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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Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

September 5, 2014
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It may be after Labor Day, but with the temperatures being up in the high 80s this week it is still definitely popsicle weather. These strawberry lemonade popsicles are a summer favorite. The combination of the sweet strawberries and the tangy lemon make them the perfect refreshing treat. My kids have even been forgoing desserts at […]

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The ultimate gluten-free oat challah

September 1, 2014
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I can’t believe that it has been almost a month since I posted anything here! Between the end of camp, which meant all the kids were home, and going away on vacation that last month just flew by! Now that the kids are back in school I hope I will be able to post a […]

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Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oreo Cookie Bars

July 30, 2014
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A few years ago a recipe for oreo stuffed chocolate chip cookies took the internet by storm. I have to admit I was intrigued but I never got around to making them. It seemed like a lot of effort and the finished cookies were so huge I never really found the right occasion to make […]

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Smoky Almond Chocolate Bark with Sea Salt

July 21, 2014
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When I found out that this month’s Kosher Connection Link-up was “Smoky” I knew I wanted to make a dessert that incorporated that smokey flavor. Since I don’t have any fancy smoking devices like they have in some of the fanciest restaurants I couldn’t make an elegant dessert with some kind of fancy smoke that […]

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S’more cookie pops

July 9, 2014
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This last week we went camping at Big Basin Redwoods State Park. I love camping because it allows us to be completely unplugged for a few days. With no cell reception there is no way to even check email and it is nice to have nothing to do but sit around the campfire and talk. […]

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Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies

June 18, 2014
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As much as I love making big complicated desserts, I find that lately when I ponder what dessert to make I tend to turn towards something simpler, like cookies. They are easy to keep in the freezer and make a great for a last minute treat. Also, summer doesn’t feel like the time for complicated […]

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Gluten-free Lemon Bars

June 10, 2014
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I have been making a lot of gluten-free lemon bars lately. Every week I ask my son what gluten-free shabbat treat he would like for synagogue and almost every week he answers “lemon bars.” Occasionally he asks for lemon cupcakes, but usually it is lemon bars. This is the same kid who has asked for […]

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