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Flourless chocolate cupcake cut open on a plate with a dripping scoop of ice cream on top

Decadent Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes

These incredibly rich and chocolatey flourless chocolate cupcakes are fabulous hot out of the oven with some cold ice cream. They are also crowd pleasers at room temperature topped with chocolate whipped cream. Think …

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Christmas Pudding

Plum Pudding (True Historical Recipe)

Eating plum pudding is the traditional culmination of the Christmas feast (it's also sometimes called Christmas pudding). This dense, fruit-filled Victorian dessert remains a fixture of British Christmas celebrations to this day. …

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a group of gingerbread cupcakes

Gingerbread Cupcakes

Loaded with spices and topped with a spiced cream cheese frosting, gingerbread cupcakes are the perfect desserts for Christmas! Ingredients The secret …

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close up of a big plate of hamantaschen

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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Homemade Pan-Fried Gefilte Fish for a Haute Passover Seder

Pan fried gefilte fish are the gefilte fish for gefilte haters. Think of them as Kosher crab cakes (is it sacrilegious to even imagine Kosher crab cakes?) or Seder salmon croquettes. There is no …

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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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