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desserts & sweets

Blueberry Crumble

Recipe by Robert Rosenthal

Blueberry Crumble

Making a fruit pie usually takes some patience, entails a level of knowhow and requires a little skill. My blueberry crumble eliminates those annoying barriers. It’s scrumptious and luxurious, yet not overly sweet. Uncomplicated and wanting for nothing more than a scoop of ice cream or a blast of whipped cream.

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Strawberry Lemon Balm Popsicles

Recipe by Tanya Tolchin

Strawberry Lemon Balm Popsicles

Popsicles are almost synonymous with summer. I recently treated my kids (read: myself) to a new set of colorful silicone popsicle molds. They create the push-up-style popsicle, and I like that they are not made of plastic. Popsicles are super easy to personalize with endless variations. We have made a few batches using our own

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LGBTQ Festive Pride Cupcakes

Recipe by Alex Levin

LGBTQ Festive Pride Cupcakes

There’s been a lot of change in the world in the past year. A lot of difficulties and challenges lie ahead, and there is a real threat to the rights of the LGBT community. I am prepared to fight in every non-violent way that I know and use my voice in every outlet I have

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Breakfast-in-Bed Apple Cake

Recipe by Judith Rontal

Breakfast-in-Bed Apple Cake

This apple cake actually tastes better the next day, so no need to wake up early to have it ready for brunch. My favorite part about this recipe is how adaptable it is. Want to make it healthier? Swap in some whole wheat flour or use some applesauce instead of oil. You can even reduce

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Tahini and Almond Cookies

Recipe by Natalie Levin

Tahini and Almond Cookies

Tahini is one of my favorite spreads, and I use it on a daily basis. It’s made entirely of sesame seeds and has a rich, nutty flavor with luscious texture. These are the most addictive cookies ever. They’re so easy to make and are such a great treat with your coffee.

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Libyan Saefra, King Solomon’s Cake

Recipe by Joan Nathan

Libyan <em>Saefra</em>, King Solomon’s Cake

Many families in Libya used to squeeze oranges and bottle the juice to be used all year round. According to Claudia Roden, in her magnificent Book of Jewish Food, using oranges in cakes was a particularly Jewish practice. These cakes, usually prepared with the tart Seville oranges that had to be boiled for hours to

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