C S Lichtenstein @chefchaya

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If you think it’s easy getting the perfect #Latka Selfie 🤳🏻... Go ahead 😉 try it

2 days ago

If you think it’s easy getting the perfect #Latka Selfie 🤳🏻... Go ahead 😉 try it. BUT I did perfect the perfect latka #BraggingRights. Crispy outside. Gooey inside, that’s how we like it around here. 8- 9 Idaho Potatoes from the bag 4 Eggs 2 Tsp Kosher salt 1/8 Tsp white pepper 2 TBS OIL 1/4 Cup Flour 1 TSP baking Powder Peel potatoes. Soak in cold water. Mix all the ingredients. Using Braun food processor and what they call the “kugel blade” idk the one with the round holes. Add to the egg mixture. And fry. Add carrot to oil ... it does this weird thing where it doesn’t let the oil get gross and black. Those are fancy cooking terms right there. Xoxo ( Do you think mom will let me jack her Braun... for my new house.. it’s the only one that makes good kugel ) #chanukah #f52grams #kosher #jewish #jewishgirl #food #influencer #foodandwine #forkyeah #eeeeeats #foodstagram #food52 #latkes ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️ What’s your latka secret... comment below... people love to read your comments, hacks and tricks.
Beignets #CHAYNuka Pillowy. Powdery. Perfection. A perfect marriage of the 2 t

3 days ago

Beignets #CHAYNuka Pillowy. Powdery. Perfection. A perfect marriage of the 2 things I love most: All things fried, and all things foreign. Fried dough isnt easy to resist, so it makes sense that theres a variation of the doughnut in practically every region in the world. 💓🍩💓 Beignet (English pronunciation: /bɛnˈjeɪ/; French: [bɛɲɛ], literally bump), synonymous with the English fritter, is the French term for a pastry made from deep-fried choux pastry. Beignets can also be made from other types of dough, including yeast dough. Beignets are commonly known in New Orleans as a breakfast served with powdered sugar on top.They are traditionally prepared right before consumption to be eaten fresh and hot. ChefChaya #Beignets 🇫🇷 1 1/2 cups lukewarm water 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 1/4 teaspoon dry yeast 2 eggs, slightly beaten 1 teaspoons salt 1 cup evaporated milk 7 cups bread flour 1/4 cup shortening 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 cups confectioners sugar Mix water, sugar, and yeast in a large bowl and let sit for 10. In another bowl, beat the eggs, salt and evaporated milk together. Mix egg mixture to the yeast mixture. In mixer add flour, shortening, and the rest... And mix till fully incorporated. Let rise two hours. Roll. Cut into squares. Let rise another 30 min and fry in oil at 350 degrees. Drain a minute or two and then snow with LOTS of powder sugar. #ChayNuka #CcChanukahRecipes #Beignets #donuts #chanukah #hannukah #chanukkah #Chanukah #eeeeeats #food #eeeeeats #foodandwine #thefeedfeed #food52 #f52grams
🕎 Latka Hack Attack. I present the five minute #Latka Waffle. Waftka? 🤔 Latffle

5 days ago

🕎 Latka Hack Attack. I present the five minute #Latka Waffle. Waftka? 🤔 Latffle? I mean seriously! Have you seen these shredded hash browns from @oreida? I hadn’t until the company reached out and I was a little skeptical..... BUT alas.... have you seen my stories??? Have you seen what I have thrown together in like minutes??? BRILLIANCE. I present #OreidaLatkeHack Firstly. Yes they come shredded. Secondly. NO they don’t turn gray. Pure Genius! Thirdly. No dirty food processor or grated knuckles count me IN! Fourthly. Yes they are @oukosher I know what you are thinking, I want in! One Bag Shredded Hash Browns 4 Eggs 2 Tsp Kosher salt 1/8 Tsp white pepper 4 TBS OIL 1/4 Cup Flour 1 TSP baking Powder Throw on a glove and mix. And BOOM. Fry em. Waffle em. kugel em. Hash Brown Em. Be as creative as you’d like. #Ad #HappyChanukah #Chanuka #Kosher #CookingHack #Waffles
🙌🏻😍 #TheBlondeCaramel ( Lol that just popped into my head ) Where have I been t

6 days ago

🙌🏻😍 #TheBlondeCaramel ( Lol that just popped into my head ) Where have I been that past 4 million hours. Slacking on my funny Insta Stories... I have been Elbow deep In caramel heaven filling orders, cooking, wrapping, salting, quality control, packaging these gorgeous, delicious, decadent handmade Artisan Sea Salted Caramels. Now I need to figure out a way to mass produce these, and other products, like a CC LINE... so MORE of you can get your hands on a little piece of eye rolling mouth watering goodness. So I didn’t have to send SOLD about DMs and emails sadly. Any 💡 Ideas... welcome. You know I always reach out to you for help. And you guys always pull through xox Comment below if you’d like me to do another run.... or to ship... or if you have some crazy flavor ideas you think I should try next??? Yes they are Dairy. Yes they are Cholov Yisroel. What else should CCandy come out with next? Some Artisan Candy, Fudge, Toffee, Marshmallow... challenge me... #saltedcaramel #caramel #maldonsalt #fleurdesel
🎪 #FunnelCakes ➰➿➰! You know when you were young ( and maybe not so young 😉 ) ..

