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For years I said that meringue desserts were not for me. I thought they were no more than sweetened air, and I would always pick something else (like chocolate mousse) if I had a choice. Well it turns out I was wrong. Meringue desserts can be utterly delightful. Their simplicity makes them the perfect vehicle for […]

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Baked Chocolate Mousse

by Shoshana on March 21, 2015 · 2 comments

Passover is coming in just two weeks. Which means that it is time to start talking about Passover desserts. Okay it might be past time, but I have been procrastinating a bit this year in getting ready for Passover. Over the years I have made lots and lots of Passover desserts. Every year I try […]

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Root Beer Crunch

by Shoshana on November 14, 2014 · 1 comment

Sometimes the best dishes come about as a way of using up leftovers. That is exactly what happened with this dessert, which has quickly become my kids’ most requested treat. Here is how it came about. For my kids’ birthday parties I always ask them what food they want to serve. For my oldest son’s […]

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Good Omen Cake

by Shoshana on September 21, 2014 · 7 comments

Rosh Hashana is fast approaching and I have a few more holiday desserts I want to share. On Rosh Hashanah it is traditional to eat foods symbolic of our hopes for a good and prosperous new year. The most recognizable of these symbols is the apple dipped in honey, but there are many more symbolic […]

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Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

by Shoshana on September 5, 2014 · 1 comment

It may be after Labor Day, but with the temperatures being up in the high 80s this week it is still definitely popsicle weather. These strawberry lemonade popsicles are a summer favorite. The combination of the sweet strawberries and the tangy lemon make them the perfect refreshing treat. My kids have even been forgoing desserts at […]

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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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Gluten-free Lemon Bars

by Shoshana on June 10, 2014 · 4 comments

I have been making a lot of gluten-free lemon bars lately. Every week I ask my son what gluten-free shabbat treat he would like for synagogue and almost every week he answers “lemon bars.” Occasionally he asks for lemon cupcakes, but usually it is lemon bars. This is the same kid who has asked for […]

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Chocolate Caramel Cups

by Shoshana on June 1, 2014 · 13 comments

There are some types of recipes that are very easy to make dairy-free. Some (like marshmallows, my favorite) don’t require dairy at all. Others (like many cookies) only need simple substitution of ingredients and you have a delicious dairy-free version of your favorite treat. Then there are recipes that are much much more difficult. A […]

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Frozen Limonana

by Shoshana on May 5, 2014 · 5 comments

Today is Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, so I decided to share my favorite Israeli drink, frozen Limonana. Since we tend to go to Israel in the summers it is always hot and a cool refreshing drink is the perfect treat.  Frozen Limonana is is my absolute favorite. There is nothing more refreshing than tangy lemonade and spearmint […]

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Potato Chip Bark

by Shoshana on April 20, 2014 · 3 comments

It has been busy around here this week with all of the Passover cooking. We have hosted over 100 people so far for meals and we still have a few more days of the holiday left to go. In order to try to make things a bit easier I didn’t make any of the big […]

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Easy Homemade Nutella

by Shoshana on April 10, 2014 · 2 comments

There are some things that it is dangerous to know just how easy they are to make. Like this chocolate hazelnut spread. I have been saying for years that I should try making a parve nutella like spread, but for one reason or another never got around to it. When I found a bag of […]

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