January 13, 2015
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If December desserts are all about decadence and indulgence, then January desserts are about simplicity and restraint. It is about letting simple flavors shine in uncomplicated ways, about finding that sweet finish to a meal that will leave you satisfied without feeling weighed down. Maybe something a poached pear, a light mousse, or, of course, […]

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Quick and Easy Gluten-Free Funnel Cakes

December 15, 2014
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I am all in favor of making things from scratch. I don’t shy away from complicated recipes, and I love the challenge of coming up with new and creative dishes. That being said I don’t always have the time for all that, and it nice to be able whip up something delicious without investing much […]

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Secret Restaurant Recipes – From the World’s Top Kosher Restaurants

December 12, 2014
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I absolutely adore cookbooks, something that I’m sure comes as no surprise to anyone who knows me. I have an entire full sized bookshelf in my kitchen with nothing but cookbooks and there still isn’t enough room for all my cookbooks. But that doesn’t matter, I am always on the lookout for the next cookbook […]

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Fried Cookie Dough

December 10, 2014
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Chankuuah is coming and that means the deep fryer has come in from the garage. I pretty much only fry things two times of year, Chanukkah and Super Bowl Sunday, but once I get the fryer out my mind starts spinning will all the things I could fry. Other years for Chanukkah I have made […]

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Potato Chip Chocolate Chip Cookies

December 4, 2014
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I can’t believe it is already December. But since it is, that means it is officially cookie season. That isn’t to say that cookies aren’t welcome any time of year, but with cookie exchanges and holiday gifts coming up soon I thought this would be a good time to post some of my favorite cookie […]

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Thanksgiving Pie Fries

November 20, 2014
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With Thanksgiving right around the corner it is time to talk about pie. I always make lots of traditional pies for Thanksgiving but sometimes it is fun to play with my food a little bit. I made these fun pie fries last year for the Joy of Kosher website but never got around to posting […]

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Root Beer Crunch

November 14, 2014
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Sometimes the best dishes come about as a way of using up leftovers. That is exactly what happened with this dessert, which has quickly become my kids’ most requested treat. Here is how it came about. For my kids’ birthday parties I always ask them what food they want to serve. For my oldest son’s […]

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Rainbow Fruit Tart

October 23, 2014
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This week is all about rainbows in our house. In the weekly cycle of the Torah readings we read the story of Noah this week. I like to help bring the stories to life with my kids as much as I can so I fill the week with as many animal and rainbow themed foods […]

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Apple Crumb Muffins

October 12, 2014
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This time of year I find myself wanting to bake things that will fill my house with warm spicy smell of cinnamon and other fall spices. In spite of the fact that the weather is supposed to be in the 90’s this week, in my kitchen, at least, it feels like fall. Most of the […]

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Good Omen Cake

September 21, 2014
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Rosh Hashana is fast approaching and I have a few more holiday desserts I want to share. On Rosh Hashanah it is traditional to eat foods symbolic of our hopes for a good and prosperous new year. The most recognizable of these symbols is the apple dipped in honey, but there are many more symbolic […]

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Pomegranate Tarts

September 15, 2014
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After apples and honey, pomegranates are  one of the most ubiquitous foods on the Rosh Hashana table.  Because the pomegranate has so many seeds it is a symbol of plenty. On Rosh Hashana we state the hope “that our merits increase like (the seeds of) a pomegranate” in the coming year. I always try to incorporate […]

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