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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Maple Pecan Muffins

March 30, 2014
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These muffins were inspired by the flourless chocolate chip peanut butter muffins that have been making the rounds on Pinterest over the last few months. Simply blend all the ingredients in the blender, scoop the batter into pans, bake, and viola you have perfect springy muffins, no flour required. Sounds too good to be true, […]

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Healthy Banana Honey Ice Cream Sandwiches

March 28, 2014
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I have to admit that I have been a bit slow to jump on the one-ingredient banana ice cream bandwagon. I keep seeing recipes for creamy banana “ice cream” popping up everywhere but as someone who takes ice cream very seriously I was skeptical to say the least. That being said I am so glad […]

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Grain-Free Zucchini Bread

March 25, 2014
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Over the past several months I have been experimenting quite a bit with Paleo and Grain-Free baking. I have  shifted how our family eats so that we eat a minimal amount of packaged, processed and refined foods. (I do all of the shopping and cooking so they just go along). I am always looking for […]

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Wasabi Truffles

March 17, 2014
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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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