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Lemon Poppyseed Hamentashen

by Shoshana on February 28, 2014 · 9 comments

My oldest son is a great help when I am trying to brainstorm fun ideas for new recipes. He has a great sense of flavors and isn’t shy about asking for crazy or over the top combinations. When I asked him what flavor hamentashen I should make this year his answer was a resounding “poppy”. […]

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Every year I try to come up with new and fun hamentashen flavors. I always make sure to make a bunch of the traditional poppy because those are our favorites, but it wouldn’t be Purim around here without at least a few crazy hamentashen (like s’more or chocolate chip cookie dough). I have some fun […]

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Candied Kumquats

by Shoshana on February 19, 2014 · 5 comments

Well it appears to be kumquat season around here again.┬áMy parents’ kumquat tree has sagging branches from the hundreds of pounds of kumquats just waiting to be picked. I am the one who is always tasked with turning the bounty into delicious kumquat treats (but I also always seem eat so many of them my […]

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Filled Hamentashen

by Shoshana on February 21, 2013 · 12 comments

Sometimes I get a recipe idea in my head and I just can’t let it go until I get it right. That is what happened with these hamentashen. I was trying to think of new creative hamentashen ideas to post this year and the first thing that popped into my mind was “chocolate chip cookie […]

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Pecan Pie Hamentashen

by Shoshana on February 14, 2013 · 12 comments

Pecan Pie is one of my favorite desserts. I love the sweet buttery custard and the crunch of the pecans offset by a perfectly flaky crust. In fact I love all forms of sticky pecan desserts. Pecan bars, pecan tarts, sticky bun french toast, the sweet sugar and crunch nuts get me every time. That […]

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Passion Fruit Truffles

by Shoshana on February 11, 2013 · 13 comments

The Jewish holiday of Purim is just two weeks away and my household is already gearing up. We have figured out our costumes and have been listening to Purim music nonstop. (Although, in the interest of full disclosure I should probably mention that we listen to Purim music nonstop year round because whenever I give […]

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Homemade Chocolate Liqueur

by Shoshana on February 29, 2012 · 8 comments

Purim, which is coming up in a week, is an excuse for people to let loose a little and have some fun. While the kids enjoy the costumes, parades, and over abundance of sweets, adults often celebrate in a more adult way. It is said that one is supposed to drink until they no longer […]

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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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Almond Joy “Truffles”

by Shoshana on February 28, 2011 · 5 comments

Sometimes the combination of ingredients in my mixing bowl can inspire me try new things. These “truffles” came about one evening when I was making some Irish potato candy. (If you have never had Irish potato candy check back around St Patrick’s day, I’ll be posting the recipe then. Don’t worry, there are no real […]

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