Graham Crackers

We do date night once a week and this week was my turn to choose what to do. I decided I wanted to do an indoor camping evening with s’mores (always up for quarantine activity ideas!). We did this once before back in April during Pesach but then instead of graham crackers we had matzah. […]

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Sourdough Bread

I have not bought bread since quarantine started back in March. Almost immediately making bread just seemed easier than going to grocery stores. Since then the process has become even easier. I make bread generally once a week and we have it every day. Growing up my Mom always made fresh bread. As a child […]

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Chocolate-Dipped Mandelbrot

I love Mandelbrot. It is similar to biscottis just with Ashkenazi origins instead of Italian ones and a slightly different texture. I believe both cookies are better when dipped in chocolate. These cookies remind me of childhood. When I was in grade school there was extra time between school ending and either my ballet class […]

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Pistachio Crusted Salmon

I had never tried pistachio salmon before and then last Fall it felt like pistachio crusted salmon was at every fancy event. I had it at Kiddushes, bridal showers, weddings. It was the culinary highlight of all of these events for me. I then began on the journey of recreating it at home. It took […]

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Sourdough Pretzel Challah

Pretzel challah is good but sourdough pretzel challah is better- after all sourdough pretzels are better. While you can use the directions for the pretzel challah with my classic challah recipe, I highly recommend sourdough. More detailed instructions can be found at my sourdough recipe. Most of this recipe follows the same instructions. I made […]

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Sourdough Challah

A few months ago I had the idea of sourdough challah. I have been really into sourdough recently (in part because once you have the starter it is honestly easier than making bread totally from scratch). When I searched the internet for a recipe for it that would tell me how much yeast to add […]

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Sourdough Bagels

Once I made the mistake of leaving the city for more than a month (kidding, sort of) by studying abroad in Australia and I found myself with no good bagels anywhere. The store-bought ones were atrocious (not even boiled). I did finally find some good ones made by someone from Brooklyn, but that was months […]

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Lemon Sourdough Buttermilk Bundt Cake

We received this beautiful Chrysler building bundt cake pan as an engagement present and we have been so excited to use it. The Chrysler building is my favorite building and despite having been in the city since COVID began we haven’t gone to midtown or anywhere else you would see it since before March, so […]

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Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

As wonderful as the strawberry shortcake was it still left us with a plethora of strawberries. The days are hot here in New York and popsicles sounded perfect. These strawberry lemonade popsicles are very easy and a refreshing treat. A lot of people make lemonade with a simple syrup which to me sounds like far […]

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Easy Strawberry Shortcake

The other weekend we went upstate to get away for a weekend and hike. We ended up stopping at a farm to pick strawberries and raspberries on our way home. Both were plentiful and delicious. We came back with a giant pail of strawberries. I remember as a child having strawberry shortcake on days we […]

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