holiday

Christmas Pudding

Plum Pudding – True Historical Recipe

Plum pudding is the traditional culmination of the Christmas feast (it's sometimes called Christmas pudding). This dense, fruit-filled Victorian pudding remains a fixture of British Christmas celebrations to this day. Try the recipe or simply …

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a group of gingerbread cupcakes

Christmas Gingerbread Cupcakes

Gingerbread cupcakes are the perfect Christmas cupcakes! They are loaded with holiday spices and topped with a spiced cream cheese frosting. The secret to these cupcakes is using lots of spices! When …

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Hamantaschen Recipe – Tips to Make the Perfect Purim Cookie

Hamantaschen are a classic dessert for the Jewish holiday of Purim. They are cookies designed to look like the triangular hat that the villain of the Purim story, Haman, wore. Hamantaschen dough is really …

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Round challah loaf with raisins on a white countertop

Round Challah

Round challah (airy, eggy, braided bread) is baked for Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new year. Learn to make this traditional bread from scratch!  Challah is a rich …

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two Easter cupcakes baked in eggshells

Easter Cupcakes Baked in Real Eggshells

These Easter cupcakes baked in real egg shells are an unforgettable treat! They're also great as an edible April Fools' Day joke. I watched my Grandmother's face when she realized that I hadn't handed …

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Halloween Snack Idea – Chocolate Covered Garlic

Why? Last year, Jonathan and I went to Gilroy, California. Gilroy is all about garlic. Each year, they host the Gilroy Garlic Festival - which features, as you might imagine, everything garlic! While …

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charoset

Mom’s Charoset Recipe

Charoset is a reason to look forward to Passover. I would eat charoset year round, but then I wouldn't enjoy it as much over Passover. I could eat it by the bowl - cold …

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Chinese New Year Cupcakes – Nian Gao

Sure, Chinese New Year Cupcakes are not the traditional dessert to celebrate the Chinese New Year, but the cake that I turned into cupcakes, nian gao, is. It's a sticky, glutinous cake that is filled …

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passover chocolate

Kosher for Passover Chocolate Cupcakes: Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Moses raised his staff and parted the Red Sea. The Kosher for Passover chocolate cupcakes began their journey to the promised land. Since they didn't have time to wait for bread to rise, …

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