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Holiday Rum Balls!

In Desserts, Recipes by Frances Largeman Roth

Hello Friends,

I hope you’re all wrapping up work and starting your holiday celebrations. With Chanukah so early this year, it feels like we already did the holidays, yet Christmas is just three days away. I didn’t really grow up celebrating Christmas per se, but it’s my sister’s birthday and my mom grew up with the tradition in Germany, so I like to celebrate with traditional foods and make the house feel festive. One way I carry on my mom’s traditions is by making her rum balls.

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Oma’s Hamantaschen

In Desserts, Recipes by Frances Largeman Roth

The Jewish holiday of Purim is coming up on March 23rd. It’s a fun celebration that usually entails kids getting dressed up as characters from the story of Haman. He’s the bad guy in the story and whenever you hear his name during a reading of the story, you’re supposed to use a noisemaker. It’s lots of fun for kids! My favorite part of the holiday is making and eating Hamantaschen. They are triangular cookies that are made to look like Haman’s 3-pointed hat.