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Apple Cider Concentrate

by Shoshana on January 23, 2014 · 6 comments

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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Snickerdoodle Ice Cream Sandwiches

by Shoshana on November 6, 2013 · 12 comments

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

by Shoshana on October 27, 2013 · 13 comments

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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Pumpkin butter

by Shoshana on October 19, 2013 · 6 comments

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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Pumpkin Bread Pudding

by Shoshana on October 9, 2013 · 12 comments

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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Apple and Honey Trifle

by Shoshana on August 23, 2013 · 11 comments

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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Gluten-free Honey Cake

by Shoshana on July 22, 2013 · 18 comments

As some of my regular readers may have noticed over the past year I have been participating in the Kosher Connection Link-ups, posting a recipe each month in keeping an assigned theme. As a dessert blogger it is a been a wonderful challenge and I look forward to each month’s linkup. For the one year […]

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Pumpkin Cream Puffs

by Shoshana on November 19, 2012 · 10 comments

This month the theme for the Kosher Connection recipes is stuffing. While my turkey stuffing has no place on a parve blog, given that it is made with schmaltz and chicken stock, I still wanted to participate in the theme so I started thinking about stuffing related desserts. My first thought was a bread pudding, […]

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Pumpkin Doughnuts

by Shoshana on November 6, 2012 · 16 comments

This time of year pumpkins are everywhere! A couple of weeks ago we took the kids to the local pumpkin patch. While they busied themselves painting silly faces on their pumpkins I walked around and picked out one of each variety pumpkin that was good for eating. Needless to say we have been eating a […]

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