Category Archives: Holiday baking

Pie

Last year at this time I promised I would get really good at making pie and then pass along my wisdom. Bad news.  I didn’t make that much pie. I did make enough so that I don’t feel nervous any … Continue reading

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Haman’s Ears: A Purim Pastry

Yes — I know that Hammantaschen — or Hamantash, hamentasch, homentash, homentasch, or even (h)umentash — cookies might be named after Haman’s pockets or his three-cornered hat (the explanation I was taught as a child), but I prefer to believe … Continue reading

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Baking Not Mourning: Lace Cookies

When people die, I bake. It helps, sort of.  In our tradition, you are supposed to bring food to people who are mourning. I think that’s part of almost everyone’s tradition, come to think of it. I’m not feeling a … Continue reading

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Gluten-free Dog Biscuits

Yep — dog biscuits. This year, instead of making treats for people, I’m making them for the furry friends in my life. Believe it or not, it’s not that easy to find affordable treats for dogs that don’t include grain … Continue reading

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Pie Academy Part 1: Just in time for Turkey Day

Every year, my Mom makes a couple of pies for Thanksgiving and laments that the crust looks ragged — claiming that she could do better, if only she made pie more than once a year. Up until this year, I … Continue reading

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Don’t Overthink the Pumpkin Cupcakes

I made a couple of dozen pumpkin vanilla cupcakes for a party tonight. My friend, who was having the party, instructed me not to “overthink the cupcakes.” Because she doesn’t know me very well! I wouldn’t have a baking blog … Continue reading

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The (C)Hannukah Loaf

I know food bloggers are supposed to be full of holiday cheer and “I can use my glue gun to create the town of Bethlehem and put it under the tree with trains in 5 minutes flat” but I’m just … Continue reading

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