{Business} FOF Susan’s Rugelach Giveaway!

“The highlight of every dinner was dessert. Whenever my grandmother brought out that tray filled with rugelach, conversation ceased and they’d be devoured within minutes. Over the years, she passed on her recipes to my mother who perfected the pastry, sprinkling powdered sugar lightly on top and creating new flavors.” —FOF Susan Herlands

In June 1988, FOF Susan Herlands decided to share her family’s treats with the world and launched her business, My Mother’s Delicacies. She hired a baker and set up a demo table in front of a supermarket in Pennsylvania with the mini-pastries. Within an hour they were all gone. By Christmas that year, she had hired 17 bakers to keep up with the orders.

Today, Susan has over 50 employees in a 18,000-square-foot baking facility. She sells rugelach–a traditionally Jewish pastry–in two shapes; square and crescent with fillings such as chocolate, apricot and raspberry. She sells it in major supermarkets and specialty stores across the northeast as well as online.

“When I first sat across from buyers at supermarkets, they’d say, “This is delicious but it’s a little ethnic for us,” says Susan. “Now everyone eats it. Like the bagel, it has gone mainstream!”

Her key to success: “Presentation, quality, price and value all have to come together. Just go with your gut.”

Now, you can win a gift tower of rugelach from Susan’s FOF biz, My Mother’s Delicacies. Just comment below, tell us: Who in your family does the cooking? Thank you for entering. This contest is now closed.

310 Responses to “{Business} FOF Susan’s Rugelach Giveaway!”

  1. Diane McMahon says:

    my spouse does most of the cooking and I prefer to bake

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  2. Kathleen Marosy says:

    I do the cooking in my family as well as holiday baking. Cakes and cookies are my favorite things to bake. My grandmother (and father) was Hungarian and I still bake her pastries and cakes. I have had rugelach many times but have never tried to make it. Now I will look for a recipe, as I am sure your’s is a family secret!

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    • ryki zuckerman says:

      kathy! left you a message on facebook. trying here to contact you as well.

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  3. joann says:

    They look delicious!!!!!!!! Would love to share with family and friends. What a special tasty treat to perk up the taste buds.

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  4. Sue Manyai says:

    I do all the cooking. But baking is my hobby (take after my Mom for that) and I’ve had Rugelachs many times>is there a dessert that is better? They’re light, flaky, delicate, delicious and you can eat just one (at a time).

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  5. Karen says:

    I live alone, so I’m the chief cook, bottle washer and resident Goddess! I hold monthly ‘salons’ where I gather together good friends and interesting strangers over huge dinners that give me a chance to cook creatively. While I do make some perfect desserts for these get-togethers (last one, I did miniature root beer floats), rugelach would be wonderful (and I never did learn to make them as good as my Mom’s!).

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  6. karin says:

    I grew up in a family where my dad was the chef of the house. I learned a love for cooking from him.

    In my household,my husband and I share the cooking…I guess it just depends on who has the greatest desire for a certain food. I do admit that all the baking responsibility is mine alone.

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  7. Aisling says:

    DH and I pretty much share the cooking, but he’s pretty much a meat & potatoes cook while I get a bit fancier and do all the baking.

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  8. margarita says:

    Women in my family have traditionally cooked, (and we re good at it!) my specialty is rice, risotto, and basically any kind of pasta. I also enjoy coming up with new salad recipes. My sister is amazing when it comes to designing an appropriate menu for every occasion. My mother is a pastry whiz, and my nice and daughter excel at christmastime recipes for turkey and vegetables, as well as exotic dishes. We have a lot of fun over family events and holidays, when we spend time together in the kitchen. The way I see it, it s all about bonding together!!

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  9. Rachie Sacks says:

    I have been married for 49 years. We have 5 kids and 14 grandchildren. My 94 yr old Mom is also a vital part of our family. I have been doing the cooking for our family for almost half a century. My main cooking is done for the two big weekly Sabbath Meals….Friday night and Saturday lunch.
    Each Sabbath our family comes together to enjoy yummy food and great conversation. The girls put on “shows” and the boys play sports. Most of life’s warm and fuzzy experiences are built around yummy food and warm conversation! And, oh yes, Great Rugelach!

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  10. Shea Burgamy says:

    I live alone so I do the cooking, but on holidays my two daughters and 3 granddaughters get in the kitchen with me and we have great fun.

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  11. Abee says:

    I do all the cooking and if I had a better kitchen I might enjoy it more. I have no space and it gets messy quickly. 🙁

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  12. Susan says:

    I do the cooking; even made rugelach last month. would love to try yours! They look delicious!

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  13. cindy ward says:

    We both do the cooking, my husband slices and dices any veges that require slicing and and prep. I do the majority of the cooking but we both do that also. We love puttering around in the ketchen.

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  14. AJB says:

    Mostly, I do.

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  15. Patricia Assanowicz says:

    My husband and I both cook, my husband is born and raised in Poland and his grandmother used to make these all of the time, when I read this to him he told me these are very hard to find because they have to know how to make them. This is the reason for my entering, Rugelace is pastry that can easiely be copied but never can the real Rugelach be replaced, my husband said to let the woman who took the time to make his favorite pasty he has not eaten since he left Poland in the mid 70’s, and without a doubt would love to win this. He called his Mom in Poland last night who does not speak english and told her about these pastries and she said to make sure you complinment the woman who took a few pastries and created a buiness out of the best pastry. KUDOS< to you Susan, my husband really wants to win so he can have a real taste of home, thank you so much, I am keeping my fingers crossed for this prize, what a smile my husband will have enjoying food from home.

