Travel de Liz

Final Four 2018 – San Antonio, TX

This year’s Final Four was in San Antonio, TX. Last year’s Final Four trip to Phoenix was my first time there, and now this trip was my first to San Antonio.  I did tons of research on where to eat before I left, and I am happy to say that I got to a good number of places I wanted to try.  Of course, like all trips, I missed some things and I want to go back and eat some more! Vacations are never long enough!

Greetings from San Antonio Texas

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Cakes

Flourless Chocolate Red Wine Cake {Kosher for Passover}

Flourless Chocolate Red Wine Cake

During Passover, I always find myself eating more dessert than usual.  While often the food is less exciting (except at Seders, of course, because my mom is an amazing cook), the desserts are always good.  Honestly, I fell in love with those Manischewitz boxed cakes when I was in college.  I liked them so much, I would eat them even after Passover had ended.  And they were small enough that I would always eat them in 1-2 sittings! But my absolute favorite Passover dessert has always been my mom’s chocolate chip meringue cookies.  I always eat so many of them.  I just can’t bring myself to stop.  They are so good. But now I have for you a cake that will give those cookies a run for their money. A Kosher for Passover Flourless Chocolate Red Wine Cake. Continue Reading

Cupcakes

Piña Colada Upside Down Cupcakes

Pina Colada Upside Down Cupcakes

Here in Boston we’re expecting our third nor’easter in a row this week. The first one was all rain, the next one was a few inches of snow, so who knows what to expect this week! But today was spring forward so that means spring is close, right?  Well, I know that Easter is just a few weeks away.  And so is Passover.  Those mean spring, right?! These Piña Colada Upside Down Cupcakes are not Passover friendly (check out my Passover cookie cake inspired by Molly Yeh!), but they are super delicious and they just scream spring! Continue Reading

Brownies

Pots O’ Gold

Pot O' Gold Guinness brownie pots with caramel Irish Whiskey gold mousse

Well, they say March comes in like a lion, and it sure does! That Nor’easter hit Boston hard.  We didn’t get any snow here, but we got a lot of rain and wind and there was a lot of flooding.  I’m holding out hope that it only goes up from here.  March means it’s almost spring. March also means it’s time to start thinking about St. Patrick’s Day and I’m super excited about this recipe. This is a super easy recipe for Pots o’ Gold.

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Cookies

Funfetti Hamantaschen

Sprinkles for Funfetti Hamantaschen

I remember making hamentaschen with my mom when I was younger, but I haven’t made them in years because I’m usually not a huge fan of the cookie. For those who don’t know, hamentaschen are triangle shaped cookies that represent the villain, Haman, of the Jewish holiday, Purim. They are usually similar to a shortbread cookie and are filled with a fruit or poppyseed filling.  As a dessert, it’s just never been the type of cookie that excites me.  So I decided to jazz it up and make one that does excite me: Funfetti Hamantaschen! Continue Reading