Molten Chocolate Cakes

These little cakes with their gooey chocolatey interior are the perfect treat to celebrate the New Year. Crushed peppermint or candy canes make for a textural and seasonal topping.

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Sunshine Blogger Award

A huge shoutout and thank you to Smitha’s Bake Love for this awesome nomination! Smitha’s blog posts beautiful, mouthwatering food content that we always look forward to seeing on our timeline. We strive to one day bake and photograph food as masterfully as she does! The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to bloggers by fellow bloggers who are creative, positive, and inspiring. After receiving the nomination, the blogger has the honor of writing a post that thanks the nominator, answers some fun questions, and nominates more bloggers for the award.

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Deviled Eggs

This lighter version of the deviled eggs we all know and love makes for a perfect appetizer or side dish. Different spices and condiments can be added to the filling, however we keep ours on the simpler side.

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Crepes

Our wonderful neighbor David Berkowitz shared many favorite recipes with us, including his mother’s “Gisha’s Crepes.” Now our go-to Christmas breakfast, we make them in his memory with love and gratitude for his friendship.

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Surviving the Holidays with an Eating Disorder

Like many children, when I was younger, Christmas was my favorite time of the year. From the abundance of presents to the delicious food to the fun traditions to the time spent with my family, it was a magical experience. Memories like riding the “Polar Express” in Essex, portraying an Archangel in my UU church’s Christmas Pageant, and visiting the enormous Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center have stuck with me to this day, many years later.

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Corn Chowder

New England fishers originally threw their catch of the day in a big pot with other ingredients and called it a chowder. Our vegetarian version may not be authentic to our region, however it possesses the same qualities of being a thick and creamy soup that’s perfect for cold winter days.

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Sugar Cookies

Whether you keep them plain or dress them up with sprinkles, these cookies are so simple and tasty that you’ll love having them around the house. We enjoy them year-round but like our ginger cookie recipe, something about the holiday season makes them taste extra delicious!

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Potato Pancakes

Inspired by Greens Restaurant, an iconic vegetarian farm-to-table eatery in San Francisco, these potato pancakes, also known as latkes, are enjoyed by our family on Hanukkah to commemorate the miracle of the oil that kept the menorah lit for eight days in the Hanukkah story. Homemade applesauce for dipping is a must.

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