Beef Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Techina

Recipe by Adam Sher and Naftali Hanau Serves 6-8 1 pkg Thin-Cut Grow and Behold Beef Bacon 12 Medjool dates, pitted and halved 1/2 cup Simple Techina (recipe below) Fill date boats with Techina. Wrap half a piece of bacon around and secure with toothpick. Cover baking sheet with foil and arrange dates on top….

Carrot & Almond Torte (GF)

Adapted from ‘Fern Verrow: Recipe from the Farm Kitchen’ by Harry Astley and Jane Scotter Dairy and Gluten-Free!   4 large eggs, yolks and whites separated 1 cup sugar Grated zest of 1 orange ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract ½ pound carrots, finely grated 2 cups almond flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda…

Chocolate Applesauce Cake

My grandma made this cake for my birthday every year.  As an adult, I’ve livened it up a little — more cocoa, a dash of ginger and cayenne to give it a kick.  But it still retains the perfect blend of moist, chocolatey goodness, studded with chocolate chips and raisins, with an interesting overlay of…

Chocolate-Avocado Pudding

This healthy dessert relies on avocado for its creaminess, and comes together quickly for a hungry crowd!

Tomato-Beef Hamantaschen

Used with permission from Modern Jewish Cooking by Leah Koenig   TOMATO-BEEF FILLING 8oz Ground Beef 1/2 small onion, chopped 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 1/4 cup finely chopped pimiento-stuffed green olives 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon sweet paprika 1/4 cup tomato sauce 1 tablespoon honey kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper Combine…

Easy Coffee-Chocolate Cake

Recipe by Deena Heisler Ingredients: 3 cups flour 2.5 cups sugar 1 cup cocoa 1 cup oil 2 cups cold black coffee 4 eggs 3 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 2 tsp vanilla Directions: Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Mix the dry ingredients in a medium bowl In a separate large…

Beef-Bacon Gingersnaps

Use rendered Beef Bacon Fat instead of butter or margarine in these Swedish ginger cookies!

Chocolate Mousse

This creamy dessert is an excellent sendoff for a hearty meal.

Gramarcy Tavern Gingerbread with Baked Apples

I bring this intensely gingery cake from Smittenkitchen.com to Thanksgiving every year, and every year my mom gets sad because it looks so much like chocolate cake. I add baked apples (below) or homemade cranberry sauce on top so you can fully appreciate the gingery taste without constantly being confused that you’re not eating chocolate….

Cresent Cookies

These elaborate cookies are great when you want to impress.

Raisin and Walnut Mandelbrodt

These Mandelbrodt are made by Dr. Kathy Morris, my family’s doctor and good friend. They’re amazing and so is she.

Banana Bread

This moist banana bread is a lovely way to end a Shabbat meal.

Flourless Chocolate Cake

When my then-year-old son had this cake for the first time he laughed for 15 minutes and then did an elaborate dance.