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Natural Passover desserts

Improv Natural Passover Desserts Recipes. Gluten-Free

Natural Passover Desserts I know, right, it sounds like, utopia. Why do we look for some outlandish tricks to make Passover desserts fit in with the year round dessert cannon is beyond me, forgive me. So many wonderful ingredients to choose…
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I Remember Bubbie: Her First Yartzheit

Bubbie: It’s been a year! Hard to believe it's been a year since my husband Maurice’s mother Fanya - passed away. Bubbie was Fan for her four boys, Maurice, Avrum, Sol and Sam, the ultimate Em Habanim (the Sons’ Mother). My sisters and…
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Para Español, Oprima el Dos!

Para Español, Oprima el Dos! As a language enthusiast I have often deplored the fact that languages, against all wishes, are not contagious or transmissible by any means. In the absence of some reliable formal base, except for some language…
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Hannah Kaminsky: Vegan Desserts

You will all love Hannah Kaminsky's luscious new Vegan Dessert Book: The girl can not only bake, she can also take fabulous pix, as you can plainly see above. I had the pleasure of working with her when she did the food styling for the…
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Have Tea Mug, Will Travel!

Recently I bought myself a great overnight bag, and decided my spiffy and capacious new purchase would be the  bag to end all bags: I would give away all others, but I decided to check into all the pockets first, to make sure nothing valuable…
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Our Passover Vacation: Honeymoon at the Fairmont Scottsdale

 Lynda and I at a Wild West BBQ at the Fairmont In nearly thirty five years we have been married (that's right, my marriage predates my electronic Facebook marriage announcement by about thirty-three years, but thank you all anyway for your…
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Truffle Oil: The Dark Side of Labeling

This bottle of "Truffle Oil" was part of a gorgeous Mishloach Manot/birthday present basket I received from my daughter Bella. Reading the ingredient list created an uproar among my guests. Not a single drop of truffle oil. Intrigued, I looked…

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Favorite Shavuot Dishes

Cream of watercress Mushroom-stuffed tilapia rolls Polenta casserole au gratin Endive, walnut and apple salad Tiramisu

Yom Haatzmaut Israeli Feast

Yemenite Halbah meat soup Zaatar-rubbed flat bread Stuffed artichoke bottoms with lemon sauce Easy un-stuffed cabbage Israeli salad with tehina Mahlab