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...]

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...]

Blueberry Muffin Cookies

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If you've been reading my blog and/or magazine column for a while, you might have noticed that I like to do things a little differently. Here's an example. People love blueberry muffins. I have to say, I do too. And people even like a healthy version of blueberry muffins. I have to say, I find them to be a fabulous treat for my dieting self. But sometimes, I like to turn things on their heads. Make a completely different version of a classic. (Remember my S'mores Surprise Cookies, Rice Krispy Treat Bark, and other fun treats?) These cookies are a good example of this. Sure, I would have just made blueberry muffins, but where's the fun in that? So instead, I created blueberry muffin cookies. … [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...]

Cheesecake Recipe Roundup!

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I don't know about you, but I love cheesecake. All flavors, all shapes, all varieties. If it's creamy and cheesey, I. Am. In. Well the holiday of Shavuot is coming (for those of you who aren't familiar with it, click here). If there's ever a time to go crazy making cheesecake, it's for a holiday where it's traditional to eat cheesecake (among other dairy treats!). So whether you are celebrating this holiday, or just love a good slice of cheesecake, I have gathered up over 65 of the best cheesecake recipes from all over the internet. I've divided the recipes up into catergories, so scroll down, click over, and enjoy! (Links to the recipes in the photos are directly below the picture.) And … [Read more...]

Roasted Jalapeno Dip

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It's funny that I am posting one of my passover recipe hits now, when so many of you have been asking me when I am starting to post recipes for Shavuot. (For those of you who don't know, Shavuot is a Jewish holiday celebrating the Torah. And it's traditional to eat delicious dairy food...like cheesecake! I've got you covered in that area...later in the week! But today I want to share this fabulous dip recipe. I made it on Passover, when I couldn't use many spices (or even the garlic) so I roasted the jalapeno to bring out more flavor. It was an amazing hit, so I knew I would make it again to photograph and post. Well when my awesome friend BL told me she was coming as a Shabbat guest, I … [Read more...]

World’s Best Healthy Oatmeal Protein Cookies

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Hey friends. I haven't been posting much lately, but I blame that on a combination of a humongous magazine deadline and serious dieting. I'm finally done with my deadline, so I figured I'd share one of my greatest diet recipe triumphs ever. Ok, so I know that diet and cookies don't seem to belong in the same sentence. And in most cases I'm inclined to agree. But sometimes even a serious dieter needs a treat, and if you're going for a treat, this is a less guilt inducing option than most cookies. There's a secret ingredient in these cookies that gives them a phenomenal texture and an added bit of protein. Don't let it scare you off though, because these cookies taste dee-lish-us. Healthy … [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...]