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Lightening Up Passover Cookies

Passover definitely comes with its fair share of culinary challenges, with avoiding wheat, grains, flour, beans and many seeds. Passover desserts therefore are often heavy, dense, nut-laden cookies and cakes that – let’s be honest here – are pretty hard to eat after a multi-course, 4-glasses-of-wine kind of meal. So you can imagine my excitement when I […]
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Homemade Marshmallows, and What To Do With The Leftovers.

It all started last week when we were planning for a s’mores dessert at our friends’ Eldad and Sheila’s house. Marshmallows are one of those foods that most sane people buy premade – like that other pillowy white food, tofu, and I suppose, graham crackers. While I do bake often, I have never even thought […]
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Grandma’s Sweet Pizza

It is with great sadness that I write this post, dedicated to the memory of my beloved grandmother, Lisa Meyers, who passed away peacefully on the morning of November 30th, 2012.  Grandma turned 90 in October, and up until a year or so ago, she travelled the world, went on daily walks, baked cookies, and emailed. […]
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Greek Cookie Love

Queens, NYC is known for it’s diversity. According to Wikipedia, no one ethnic group holds a majority — I love that! Not only because I like to live in a melting pot, but also because I have access to tons of different authentic ethnic cuisines. We don’t eat out often, but when we do, we explore these unique […]
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Sweet Challah for a Sweet New Year!

I love Rosh Hashanah! It’s such a charged time of the year, when we reflect on the past year and reset and refocus on the year ahead. I also love the traditional foods we eat at the Rosh Hashanah table – apples, honey, pomegranates, dates…. Like most Jewish holidays, the food we serve has symbolic meaning. Traditionally, sweet […]
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