holidays

Potato Chip Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Shoshana on December 4, 2014 · 2 comments

I can’t believe it is already December. But since it is, that means it is officially cookie season. That isn’t to say that cookies aren’t welcome any time of year, but with cookie exchanges and holiday gifts coming up soon I thought this would be a good time to post some of my favorite cookie […]

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Preparing for Purim with Homemade Candy

by Shoshana on March 9, 2011 · 2 comments

With Purim right around the corner it is the perfect time to start making homemade treats to give to friends and family in their Mishloach Manot. Hamentashen, of course, are the traditional cookie to put in mishloach manot, but since mishloach manot are not considered complete until they have two different types of food that […]

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Gluten-Free Hamentashen

by Shoshana on March 3, 2011 · 8 comments

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Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

by Shoshana on December 15, 2010 · 2 comments

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Apples and Honey Tart

by Shoshana on September 1, 2010 · 5 comments

Now that it is September I guess I can no longer pretend that Rosh Hashana isn’t right around the corner. But it is fast approaching. When the wonderful people at Kosher Eye asked me to give them a dessert recipe worthy of ending a Rosh Hashana meal I knew that it had to be something […]

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Although in my family we are partial to the traditional flavors of hamentashen (we all love poppyseed) I can’t help but play around with new fillings every year. Not everyone is thrilled to get only poppyseed hamentashen in their Mishloach Manot and I like to provide our friends with interesting varieties they won’t be getting […]

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Tu B’Shevat Cookies

by Shoshana on January 29, 2010 · 4 comments

Saturday is Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish holiday celebrating the New Year of the trees. As a kid growing up in Northern California we always held our Tu B’shevat seder outside on the grass and then planted new trees in the back yard. The first bulbs of spring would be beginning to bloom and it was […]

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Chanukkah Sugar Cookies

by Shoshana on December 18, 2009 · 4 comments

Although I am someone who loves to bake all kinds of cookies, I rarely make decorated sugar cookies. In fact, before this week, the last time I made decorated sugar cookies was for my childbirth class reunion when my son was 6 weeks old. A crazy undertaking with a 6 week old baby, I know.  […]

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One of the most traditional foods for Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, is apples dipped in honey. Sure no holiday meal would be complete without sweet round challah, but the flavor that most epitomizes this holiday season for many people is the combination of apples and honey. This year I decided to play with […]

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Hamentashen

by Shoshana on March 10, 2009 · 1 comment

Happy Purim! I had every intention of making my hamentashen early this year so that I could post them on my blog in a timely fashion, but as usual time got away from me. I also didn’t have time this year to make packages to mail. I figured that even though it is already late […]

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New Year’s Traditions

by Shoshana on January 1, 2009 · 0 comments

I have a confession to make. I love fruitcake. I know, a nice Jewish girl has no business loving the red and green candied cherries but I do. Whole heartedly and unapologetically. I love it so much I even use candied fruitcake mix in my Rosh Hashana Challah. In my family fruitcake is a New […]

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