candy

Cranberry Orange Matzolah Bark

by Shoshana on April 1, 2014 · 2 comments

I like looking at the Passover displays in the grocery stores, even when they put them out earlier than I might like. I’m always curious about what the new products will be each year. I don’t usually buy many packaged passover products like cereals or cake mixes because I like to make all my own […]

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Wasabi Truffles

by Shoshana on March 17, 2014 · 5 comments

Years ago, when I lived in New York, I would attended the chocolate show every fall. Hundred of vendors selling all kinds of amazing things chocolate related, it was always great fun. They even had a fashion show of dresses made entirely of chocolate. Of course the best part was always the copious  number of […]

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Cinnamon Hearts

by Shoshana on March 12, 2014 · 5 comments

I absolutely adore making candy (as is evidenced by all the candy recipes I have posted.) The thing about making candy is that most recipes make quite a bit more candy than one family should have sitting on the counter for easy snacking. This is especially a problem since I tend to get into candy […]

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Cocoa Nib Brittle

by Shoshana on February 23, 2014 · 4 comments

With Purim coming up in just a few weeks it is time to start thinking about homemade candy. Some years I go all out with the homemade candies, making molded chocolates and candied fruit that takes weeks of preparation. This year I am going much more simply, only making things that can be made in […]

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Candied Kumquats

by Shoshana on February 19, 2014 · 5 comments

Well it appears to be kumquat season around here again. My parents’ kumquat tree has sagging branches from the hundreds of pounds of kumquats just waiting to be picked. I am the one who is always tasked with turning the bounty into delicious kumquat treats (but I also always seem eat so many of them my […]

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Blood Orange Marshmallows

by Shoshana on February 7, 2014 · 6 comments

My family doesn’t celebrate Valentine’s Day but I have to admit this time of year I find myself getting caught up in the fun of all the heart shaped treats and the pink and red everything. There is something about it that just makes me smile, and I find myself reaching for my heart cookie […]

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Peppermint Patty Footballs

by Shoshana on January 29, 2014 · 9 comments

For someone who is not much of a football lover it feels a bit strange to be posting not one but two football shaped desserts, but I have to say that this year I am very excited about the football food. (And my family is very excited about the Superbowl. The three year old asks […]

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Healthy Sour Gummy Candy

by Shoshana on January 3, 2014 · 7 comments

Although you might not know it from the fact that I run a dessert blog, full of sugar, I am actually pretty health conscience in my everyday life  My kids always have a homemade healthy lunch for school that doesn’t have any of the packaged treats they would love to have. I try to compensate […]

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Gingerbread Caramel Corn

by Shoshana on December 19, 2013 · 14 comments

As I have said many times before I absolutely adore the foods and flavors of the Christmas season. I would never let a small thing, like the fact that we don’t celebrate Christmas, keep me from filing my kitchen with all kinds of holiday treats and goodies. I turn my kitchen into a cookie and […]

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Homemade Halvah

by Shoshana on July 24, 2013 · 8 comments

There are some foods that are so intrinsically tied up in memories that I can never eat them without thinking of the person who first introduced me to that food. For me, halvah is one of those foods.  I have fond memories of visiting my Uncle Henry and Aunt Helen in Miami when I was a child. Their apartment, […]

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Sea Glass Candy

by Shoshana on July 8, 2013 · 8 comments

I have to admit it is hard for me to throw away food. I will do anything I can to repurpose leftovers into a new recipe. Some attempts are more successful than others, I will confess, but overall it tends to work out. After I made the red, white, and blue rock candy I couldn’t […]

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