desserts

“cookie jar”: double-crust s’mores krispies snack bars

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March 23rd, 2015

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #KreateMyHappy #CollectiveBias Growing up we didn’t have an electric mixer – my grandmother was a brilliant baker yet my mom never “caught the bug”. I, on the other hand, was fascinated with baking and was always looking through […]

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M&M’s® Crispy Are BACK!

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March 16th, 2015

Note: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertisers. All opinions are mine alone. #CrispyComeback #CollectiveBias Sometime last fall I got a message from Chelsea – subject line reading, “Guess What’s Coming Back??”. And there it was: the news that  M&M’s® Crispy – our very favorite M & M’s  – were […]

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crumb cake hamantaschen

crumb cake hamantaschen

March 3rd, 2015

I swore after last year’s batches (chocolate chip AND rainbow) that I was SO done with hamantaschen. Seriously. But ever since last summer’s popsicle series I’ve become increasingly enamored with the concept of “twists on the traditional”. And what is more traditional (and boring) than plain old hamantaschen? So this year I decided to take two of […]

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cookie jar: vegan cookie dough Ritz sandwiches!

cookie jar: vegan cookie dough Ritz sandwiches!

February 26th, 2015

Too much? That was my response when Chelsea sent me the link to this recipe with the words “PLEASE MAKE!!!!!!” in the subject line. Since she’s turned vegan we have both been on a headstrong quest to find as many great recipes to replace all of the meals and treats she could no longer have […]

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mason jar mix #2: hot cocoa!

mason jar mix #2: hot cocoa!

February 9th, 2015

As soon as I saw these adorable jars I knew they’d be the perfect little gifts for Noah to hand out for Valentine’s Day: I’ve never made my own hot cocoa mix and have no idea why – it is DELICIOUS and whipped up in 5 minutes in the food processor. Noah helped by putting […]

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mason jar mix #1: chocolate chip cookies!

mason jar mix #1: chocolate chip cookies!

February 5th, 2015

As you know, I am NOT a fan of the birthday party goody bag (you can read my mini-rant in this post). And since Noah’s birthday falls out during the winter, I try to come up with favors that offer a temporary cure for that dreaded cabin fever. This year I decided to do a […]

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101: how to make a “surprise” cake

101: how to make a "surprise" cake

February 3rd, 2015

This was fun. And “surprisingly” easy (sorry). Ever since Chelsea was a little little girl, I’ve asked my kids what kind of special cake (or cupcakes) they’d like for their birthdays. And I’ve done it all – from Pokemon to Hello Kitty, Power Puff Girls to Scooby Doo, Arthur to Winnie the Pooh. I’ve done […]

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cookie jar: classic pignoli cookies

cookie jar: classic pignoli cookies

January 29th, 2015

Right up there with vanilla and coffee (okay, and malt), I love all things almond-flavored. And one of my favorites? These: If I’m staring down a bakery display case, these are my target. And because they’re so ubiquitous (even my local grocery sells them), I’d never thought to make them myself – could I do […]

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cookie jar: pumpkin cookies with brown butter icing

pumpkin cookies with brown butter icing

October 30th, 2014

Our little neighborhood does it up right. In addition to our block parties (for which I’ve made these and these), we have started some sweet traditions for our VERY favorite holiday – Halloween. It started last year with a munchkin parade that ended at a neighbor’s house for drinks and treats. And this year we […]

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honey cake for the jewish new year

honey cake

September 24th, 2014

I have always made some version of the same cake for the Jewish New Year (you can actually see a recent version of it here). It’s easy, can be made in advance and is always a crowd pleaser. Yet the traditional dessert that I REALLY love is a honey cake. And I don’t discriminate either. […]

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