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Maple Cranberry Pear Donut Cobbler (P)

Originally I put this Maple Cranberry Pear concoction in puff pastry, and offered them as dessert pop tarts for adults.   But as Thanksgiving approaches I decided it would be the perfect base for a cobbler-type dessert, easier too!  And the donuts-as-topping? C’mon who doesn’t love donuts? And Kinnikinnik […]

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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Loaf (P)

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Pumpkin has its moment in Autumn.  The height of its popularity is around Halloween-time when it finds its way into lattes, sweets and goodies (now overflowing from the candy aisle: Pumpkin Spice– kisses, M&M’s, marshmallows, covered pretzels, candy corn).  As well as into the baked-treat banquets of Pumpkin Spice donuts, brownies, cookies, cheesecake. Pumpkin is a seasonal star […]

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Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie in Pretzel Crust (D or P)

Demolished in under 10 minutes at our Thanksgivukkah feast.  It is a greatest hits of sweet, salty, nutty, chocolatey, boozy in one unforgettable dessert.   Yields 8-10 slices   Pretzel Crust 1/3 cup (6 tablespoons) coconut oil spread or butter, melted 1/4 cup brown sugar 1  cup  pretzel crumbs […]

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Cardamom Citrus Olive Oil Cake (P)

When you’ve had one -too -many latkes and are yearning for something new, this Olive Oil cake keeps  celebrating the miracle of the oil.  Made with olive oil (non-extra virgin yields moister results), with layers of bright citrus bursts  and warm cardamom spice, this cake tenderly celebrates both flavor and […]

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Banana Bread with PB Crumble (D or P)

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I’m not going to lie, this recipe requires a few bowls.  But if you can get past that, it’s  pretty easy. It combines the made-for-each other flavors of banana and peanut butter (and chocolate, if you choose).  It also offers a variety of textures: crunchy topping and […]

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Uncommon Hamentaschen

Hamentaschen

As a devoted, dessert-first, dentally-challenged lover of sweets I have often been disappointed by the hamantaschen. This iconic Purim cookie seems to me like a baked good whose main concern is its shape. The sweet center hardly ever extends itself past its expected core of apricot, prune, […]

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Bissel (bis-sul)Yiddish: A bit, a little.
B'Tayavon (be-teya-von) Hebrew: Bon Appetit! Enjoy (in reference to a meal/dish)
Faux-sher Food (fo-shure) Rachelese: Kosher food in disguise. The minute Judy bit into the krab kake she was a fauxsher food fan.
Taim (tay-yim) Hebrew: yummy, delicious
Zetz (zets) Yiddish: smack