Posts Tagged “baking”

Molten chocolate cakes {recipe review}

By | December 26, 2013

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This is the second of two recipes that I’m testing and reviewing from Levana Kirschenbaum’s The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen. You can see the first one right here. Molten chocolate cakes will always make me think of seminary, which was somehow nine years ago. It was the same scene, over and over: parents would come […]

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{Perfectly flaky} cinnamon sugar rugelach

By | November 21, 2013

Several weeks ago, I sat down to pick something special for an anniversary dessert. (Of course this required sitting down.) My first plan was to go for some insanely elaborate cake, something that screamed “special occasion.” But here’s the thing. Although I know my husband would enjoy anything I make, a fancy cake just wasn’t […]

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Quick cornbread muffins with a nut crumble topping

By | October 8, 2013


I’d been wanting a good cornbread recipe when I saw a Facebook post by a reader, saying she’d made THE cornbread from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe and that it really was perfect. Perfect, huh? I’m always game for perfect foods. Except when I don’t have the ingredients on hand, and it’s too annoying to dash out […]

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Best chewy chocolate chip cookies

By | September 23, 2013


This recipe and story first appeared in the July 15, 2013 edition of “From Tali’s Kitchen,” my biweekly cooking column in Binah magazine. The professionals say you need butter to make a perfect chocolate chip cookie. But I’m beginning to doubt them. I’ve baked many, many cookies. Ironically, they’re not my favorite dessert (and dessert isn’t even […]

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