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Sangria Hamentaschen

A pile of sangria hamentaschen sangria hamentashen on a white marble surface with spatters of filling on the marble

Growing up Jewish, we always had Hamentaschen after Purim services. They were always filled with boring flavors, my least favorite of which happened to be the most common – poppyseed. I remember all the adults loved the poppyseed ones, and they are the traditional flavor, but who wants a pie crust filled with poppyseed? Certainly not me! The others were filled with various flavors of fruit jams, but they were just basic, boring jam flavors. Every now and then there was a chocolate-filled option, and in all honesty, that was the only one worth eating. Until now. Because I’ve created a jam filling that will up your hamentaschen game: Sangria Hamentaschen!

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Red Wine Chocolate Creme Brulee

Red Wine Chocolate Creme Brulee in a white ramekin sprinkled with red sanding sugar before toasting with two regular topped creme brulees in the background

I love Valentine’s Day!!! I feel like I say this every year in my Valentine’s Day post, but this holiday gets a lot of hate for being a made-up holiday. Aside from the fact that the holiday is named after a Saint, much like St. Patrick’s Day (which people don’t seem to be complaining about), it’s also a holiday promoting love. We shouldn’t need an excuse to celebrate love, we should be celebrating it every day, but why not have a day that revolves around love?! Plus, I’ll take any excuse for a theme, and to create a delicious dessert like this red wine chocolate creme brulee.

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Cakes

Red Wine Chocolate Bombs

Red Wine Chocolate Bomb on a white square plate with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top

I know a lot of people hate Valentine’s Day or think it’s a made-up holiday, but it’s one of my absolute favorites.  I find myself defending it year after year as one of the best holidays. Aside from the delicious candy, what’s better than an added excuse to tell people how much you love them? Growing up, Valentine’s Day was the holiday where my mom would hide cards and gifts all over the house and all throughout our stuff so we would find cards and candy all day long.  It was the best.  It’s a tradition I’ve tried to carry on (as best as it can be in our tiny downtown apartment).

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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