2 weeks ago

🎪 #FunnelCakes ➰➿➰! You know when you were young ( and maybe not so young 😉 ) ... walking through the fair... your head swooning from the intoxicating scent of freshly fried funnel cakes... with snowstorms of powdered sugar.... 🤩 stars in your eyes. I don’t know about you ... but that sums up every amusement park memory for me. Funnel Cakes have been on my bucket list ever since... I know you know what I’m saying. So when #breakstonesbutter asked me to do a #Sponsored Post with butter... I was like DUH ... no brainer #ChanukahIsBetterWithButter or better yet everything is #BetterWithButter. Recipe adapted @foodnetwork 2 cups milk 1 egg, beaten 1 teaspoon Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Bean 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 tablespoon sugar 1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) melted butter Powdered sugar, for topping. Lots of powdered sugar ... you can add cinnamon if you like. Better yet you can make a spiced honey glaze or Nutella... strawberries and whip, peanut butter and jelly, frosting and sprinkles, chocolate syrup .... ok I’m getting carried away. OMG funnel PIZZA... I’m 😍onto something. Combine milk, egg, vanilla in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda, and sugar and gradually add to wet ingredients. Beat with a mixer until a smooth batter forms. Fold in melted butter. Pour batter into a funnel or squeeze bottle while using your index finger to stop the flow of the batter. Bring the funnel over the hot oil and release your finger to start a stream of batter while moving the funnel in a circular motion to create spiral-like shapes. Fry for 2 to 3 minutes until golden brown and slightly puffed. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. #recipes #foodnetwork #thefeedfeed #eeeeeats #forkyeah #foodandwine #carbiebarbie #frybaby
💥GIVEAWAY ⬇️. 🆕🎙Have you seen the brand new HOT magazine out on the shelves @fle

2 weeks ago

💥GIVEAWAY ⬇️. 🆕🎙Have you seen the brand new HOT magazine out on the shelves @fleishigsmag? Well hello, i forgive you if not because it just came out, they flew off the shelves, and I had the HONOR of being the very first GUEST EDITOR in the very first issue!!! No seriously HOW COOL IS THAT! I’m tickled pink 😍. Here’s a little interview glimpse into my world... and into the magazine. GIVEAWAY 🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁! Yay. Five of you are winning a ONE year subscription to @fleishigsmag magazine!!! Pretty fresh! BUT wait for it .... IF YOU WIN the friend you tagged also Wins! They win the Chanukah 🕎 Edition Of @fleishigsmag ! ( BUT they need to be following me ) Lots of goodies all around. THREE Rules: ONE! Follow @fleishigsmag ( duh and me ) TWO! Tag ONLY one person in each comment. BUT you can comment and tag as many times as you want ( the more entries, the more chances you have to win... make sure you tag a different person each time ) I should be seeing your name LOTS n LOTS of times 🤣! 🕎 THREE: LIKE ✅ THIS photo !!!! Bonus cuteness if you leave a comment what you thought about my interview 🤣 #giveaway #giveaways #giveawaycontest #win #armswag #theThumbRing #chefchaya ❤️ 1 @adinareiser 2 @fruits_by_pesha 3 @chanahnachison 4 @3028eli
🎉🎁 The GREAT @godingersilver + @chefchaya + @carbsandcarats Engagement Giveaway!

