Passover Mocha Crepe Cake {Gluten Free}

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Mocha Crepe Cake is the most elegant and delicious Passover dessert - you'll never believe it's gluten free! I feel like we need to talk for a couple of minutes about how much I've always hated Passover desserts. Maybe it's the lack of ingredients. Maybe it's the lack of equipment. Maybe it's just the lack of time. Or maybe I really need to step out of my comfort zone more. But what can I say. I prefer my cookies and cakes with flour. If it were up to me, I wouldn't make up new Passover dessert recipes. But I write for a magazine, and when you have a steady recipe column, you don't get to pick and choose the holidays that you like more. So every year I grit my teeth and work on recipes … [Read more...]

Flourless Carrot Walnut Cloud Cookies

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Flourless Carrot Walnut Cloud Cookies are soft, chewy, spicy and perfect for Passover - or year round! I have to admit, I'm posting all these passover recipes, but in my head...I'm in denial. I don't like cooking for passover. I don't like baking for passover. Pesach desserts are seriously not my thing. I always felt like there are only so many ways you can combine the few basic ingredients to form a new passover dessert. Then I came up with these cookies. Carrot cookies are totally different than the usual pesach treats. The texture is light and airy, the flavor is delightful...These are the cookies that made me rethink my hatred of passover cookies! If you're planning your menu … [Read more...]

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 I originally made these truffles for a Tzedaka (charity) party.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...]

Red Wine Chocolate Cupcakes with Red Wine Glaze

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The classic pairing of red wine and chocolate combine to form these decadent Red Wine Chocolate Cupcakes. I feel like I should start with a warning here. This blog is going to get a little dessert heavy in the coming weeks as we lead up to Purim. Too late, you say? I know, I know. I've been posting a lot of purim goodies lately, and I've got more of them up my sleeve! Starting today, with these crazy awesome cupcakes. We all know that drinking on purim is a tradition - wait, a mitzvah - so that makes these cupcakes downright righteous. If you're making these for kids, opt for a non-alcoholic glaze (like this insanely delightful chocolate glaze). Don't worry about the alcohol in the … [Read more...]

Pecan Pie Hamantashen

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Pecan Pie Hamantashen are a perfectly delicious twist on the traditional favorite.  Don't hate me people, but we're kinda going into Purim mode here. I know. I know. I don't want to face it either. Mostly because Passover is a month after Purim, and I really don't want to face that. But what can you do? It's all around us! Seriously, the purim mania seems to start earlier and earlier every year! I've been busy lately creating some amazing recipes for my column in Ami magazine, but today, I am sharing one of my favorites from last year's column: Pecan Pie Hamantashen! If you're one of those people who appreciates tradition, but doesn't actually love hamantaschen, this recipe is for … [Read more...]

Chocolate Crepes with Strawberry Filling

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Chocolate Crepes with strawberry filling, topped with ice cream, make a perfect special-occasion dessert! Wow. It's been a while since I last posted a recipe here, huh? Good thing it was a good one, amIright?  Well today's recipe is an awesome one too. It's one that I developed because I totally listen to your recipe requests. One request I had gotten all the time is "please post cookie recipes that are made with oil!" (As opposed to margarine or butter.) So I did. Another request I get all the time: to post recipes for a beautiful dessert, perfect for special occasions. Well, it don't get more beautiful, more perfect for special occasions than these delightful Chocolate Crepes. … [Read more...]

S’mores Pie

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  Gooey Chocolate in a graham cracker crust topped with marshmallow frosting - S'mores Pie is the ultimate in easy desserts! A couple of weeks ago, I wanted to make a special treat for a special occasion. But I was tired. So I had this whole internal debate - should I make a fancy dessert, or should I skip the special occasion and go to sleep. Back and forth, back and forth. I was just too tired to do anything fancy. And before you ask, no, a simple dessert just wouldn't cut it. Then finally, I came up with the (obvious) solution. Make a dessert that looks fancy, but is actually pretty simple to make. Perfect, right? So I came up with this s'mores pie. Super easy, but I mean, … [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...]

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...]