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Chocolate Sesame Cookies (D)

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These cookies are unusually delicious, pleasingly tender, and completely cool-looking.  They’re  deeply chocolatey with a warm and nutty edge thanks to the sesame seed coating . These cookies are more bitter-sweet than super-sweet due to the  cocoa powder mixed into the batter.  If you prefer your cookies on the unabashedly sweet side, leave […]

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Choco-Coco Macaroons (D or P)

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Those peel-off cans of macaroons that are so ubiquitous during the  Passover season, kinda ruined me for macaroons- until now.  Because I’m on a quest to make Passover desserts that are good enough to eat year-round (why should my sweet tooth suffer for 8 days?), I’m really excited about […]

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Apple Spice Donut with Dulce de Leche Glaze

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Who doesn’t love a donut to dunk in their morning joe?  Heck, a  fresh homemade donut is great for just about whenever!  This cake donut is subtle in its sweetness and spice, but the caramel glaze is over-the-top awesome in it’s warm and gooey sweetness.  Serving suggestion: […]

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Dairy-Free Banana-Coconut Coffeecake with Rum-Coconut Drizzle (P)

At first glance this recipe might seem like a balagan (Hebrew for crazy mess) of words, and ingredients, and components, but please take my word for it, it is so worth it.  The texture of the cake is light and soft and fluffy.  The flavors work beautifully together, it’s  sweet, exotic, nutty, 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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From the South to the Mouth

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  I can’t get the Low Country out of my head- or my food.  Last night it was my turn to host book club.  This summer’s selection was Kitchen House by Katherine Grissom.  Excellent read, set in the Post-Revoluntionary war South. Still riding on the memory of […]

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Chocolate Pudding (D)

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This recipe belongs in a chocolate’s greatest hits collection. It’s smooth, rich, creamy, and comforting. It was love at first spoonful when we first had it at the Hominy Grill in Charleston, SC. Determined to make it myself, I gladly bought the cookbook and slightly adapted the […]

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Nutella-Mascarpone Stuffed ChocolateChip Bread Pudding (D)

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You know those times when you just need something warm, comforting, and CHOCOLATE? Need it like you need oxygen or sleep. Well here it is. It’s over-the-top, but that’s ok, because so is the overwhelming need for chocolate.   good credit history 1 large egg challah, cut […]

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TRUFULLAR TART (D)

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This is like eating a chocolate truffle with a fork, so deep, so rich, so inescapably chocolate, yet at the same time pretty uncomplicated to make. It’s kind of like a chocolate infusion for your soul. overnight loans with bad credit australiapayday loans pay monthly1st cash advancequotes […]

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Peanut Butter Tart (D)

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To make sure that I got exactly the dessert I wanted on my birthday, I made this PB Tart for myself. It’s like eating a huge Reeses’s Peanut Butter cup. It was my birthday gift to myself which I thoroughly enjoyed…especially because it’s a fact that calories […]

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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)
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Taim (tay-yim) Hebrew: yummy, delicious
Zetz (zets) Yiddish: smack