Mini Flourless Chocolate Cakes

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Every year, I have a big plan for Passover to take advantage of the limited diet for the week and be healthy. Straight lean-meat-and-vegetables for me. But then like a minute later, I am finding different ways to combine butter, sugar, eggs, and chocolate. Oh and, unrelated, cheese. Chocolate flourless cake has always been intriguing and … Keep Reading

Toasted Coconut Chocolate Chunk Macaroon...

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The true meaning of Passover is celebrating freedom ... and trying different types of desserts. Sacrilegious? Nah. A major part of celebrating holidays is enjoying traditional foods - sometimes foods we only have once a year, or that we haven't had since childhood. I'm not a huge coconut person, but coconut macaroons taste like Passover to … Keep Reading

Matza Lasagna

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Love this. A simple Passover-friendly version of a classic comfort dish. This recipe uses matza instead of noodles in a layered lasagna. What? Yep, no joke. With a brief soak in water and bake in the oven, matza substitutes for noodles, and you get your doughy fix for the week. I have not tested this recipe on kids, but I bet it … Keep Reading

Snow Day Snacks: Pizza Dough

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I started this post a few weeks ago during a snow day. As it became clear I would not be completing the post that day, I figured I would just change the "Snow Day Snacks" part of the title when I got around to posting it, but OMG, there is a "slight chance of snow after 2:00am" tonight. Come. On. It's enough already. I will look for the silver … Keep Reading

Easy Homemade Pizza Sauce

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Are you like me? Any excuse to eat "red sauce" like marinara or pizza sauce is a good one? I always order extra on the side at restaurants. Love it. Pizza sauce is actually my favorite part of pizza. If I had to rank pizza components, I would say: 1) sauce, 2) dough, 3) toppings, and 4) cheese. In college, when my sorority would order 10 or 20 … Keep Reading

Party Tips: Warm Cookies

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What beats a plate full of cookies? A pan full of warm cookies, straight out of the oven, served to a crowd in a get-em-while-they're-hot fashion. When planning a recent party I threw in my apartment, I got a little lazy with the menu. I have been trying to focus on make-ahead items for parties, so I can spend the time immediately before … Keep Reading

Snow Day Snacks: Cheesy Beer Bread

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The cold will end soon. I think. I mean, it has to, right? But the silver lining to the cold is, of course, the excuse to make and eat comfort food, whenever the mood strikes. The downside to THAT is picking up groceries at the store. Is anything worse than a grocery store line before a storm or cold snap? This Cheesy Beer Bread is so … Keep Reading

Snow Day Snacks: Microwave S’Mores

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I took one for the team last weekend during a snow day and had a "S'Mores Workshop." With myself. You are hereby highly encouraged to do the same yourself - either solo or with a few friends. My goal was to determine the perfect ratio of chocolate : marshmallow : graham cracker, and how long the microwave takes to work its … Keep Reading