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Passion for Food

Shana Tova! Happy New Year!

Shana Tova! Happy New Year!

Wishing all who celebrate a very happy and sweet New Year. May you all be happy, healthy, renewed, refreshed and joyful. I made this layered dessert for this evening. I wanted to bring in the various symbols of the holiday – honey, apples and pomegranates. […]

Passover Desserts You Won’t Pass Up

Passover Desserts You Won’t Pass Up

Passover is rapidly approaching. This year, we will host 36 of our nearest and dearest for our seder. I love Passover: the beginning of spring, the food, the traditions and the desserts!!! Each year, I am asked for my favorite Passover dessert recipes from readers, […]

Cooking up a Storm

Cooking up a Storm

Snowpocalypse Juno threatened to completely shut down the entire eastern corridor of the US. Actually, she succeeded. NJ declared a state of emergency. New York City shut down all its services and enacted a curfew. Schools were cancelled. Airports shut down. Everyone ran out to […]

Fluffy Homemade Marshmallows

Fluffy Homemade Marshmallows

Is there anything more kid-friendly than a marshmallow? I doubt it. Last week, I promised the girls that I’d make homemade marshmallows with them. It didn’t happen. We ended up doing too many other things…I didn’t hear the end of it for a whole week! […]

Easy One Pan Meal: Shakshuka

Easy One Pan Meal: Shakshuka

Cold winter mornings scream out for something hearty to warm you up, particularly on the weekend…or an icy night…or whenever you feel like making a whole meal in one pan. That’s why I have been making a staple of Israeli cuisine almost every weekend for the […]

Happy Chanukah: The Five Minute Donut

Happy Chanukah: The Five Minute Donut

I had a crazy day yesterday with conference calls, meetings, a run into the city and back. I had 50 minutes to spare before I had to pick up the girls from school. We were going directly to their Great Grandmother’s house to light the […]

The Healthiest (and Most Delicious) Chocolate Cake in the World

The Healthiest (and Most Delicious) Chocolate Cake in the World

I’ll admit it – I don’t love chocolate. Call me crazy. You won’t be the first. My family? Obsessed. My girls can’t shove enough chocolate into their mouths on any given day. They literally salivate at the mention of the dark stuff…I indulge them most […]

Easy Friday Night Fix

Easy Friday Night Fix

I don’t know about you, but by the time it’s Friday, I’m pretty gosh darn tired. The last thing I want to do is slave over the stove for hours. I still want something healthy and delicious, and I want it now. Enter, my first […]

Best Falafel Recipe in the World

Best Falafel Recipe in the World

I know that’s a bold statement to make, but I really do think that the falafels I made for our Super Bowl party were exceptional. Everything about them screamed, “YUM!” Now, you have to understand that as an Israeli, I have been exposed to an […]

Yesterday was Super Bowl – Groundhog – Sun – Day

Yesterday was Super Bowl – Groundhog – Sun – Day

Did everyone have a fabulous day yesterday? I can NOT believe the insanely beautiful weather that miraculously happened to New Jersey yesterday. It was warm! It was beautiful! What a day for the Super Bowl! People got to ENJOY sitting in the only stadium in […]