Pastrami Stuffed Shells with Honey Mustard Onion Sauce

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I feel like this dish should have been created ages before it was. Stuffed shells are a total staple of my cooking repertoire. I've done dairy stuffed shells, made with a cheesy filling. I've done meat stuffed shells with a ground meat filling. I've added vegetables to give it a healthy twist, and played around with spices. And suddenly when my sister and I were planning our recent holiday meals, another type of stuffed shells hit me. Why not stuff the shells with a delicious pastrami filling? And instead of the classic tomato sauce to bake it in, I knew I'd pare this with pastrami's friend honey mustard. And it worked so well! Not only did it serve up beautifully, but everyone licked … [Read more...]

Pretzel Crusted Chicken Fingers with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

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Today's post is going to be short, but I won't apologize. Mostly because I feel like I've been doing that far too often lately. I'm busy. You all know that. And I think many of you are very busy this week, with Purim coming and whatnot. So the good news is that I have a great dish to share today. These chicken fingers are super fun, they're easy to make, and they are a nice change for anyone looking to switch things up a bit. Oh, and did I mention how these are baked, which makes them healthier? So whether you are cooking for your Purim party (seudah), looking for a fun appetizer idea, or even an exciting weeknight dinner idea, make these. You will love them! Pretzel Crusted Chicken … [Read more...]

Honey Glazed Garlic and Ginger Sugar Snaps

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Hey everyone, remember when my blog friend Tali from More Quiche, Please guest posted for me over the summer when my sister got married? Well now I got to repay the favor! I made my favorite vegetables in the world, and I talk all about them on Tali's Blog. So go check out my absolutely amazing Honey Glazed Garlic and Ginger Sugar Snaps, and have a peek around her blog. Tell her I say hi!   Hope you love this awesome recipe folks! Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to enter my giveaway- a copy of Decorating Cookies by Bridget Edwards! -Miriam … [Read more...]

Mini Apple and Honey Tarts and a Rosh Hashanah Blog Party

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Giveaway Closed! It's hard to believe that this entire party was conceptualized and came to this point in such a short time! About a week and a half ago, on Twitter, my friend Jessie (who happens to be one of my food photography heroes!) and I were talking about the upcoming holiday of Rosh Hashanah, and how we should do something fun to celebrate the occasion on our blogs. I don't think at that point that we imagined that it would be this big or popular, but here's the scoop: What: A Rosh Hashanah Blog Party When: Right now! Where: here, and a whole bunch of awesome blogs. Scroll down past the recipe for the list! What else: Lots! Firstly, the event is hosted by myself and Jessie … [Read more...]

Honey Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Honey Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

I think this post was supposed to have an introduction about how Rosh Hashanah is coming, and how you might want to make these delicious cupcakes instead of the traditional honey cake. But I got home from work at 9 pm tonight, then spent the last couple of hours filling an order for cake pops. (Didn't know I sell stuff? Well I do. Email me.) It's after 1 am, and I shouldn't be posting anything. But I want to share this recipe with you folks so anyone planning their Rosh Hashanah desserts can include these gorgeous little treats in their menu. So excuse me if I am being brief. Oh, also, if you aren't Jewish, don't let that stop you from making these. Honey is a lovely flavor and should … [Read more...]

(Not Your Bubby’s) Honey Cookies


Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish new year) is coming, and it's traditional to have honey to symbolize our hopes for a sweet new year. In past years, I have made various honey cakes- for tradition's sake. The problem? My family isn't big on honey cake. So this year, I went a different route. Instead of the traditional heavy honey cake or cookies, I made a delicious and more modern style of honey cake. It's light and modern, yet still has that honey taste: i.e. it's the best of both worlds. I've been planning to make these cookies ever since I got this cookbook- almost a year ago. The dough is one of the most interesting I've ever worked with, so I have to admit I was skeptical from the moment I … [Read more...]