VALENTINE GIFT: Danny Macaroons

Danny’s Macaroons update the classic coconut macaroon to 21st century flavors. Photo courtesy Danny Macaroons.   We grew up loving Mounds and Almond Joy candy bars, but as our palate for better chocolate grew, we switched to chocolate-dipped coconut macaroons made by artisan bakers. Ah, sweet addiction! A brief history of macaroons: Coconut macaroons exist…
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PASSOVER: Our Favorite Treat For Everyone

Matzo “toffee”: white chocolate with pistachios and dark chocolate with almonds. Photo courtesy MysteryLoversKitchen.com.   Passover food and beverages (including wine) are a $2.5 billion to $3 billion industry. It sounds unbelievable, but according to KosherToday.com, some 30,000 different kosher-for-Passover products were produced specifically for Passover 2012. You may see shelves at the supermarket filled…
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PASSOVER: Gluten-Free Matzo

Millions of Jews will celebrate a week of Passover beginning Friday, April 6th. The holiday commemorates the biblical story of the Exodus, in which the ancient Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt, after God inflicted the ten plagues upon the Egyptians. As the story goes, the Jews had to leave Egypt immediately. They gathered…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Egg Tips For Easter & Passover

Here are some egg safety tips from the USDA, for everyone planning an Easter egg hunt or cooking eggs for the Passover seder. Hard-cooked eggs for Easter and Passover celebrations should be prepared with care. EASTER EGG TIPS If you plan to eat the Easter eggs you decorate, be sure to use only food grade…
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PASSOVER: New Kosher-For-Passover Foods

The Jewish holiday of Passover begins Monday evening, the 18th of April, and continues for seven days. It commemorates the liberation of the Israelites from enslavement in Egypt, which many scholars agree took place in 1476 BCE. Moses led his people to Canaan, and God parted the Red Sea so the Israelites could escape from…
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