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Charoset Bar

by Shoshana on April 3, 2014 · 6 comments

It started out innocently enough. One year my mom suggested that we make a cooked Sephardic charoset in addition to the chopped apple Ashkenazi one. So we did, and people liked it, and every year after that we had both kinds of charoset at our seder. Two charosets seemed reasonable, especially for big seders, so […]

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Peanut Brittle

by Shoshana on December 19, 2010 · 1 comment

Since my kitchen could be mistaken for a candy factory this time of year it takes very little prodding to get me to make “just one more” kind of candy. There is nothing I like making more than candy, which means I often end up with more candy than people to give it to. In […]

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Lemon Macadamia Nut Cookies

by Shoshana on February 5, 2010 · 4 comments

There is nothing like reorganizing the pantry to set me going in the kitchen. I have a bad habit of making shopping lists without checking the pantry first and then buying things impulsively when I am in the store. That is why in the reorganization I found things like three entire bags of dried chick […]

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The Best Pecan Pie

by Shoshana on December 2, 2009 · 8 comments

I know that pumpkin pie is the traditional dessert for Thanksgiving but to be honest I could take it or leave it. It is pecan pie that is my first choice from the dessert selections, and in my mind Thanksgiving would not be quite as sweet without it. This year I tried to convince my […]

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Great-Grandma’s Pecan Crescents

by Shoshana on June 18, 2009 · 1 comment

When I plan a dessert I often turn to the internet for new recipe ideas and then go from there. I am always filing away new recipes I want to try, but I never get to them because I keep finding more. This week, when looking for inspiration, I turned to my recipe files instead […]

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Payard Flourless Chocolate Cookies

by Shoshana on March 15, 2009 · 4 comments

A couple of months ago in Desserts Magazine I saw this recipe for flourless cookies. With the following description “Their crackled surface gives them an elegant look, and because they are so easy and take barely any time to make, they are perfect for last minute entertaining” I immediately bookmarked them as a must try […]

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Quick candied nuts

by Shoshana on August 5, 2008 · 2 comments

In my mind candied nuts are a cross between a snack food and a junk food. They are sweet and sugary, but at the same time are chock full of the wholesomeness of nuts. Easy to make yet impressive looking, they add quick elegance to a simple salad. 

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