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Crispy and Silky English Donuts


I was talking to my friend Rivky Manies, author of the cookbook “Recipes Unplugged”, a superb and handy recipe collection, that uses no machinery (other than an oven or stove top) and asked her about her favorite donut recipe; Rivky, was thrilled to share … Continue reading



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Biscotti with Candy Pearls


Lately, I have been getting a lot of requests for ideas of things to send to a Shalom Zachar and Kiddush. Biscotti seems to be a great thing to send to a Simcha; they are  delicious, easy to make and easy to … Continue reading



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Cake Pop Gift Box


Photography by Dan Engongora I know I may be jumping the gun just a little bit, but I’m sooooo excited to start posting  Purim ideas! I’ll say the reason is because this way everyone will have a chance to implement … Continue reading



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Fun and Easy Uses for Wonder Melts


As mentioned on my January 13, post, I will be giving step by step instructions for some of the ideas I came up with using Gefen Dairy Free Wonder Melts for the Zichron Shlomo Refuah  Foodfest which took place this … Continue reading



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Cake Pops


As mentioned on my January 13th post, I will be giving step by step instructions for some of the ideas I came up with using Gefen Dairy Free Wonder Melts for the Zichron Shlomo Refuah  Foodfest which took place this past … Continue reading



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Chocolate Covered Oreo Cookies


As mentioned on my January 13th post, I will be giving step by step instructions for some of the ideas I came up with using Gefen “Wonder Melts” for the Zichron Shlomo Refuah  Foodfest which took place this past Sunday … Continue reading



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Gefen Wonder Melts


A few weeks ago I was hired by Gefen  to set up their booth  at the FOODFEST by the Zichron Shlomo Refuah event in New York which took place today, January 13th . My mission was to feature their new … Continue reading



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Invitation Cookies


You may color coordinate these ideas for your sweet tables – the cookies make great party favors as well. Supplies Sugar cookie dough Rolled fondant Square fluted cookie cutter(I used 2 ½) Straight edge  square cookie cutter(I used 2 ¼”) … Continue reading



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Checkerboard and Pinwheel Cookies


Photography by Dan Engongora Two Tone Cookies Ingredients: 3 cups all purpose flour ½ tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 1/3 cup sugar 2 large eggs 2 tsp vanilla extract 2 oz unsweetened chocolate … Continue reading



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Chocolate Nut Trifle


Photography by Dan Engongora Cake Ingredients: 7 eggs 1 cup sugar 2/3 cup flour 1 tsp baking powder 2 tbs cocoa 1 tbs oil 1 ½ cup freshly ground walnuts Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 11 X … Continue reading