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Chocolate Rugelach with Apricot Jam and Currants with Step-by-Step Instructions

Chocolate Rugelach are tiny rolled pastries perfect for holidays and year-round. Flaky dough and flavorful fillings wow your taste buds in every bite. This post has step-by-step instructions to make you a rugelach expert in no time.

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Chocolate-covered Matzo with Toasted Nuts and Sea Salt

Whether you celebrate Passover or not, hurry to make this chocolate covered confection. The combination of crispy matzo, crunchy toffee, and rich chocolate topped with nuts and sea salt turns an otherwise bland cracker into a tasty confection that is so simple to make.

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French Fridays w Dorie Poached Apples and Pears

French Fridays with Dorie: Spice-poached Apples and Pears

Surprise, surprise – a Saturday morning edition of French Fridays with Dorie. This simple recipe of fragrant poached fruit is perfect for a cloudy Saturday morning when fall and Rosh Hashanah are just around the corner. Apples and honey are traditional foods eaten on the Jewish New Year and this recipe incorporates both. As I […]

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Wordless Wednesday (almost) – My Daughter Bakes Her First Cake!

After requesting and receiving two baking cookbooks for her 14th birthday, my daughter immediately dove in and made a Banana Caramel Cake from the Martha Stewart Baking Handbook. Here’s the final result (photo by her brother @gregorytlee) and below that, a pictorial of the process: Click on any image below to see a revolving gallery […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day, Happy Birthday, Happy Blogaversary!

In our house, December through February is really just one long celebration – commencing with Hannukah, moving on to Christmas, quickly followed up by @gregorytlee’s birthday, and then crescendoing into my daughter’s birthday and Valentine’s Day. And since I started my blog in February of 2010, we can’t forget my blogaversary, now can we. Well, […]

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Battle of the Blintz Returns – Russian Grandma’s Recipe Prevails!

Sharon’s Cheese Blintzes reign supreme. Learn how to make them and how she won the second year of the Battle of the Blintz. Note: Since this post was first published in 2011, much has changed. My son tragically passed away in 2017. But his blintz legacy lives on as Sharon makes her incredible blintzes for […]

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Fresh Mission Figs

Don’t Forget the Figs!

While we revel in the last days of summer before the daylight dwindles and the school stress soars, it’s hard to miss the plethora of peaches at the farmer’s market. And you wouldn’t want to miss them but while you eat your peach pie – Don’t Forget the Figs! And if your idea of a […]

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Blueberry Pie to Warm up your Winter

Did you all have a mouth-watering and yummy holiday season? Did you ring in the new year with some memorable food and drink? My family did and one of the many highlights was blueberry pie. That’s right! We decided to make a summertime pie on Christmas Day. It was a touch of sunshine on an […]

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