Polish Poppy Seed Cake (Makowiec)

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Welcome to Day 3 of my “8 Days of Hanukkah Around the World”! Every day this week, during the holiday, I will be sharing a different recipe from a different country! Yesterday we visited Peru and the day before was China! Today, we will be (virtually) traveling to Poland!   A little PSA here: I […]

Easy Apple Strudel

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Times like this call for easy cures. After a long day of the start of Holiday hustle dance, a sweet treat is in order. Too tired to make a perfectly chilled pie crust but quick enough to thaw puff pastry for 30 minutes. This easy apple strudel will cure those sweet tooth woes. Puff pastry […]

Savory Herb and Cheese Rugelach

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Ti’s the season for all things baked! And my favorite…rugelach! Or in this case, savory herb and cheese rugelach. November usually commences the rugelach baking and I have to admit, I am pretty darn good at it. Even the LA Times said I did a snazzy job! Usually I play around with sweeter flavors of […]

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 […]