Posts Tagged holiday

Chocolate Brownie Faux-co-roons

Passover is just around the corner, and that always makes me think of macaroons! A few years ago I recreated my favorite macaroon since I wanted a healthier version of a seasonal childhood treat that wasn’t going to cost me an arm and a leg. A reader recently asked me […]

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Pumpkin Puree + Recipe Round-up

It’s pumpkin time, and I might have gotten a little carried away when grocery shopping. You see, pumpkins are readily available this time of year, but once they are out of season, they are gone until the next year. Unlike many other foods that we […]

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“Faux-co-roons”

Since my mother is Jewish, but certainly not Kosher, I grew up eating several “traditional” Jewish foods. One of my favorites is latkes. Another is macaroons. With Passover approaching, I’m reminded of the Manischewitz chocolate, vanilla, and chocolate chip (my favorite!) macaroons that Mom would […]

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Valentine’s Day for the Kids

Chocolates, flowers, greeting cards, fancy dinners…these are the things adults enjoy (or dread) about Valentine’s Day. But what about kids? Well, my sweet daughter (H) loves making valentines for her family members. We buy some fancy paper and stickers, and she writes a special note […]

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Spicy Spinach Dip

This year I’ll be enjoying my first Super Bowl. Oh, I’ve watched plenty of games over the years, and I’ve enjoyed rooting for an arbitrarily chosen team, but this year my team is playing. I’m a Niners fan, but the last time they were in […]

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Holiday Traditions

I married into a family that is very unlike my family of origin. We are of different races and ethnicities, different religions, different national backgrounds, different cultures. Yet despite these very significant differences, there are some commonalities in our celebration of the Christmas season. My […]

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Bacon-wrapped Dates

It’s holiday party time, and many people get stuck eating the same, sad appetizers and finger-foods. Crackers and cheese, crudités and dips, and lots of sweets. Why not spice up your appetizers with something simple and (gasp!) healthy? Bacon-wrapped dates to the rescue! Yes, I am actually […]

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Latkes (Potato Pancakes)

Hanukkah is almost here, bringing with it blue and white store displays with towers of candles, menorahs, dreidels, candies and cookies, and boxed potato pancakes. Latkes are traditional Hanukkah food (the oil they are fried in represents the lamp oil that miraculously lasted for eight […]

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