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matzo icebox cake

Chocolate Matzo Icebox Cake

A no-bake, chocolate matzo icebox cake, layered with whipped cream and chocolate is the Passover-friendly, no-bake dessert I should have thought up years ago. I am mean seriously, with all the many things I have made with matzo over the years, how the heck did I not think of this sooner? This matzo icebox cake […]

braised brisket with fennel

Braised Brisket With Fennel and Shallots

Brisket is a cut of beef not everyone knows about, but should. And Jews love it. This is my braised brisket with fennel and shallots, and it’s a great, easy dish I make during the week, but that’s also elegant enough for a holiday dinner. Braised brisket is a popular dish in Ashkenazic Jewish cuisine […]

chicken soup with matzo balls

Chicken Soup With Matzo Balls (The Quick Method)

Sometimes shortcuts in cooking are needed and that’s totally ok. This is my chicken soup with matzo balls, the quick method. By “quick“, I mean faster, but it does not mean ready in 30 minutes. Many people love the idea of 30-minute meals, I totally get that and I try to blog about what I […]

flourless chocolate-almond cake

Flourless Chocolate-Almond Cake

This is a favorite of mine, and not just for Passover. If you like almonds and chocolate, this will soon become a favorite of yours.  Made without flour, this is a great dessert option for those who are gluten-free.  It is also a great option for Passover, the Jewish holiday that celebrates the deliverance of the […]

coconut-chocolate almond tart

A Coconut-Chocolate Almond Tart That Is Gluten Free

This is my new favorite tart.  I’m a sucker for anything with coconut.  This rich, decadent tart does not disappoint.  Plus, it’s gluten-free and can be made dairy-free as well!  I have already blogged about how fond I am of tarts: you may have seen the sweet potato tart recipe I shared around Thanksgiving and […]

vanilla-citrus sponge cake

Vanilla-Citrus Sponge Cake

Passover is approaching, as is the scramble to come up with a dessert to bring to the Seder you’ve been invited to.  Preferably a dessert that is not the flourless chocolate cake that you made last year.  Try this recipe.  This is a cross between a true sponge cake, a classic French genoise, and a […]

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