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Cranberry Crumble Bars

HELLO winter. Yup, that’s official this Friday. My daughter keeps asking me when it’s going to snow around here. I can hold off on that part a little longer…. I feel like cranberries don’t get the spotlight they deserve. Let’s face it, winter can be….well depressing. At the surface, winter fruit seems kind of depressing […]

Fluffy Ricotta Donut Holes

Donuts  are arguably the best food on Chanukah. I’m more than happy to celebrate each night with these delectable balls of fried dough with jelly oozing down my fingers, and a puff of powdered sugar on my nose. Making them is fun, but tedious. I’d prefer to watch you make them and eat them. I […]

Classic Pumpkin Pie with Hawaij Coconut Cream

Growing up, we always made a thanksgiving style feast on Friday night, the night after Thanksgiving. My mom served classics like cranberry sauce, turkey, and of course….pumpkin pie! We never really experimented much, and that was fine. This year,  I gave the classic pumpkin pie a little twist by adding a hawaij spiced coconut cream […]

Hearty quinoa and white bean soup

It’s been cold, wet, and rainy the past few days and I’ve been sipping hot drinks and starting up the fireplace on repeat. It’s acceptable to serve soup for dinner these days, along with a big chunk of bread. I made this hearty quinoa and white bean soup one night last week, and it was […]

Bloody Mary Wing Snack Board

Chilly Sunday’s spent watching the game call for a plate of wings!!  I took everyone’s favorite football app and turned it into an ultimate bloody mary wing snack board. Hostesses beware, you’r guest will keep coming back for more! There is something so totally addictive to me about wings. Maybe it’s because they must be […]

Butternut squash rice stuffed chicken capons with a sweet and tangy apple butter sauce. On a white plate with gold cutlery.

Butternut Squash Rice Stuffed Chicken Capons

Butternut squash rice stuffed chicken capons are the first real food I’ve added to the blog in a while. I only heard of capons when I moved to the east coast. It wasn’t really a thing back home in Chicago. In Israel, they were pergiyot. Something deliciously moist you could order at a fast food […]

sheet pan with two spoons and a glass with two scoops of ice cream and caramel popcorn.

Rosh Hashana Caramel Popcorn Sundae

I used to hate autumn as a kid. Obviously, because that meant school was here. I came to the realization last year that I actually adore autumn, with it’s crisp fresh air and warm spicy flavors. The Rosh Hashana caramel popcorn sundae recipe that your about to dive into, is the perfect end to summertime […]

Dish with two peach halves and a scoop of ice cream with a sprig of thyme.

Maple and Thyme Roasted Peaches

What’s with the combination of Maple  and Thyme Roasted Peaches? The funny thing about certain flavors, is that they transport you to a specific time or season. Maple makes me think of autumn and the smells of thyme transports me to the pot roast days. That’s what I LOVE about mixing up flavors of different […]

Spiralized hot dog in a bun topped with sauerkraut, grainy mustard, and everything bagel spice on a piece of newspaper.

Grilled spiralized deli style hot dogs

  What the what?! Grilled spiralized deli style hot dogs is quite a mouthful. Get this, so is the actual hot dog. Sooo the history between the classic hot dog and myself is quite long…and frequent. They were basically my most favorite food until I grew up. (or until the calendar said  I did…) I […]

A bowl of This light spring minestrone soup on a plate with bread, water glass, and salt dish in the background.

Light Spring Minestrone Soup

  Happy Memorial Day weekend! If you’r living on the east coast you know we’ve already had our fair share of springtime showers. This weekend is no exception. On these days, I feel like having a cozy meal, but I still want to embrace spring! That’s where this light spring minestrone soup enters. So instead of […]