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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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Orange Chocolate Chip Mandelbrot

by Shoshana on April 8, 2014 · 4 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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Grain-Free Morning Glory Muffins

by Shoshana on April 6, 2014 · 4 comments

When I was in middle school there was a fantastic muffin store in our town called Suzanne’s muffins. We loved those muffins. My dad would bring home a dozen low-fat morning glory muffins and they be gone by the next day. They had other flavors as well but the morning glory muffins were always my […]

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Charoset Bar

by Shoshana on April 3, 2014 · 7 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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Cranberry Orange Matzolah Bark

by Shoshana on April 1, 2014 · 3 comments

I like looking at the Passover displays in the grocery stores, even when they put them out earlier than I might like. I’m always curious about what the new products will be each year. I don’t usually buy many packaged passover products like cereals or cake mixes because I like to make all my own […]

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Maple Pecan Muffins

by Shoshana on March 30, 2014 · 11 comments

These muffins were inspired by the flourless chocolate chip peanut butter muffins that have been making the rounds on Pinterest over the last few months. Simply blend all the ingredients in the blender, scoop the batter into pans, bake, and viola you have perfect springy muffins, no flour required. Sounds too good to be true, […]

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Healthy Banana Honey Ice Cream Sandwiches

by Shoshana on March 28, 2014 · 3 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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Strawberry Banana Chia Pudding

by Shoshana on March 27, 2013 · 12 comments

Chia seeds are popping up all over the place in all kinds of recipes. (Yes, the same chia seeds of ch-ch-ch-chia fame) They are being touted as the forgotten superfood, full of all kinds of essential nutrients that will give people more energy and better health. While I am sure there are a lot of […]

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Passover Granola Bars

by Shoshana on March 20, 2013 · 9 comments

One of the things that is tricky on Passover is coming up with good portable snacks. The kids are off of school which means I don’t have to worry about packing lunches, but I still need snacks for all of our outings. Sure, we eat a lot of nuts, dried fruit, and string cheese but […]

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Chocolate Raspberry Ganache Tart

by Shoshana on March 18, 2013 · 14 comments

One of my favorite flavor combinations is raspberry and chocolate. The sweet/tart quality of the raspberry perfectly cuts through richness of the chocolate making for a wonderfully balanced dessert. This is especially important with parve baking. It is easy to make intensely rich parve desserts but it is a bit more difficult to make desserts […]

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