Caramel Apple Piescream Sandwiches

November 21, 2013
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The week leading up to Thanksgiving is all about pies. I am seeing all kinds of different interesting pie recipes pop up on pinterest, along with everyone’s tips for fool proof crusts. (In case you were wondering these are my favorite parve ones). I love making pies, and will be making plenty for Thanksgiving, but […]

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Cranberry Dreidels

November 18, 2013
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I absolutely adore cranberries in all forms. If I was forced to pick one element of the Thanksgiving meal that is my favorite I would definitely say it is the cranberry sauce. Every year we have least three different types of cranberry sauce on the table, sometimes more. When I started thinking about Thanksgivukkah mash […]

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Hot Tamale Snickerdoodles

November 12, 2013
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In keeping with my assertion that fall is the perfect season to enjoy cinnamon flavored treats I wanted to share another cinnamon dessert to enjoy throughout these fall months. Snickerdoodles are one of my favorite cookies. They are perfect eaten by themselves, but are even better when paired with a nice mug of apple cider […]

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Snickerdoodle Ice Cream Sandwiches

November 6, 2013
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I love cooking seasonally. Finding the freshest foods of the season and turning them into luscious desserts is one of my favorite things to do. Whether that means strawberries in the spring or pumpkins in the fall, certain flavors  evoke the seasons in a truly perfect way. Many seasonal foods are based on the agriculture […]

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Pumpkin Pie Sufganiot

October 27, 2013
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Now that I’ve started making Thanksgivukkah recipes my mind keeps spinning with fun possibilities. These pumpkin pie filled sufganiot are my latest idea for a dessert to enjoy while celebrating the one in a lifetime confluence of Thanksgiving and Chanukkah. Classic sufganiot are my favorite chanukkah food, and I don’t even really like doughnuts all […]

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Thanksgivikkuah Hand Pies

October 23, 2013
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Everywhere you look it seems there is all kinds of buzz about Thanksgivukkah. What is Thanskgivukkah? It is the once in a lifetime confluence of the holidays of Thanksgiving and the first day of Chanukkah. Due to the intricacies of the calendar this won’t happen again for more than 70,000 years, hence all the buzz […]

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Pumpkin butter

October 19, 2013
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October is pumpkin month. They are everywhere and in everything, and to tell you the truth I am thrilled. I have been eating pumpkin with almost every meal and am loving it. (In case anyone was wondering, pumpkin slices sprinkled with a bit of pumpkin pie spice and salt and roasted at high temperature until […]

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Lego Party

October 15, 2013
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My oldest son is very into themed birthday parties. He had selected the theme he wanted for this year’s party before he even had his party last year. Last year was an under the sea theme. This year it was lego. My son absolutely adores legos. He went to a lego engineering camp last summer […]

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Pumpkin Bread Pudding

October 9, 2013
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There is a pop-up pumpkin patch that we drive past on the way to my kids’ school. The kind that most of the year is an empty lot but in the fall transforms into a kids wonderland, with pumpkins, hay bales and a petting zoo. Every single day on our way to and from school […]

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Fun with Mike and Ikes

October 2, 2013
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Now that the fall holidays are over and the baby is almost two months old (when did that happen!) I am hoping to carve out a bit more time for blogging again. Since time is a bit on the short side these days I wanted to jump back into the swing of things with some […]

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Apple and Honey Trifle

August 23, 2013
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I know it’s still August, but with Rosh Hashana so early this year it is time to start talking about honey cake. I often feel that in many ways honey cake (lekach) is kind of like the Jewish equivalent of fruitcake. It is the baked good that everyone has to have on the table and […]

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