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Heather Bien

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Heather BienHeather Bien works in digital content and copywriting by day and lifestyle and travel blogging by night. While she’d never had a latke before meeting her fiancé, Adam, and she’s still working on cooking shakshuka with perfectly runny eggs, she’s fully embracing Jewish culture and food one recipe at a time. You can find her on social media @hmbien and online at www.heatherbien.com.

Black-and-White Hamantashen

Recipe by Heather Bien

Black-and-White Hamantashen

My first foray into baking hamantashen was with a Nutella-filled recipe. You can’t go wrong with that, right? Well, yes, yes you can. We cut the dough too thick, couldn’t fold them correctly into triangles and ended up with what I would call dough clouds rather than cookies. Delicious, but not quite right. So, this

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Mexican Shakshuka

Recipe by Heather Bien

Mexican Shakshuka

For this take on shakshuka, I decided to do a culinary mashup of the Israeli recipe with classic Mexican flavors. With my recent conversion to Judaism and my Mexican heritage, this seemed like a fitting tribute to my past and present. The ingredients in shakshuka easily merge with Mexican seasonings—the base of the recipe remains

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Pumpkin Challah Bread Pudding

Recipe by Heather Bien

Pumpkin Challah Bread Pudding

When it comes to nostalgic comfort foods, bread pudding is always a crowd pleaser. While you can make it year round, bread pudding is one of those traditional dishes that seems most at home once a chill in the air has begun to set in. So, how does one improve upon bread pudding for fall?

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Everything-Bagel-and-Lox Dip with Bagel Chips

Recipe by Heather Bien

Everything-Bagel-and-Lox Dip with Bagel Chips

A few months ago, I was at a Restaurant Week dinner at one of those hip places that is known for taking those classic old-fashioned dishes that make up our culinary memories, deconstructing them and turning them completely upside down and inside out. On the menu was an appetizer that did just that: a deconstructed

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