S’mores Truffles

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So tonight's post was going to be onion rings. Those of you who follow me on Facebook know that I was seriously craving them this afternoon. Admittedly, I frequently crave onion rings. French fries are good, but onion rings? Totally blissful. But then I made a very mature decision. Instead of making onion rings, I went to the gym. I know, I know, I hardly recognize myself. Exercise over onion rings. I feel so virtuous about this I practically desserve ice cream. Moving along though. Obviously I don't have onion rings to share with you tonight. Don't worry, I didn't give up on them. I will be making onion rings eventually. But for now, I decided to share a fabulous little treat I cooked up … [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...]

S’mores Surprise Cookies

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Good news friends! Y'know how it's been wintery all spring? Don't get me wrong. I totally don't like to be too hot. But when I'm bundling up and wearing my coat in April...that kinda sucks. And since springtime rolled around, I've been waiting for some decent weather to come this lovely way. And finally it is! Today, I went out without a coat! And later in the week, there's a forecast for EIGHTY degrees here in NY! Exciting, huh? Well when I think of warmer weather, I think of summer. And when I think if summer, I think of s'mores. And because I absolutely love cookies, naturally I'm bound to make a cookie out of a s'more. And then of course, I love surprises (who doesn't?!) so I made … [Read more...]

Flourless Chocolate Almond Tuiles

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**This recipe originally appeared in my monthly baking column in Ami's food magazine, Whisk.** So it's my third day in a row of passover baking, and I am already bored. Everything is so similar in texture when you don't use flour - or even matzah meal! I'm ready for something a little bit different, and I am sure y'all are too. I don't have time for a full post, but I did want to share this recipe. It was originally published last year in my column for Ami Magazine, but in case you missed it, totally make these. They aren't soft and chewy, rather thin, crispy, and wafer like. It's a nice change of pace - plus it would make a perfect crunchy accompaniment to some chocolate ice cream or … [Read more...]

Rice Krispy Treat Bark

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Today's post is really good timing. And no, I don't mean that this is a fabulous last minute Purim treat if you're still stuck on what to make for your Mishloach Manot (purim basket). Although it totally is a fabulous purim treat...etc. The reason this post is very timely is that there was in an interesting discussion on Facebook recently regarding recipe sources and credits and things. And the question came up if there's a possibility of complete coincidences in recipes. The answer? Yes. How do I know? Because of this recipe. Before I explain, let me say that recipe attribution is a very important issue, and one I feel very passionate about. But sometimes, two people might just have … [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...]

Chewy Mocha M&M Cookies

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These cookies were totally born out of necessity, which pretty much makes them amazing. Ok, I think I need to explain myself a bit here, right? See, here's what happened. It started with an awesome dessert that I made for my column in Ami Magazine. The dessert actually has nothing to do with mocha, but I needed something pretty to anchor the treat in the bowl. I headed to the local candy store, and looked around till I came up with these mocha flavored chocolate lentils. The color matched perfectly to the style I was going for. I loaded up a big bag full of these candies and headed to the checkout. On a related note, I sometimes wonder if the checkout people in the various stores I … [Read more...]

Brownie Bites with Peanut Butter Frosting

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I recently came to an awful realization. I've been a horribly neglectful blogger. I am sorry. Really, I am. But this blog is almost a year and a half old, and to date, I only have one brownie recipe posted. Two, if you count my brownie pies. But clearly that isn't enough. I mean, is there even such a thing as "enough" brownies? I don't think so either.  I realized this as I was going to sleep late on Saturday night. (And if you stalk my Instagram feed, you know that was about a million o'clock, when most of you were probably near waking up.) Anyway, I rectified the situation less than 24 hours later. And I think I made up for over a year of no brownie posts with these amazing treats. … [Read more...]

Vanilla Glazed Red Velvet Cream Cheese Cookies

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I feel like this post needs to start with an apology. I mean, first there's the whole repetitive thing. I know that I posted a red velvet cake recipe last week, so it's a little soon for another red velvet recipe. And then there's the whole "being too trendy for my own good thing." I mean, January is ending, which means that food blogs are about to get overloaded with red velvet in preparation for valentine's day. So while this post may seem like my desperate attempt at getting ahead of the game, and getting traffic at the same time, I assure you, that isn't the case. Let's blame this post on my brother-in-law. You see, my brother-in-law hates chocolate. Or so he thinks. Insane. I know. … [Read more...]

Shortcut Cannoli with Chocolate Mousse Filling and a Hanukkah Blog Party!

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Giveaway Closed! Remember how I co-hosted a Rosh Hashanah blog party a couple of months ago with my friend Jessie? Well today I bring you another fabulous holiday blog party. This one is co-hosted by the one and only me and my friend Leah from Cook Kosher. I present: A Hanukkah Blog Party! Scroll down past the party info for the most delicious dessert recipe you've ever tasted. No jokes. PS: in honor of Chanukah, I totally deep fried it! Let's get some details, shall we? Welcome to our first ever Hanukkah Blog Party, hosted by Leah of Cook Kosher and Miriam of Overtime Cook. It's traditional on Hanukkah to eat fried treats, most notably donuts and latkes, and we've got a fabulous array … [Read more...]