Gluten-free Whole Grain Blueberry Muffins

May 16, 2014
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Since May is Celiac awareness month it seemed like a good opportunity to post a few more of our favorite gluten-free recipes. These blueberry muffins (adapted from the uber talented gluten-free girl) are always a huge hit. They are hearty and filling without being heavy, and are the perfect portable snack. I love light and […]

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Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

May 9, 2014
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Even though my mom is not the kind of woman who loves everything pink (her color is purple) there is something about planning an elegant Mothers’ Day brunch that makes me want to make pretty pink cupcakes for dessert. These strawberry lemonade cupcakes are perfect for an elegant brunch, an afternoon tea party, or really […]

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Frozen Limonana

May 5, 2014
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Today is Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, so I decided to share my favorite Israeli drink, frozen Limonana. Since we tend to go to Israel in the summers it is always hot and a cool refreshing drink is the perfect treat.  Frozen Limonana is is my absolute favorite. There is nothing more refreshing than tangy lemonade and spearmint […]

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Homemade Vanilla Extract

April 29, 2014
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I finally have gotten my kitchen back in order after Passover. I always do the change over before Passover very efficiently but in changing back it usually takes more than a week to slowly return the pantries to their pre-passover state. As I pack the last of the Passover stuff away for the year I […]

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Chocolate Olive Oil Challah with Sea Salt

April 23, 2014
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I have to admit I really do not mind Passover food. We tend not to eat that many grains regularly so the food we eat during the week of Passover really isn’t that different from the rest of the year. I like the creativity it takes to make desserts taste great without grains and, I […]

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Potato Chip Bark

April 20, 2014
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It has been busy around here this week with all of the Passover cooking. We have hosted over 100 people so far for meals and we still have a few more days of the holiday left to go. In order to try to make things a bit easier I didn’t make any of the big […]

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Easy Homemade Nutella

April 10, 2014
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There are some things that it is dangerous to know just how easy they are to make. Like this chocolate hazelnut spread. I have been saying for years that I should try making a parve nutella like spread, but for one reason or another never got around to it. When I found a bag of […]

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Orange Chocolate Chip Mandelbrot

April 8, 2014
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Mandelbrot (or mandelbread as we call them) have a special place in our family’s heart. Mandelbrot are basically the Jewish version of biscotti. They are a similar twice baked cookie, but they have a bit of a softer texture than the Italian version because they have more fat in them. My husband’s grandmother was known […]

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Grain-Free Morning Glory Muffins

April 6, 2014
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When I was in middle school there was a fantastic muffin store in our town called Suzanne’s muffins. We loved those muffins. My dad would bring home a dozen low-fat morning glory muffins and they be gone by the next day. They had other flavors as well but the morning glory muffins were always my […]

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Charoset Bar

April 3, 2014
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It started out innocently enough. One year my mom suggested that we make a cooked Sephardic charoset in addition to the chopped apple Ashkenazi one. So we did, and people liked it, and every year after that we had both kinds of charoset at our seder. Two charosets seemed reasonable, especially for big seders, so […]

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Cranberry Orange Matzolah Bark

April 1, 2014
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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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