Orange Spiced Pumpkin Souffle

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Well…I caved in. I made something pumpkin. Really, I tried as hard as I could to not make something so traditional, so common, so Starbucks-y. But really…look at this gorgeous pumpkin souffle. It can’t be dismissed. I had other ideas intended, such as a savory pumpkin souffle or something with sweet potato and fresh herbs […]

Burnt Almond Torte Cake

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Thank you Huffington Post for declaring the Burnt Almond Torte Cake “The best cake America has made”. And it’s so true! I first had a taste of almond torte at my friends wedding last year in Pittsburgh. For weeks she was raving about how amazing almond torte is..how decadent and full of almond flavor it […]

Salted Caramel Eclairs

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I am so excited to share this recipe! A few weeks ago, some of my girl friends and I got together and made salted caramel eclairs! Thank goodness I have sweet-tooth lovers like my food-loving gal Karla from Foodologie to help me not look like a sugar disaster. Karla is such a fabulous baker and […]

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 […]

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 […]