlier.

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                      SoCal Mother Sep 13, 2012 05:17 PM

                      Arnold's is kosher on the east coast of the US but not the west.

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                        cheesecake17 Sep 13, 2012 05:26 PM

                        I believe they go by a different name on the west coast and in the Midwest.

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                          Caitlin McGrath Nov 21, 2012 09:53 PM

                          It's Oroweat on the west coast and I think some products are kosher, some not. If I remember from visits with my grandmother, it's Brownberry in the Midwest.

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                  Bzdhkap Sep 9, 2012 08:17 PM

                  I don't remember if it's Arnold brand or Peppridge Farm, but one if the two, makes several varieties of stuffing mix - kosher and pareve. I remember them having a cornbread, an herb, and a plain stuffing mix.

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                    classylady Sep 12, 2012 05:40 AM

                    I bought Manishewiitz stuffing which I will use for Rosh Hashonah. Let you know if it is good.

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                      sharonfl Sep 12, 2012 06:25 AM

                      If it's the mix that is made from matzah, I've used it. Not a fan. Had to doctor it up.

                  2. queenscook Sep 9, 2012 08:11 PM

                    I have never bought stuffing mix (do they even sell kosher stuffing mixes?), so excuse my ignorance, but isn't stuffing mix essentially just dried bread and some herbs/spices? It seems a waste to buy that; you can just as easily buy a loaf of bread and dry it out yourself. You're still going to have to add all the other stuff yourself anyway.

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                      ahuva Sep 9, 2012 07:43 PM

                      I always make my own stuffing - my husband loves my "tam tam" version!

                      1. weinstein5 Sep 9, 2012 07:19 PM

                        Why a mix? Why not make from scratch - I have used this one http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/pa... substituting margarine/olive oil for the butter and buying pareve cormbread from a local bakery

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