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Hanukkah Cupcakes in a silver cup with whipped cream

Hanukkah Cupcakes

In a world filled with complex flavors and extravagant desserts, there’s something magical about the simplicity of vanilla. These Hanukkah Cupcakes are vanilla cupcakes with

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Challah Cinnamon Rolls In a white baking dish with white frosting

Challah Cinnamon Rolls

Challah Cinnamon Rolls are an enchanting addition to your holiday table, a special treat for a weekend morning, or a tasty dessert to share with

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Israeli-Chocolate-Rugelach on a white plate

Israeli Chocolate Rugelach

While classic Rugelach is made with a flaky, buttery dough, Israeli Chocolate Rugelach uses a dough incorporating yeast. This dough creates a softer, bread-like texture

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One-Bowl Apple Cake on a white plate with powdered sugar

One-Bowl Apple Cake

I love making this One-Bowl Apple Cake for Rosh Hashanah and for breaking the Yom Kippur fast.  More recipes for Rosh Hashanah? Try my Challah

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Israeli Chocolate Balls on a white paper

Israeli Chocolate Balls

This is a variation of my Chocolate Biscuit Balls recipe. It’s a very nostalgic recipe from a cookbook for kids that was very popular in

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Tahini Swirl Brownies with tahini on the side

Tahini Swirl Brownies

Tahini Swirl Brownies are a favorite in our house. They are fudgy, dense, rich, and studded with a tahini swirl (my Mediterranean touch). Tahini Swirl

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Rosh Hashanah rolled Cookies with powdered sugar

Rosh Hashanah Cookies

Share the love and tradition as you enjoy these delectable Rosh Hashanah Cookies with family and friends, embracing the sweetness of the New Year together.

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Chocolate Tahini Cake on a white plate sliced

Chocolate Tahini Cake

One of the many reasons I love tahini is its incredible versatility. In baking, we often turn to familiar ingredients like butter and oil to

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baked cheesecake on a plate with cherries on top

Baked Shavuot Cheesecake

Cheesecake is my absolute guilty pleasure treat. I can literally eat an entire cake (don’t ask me how I know). If you’ve felt intimidated by

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Sweet Cheese Blintzes on a white plate

Sweet Cheese Blintzes

Sweet cheese blintzes are a treat that can be enjoyed for breakfast, brunch, or dessert. I make them at least once a year for the

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Ptitim (Israeli Couscous) on a plate with chicken nuggets

Ptitim (Israeli Couscous)

Israeli Couscous, also known as Ptitim or Pearl Couscous, is an Israeli childhood staple. To this day eating it makes me feel like a kid

crispy potato latkes with sour cream on top

Crispy Potato Latkes

Crispy Potato Latkes fall into that wonderful category of Jewish comfort foods. There is so much joy that comes from preparing, serving, and eating warm

Key challah on a white cloth with tulips

Shlissel Challah (Key Challah)

The name “shlissel” means “key” in Yiddish, and the tradition of baking a key into the Challah symbolizes opening the gates of heaven for blessings