DSC_0652There is only one food that really is trade-market on Purim, Hamentaschen! As I started writing this blog, I realized that other than the fact that I see and eat Hamentaschen every year, I don’t really know much about them. ThAe most interesting aspect for me to learn was the origin, of the name “Hamentaschen”, and the peculiar shape. So being the nerd that I am, I searched the web a little, and came across some interesting facts

For the origin of the name:

In Hebrew Hamentaschen are called “Oznay Haman” meaning “Haman’s Ears”. Now Haman is the villain in our story so why would we be calling our delicious pastry by this name. Well it’s said that it is a reminder of how they used to chop of criminal’s ears. But let’s not think about that too much. More


Chocolate Souffle!


If you have 20 minutes to make a special treat for the people you love, here’s a suggestion. Chocolate Souffle!

Enjoy every minute with your loved ones. In my opionion, chocolate is a great way to your special someone’s heart.

Happy Yom Hamishpacha! 😀 More

Apple Pie for Ben!

DSC_0574Yesterday was my brother Ben’s birthday. He isn’t really a dessert person, especially not chocolate!  But if there is one dessert that he loves to use, it’s something with apples. Ben’s a great cook he makes amazing schnitzel, his pizza is always a favorite and he makes a mean apple pie too. Just so you guys understand Ben’s love for pie goes along way. He and my dad drove down the American East Coast on a hunt after small diners with homemade pies. Today I won’t be making he’s recipe, instead I will be making a tribute pie.

Happy Birthday Ben!

And always remember that if you don’t bake you can take: bakersntakers@gmail.com More

‘Smore Cookies ;)


So it’s not some more cookies, which is actually where the title came from! Well you definitely would want some more, but ‘smore as in camping!

Yes, camping with marshmallows, Graham Crackers and of course chocolate! If you love ‘smores you will love these! I really believe that these will be great if you are watching the game tonight indoors and at 1:30-5 am. Yes for those of you who ever want to make Aliyah that’s what we do here. They don’t take that long and are very simple! So before I babble any longer and cut into your nap time here is the recipe. More


Thanksgiving Lemon Meringue Pie

They say “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Well at this given time I would like to change that to, “when life gives you lemons, make lemon meringue pie!” In honor of Thanksgiving and pies everywhere I would like to write about my Aunt Michelle’s lemon meringue pie. I know it’s the traditional pumpkin pie, but Thanksgiving is about being thankful and not just about pumpkins. Although, I am grateful for the pumpkin too.

At the moment where I live times are hard and things aren’t looking up quite yet. So I would like to stop for a moment and say for what I am thankful. I am thankful for the most amazing family a person could have. From my immediate family to my dear friends that are so far by relation, but so close at heart. Despite the distance between us, I have always felt so connected, even if distance separates us.   More

Hey Everyone!

I hope you are all cooling down from the hectic month we just had, and are enjoying the last relaxing moments we have left.

First off I would like to thank you all for the orders you put in and I am glad to have more of them.

Second from now until further notice my weeks are going to look a little differently. And there for a few things are going to be different. I will still be taking orders, but there will be weeks I won’t be home in which case I will notify you in advance. Orders should all be in by Thursday afternoon. You can check out all the prices on the blog. http://www.bakersntakers.wordpresss.com/prices

As I post new recipes I will also add to the price list.

I will still be posting and blogging but less. So on weeks when I’m not home you can try it out yourself.

In addition I would love to hear ideas for what you would like me to blog about and I will try to get right to it.

I wish you all a Shavua Tov (for what’s left of it) and a Shana Tova!

Bakers N’ Takers


Oatmeal Raisin Cookies for My Dad!

Happy Birthday Papa!

If anyone has ever met my Father they would know that he loves nothing more than an oatmeal raisin cookie. I remember once when I was little, he read that Oatmeal Raisin cookies were also the favorite of President Bill Clinton. He searched online to find the recipe prepared by the then First Lady, Secretary of State, Hilary Rodham Clinton.  He prepared the recipe and said to me; “These are the same cookies the President eats.”

While the First Lady cookies are pretty good, I endeavored to prepare an Oatmeal Raisin cookie recipe that fast and equally delicious.  I don’t think you will be disappointed. More

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