Not So Plain Vanilla Ice Cream

February 5, 2014
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I have never understood the use of the term “plain vanilla” to describe something boring. I happen to love vanilla and nothing comes close to the fragrance of a fresh vanilla bean. That being said, there are not so many “plain vanilla” recipes on this blog. That is because vanilla is one of the most […]

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Peppermint Patty Footballs

January 29, 2014
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For someone who is not much of a football lover it feels a bit strange to be posting not one but two football shaped desserts, but I have to say that this year I am very excited about the football food. (And my family is very excited about the Superbowl. The three year old asks […]

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Apple Cider Concentrate

January 23, 2014
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I love the feeling of coming in from the cold and wrapping your hands around a steaming hot mug of something delicious. This winter (or the little of it that we have had here in California) my treat of choice has been steaming hot apple cider. I love the crisp sweetness of the apple paired […]

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Peanut Butter Football Dip

January 20, 2014
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I have to admit I am not much of a football person. If a game is on I might watch it for a few minutes, but usually I just do other things while the rest of my family shouts at the tv. The exception is the superbowl. I absolutely adore superbowl parties! Truth be told […]

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Fig, Olive Oil, and Sea Salt Challah

January 14, 2014
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This Thursday is Tu B’shevat, the Jewish New Year of the Trees. It is traditional to celebrate Tu B’shevat by planting trees and enjoying the seven species of fruits and grains of the Land of Israel mentioned in the Bible. This year our synagogue has a bunch of fun Tu B’shevat activities planned throughout shabbat, […]

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Healthy Sour Gummy Candy

January 3, 2014
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Although you might not know it from the fact that I run a dessert blog, full of sugar, I am actually pretty health conscience in my everyday life  My kids always have a homemade healthy lunch for school that doesn’t have any of the packaged treats they would love to have. I try to compensate […]

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Cranberry Pear Tart

December 31, 2013
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Whenever I walk into a bakery and see the glistening beauty of a French fruit tart I always think of my mom. Our birthday tradition when I was growing up was to serve breakfast in bed to the person who has having the birthday. We would all pile into the bed an enjoy breakfast together […]

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Candy Cane Jo-Jo Brownies

December 26, 2013
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I absolutely adore grocery shopping. That is not to say that every trip to the store with kids in tow is a pleasure, but when I do manage to take a “store-cataion” (a store vacation, ie a trip to the store with only the baby so that no one is begging me for everything they […]

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Crispy Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

December 24, 2013
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Since it is cookie season I have been playing around with a bunch of different cookie recipes. These cookies are a bit different than most in that in addition to sweet caramel the layers of these cookies are made up of salty crunchy crackers. Like many people, I love the combination of sweet and salty. […]

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Gingerbread Caramel Corn

December 19, 2013
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As I have said many times before I absolutely adore the foods and flavors of the Christmas season. I would never let a small thing, like the fact that we don’t celebrate Christmas, keep me from filing my kitchen with all kinds of holiday treats and goodies. I turn my kitchen into a cookie and […]

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Eggnog Rice Pudding

December 16, 2013
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When I heard the theme for this month’s Kosher Connection roundup was comfort food I immediately knew what I wanted to make.  No dessert screams comfort food to me as much as rice pudding. Warm, creamy and soothing it is the perfect cool weather dessert, or even breakfast. Something about it just makes me feel […]

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