Category Archives: sweets

Banana Muffins with the Works

I am typing with a baby on my lap. In fact, most of the 38 posts I have written since I started this blog three months ago I wrote with a baby on my lap. He eats or climbs up … Continue reading

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Lite Chocolate Ganache (Parve, Vegan)

When I was a kid, my shul (synagogue) had a sisterhood. The members cooked for congregational Chanukah and Purim parties, organized an annual rummage sale as a fundraiser, and had lots of Sunday morning meetings. My current shul doesn’t have … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Coconut Squares

Do they have Chinese auctions in China? A quick google search wasn’t enough to give me a clear answer to that question. I can tell you, however, that my neighborhood has too many of them. In addition to Chinese auctions … Continue reading

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Tu B’Shvat and Groundhog Day, plus Coconut Almond Granola Bars

Last Thursday, kids across America checked if it was sunny enough for the groundhog’s shadow to send him back into hibernation. This week, in Israel, almond blossoms are pulling me out of hibernation. Until we discovered International Ice Cream for Breakfast … Continue reading

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International Ice Cream for Breakfast Day- Feb.4, 2017: Invitation+GF/Vegan Ice Cream Recipe

One snowy, February morning in Rochester, New York, one creative mother humored her children, the two youngest of six, by giving them ice cream for breakfast. The family began eating ice cream for breakfast on the first Saturday in February … Continue reading

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Winter Fruit Salad with Lemon Coconut Mousse

As a gift for my 18th birthday, my aunt, a professional chef, gave me a zester. “This is a kitchen tool you can’t live without!” she told me. I stashed it behind the garlic press, pizza wheel, lemon juicer, and … Continue reading

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“Emergency” Cookies

I walked into the kitchen tonight after (unsuccessfully) trying to put the baby to sleep, and my husband announced that he and our oldest son were making a siyum. They were finishing mishnayos challah and starting orlah. The goal is to learn two … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Mocha Cookies

Today my blog is one month old! (And my baby is four months old!) There have been dozens of visitors from seven countries on three continents, and as an old friend of mine would say, “You deserve a cookie!” I … Continue reading

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Healthier Lava Cookies

My two-year-old walked up to my husband this morning, pointed to his green uniform, and asked, “Why are you wearing that?” “I’m a soldier now,” he replied. “What?!” “I’m in the army.” “What?!” I tried relating to her on her … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free No-Bake Brownie Bites

Kids and no-bake desserts go together like Pb+J. When I was in preschool, we made popsicles a few times. Maybe a bowl of Jell-O. Here in Israel, THE standard in day camps, preschool,and end-of-year and pre-holiday activities in elementary school is … Continue reading

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