Honey, Sweet and Family

Growing up, holidays have always been about being with family, more than anything else.  Similarly, holiday meals have long been the time where the funniest jokes are told,  the best laughs are heard, and of course, where the best food is served.  Perhaps, it is also the company that makes everything so delicious and the memories unforgettable.

When it comes to Rosh Hashana, the tradition is to eat sweet things to have a sweet year– usually done by dipping apples in honey.  However, as many families celebrate the holiday with formal meals, the tradition often extends to desserts as well.  (And if you’re around my family, you’ll hear the same reason to eat a little dessert year round, “…for a sweet year.”)

While sweet treats are not always good-for-you foods, having them at times of celebration definitely separates the occasion from everyday meals.  In fact, one of our youngest (and cutest) family members has recently proclaimed she is going to make chocolate pizza when she’s older.  A girl after our own hearts.

In the spirit of a sweet New Year and all the happy occasions you celebrate this year, find some of our favorite traditional and non-traditional recipes for treats.

Best Honey Cake

This is one of the easiest dessert recipes we’ve seen. Find the super easy recipe here.

Round Braided Challah

Courtesy of Momfluential, this challah looks better than any bakery could make.  Video instructions and recipe here.

Espresso Caramel Bars

One of the more difficult Giada recipes, but worth the effort. Incredibly sweet and a real treat. You can find the recipe here.

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