1 month ago

🎉🎁 The GREAT @godingersilver + @chefchaya + @carbsandcarats Engagement Giveaway! SIX 🎁 WINNERS!!!! 48 piece dinner set x 6 60 piece cutlery set x 6 12 glasses x 6 = do the math lol. Winner number 1 @melissaschapman Winner number 2 @toobs24 Winner number 3 @judyneuman Winner number 4 @viewpoints3 Winner number 5 @davidlumto Winner number 6 @tzipporaw Rules : Follow @godingersilver follow @carbsandcarats follow @chefchaya! Tag 3 friends and comment why you want to win! 6 winners are winning dining for 12 including cutlery and glasses. Just to be clear. EACH winner is taking home A 48 piece dinner set + 60 Pc Black Matte Cutlery + 12 Gorgeous goblets in either red or gray! This is NO JOKES. Cuz y’all need to up your table selfie game with these new marble dishes and we got you covered! Game on peeps xoxo 💋
💙💕 #CCTableSelfie I may be slacking in the kitchen #Sorry but the table selfie

2 months ago

💙💕 #CCTableSelfie I may be slacking in the kitchen #Sorry but the table selfie game is still strong. Week Lessons. Great things never come from comfort zones. I shared about the importance and knowledge of Egg freezing ( For singles ) on my other account @carbsandcarats ( which you should follow and I’ll be posting giveaways and fun stuff there ) and I was BLOWN away by your incredible heartwarming and informative responses. EGG Freezing is kinda a taboo and uncomfortable topic, and a topic I really really DID NOT want to talk about for several reasons. But then I thought about it long and hard... I have a really large platform, and not everything is about me, and NOT always about MY level of comfort. I have a responsibility to the public to share important information . Knowledge is power. That’s all. Once people know they can choose to do whatever they wish with that information. I did my job. It was superbly hard and uncomfortable for me. I informed. One thing I always tell myself fear is temporary, regret is forever. In the end we only regret the chances we didn’t take. I took the chance, spoke about a topic I DID NOT want to. I was embarrassed, I was uncomfortable. BUT WOW!!! YOU all embraced me, helped me, shared your most personal stories with me, and allowed me to share something so important with the world. It is because of you we are changing lives. Thank you all for being on this amazing journey with me, supporting me, and always at my side. 🧡❤️ So much love and adoration to all of you. Flowers @chanigreenbaumevents Dishes @ikeausa Napkins @fretteofficial Zebra Salt Shaker @godingersilver Tablecloth @blossumbleu #tablescapes #tablesetting #tabledecor #flowers #tablesettings #homedecor #shabbos #shabbatshalom #frette #eggfreezing #tablecloth #jewish #home #kosher
בְּרֵאשִׁית 🌎 This is a week of beginnings. Beautiful beginnings. We begin a n

2 months ago

בְּרֵאשִׁית 🌎 This is a week of beginnings. Beautiful beginnings. We begin a new cycle of Torah readings, in which we learn about the beginning of the universe, the world, and everything in it. I try to look for purpose and meaning in everything. #FallingForFall 🍁 It was My fiancées (Yaron ) first Shabbos spent at our house 🙌🏻. I was SO incredibly grateful setting the table with one extra setting. A setting that truthfully I kind of almost put out of my mind. I dated for so so so many years ... that I was at the point of WHATEVER 🤦🏼‍♀️. I’ll leave it at that for now. I wish you all whatever beautiful beginning you are dreaming of. Magnificent flowers @chanigreenbaumevents Scalloped dishes @godingersilver Chargers @target Napkins & tablecloth @blossumbleu #tablescapes #tablesetting #tabledecor #flowers #rusticdecor #tablecloth #jewish #shabbatshalom #shabbos #kosher #table
💍❤️I am #engaged! I may not show my face on this platform, I connect & share a

2 months ago

💍❤️I am #engaged ! I may not show my face on this platform, I connect & share a part of my heart and life with you & that’s worth way more. You bring me into your homes. You share personal stories with me. You laugh with me. You’ve followed my food & lifestyle journey for almost five years. How can I not invite you into my heart and mind on one of most joyous occasions I’ve known?!? I share this as beautiful news, BUT also to give you hope. My age you 🤦🏼‍♀️ ask. A number I frequently ya know 🤥 Avoided. A number I was ashamed of being single. Why aren’t you married? Don’t you want to have kids? Is no one good enough? You must have commitment issues? What’s wrong with you? Ya know what ? Nothing is wrong with me. I’m fabulous. Im a great 🎣 catch actually. I just haven’t met the right one. Until now. I’ve suffered MANY pains, rejections, struggles, embarrassments, shattered dreams and daily hurts. Being single in our community at my age isn’t easy. I’ve had some of the most obscene, painful, and crazy dating stories. I can’t say I was bitter. Although I was tremendously worried. I felt like I had an invisible sand timer over my head, with the passage of time slipping through my hands and weighing me down. Nevertheless. Every day for the past five years I’ve showed you Sunshine. I’ve worked on myself tirelessly . I’ve strengthened my character. I didn’t let my circumstance define me. I defined my circumstance. My page is about love, gratitude, inspiration, positivity, giving, humor, food, living the life you love & loving the life you live. If I can teach you one thing: Don’t let your status hold you back from living the life you dream and love. It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think your not. I’ve traveled. I’ve gone back to school for my masters late in my 20’s. I’ve had jobs that fulfilled | challenged me. I’ve had heartbreaks. I’ve created my own brand. I’ve pushed my comfort zone. I’ve taken Foster Parenting Classes. I lived a fulfilled and happy life despite my circumstance. I wish you all Inner Peace & Happiness. Thank you for being on this journey with me.
🌲🦋 #Sukkah I bring you a real-life secret garden. Don’t look now but your girl C

