Peanut Butter Caramel Truffles

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Peanut Butter Caramel Truffles are a little taste of heaven! Every now and then, I make something that's so delightful, words fail to describe it. These truffles are a perfect example. I originally made these truffles for a Tzedaka (charity) party. I probably dreamed up this crazy combination at the height of a chocolate craving, but whatever made me do it, they were a smashing success. Just as the party was starting, before much food was even touched, these truffles were gone. That's right, completely gone. All the poor souls who hadn't gotten there fast enough to try one were pretty sad. Needless to day, I needed to share this recipe with you folks. They're a little time consuming … [Read more...]

Skinny Mocha Frappe

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  Trying to lose weight? This Skinny Mocha Frappe recipe will help you stick to your resolutions! So 2014 is here, and lots of us are probably trying to eat healthy, lose weight, yada yada yada. If you've been reading this blog for a while, you know that I'm in the middle of week 4 of my new diet. It's been great so far, and I am definitely adjusting to the whole "eat healthier" thing, but everyone needs a treat now and then, right? Well, my diet might be structured, but I had to come up with a way to treat myself within my diet plan. So I came up with this drink. You know the one you spend $5.95 on at a cafe or restaurant? Yep, same thing. Except it costs pennies in … [Read more...]

Baked Mini Cookies and Cream Donuts

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I have to admit, my feelings about baked donuts used to be very mixed. If you look doughnut up in the dictionary (and I sure did) you'll see that the definition reads: dough·nut noun -(ˌ)nət : a piece of sweet fried dough that is often shaped like a ring Notice the part where it says...fried? And notice how it totally doesn't say "baked"? Yeah, me too. And being a bit of a stickler for things like this, I really didn't like the idea of calling a baked dessert a donut. Or a doughnut. Then I went and did something that irreversibly changed my feelings about this issue. I created these donuts. They may be baked, but they're awesome on a whole new level. A level that kind of … [Read more...]

9 Meatless Meal Ideas

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If you're an observant Jew, you are probably very well aware that "the 9 days" are coming. For those who aren't familiar, the 9 days of mourning are a period of time in the summer when Jews mourn the destruction of the temple in various ways - one of which is not eating meat. I personally have a really difficult time of it, as chicken is my supper pretty much every night. I don't touch fish, and diets and pasta don't go well together. So I figured I would gather together a few of the recipes I will be making for the 9 days. If I need them, I am sure some of you do as well! So whether you are a Jew looking for "9 days" ideas, or you're simply looking to cut down on your meat consumption, … [Read more...]

Neapolitan Zebra Cheesecake

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Every now and then, a person is lucky enough to come up with an idea that's pure genius. I consider myself endlessly lucky to have a platform, both here on the blog and in my magazine column, where I can share my occasional stroke of brilliance with a couple of folks. Well this one was one of my most incredible strokes of genius. Ages ago, I posted this Zebra Cake. Then I took it a step further with this ever popular Zebra Bundt Cake. And ever since then, the concept of zebra cakes and such have been in my head constantly. I wanted to create a zebra cheesecake, but plain chocolate and vanilla has been done so many times, and I wanted to do something a little more extraordinary. That's when … [Read more...]

No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake Mousse Cups

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People often ask me where my recipe ideas come from. And I never know what to answer- no, I really can't answer. Because I simply don't know. Okay, sometimes I know. I mean, the Butterscotch Bundt Cake that I published in my column in Ami magazine was a dream I had during my commute home from work one day. Okay, so I can't exactly tell you where the dream came from, but it's something. And some recipes are carefully researched and created to fit a theme, holiday or inspiration. But this recipe came to my head, completely formed, in a split second. I was talking to my sister-in-law about dessert I would bring for a party she was making. She mentioned a yellow color scheme, so naturally my … [Read more...]

Maple Sour Cream Bundt Cake with Vanilla Bean Bourbon Glaze

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This post is going to be very short, but it's totally worth it because I have a fabulous new bundt cake recipe to share with you today! My awesome friend BL came to my house for Shabbat recently, and in her honor, I knew I had to come up with a delicious cake to serve. One of her favorite dessert flavors is maple, so my mind naturally went there. Add in some sour cream (or tofutti sour cream, if you are so inclined) for richness, and you are left with one of the most delicious bundt cakes I've come up with in a while! If you are looking for a delicious, simple, and very pretty cake, try this. It's dense and pound cake-like, but with a wonderfully different flavor. You'll totally love … [Read more...]

Cappuccino Cream Cheese Cookies

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I'm so excited to share this recipe with you folks today! I recently developed these cookies for company called Baker's Choice. I've been a fan of theirs for a while, and I'd like to tell you a bit about them. For kosher bakers and those in the New York area, Baker's Choice is found to be a familiar name. But for those who haven't heard the name before, let me introduce you to their fabulous line of baking products. They sell a full line of non dairy chocolate chips, non dairy peanut butter, caramel and, best of all, cappuccino chips. These chips are full of coffee goodness flavor, and provide a nicely different flavor from the typical chocolate. Also...coffee, duh. Anyway, in honor of the … [Read more...]

Healthy Chocolate Cheesecake Pancakes

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I love weekends. And I know what you're thinking. "Duh. We all do." But I have an extra love for weekends, and it's called pancakes. I know, I know, I've discussed this before, but I have a feeling most of you weren't around back then, so let me reiterate. Weekday breakfasts in my world consist of an enormous cup of coffee as I start up my computer at work, followed by a bowl of cereal and milk about an hour later. And in case any of you thought that bowl of cereal was a treat of any sort, let me clarify. When I say bowl, I actually mean a cup. As in the awful little Styrofoam cups that my company expects us to drink out of. And I have a theory about my cereal that is proven correct … [Read more...]

Mini Red Velvet Bundt Cakes with Cream Cheese Glaze

Mini Red Velvet Bundt Cakes

Hey friends! Long time no speak, huh? I would totally apologize for my long absence, but I had such a good reason that I am not going to even bother. Plus I might just do it again. I am not going to go into details, but I will say that if you're a reader of Ami Magazine, you are in for a huge treat. (Speaking of Ami, did y'all catch my gorgeous cookies on the cover last week?!) Anywho. Let's talk about the main reason you're here: cake! Specifically, these gorgeous little bundt cakes. I first made these cakes for the charity party I worked on recently. They were a hit, but sadly I didn't get to photograph them. Then I made these cakes on Hannukah when my whole family was around. Again, it … [Read more...]