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Buttered Rum Meltaways

by Shoshana on March 8, 2010 · 10 comments

Whoever is in charge of book layout at the local Barnes and Noble outsmarted me again. Carefully placed next to the escalator to the kids section was a table with both Martha Stewart’s Cookies and Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes. Since my son likes to play by himself with the trains while I sit and watch (he […]

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Cranberry and White Chocolate Hamentashen

by Shoshana on February 24, 2010 · 1 comment

The fall of my senior year of college my roommate went to a New England Cranberry festival and returned with a ten pound crate of cranberries. We, of course, took one look at that huge crate, decided it was not enough, and ordered two more. Then we spent the rest of the year coming up […]

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Although in my family we are partial to the traditional flavors of hamentashen (we all love poppyseed) I can’t help but play around with new fillings every year. Not everyone is thrilled to get only poppyseed hamentashen in their Mishloach Manot and I like to provide our friends with interesting varieties they won’t be getting […]

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Lemon Macadamia Nut Cookies

by Shoshana on February 5, 2010 · 4 comments

There is nothing like reorganizing the pantry to set me going in the kitchen. I have a bad habit of making shopping lists without checking the pantry first and then buying things impulsively when I am in the store. That is why in the reorganization I found things like three entire bags of dried chick […]

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Tu B’Shevat Cookies

by Shoshana on January 29, 2010 · 4 comments

Saturday is Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish holiday celebrating the New Year of the trees. As a kid growing up in Northern California we always held our Tu B’shevat seder outside on the grass and then planted new trees in the back yard. The first bulbs of spring would be beginning to bloom and it was […]

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Snickerdoodles

by Shoshana on January 21, 2010 · 4 comments

Snickerdoodles are a cookie that I often, regretfully, forget about when choosing a cookie to make  (chocolate and peanut butter are usually the major players in this house). Before this week it had been ages since I had them. When a friend asked me to make snickerdoodles for his senior sermon I happily obliged, and […]

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Chanukkah Sugar Cookies

by Shoshana on December 18, 2009 · 4 comments

Although I am someone who loves to bake all kinds of cookies, I rarely make decorated sugar cookies. In fact, before this week, the last time I made decorated sugar cookies was for my childbirth class reunion when my son was 6 weeks old. A crazy undertaking with a 6 week old baby, I know.  […]

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SoHo Globs

by Shoshana on October 28, 2009 · 1 comment

In my ongoing effort to bake more from recipes I have collected, rather than always seeking out new ones, I decided the time had finally come to make these cookies. I needed something sweet and chocolatey to take to a friend and these seemed like they would fit that bill. I got the recipe from […]

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Great-Grandma’s Pecan Crescents

by Shoshana on June 18, 2009 · 1 comment

When I plan a dessert I often turn to the internet for new recipe ideas and then go from there. I am always filing away new recipes I want to try, but I never get to them because I keep finding more. This week, when looking for inspiration, I turned to my recipe files instead […]

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Mandelbrot: A Tribute to Rose

by Shoshana on May 3, 2009 · 1 comment

My husband’s grandmother Rose passed away last week and we spent the week in Tennessee with his family. I wanted to do something to honor the memory of this wonderful woman who welcomed me into the family and treated me like her own granddaughter from the moment we met, so I decided to feature her famous mandelbrot […]

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Flourless Almond Thumbprint Cookies

by Shoshana on March 31, 2009 · 10 comments

Almond butter was my new favorite discovery last Passover. Spread on matzah with a sprinkle of cinnamon and a drizzle of honey it was a breakfast/snack truly worth savoring. This year I decided to take the almond butter to the next level with these almond thumbprint cookies. These cookies are absolutely wonderful. Not only are […]

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