Red Wine Cupcakes with Chocolate Glaze

My Golden Boy turned 11 today! Eleven years ago, on the second day of Shavuot (the Jewish Holiday commemorating God giving the Torah to the nation of Israel), Better Half and I rushed to LIJ Hospital to deliver number four. Luckily for us, both my father and my baby brother stayed with us at the time and
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Ultralemony Lemon Bundt Cake with Almond Glaze

Something is wrong with Spots on Pots, and I am not managing to fix it. At first it wouldn’t load at all, or in professional lingo, I was experiencing the dreaded white screen of death.  Gidi spent countless hours performing operations such as creating ftp files, deactivating plugins, deleting my beloved theme and reinstalling it again, and
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Buttery Pound Cake with Salty Caramel Glaze עוגת חמאה משויישת בקרמל

Stubborn Mule celebrated his Bar Mitzvah this week, a week and a half after Passover, which resulted in me being absent from my kitchen for over a month (omelets, pizza, soup and basic Shabbat Meals excluded). I did hesitate for a moment before rushing to the grocers’ to buy heavy cream, as I knew I
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Bocconcini del Nonno-Italian Almond Cookies עוגיות שקדים אטלקיות כשרות לפסח

If it were up to Better Half, we would spend most of our life together on vacation.  We would go skiing together every second week in the winter, spend Passover in Hawaii and summers in New Zealand.  And I would join him on all his international tax conferences. Thank God I hate vacations or we would
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Passover Chocolate, Nuts and Raisins Cookies עוגיות שוקולד, אגוזים וצימוקים לפסח

Growing up, Pessach (Passover) baking used to be a real hassle.  We didn’t use our everyday oven during Pessach, but  rather a Wonder Pot.   A Wonder Pot is an aluminum pot shaped like a Bundt baking pan used for baking on top of a gas stove.  They were common in Israel during the 1950s, when many didn’t own an oven.  My grandmother used
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