Chocolate Raspberry Rugelach

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One of the places in New York I was dying to try after we had moved here was Russ and Daughters. I was following a couple of New York based blogs that were always referring to it and then the Louie episode really pushed me over the edge. So we finally went and it really lived up to the dream. Everything was amazing from the potato pancakes to the babka and smoked salmon.

Stuffed Shells with Spinach and Mushrooms

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Well it’s winter, so let’s get the comfort food going. Or more accurately there are some days that feel like winter and several days that are more like spring. Even with the unseasonably warm weather, the bare trees and gray days make me want to eat something comforting and hearty.