Cinnamon Apple Biscotti

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These Cinnamon Apple Biscotti are full of amazing flavor and are easy to prepare thanks to an exciting new product! These make a perfect Rosh Hashanah dessert!   Note: this is a sponsored post on behalf of Muzon Foods. Thank you for supporting the brands and products that I love!  Updated to add availability in Brooklyn. Other location info coming soon. You all know how much I love apples, and love putting them into recipes. (In fact, I just mentioned it in my previous post!) Well you probably also know how much I love to bake, and to try new baking products. I've been known to roam up and down the baking aisle of my local grocery stores, looking for inspiration in the various … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Hanukkah Gelt Cookies

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***Before we start – have you signed up for my email newsletters? You’ll get new recipes, cooking tips, menu suggestions, kitchen deals  – and more! Click here to signup.*** How is it that Chanukah is almost here already. Didn't we just cook up a storm for Rosh Hashanah? Well like it or not, Hanukkah is right around the corner. Luckily, I've got a bunch of new and totally delicious recipes up my sleeve to share with you! I'm going to start off with this fabulous cookie recipe. The inspiration for this idea came from these cookies, which were (and continue to be) a total success. They're delicious and easy and totally scream "chanukah!" So I decided to come up with this new version. I … [Read more...]

Peach Crumb Muffins

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Hold on to summer with these delicious muffins - loaded with peaches, brown sugar and cinnamon, then topped with delicious crumbs! Where, might I ask, has the summer gone? Am I the only one who gets all panicky when the summer starts winding down? Did I do enough? Did I enjoy it enough? Did I eat all the right produce, have all the right barbecues, bask in the right sun? WIll I hang on to this warmth in a couple of months from now, when I'm struggling to stay warm through the cold New York winter? I don't know. I guess there's never enough of such good things. Like summer peaches. How delicious are they? And you have to admit that nothing in January will compare to the juiciness of them. So … [Read more...]

Speculoos (Biscoff) Biscotti

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A trendy cookie like speculoos or biscoff combines perfectly with a traditional treat like biscotti. Intrigued? Read on! If you follow me on various social media platforms, you may have seen that I was just on vacation. And now I am not. Needless to say, I am not happy about that. I want to be at the beach, not in my kitchen waiting for cookies to cool, anticipating another long day of work tomorrow. But that's life. Some things, like the beach, are awesome. Some things aren't. Take, for example, my cookies and cream biscotti recipe. The recipe? Awesome. The pictures? Not so much. The result? Nobody really noticed them. Which is a darn shame, because trust me, they were of the don't … [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 … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Cook or Baker in Your Life

People who know me are super lucky when it comes to buying gifts. I have such specific hobbies that if you want to buy me something, all it takes is a kitchen gadget or a photography "toy" and I am happy. I figured that some of you might be looking for gift ideas for kitchen loving folks in your life, so I put together a list. Most of these items are things I have and love, others are items that I want really badly. (This may or may not be a hint to people in my life. Ahem. Readers, I invite you to forward this link on to people in your life who might otherwise buy you a useless or unwanted gift. Hints are nice, right? Let's start with a big one, in case anyone wants to buy something … [Read more...]