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Purim is my absolute favorite holiday and it's approaching!! I know because I own a calendar and also because that's when the entire internet seems to be busting at the seams with new variations on classic Hamentashen. Think of any food in the universe and odds are, someone turned it into a Hamentash. The creativity is nothing short of astounding and each one looks and sounds more delicious than the last. For a great comprehensive guide, check out this list.

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When you have a household full of monkeys, you buy a lot of bananas. And when you're the stay-at-zoo-mom, you buy a lot of coffee. And when you combine the two and make muffins, you wonder where they've been all your life. Add some chocolate chips and the perfect marriage of flavors come together in a bite sized little treat.

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How cute are these dried fruit stuffed baked apples???? They're as delicious as they are adorable and perfectly festive for the upcoming new year for the trees, Tu B'Shvat!

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They say time flies when you're having fun. I think it flies especially quickly in the summer.

I'm not a pool kind of person.. or a basking in the sun kind of person. My favorite part of summer is hanging out around a hubb-made bonfire on a chilly night upstate with friends and drinks and s'mores.

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