Quick & easy cheesecake popcorn cups

Sweet, creamy cheesecake - in popcorn form! These little cups of deliciousness are a perfect snack for both kids and adults.

After the success of Rosh Hashanah’s apple and honey popcorn, I was inspired to create cheesecake popcorn for Shavuot. Everyone loves popcorn, right? Well, Kipper does, anyway, and she’s my main target audience for sweet things. She also loves cheesecake, so I was fairly confident that these would go over …

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Individual berry cheesecakes – a Shavuot treat!

Fruity berry cheesecake topped by a plain cheesecake layer, & decorated with berry syrup swirls. These cute & easy individual cheesecakes are just divine!

Last year, Cambridge enjoyed its first Shavuot garden party, held in the gorgeous surroundings of Kings College Fellows Garden. The sun shone, Pimms was drunk, and a lovely time was had by all. The week before the event, I had been busy busy busy, making brownies, mini victoria sponge cakes, meringues, …

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Easy double chocolate muesli cookies

“Everything’s good, so long as it’s chocolate,” DH never tires of telling me. And he may have a point. So when I was considering baking a batch of weekend cookies, I naturally thought of making chocolatey ones. But you know me, I couldn’t make anything so altogether unhealthy as just …

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Sahlab – sweet, creamy hot drink AND ancient aphrodisiac!

Rich, creamy & delicious, topped with nuts and cinnamon, sahlab is a winter treat!

As a child, I visited Israel pretty often with my family. I have lots of cousins, aunts and uncles there (and friends, too!) so we typically went at least once a year. However, these trips were almost always in the summer, and my first memory of Israel in the winter …

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Prehistoric cinnamon & vanilla cookies

prehistoric cookies - vanilla & cinnamon cookies imprinted with fossils

Kipper recently had an EPIC dinosaur themed birthday party. We had a great time playing dino games, and eating delicious birthday food. But a party must have treats, and even as a sugar-phobe, I knew I’d have to make something sweet to go in the party bags as a tasty reminder …

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Natural 1-ingredient parve whip! Plus Braun Multiquick hand blender review

tropical jelly & whipped coconut cream

As I’m sure you know, one of the features of a kosher kitchen is the total separation of milk and meat ingredients. This means that kosher cooks have two sets of pots, pans, utensils, serving dishes, crockery, cutlery etc. etc. – one for milky food and one for meaty. However, the …

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Flourless almond butter cupcakes two ways (gluten free)

almond butter cupcakes

Regular readers will remember my peanut-butter phobia. I usually buy almond butter as a replacement, but decided to have a go at making some myself, from whole raw almonds. Lovely. I used a high-powered countertop blender, and within seconds, the almonds had been reduced to a fine powder, and after about …

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Rhubarb, ginger & raspberry jelly – an easy seasonal dessert

Rhubarb, ginger & raspberry jelly

I love rhubarb! I’m the only one in the house that does, but I really do love it. So I’ve been looking forward to the start of rhubarb season with anticipation. Early rhubarb tends to be even sharper than its more mature relations, and typically requires a hefty dose of …

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Pesach pop tarts! Grain-free, gluten-free, egg-free & refined-sugar-free breakfast

Pesach pop tarts - grain-free, egg-free, refined-sugar-free, vegan

Breakfast always seems to be the hardest meal on Pesach (Passover). Unless you enjoy matza with jam and/or cheese every day for a week, anyway. I find after about day 3, the novelty’s worn off. I suggested 8 Pesach breakfast ideas in my recipe book, Helen’s delicious Pesach, but here …

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