Grape Upside Down Cake

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Grape Upside Down Cake is beautiful and impressive, plus it's yummy and has a fabulous texture! I was all set to post a new real food recipe, but then I decided that this cake is too perfect for Tu B'shvat to resist posting today. Seriously folks, you need to make this for Tu B'shvat. But then, keep the recipe handy, because it's so delectable, so pretty, so great, you'll want to make it again, and again. And again. And then again. The great thing about upside down cakes is that a plain round cake looks beautiful. No frosting, no piping bags, no sugar roses. Just a gorgeous cake that will impress everyone you serve it to. Oh, and did we discuss the texture yet? It's...well, perfect. … [Read more...]

Fruit Tart Cookies and Top Ten Fruity Recipes!

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Amazingly soft and chewy cookies are topped with a luscious creamy topping and fresh fruit - fruit tart cookies! I'm so excited to share this recipe with you! It was originally featured in my summer article for Ami Magazine on using fresh seasonal fruit, but I figured that with Tu B'shvat coming up this week, there's no better time to post a recipe for Fruit Tart Cookies! These cookies are soft, chewy and totally addictive. Top them with a layer of creamy frosting - and they are even better! Then add a layer of fresh fruit, and you have the most beautiful little cookie that's elegant enough for a fancy occasion, yummy enough for any occasion, and of course, perfect for Tu B'shvat! Oh, and … [Read more...]

Coffee Crinkle Cookies

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These coffee crinkle cookies have no butter or margarine, but they do have an incredible texture and they're packed with flavor! Have we discussed recently just how much I adore coffee? Seriously, I like to say that it's coffee running through my veins - not blood. And while part of what I love about my beloved coffee is the caffeine, the buzz, the liquid energy, I also love the flavor. No, I really do. So much so, in fact, that I've even had decaf coffee a couple of times in my life. I know, crazy, right? But what can I say, coffee is just so awesome. So. Naturally, for a flavor this good, this beloved, I needed to come up with a rocking cookie...because, cookie. And boy did I come up … [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...]

Healthy Apple Spice Muffins

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Healthy apple spice muffins are so delicious, you will forget that they are good for you! I'm going to make a confession right now. You'd think that being on a diet and trying to eat delicious food that's still healthy, I would be coming up with all kinds of delicious new recipes to share with you. But sadly, that is just not the way it's been going. I am trying to make plenty of healthy food in minimum time, and I find myself lacking time, inspiration and motivation to play. I find myself turning to all of my old favorites, instead of creating new and exciting recipes. Don't worry, I'll get my creativity back soon. In the meantime, I decided to share one of my favorite healthy muffin … [Read more...]

Nutella Crunch Cookies

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Nutella crunch cookies combine all of the best things about chocolate and cookies in one delicious bite! I know, I just posted about my new diet, and now I am posting cookies. It's a tough and confusing life I lead, but I sure am glad to have you join me for the ride! Now, let's talk cookies. Wait, first, let's talk about my total obsession with Nutella. A friend of mine with a nut-allergic kid complained to me about my nutella obsession recently, but I just can't help myself. The stuff is delicious. Plus we all know that cookies are delicious. What do you get when you combine the two? Well, let's put it this way: not something you want around when you're on a diet! These cookies are … [Read more...]

Homemade Button Candy and a Review and Giveaway of Kids Cooking Made Easy

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If you enjoyed the first two cookbooks in the Made Easy cookbook series, Passover Made Easy and Starters and Sides Made Easy, you're in for a real treat today because I am reviewing the latest book in the series: Kids Cooking Made Easy! Kids have been increasingly taking over the kitchen in recent years, and with amazing success (as evidenced by the wild success of MasterChef Junior). And now the hottest series in Kosher cooking has a brand new book geared at the younger set - just in time for Chanukah gifts for the wannabe young chef in your life! Want to win a copy? Scroll past the recipe for a giveaway! At a first glance:  As with the previous books in the series, authors Leah … [Read more...]

Fried Ice Cream

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The ultimate fried treat is the one that sounds almost too good to be true: fried ice cream! You know how I describe to you, about once or twice a week, in as much detail as I can, delicious foods that I made, that I think you should make too? Sometimes it's really easy, sometimes less so. But this is the first time that I am sitting at my computer typing, deleting and retyping, completely at a loss for words. I want to describe fried ice cream to you, but how should I describe the best thing I ever ate? Ok, let's take a step back. I love ice cream. In my mind, it is never too late, too cold, to early or too soon to eat ice cream. So creating a recipe that improves upon what is … [Read more...]

Over 50 Donuts and Fried Desserts for Hanukkah

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If you're in the midst of planning a Chanukkah bash, or simply looking for an exciting new dessert to serve this Hanukkah, you're gonna love what I have for you today! I have a roundup of over 50 different doughnut ideas (baked and fried!) plus a bunch of other delicious looking fried treats! Click through the links below to find the recipes. I've got it all sorted by type. Fried Donuts: Easy Homemade Yeast Donuts on OvertimeCook Double Lemon Glazed Donuts by Chocolate Moosey 5 Minute Donuts by CookKosher Strawberry Donut Holes by Lemons for Lulu Spudnuts (Potato Donuts) by Buns in my Oven Apple Cider Donuts by Cook Like a Champion  Boston Cream Donuts by Shugary … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Maple Marshmallow Frosting

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You know how people argue over whether the traditional thanksgiving sweet potato casserole topped with marshmallows is too sweet for a side dish? Or maybe topping a casserole with candies isn't considered sophisticated enough cuisine for today's average consumer, aka food snob. Personally, I don't see the problem. Too sweet for a side dish? Uh, hello. Dessert. Duh. So simple, right? Enter these phenomenal cupcakes. Sweet potato, topping with marshmallow. Unmistakably thanksgiving. Unmistakably dessert. Unmistakably delicious. PS: did you think sweet potatoes and baking don't work together? Think again! They are delicious and go perfectly with the spices generally associated with fall … [Read more...]