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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



fall tree cookies

Fall Tree Cookies


As we are surrounded by fall’s beautiful foliage outside, how about bringing some color, creativity and fun indoors as well. Perfect for a long Sunday afternoon – you wont  be”leaf” how much your children will enjoy creating these “tree”ts. Supplies: … Continue reading



rainbow chocolate chip cookies

Rainbow Chocolate Chip Cookies


Fill your cookie jars with these adorable Rainbow Chocolate Chip Cookies-perfect for Parshat Noach and throughout the year.(They are sure to make a “big splash”!) For these cookies I used my Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe and added the colorful chocolate chips. … Continue reading



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“Dip the Apple in the Honey” Cake Pops


These adorable Rosh Hashana themed cake pops will have you well on your way to a sweet new year! You will need: Cake balls Gefen Wonder Melts – 2 Red, 1 Yellow and 1 green Lollipop sticks Falafel bits super … Continue reading



Granola whole wheat brownies

Granola Whole Wheat Brownies


Photography by Dan Engongoro Here’s another fantastic Back to School recipe. This recipe is proof that you don’t have to sacrifice anything when it comes to sticking some healthy ingredients into your children’s snack bags. Yields 24 large brownies Granola … Continue reading



Whole Wheat Muffins by Esther O

Whole Wheat Muffins


Photos by Dan Engongoro It’s been quite a while since my last post…. I spend my summers as a craft director in an overnight camp, and just returned back to “civilization” a few days ago. And now the rush begins… … Continue reading



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“I Can’t Believe It’s Not-Chometz” Chocolate Cake


Photography by Dan Engongora After the photo shoot for Mishpacha Magazine (where this article orginally appeared)  I had this cake, and a Chometz cake on my kitchen counter, and…. The chometz cake didn’t stand a chance! This cake is seriously delicious! … Continue reading



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Candy Melts Hamantaschen


Shortly after I set up a booth for Gefen featuring their new “Wonder Melts”, Leah Shapira of “Cook Kosher” fame asked me to create a post for her Hamentash Week . With candy melts still on my mind, I figured why … Continue reading



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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


Ever since I got this recipe from my sister-in-law, some 15 years ago, I have never bothered making any other recipe for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. This recipe is very simple -my kids have been making them since they were young. … Continue reading



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Hanukkah Donut Bar


Just behind latkes, donuts are a favorite Hanukkah food. Here’s an idea to make this treat not only delicious, but also fun to decorate. This can also be used as an activity at a Hanukkah Party. To begin, you can either make … Continue reading