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Passover starts today, and with it comes a whole set of eating restrictions on top of the usual rules of keeping Kosher. At least, it does if you observe the holiday, which many people do even if they are not particularly religious to begin with. The Jewish tradition dictatates that all leavened foods (hametz) must be removed from the home and that no eating utensils ... Read More »

Peeps S’Mores

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Like so many others, I am more than happy to eat Peeps – those deliciously sugar-coated, brightly colored holiday marshmallows – raw, especially around Easter when Just Born puts out their traditional yellow chicks and purple bunnies. These days, they put out quite a few more colors, more shapes and more flavors (like the Cocoa Bunnies), as well as offering a sugar-free Peep, but in ... Read More »

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

If you were lucky, when you were a kid there was a diner by your house that served chocolate chip pancakes. These pancakes represented the ultimate kids’ breakfast indulgence – especially when they were served with whipped cream, in addition to syrup. It might have been hard to convince your parents to let you have them, as chocolate is not necessarily what most parents encourage ... Read More »

Hot ketchup soup…

When times are lean, we might have to eat some things simply because they’re inexpensive. Massive amounts of ramen, for example. But, if you are the kind of person for whom hot ketchup soup - by which I mean a cup of hot water with ketchup stirred into it – is a regular part of your diet because you are just a very cheap person, at least ... Read More »

Groom’s cake for the kid at heart

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It’s true that weddings are supposed to be for “grown-ups,” but there is nothing wrong with a little nostalgia on your big day – and yes, the big day should be something special for the grooms, as well as for the brides! This basically means that you should be able to indulge in whatever your favorite celebration foods are, regardless of how untraditional they are. ... Read More »

I dream of cupcakes blanket

Eating in bed isn’t the best idea because of the potential for getting crumbs all over the sheets before you sleep in them, so instead of taking actual cupcakes to bed with you, the sew-on cupcakes of the I dream of cupcakes blanket from Uncommon Goods are a better choice. The delightful little pink-frosted cakes are the focal point – helping you to “dream of cupcakes,” as the blanket’s ... Read More »

Traditional Irish Soda Bread

Soda Bread

The New York Times ran an article this week about traditional Irish soda bread – or rather, they ran an article that discussed how the loaf presented as “traditional” in the US is often not. The author’s loaf had butter, sugar and eggs in it, as well as raisins, and turned into a very cake-like loaf. I myself am guilty, to a degree, of making ... Read More »

Chocolate Mint Brownie Sticks

“Who’s gonna turn down a Junior Mint? It’s chocolate, it’s peppermint -it’s delicious!” — Kramer, Seinfeld I know one person who does not like the combination of chocolate and mint, but to be fair, he does not care for peppermint-type flavors in general. Doubtless there are a handful of other people who also do not care for the combination, but the vast majority of people ... Read More »

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