Archive For The “Special Occasions” Category

Mishloach Manot 2014: Color!

By | March 13, 2014

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What’s that, you can’t tell what our theme is? Shoot. I’m blaming it on the fact that we aren’t standing next to that plate in our costumes. Also on the fact that I could have carried the theme through a bit more intricately creatively clearly, but didn’t. Because, you know, time and energy are in […]

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Chocolate pecan hamentaschen galette

By | March 11, 2014

I promised you no-fail hamentaschen, and here you go: a really big, really easy hamentaschen galette. What’s a galette? Basically, a free-form pie. You roll out a circle of dough, but instead of laying it over a pie plate and crimping the edges, you just put some filling in the middle and fold the dough […]

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Jumbo pizza hamentaschen

By | March 4, 2014

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I’ve always felt it was a shame that hamentaschen have so little in the way of filling. You know how it goes — put more than a teaspoon or so in the center of a standard-sized hamentaschen, and it opens during baking. So to get a serious amount of filling, I had to go big. […]

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Chocolate cookie truffles

By | February 27, 2014

This recipe first appeared in the Dec. 30, 2013 edition of “From Tali’s Kitchen,” my biweekly cooking column in Binah magazine. I’m not going to count how many days are left until Purim. As far as I’m concerned, if I can’t see it on the calendar, it’s still a long time away. And until I […]

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