Strawberry Lemonade Bars

Spring is in full bloom. The welcome sunshine is producing a rainbow of flowers in my yard and filling the produce aisle of the supermarket with irresistible sweet, red strawberries. Strawberry season announces that winter is officially over and lemonade weather is around the corner. Soft and fruity Strawberry Lemonade Bars are bursting with these warm weather flavors.

Strawberry Lemonade Bars

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3-2-1 Biscoff Crumble Cake

3-2-1 Biscoff Crumble Cake

Though it has been awhile since I shared a 3-2-1 cake, I have been experimenting behind the scenes in The Monday Box test kitchen with 3-2-1 ideas. ; some great ideas and some not so great. For example, if you ever need directions for gluten free/ kosher for Passover rubber-in-a-mug, email me. On a happier note, one of the deliciously great experiments resulted in 3-2-1 Biscoff Crumble Cake. ...

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Marathon Cookies

Marathon Cookies (Gluten Free)

I am not a runner. For me, the thrill of endorphins coursing through the body is completely overshadowed by the potential for sweat, bad weather, and leg cramps. My father was an avid runner, but the running gene skipped a generation. My daughter, Meira, is a runner. She actually enjoys the challenge. Last weekend, Meira completed a half-marathon for the second time. That’s 13.1 miles! I think she is amazing. So, I baked her Marathon Cookies. ...

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Apricot and Cranberry Macaroons (Gluten Free and Kosher for Passover)

Apricot and Cranberry Macaroons (Gluten Free and Kosher for Passover)

I made apricot and cranberry macaroons for my mother. She has always been the coconut lover in our family and macaroons are definitely for coconut lovers. They are the ultimate coconut cookie; slight crispness on the outside giving way to moist, chewy coconut inside. These particular balls of macaroon deliciousness are speckled with chopped dried apricot and cranberries, and dipped in dark chocolate. ...

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sheep chocolate sugar cookies

Easter Sugar Cookies and Military Care Package #11

This is a big holiday weekend. Passover begins at sunset on Friday and Easter is on Sunday. Both are  occasions for gathering with friends and family. While celebrating, take a moment to send thankful, supportive thoughts or prayers to the military families whose loved ones are deployed. Holidays apart are especially difficult. Our military families sacrifice so much. ...

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Italian Easter Cookies (Taralli Dolce Di Pasqua)

Italian Easter Cookies (Taralli Dolce Di Pasqua)

In my opinion, Italy is the home of the best coffee and the best cookies for munching and dunking along with that coffee. The Italian dunking cookie most familiar to Americans is biscotti, a true wonder of crunchy delight and a fabulous care package cookie. Another, perhaps less well known, Italian cookie designed to withstand the rigors of beverage dipping is the Taralli, which comes in many forms both savory and sweet. Taralli Dolce Di Pasqua are Italian Easter cookies, lightly sweet with a ...

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Passover Chocolate Coconut Whoopie Pies (Gluten Free)

Passover Chocolate Coconut Whoopie Pies (Gluten Free)

Chocolate Coconut Whoopie Pies are ultra-chocolaty, chewy chocolate chip cookies sandwiched with marshmallow filling and dipped in shredded coconut. Yes, they happen to be kosher for Passover. Yes, they happen to be gluten free. But no one would ever know. They are THAT good. Until I was 12 years old my family lived on Long Island in New York, an easy drive from both sets of my grandparents. Our extended family is small and we spent holidays together. Thanksgiving was at our house. Passover ...

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