Haman’s Gonna Hate, Hate, Hate, Hate, Hate

Esther’s gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake, shake it off! So Taylor Swift is not exactly a rapper but this pun was too good to pass up. Also, I’m shocked that this parody has not been made yet (Maccabeats??). Just to keep my credibility in check, here’s a Kendrick Lamar/Shake It Off mash-up:

Anyway, for those of you who are really confused right now, Haman and Esther are people from the story of Purim, a Jewish holiday coming up on March 4th. If you want to read up on the story of Purim you can Google it and do that on your own time, but just for some context: Esther, a beautiful Jewish woman, was the Queen of Persia, and Haman, an evil Jew-hater, was the king’s royal adviser. Long story short, Haman wanted all of the Jews dead, Esther foiled Haman’s plot, Haman was hanged, all of the Jews survived, and here we are today.

Samoa Hamantaschen - Started From The Batter

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I Got 99 Problems but a Twix Ain’t One

I’ve been really partial to Jay-Z on this blog so far, but I’m kind of okay with that. Just like I’m kind of okay with the obscene amount of this amazing dessert that I’ve eaten in the past week.


Do you like chocolate? Do you like caramel? If you answered yes to both of these questions, I’ve got a dessert for you. If you answered no to both of these questions, we can’t be friends (kidding, but not). Introducing…. Twix brownie bars! I made these last weekend for my brother’s birthday because Twix is his favorite candy, and they did not disappoint. These brownie bars are REALLY, REALLY GOOD and I know because I ate about half of them myself. Instead of using actual Twix bars to make them, you recreate the layers yourself with this semi-from-scratch recipe.

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