Brown Sugar Cinnamon Swirl Challah

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Happy almost Rosh Hashanah! I just got back from a super fun food conference in Seattle (enter cheesey food nerd here) and even though I am happy to be back to reality, Seattle has become one of my favorite food-loving cities ever! A huge thanks to the Hatch Chile store for sponsoring..a fabulous hatch recipe […]

Vegetarian Stuffed Grape Leaves

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I have been dreaming of making a vegetarian stuffed grape leaves for months now. Not that my mom’s classic stuffed grape leaves aren’t perfect (which they are!). I grew up on eating the families simplified version with as little as 3 ingredients (not including lemon slices and water). There was never any measuring really and […]

Farmers Market Baked Ziti with Heirloom Tomato Sauce

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Just one more heirloom tomato recipe before we dip into soups and pumpkin. As soon as September 1st hit, the web was saturated with all things pumpkin. Which I love because that just means it’s closer to my birthday (Halloween if you’re wondering) and don’t ask me how old I’m turning. I stopped counting last […]

Pistachio Baklava with Orange Blossom Simple Syrup

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I just couldn’t wait anymore. I have had baklava on the bucket list for years and it wasn’t until our trip last year to Istanbul that we really understood the true way to enjoy the popular sweet. Apparently, Americans have been doing it all wrong. There is an art to the way you eat baklava. […]

Savory Tomato Stuffed Challah Bread

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Shabbat Shalom! I haven’t said that in years, but figured it would be appropriate to on a Friday morning. The last time I said Shabbat Shalom to someone was on a a Saturday afternoon to an observant couple walking down the streets of LA. I was never that observant growing up, but I do miss […]