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Homemade Chocolate Lollipops Centerpiece

Fun Dessert for Passover & Easter: Homemade Chocolate Lollipops

These adorable chocolate lollipop centerpieces are quick and easy to make with the kids. The lollipops make such cute centerpieces for spring holidays like Passover and Easter.

I remember making homemade molded chocolate with my grandma Shirley when I was a kid. Making candy was always a fun project. As an adult, I inherited my grandma’s candy making molds and stored them for a long time. Recently, I came across the molds, and it’s been such a joy to share them with my kids. My grandma would have been thrilled to watch my little darlings make chocolate with her molds. I get a little “verklempt” (emotional) thinking about the tradition continuing.

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My Quest for the Ultimate Sweet Apple Noodle Kugel

Every Jewish woman should have a noodle kugel, brisket, and matzo ball soup in her arsenal. These dishes go a long way toward filling the table with nostalgic, traditional holiday dishes. My mom and aunts all made the same noodle kugel recipe for most holidays. It was the star of the meal as far as I was concerned. I like the sweet kugel, which is a dish of egg noodles coated in a luscious, sweet dairy sauce and held together by eggs. Kugel is comfort food at its best and a special holiday treat.

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Almost Flourless Chocolate Cake | Foodie Goes Healthy

You’ll Thank Me for this Almost Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe

This almost flourless chocolate cake will make you look like a professional baker. This cake is perfect for any holiday or dinner party. I have made this cake countless times, and guests are always crazy for this cakde which is chocolatey and rich, but not too rich and not too sweet. The texture is a bit cakey and a touch fudgy. It’s just right; in fact, it’s addicting.

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Holidays Evoke Memories and Grandma’s Potato Latke Recipe

Today my kitchen was filled with the smell of frying potatoes as I prepared the traditional latkes for Hanukah. I was in a relaxed cooking zone, like a form of meditation. It was just me and the quiet of the house, a rarity in a household with two little kids. But I didn’t feel alone. […]

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Cousin Laurie’s Disappearing Pecan Pie Bars

One Thanksgiving my cousin Laurie showed up with the usual pies plus a new addition to the dessert line up– these amazing pecan bars. During the appetizer hour, someone sneaked into the kitchen and took a taste of the pecan bars. Quickly, the word spread about these irresistible, gooey, flaky, crunchy pecan bars. There was […]

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Sweet Potato Biscuits and Cinnamon Honey Butter

This year I decided to add a new twist to our Thanksgiving dinner: sweet potato biscuits. These tasty morsels add some holiday flair to the table. I adapted this recipe from MarthaStewart.com. I added more flavors and love the way sweet potato, orange and holiday spices punch up a traditional biscuit. Also, my version uses […]

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