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As I mentioned last year, I get ridiculously excited about Pi day. Perhaps it is because I grew up reading math fiction with my dad (like this book. Kind of like science fiction, but about mathematical concepts). It could also just be that I like fun word plays, or I just like any excuse to […]

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Smoky Almond Chocolate Bark with Sea Salt

by Shoshana on July 21, 2014 · 10 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 · 5 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 · 4 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 · 12 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 · 11 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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