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Sep 3 2013

Mouth-Watering Desserts for Rosh Hashanah

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I saved the best of my Rosh Roundup posts for last. Dessert! I don’t even have to tell you how happy I am to plan holiday desserts that involve FLOUR and minimal chance of coming out of the oven looking (and tasting) like crusty tires. Feast your eyes upon this mix of traditional and fun desserts that will be the perfect ending to any holiday meal. Actually? Who needs a meal when you have dessert, am I right?

1. Chocolate babka via Smitten Kitchenchocolate babka smitten kitchen

2. Vanilla Noodle Kugel via Shiksa in the Kitchen Read the rest of this entry →

Mar 21 2013

Passover Dessert Contest Winners

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chocolate covered strawberriesWe asked for your favorite Passover desserts, and you delivered. After much deliberation and mouth watering, we were able to choose a winning recipe that can actually be used all year (i.e. it doesn’t require any matzah flour or other special Passover ingredients). Plus, it’s super easy, and with so many other things going on during Passover, we thought our readers might appreciate that.

So, without further ado, here’s the winning recipe from Caroline Berkowitz for her Chocolate Covered Strawberries (dairy): Read the rest of this entry →

Dec 5 2012

Eight Days of Hanukkah Recipes: Hanukkah Beignets

By at 5:03 pm

Hanukkah is very, very soon, making our culinary countdown all the more exciting. Today we bring you a recipe for the truly decadent Nutella-filled Hanukkah beignets.

Hanukkah Beignets

By Ariela and Peter Pelaia

How Kids Can Help:

Though there are parts of this recipe that are adults-only, kids can definitely help. Here’s how:

-They can add ingredients to the mixing bowl (set everything out beforehand so you don’t have to search for ingredients). Read the rest of this entry →

Sep 11 2012

Five Sweet Treats for Rosh Hashanah

By at 12:06 pm

Generations of families have started the Jewish New Year with something sweet, in the hopes of a great year. It is a brilliant idea. What is more fun than allowing kids to put honey on their apple slices, and sprinkles on their challah at dinner? It’s a tradition, so we have to do it. Here are five sticky sweet treats to make and enjoy with your kids.
Make Your Own Brown Sugar: Combine 3 Tbsp. white sugar with ½ – 1 tsp. of molasses. It will be hard to combine, but it will work. Enjoy on yogurt mixed with fruit, or use it in baking. Read the rest of this entry →

Apr 20 2012

In Search of the Perfect Kosher Birthday Cake

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birthday cake

Though the kids don't remember it, the parents definitely do.

Do you remember your first birthday? I don’t. My parents do have photographic evidence that I attended, and they’ve repeatedly reminisced about the great cake I had. It was chocolate and featured a marzipan mousse, in honor of my baby nickname, Melissa Mouse.

In the intervening years, I have dedicated myself to becoming a dessert connoisseur. I don’t believe in eating just any dessert. I like to eat the best possible dessert. This proclivity even impacted the way we planned our wedding. Our brunch buffet was followed by a dessert buffet, showcasing treats we had the caterer create in addition to the wedding cake. Yes, we rewrote the caterers’ entire dessert menu. Dessert is serious business. Read the rest of this entry →


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