Homemade Mango Lemonade

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Homemade Mango Lemonade is simple to make and is bursting with seasonal flavors.  I'm sorry folks, but I'm just not ready to accept that summer is nearing an end. It's hard to ignore the signs, but I'm trying my best. Pinterest is no longer filled with juicy berries and heirloom tomatoes. Family barbecues are getting less frequent, and the weather is getting cooler. But it's still august, and I'll post a summer recipe if I want to. The pumpkins can wait. So can the apples, the fall spices, the warm fall flavors. Today we can have a tall glass of homemade lemonade, served over ice. Hold on to summer, it's fleeting, but it's still here. This Homemade Mango Lemonade couldn't be simpler. … [Read more...]

Mini Caramelized Peach Tarts with Pecan Crumble Topping

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Mini Caramelized Peach Tarts are made with juicy peaches, bourbon, and an addictive and delicious pecan crumble topping! Raise your hand if you love summer fruits! Yeah, me too! Peaches, plums, cherries...it's just another reason to love the summer (and be a little sad that it's coming to an end...) Well. I couldn't let the summer end without at least one more delicious fruity recipe for you to enjoy. Enter Mini Caramelized Peach Tarts. Delicious juicy peaches, cooked with bourbon, vanilla and brown sugar. Baked on a tart. With pecan crumble on top. Because everything is better with pecans. This is pretty basic, ya know? Anyhow, my friend Mara from Kosher on a Budget moved this … [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...]

Healthy Apple Berry Crumble

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As a general rule, I am not a huge fan of diet dessert. In my mind, diet + dessert = fresh fruit. Simple math, really. But as we've discussed before, even a dieter needs a treat on occasion. And if you are going to treat yourself, there are better and worse ways to do it.Last year, my editor for my magazine column asked me to come up with some diet desserts for the magazine's annual diet issue. Naturally, I published a healthy muffin recipe. (You all know how much I love coming up with those!) And I came up with my amazing oatmeal protein cookies. And the third dessert, I figured, would be a crumble. Lots of fruit, oatmeal topping, it seemed like the natural choice for a healthier … [Read more...]

Primary Colored Dessert Table for Charity Event

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On Saturday night, my amazing sister-in-law hosted a charity party for an amazing organization called Rofeh Cholim Cancer Society, or RCCS. They are an incredible organization that provides an array of services for families in my community that are dealing with cancer, including financial support, emotional support, insurance subsidies and advocacy, tuition grants, and a lot more. For those who don't know, they are currently holding a huge fundraising Chinese Auction, with local showings hosted by women in the community. My sister-in-law is awesome that way, so she hosted a showing of the auction in her neighborhood. Naturally, I stepped in to bake. I figured I would show y'all what I made, … [Read more...]

Fruity Salad with Raspberry Zinger Vinaigrette

Fruity Salad with Raspberry Zinger Vinaigrette

There are lots of things I love about food blogging. I've mentioned some of my favorites before. But there are other, quieter and more private perks that I love too. Take today. It was a real quiet day today. I woke up late, took my time getting ready, then went to the grocery store and wondered the aisles somewhat aimlessly as I tried to decide what I'd cook today. I know, I know, that's the kind of luxury that comes with being somewhat unattached. It's also the kind of luxury that I get to validate as work. Blog work, ya know. It's all in the name of sharing great recipes with my imaginary friends at the other end of the computer. Ahem. Back to this salad. So when I finally settled on … [Read more...]