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Smoky Almond Chocolate Bark with Sea Salt

by Shoshana on July 21, 2014 · 7 comments

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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Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies

by Shoshana on June 18, 2014 · 3 comments

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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Orange Chocolate Chip Mandelbrot

by Shoshana on April 8, 2014 · 4 comments

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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Healthy Banana Honey Ice Cream Sandwiches

by Shoshana on March 28, 2014 · 3 comments

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 Hamentashen

by Shoshana on March 7, 2014 · 5 comments

Holidays are a time where we all tend to let loose a little. Especially when it comes to food. It is a good excuse to have that one extra cookie or an extra serving of cake. I believe there is nothing wrong with occasionally overindulging on special occasion. The traditional foods we associate with each […]

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Lemon Poppyseed Hamentashen

by Shoshana on February 28, 2014 · 8 comments

My oldest son is a great help when I am trying to brainstorm fun ideas for new recipes. He has a great sense of flavors and isn’t shy about asking for crazy or over the top combinations. When I asked him what flavor hamentashen I should make this year his answer was a resounding “poppy”. […]

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Almond paste is one of my favorite things. I love the sweet almond flavor and use it in as many things as I can. It can get expensive to buy the tiny cans of almond paste they sell in the store so I buy the huge industrial sized can and keep the almond paste in […]

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Ganache Filled Strawberries

by Shoshana on May 24, 2011 · 8 comments

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Chocolate Almond Toffee Cookies

by Shoshana on April 5, 2011 · 9 comments

It seems like these days it is hard for me to find the time (or motivation) to make big elaborate desserts. Some days I get as far as standing at the kitchen counter looking at the ingredient list when the sheer number of steps needed to go from a pantry full of ingredients to a […]

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Almond Joy “Truffles”

by Shoshana on February 28, 2011 · 5 comments

Sometimes the combination of ingredients in my mixing bowl can inspire me try new things. These “truffles” came about one evening when I was making some Irish potato candy. (If you have never had Irish potato candy check back around St Patrick’s day, I’ll be posting the recipe then. Don’t worry, there are no real […]

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