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 […]

I Made A Chocolate Cake

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I made a chocolate cake. Which is huge for me..HUGE. Probably on the same level as graduating college. SO instead of sharing the bestest-chocoliest-decedandest-luxurious-chocolate cake there is. I simply just want to share my experience of finally combating one of my biggest challenges. I took a few quick photos after the cake was assembled because […]

Lemon Saffron Matzo Ball Soup

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I must be the only Jewish girl that has never made matzo ball soup before. I remember all the woman in my family make this traditional soup all through my childhood but alas I never succumbed to the task. I’ve heard Passover being referred to as “The Jewish Thanksgiving” because really, the food is pretty […]

Pomegranate Roasted Vegetables with Tahini

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I am pretty fickle and uneasy when it comes to trying new ingredients. One one hand, I am curious and challenged by the new approach but on the other hand, I tend to stick to my ways and am a creature of habit. That is why I usually create classic flavors and rarely stray to […]