3 months ago

🌲🦋 #Sukkah I bring you a real-life secret garden. Don’t look now but your girl CC has gone all Pocahontas on you and by the time you’re done reading this you’ll be a #treehugger too. It began with a dream: a tiny little nugget of an idea dancing in my mind’s eye: an enchanted garden. Could it be done? It’s Wild. It’s Woody. It’s Whimsical. It’s WONDROUS! @chanigreenbaumevents coaxed the fleeting fantasy from my brain and transformed it into a SPECTACULAR SENSATIONAL SCINTILLATING STORYBOOK SCENE. Straight up magic brought to you by Chani & her elves, who tirelessly worked through the night to construct the vision that was born in my wildest dream. The holiday #sukkot is in itself a joyful and holy day because now is when God himself descends from his kingly domain to reside among us, his people, within our very own self constructed huts. The term “Noi Sukkah” means the way YOU beautify your sukkah. Sparkle streamers & paper links & school crafts & Jerusalem posters, we each interpret this custom in our OWN way. This year my Noi Sukkah is the tree of life that sustains us and keeps on giving and giving. @chanigreenbaumevents executed every bit of the majesty and exotic beauty that I hoped for in this #treeoflife. Together with her team, we devised a plan that would bring my vision to life: the spicy scent of pine assaulting your senses even before you step inside, you will observe the walls covered in vibrant #boxwood , then draped & pleated in a lusty gray silk lining. This vision exudes class. But not your run of the mill CC class; this is wild and exotic and unexpected. I can’t thank @godingersilver enough for ALWAYS enhancing my table to another level. Martin always saves the 🙏🏻 day. The scalloped white Bone China dishes are so dainty & crush worthy! HELLO those gold Mini leaves 😍?!? Furniture @luxeeventrentals let’s discuss the perfect rustic, elegant and super classy chairs. The console, Bench and the fab wooden corner tables ⭐️Crush!!! My friend Barb @blossumbleu ( Tablecloth ) whose been with me from back when i started my table selfies Barb I 💓 you. You always pull through even tho I show in the 13th hour. Flatware @myrtleandrum SO MOD and FAB
I wear many hats with this @chefchaya brand I have been blessed to create. Some

3 months ago

I wear many hats with this @chefchaya brand I have been blessed to create. Sometimes I joke and say I’m a Jack of all, Master of none 😉. When I started this ChefChaya Insta it was really just for fun. I never ever in my wildest dreams imagined it would be where it is today. 67,000 of you !!! That is a WHOLE lot of love ❤️ ! Thank you. When I started this page I was just a girl who loved carbs and wanted to share my love for good food, and recipes with the world. When people ask me where I see my brand going... I say I follow my brand where it organically flows. When I fight my own flow, sometimes it’s to much pushback even for me. Like recipe developing, it’s hard for me. Like writing grammatically correct for magazines, is really hard for me... I write as I speak. Public speaking, is heart thumping painful for me. I hate it. I try things that are uncomfortable to me, because I know that growth happens in the uncomfortable stage. I’ve had my hand in different aspects of “blogging” “influencing” “foodie” testing, writing, teaching, consulting, developing, demo’ing, tasting feeling what feels right for me. Figuring out what I’m good at. Where my niche is at. Where I can make a difference. Where I can make money. Where I can help brands grow. Where I can make people smile. Influencer. Inspirer. Marketer. Entertainer. “Chef”. Therapist. Media Manager. Photographer. When @thepomegranatemarket hired me three years ago to take photographs of their POM PRIME food weekly ( I was shaking inside ). I was asked if Me and my team can run their social media? I chuckled inside nervously. Me and my team = Me and my cellphone. I knew I crushed it at creating my own brand... but representing and photographing and being the girl behind @thepomegranatemarket the largest Gourmet Kosher Market. 🤩OMG?!! I don’t know. Im no photographer. I take 375 shots of one cookie before I get a semi decent shot. What makes my job ( it’s not really a job when I love what I do) super fun is the privilege to photograph beautiful mouthwatering food made by my Uber talented friend & 💓 Chef @chefisaacb. Pom Cut #SousVide 135 24 hours. Sear off in a screaming hot pan.Serve with Favo Relish