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Rainbow Fruit Tart

by Shoshana on October 23, 2014 · 5 comments

This week is all about rainbows in our house. In the weekly cycle of the Torah readings we read the story of Noah this week. I like to help bring the stories to life with my kids as much as I can so I fill the week with as many animal and rainbow themed foods […]

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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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Pomegranate Tarts

by Shoshana on September 15, 2014 · 7 comments

After apples and honey, pomegranates are  one of the most ubiquitous foods on the Rosh Hashana table.  Because the pomegranate has so many seeds it is a symbol of plenty. On Rosh Hashana we state the hope “that our merits increase like (the seeds of) a pomegranate” in the coming year. I always try to incorporate […]

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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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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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Wasabi Truffles

by Shoshana on March 17, 2014 · 5 comments

Years ago, when I lived in New York, I would attended the chocolate show every fall. Hundred of vendors selling all kinds of amazing things chocolate related, it was always great fun. They even had a fashion show of dresses made entirely of chocolate. Of course the best part was always the copious  number of […]

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Cinnamon Hearts

by Shoshana on March 12, 2014 · 5 comments

I absolutely adore making candy (as is evidenced by all the candy recipes I have posted.) The thing about making candy is that most recipes make quite a bit more candy than one family should have sitting on the counter for easy snacking. This is especially a problem since I tend to get into candy […]

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Grain-Free Hamentashen

by Shoshana on March 7, 2014 · 5 comments

Holidays are a time where we all tend to let loose a little. Especially when it comes to food. It is a good excuse to have that one extra cookie or an extra serving of cake. I believe there is nothing wrong with occasionally overindulging on special occasion. The traditional foods we associate with each […]

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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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