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  16. sandy says:

    I have done most of the cooking over the years. Whenever I was too busy or my husband or children felt like it they would make some delicious meals. Now that the children are all out on their own (with occasional forays back to the nest) have had to get used to downsizing the preparations.

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  17. omiobabbinocaro says:

    I do…but it’s something I enjoy doing after work…My days can be a little stressful…The kitchen is a place to relax and create.

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  18. Deanna Vejar says:

    We all participate. What am I talking about? It’s just my husband and I and we both love to cook, so we share and cook together.

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  19. Kathy says:

    My mother did all the cooking and every now and then my father would make a pizza from scratch. My uncle came up to PA from NJ every other weekend to do a barbeque in our patio. YUM! Now I am the head chef and glow in the praises from people who enjoy my dishes.

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  20. Nan says:

    My partner and I share the cooking as we both have our favorites. Combining our different culinary style was a nurturing factor early on in our relationship. Real men can cook!

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  21. kay wolter says:

    I have a Husband who is great at just throwing together what looks good and He is the grill king, My 14 year old Son loves to cook and great things and I am a Woman who goes by recipes but lately for Me nothing is working…so a family of 3 all of Us take turns

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  22. Joetta says:

    They all look so wonderful and ready to eat.

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  23. Kane says:

    My husband and I share the cooking. But it’s hard as I try to eat healthy and he just wants to eat. Sometimes I don’t want to eat what he has fixed but do to keep from hurting his feelings. But he is starting to figure it out…last time he removed the skin from the chicken he was fixing for my pieces, left his on as he loves the skin on his. So it’s working out. He doesn’t eat salad so I make myself a salad for before dinner.

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  24. Ivy says:

    My mom! She’s a master at whipping up the classics!

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  25. susan Gisselberg says:

    I do all the cooking in my home, since I am the only one here. If I weren’t to cook; who would?! I rarely bake pastries and other goodies for myself, so I would LOVE to win Susan Herlands’ gift tower of rugelach!

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  26. sharon910@roadrunner.com says:

    I do the cooking or we would starve. LOL My husband can’t boil water. I love to cook and bake. My family loves coming here to eat.

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  27. Debbie Bain says:

    I do all of the cooking. I love trying a new recipe. I constantly cut recipes out of the newspaper and magazines and now that I am retired I plan to organize them and try at least one new one every week.

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  28. Joanne Vicente says:

    I do all the cooking, since I live alone. I love to spend a rainy day baking, and ruggies are some of my favorites. The last ones I made had a bit of Greek yogurt and dark chocolate rolled in!

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  29. Laima Dapkus says:

    My apartment mate does most of the cooking. He can make the ordinary taste absolutely extraordinary. However, I happen to be the better baker in the family. Probably because I adore all sweets! My taste buds are all excited and eager to try your sweet rugelach!

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  30. Ellen says:

    My husband and I share the cooking. At this point in our lives we only cook for the two of us if we are not entertaining. My husband makes the main dish: beef, fish, chicken, etc. I ususally make the veggies and salad.

    When my daughters were home and I was a single mom, I did most of the cooking after work. When my daughter was older she helped me sometimes.

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  31. Debbie Chaney says:

    My 17-year-old daughter has picked up the cooking bug, so we share cooking. When I can’t do it, she does.

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  32. Joyce Leathers says:

    This is the first time that I heard of rugelach. It looks delicious, and I would love to try it. Me and husband both love to cook, especially on the grill. As a matter of fact, it’s Labor Day, we cooked on the grill, now we’re all about to sit down and eat.

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  33. Joyce Leathers says:

    This is the first time that I heard of rugelach. It looks delicious, and I would love to try it. Me and husband both love the cook, especially on the grill. As a matter of fact, it’s Labor Day, we cooked on the grill, now we’re all about to sit down and eat.

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  34. Patricia says:

    I cook more soups and vegetables now that the kids are grown and gone, but I’m still the one who does the cooking.

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  35. Linda Meyer says:

    I have always been THE cook in my family. Now I am alone, but new “gentleman caller” loves everything I cook for him, and that is fun all over again!

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  36. Catherine says:

    I have been cooking my Mother’s recipes for my business for eight years now and working on a cookbook in her honor. Family recipes are a link to our past that adds flavor and texture to the tapestry of our lives.

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  37. carol kernusz says:

    Of course, I do the cooking here for myself and my husband. It’s a task that I don’t mind having to do. I often pull a cookbook off the shelf to learn a different way of preparing the wonderful wild game meat that he provides as a benefit of his favorite pasttime, hunting. We also enjoy fishing together when we vacation in the Florida Keys so I often have some nice Spanish Mackeral or Snapper in the freezer. I have to give some credit to my husband… he’s good at heating leftovers in the microwave.

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  38. Polly Ruff says:

    I do all the cooking. My husband can hardly make a sandwich. Although I must say he can do a microwave frozen dinner. Thanks.

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  39. Susan C says:

    My husband and I share the duties

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  40. Rennie Miller says:

    I do the cooking!

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  41. Claudia says:

    I am the cook in the house though it’s only for myself these days. Funny, when my family was growing and going everywhere dinner was sometimes a “drive-by” event and a chore. Now with a surplus of time and energy but no one to cook for, I wish for those crazy times again.

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  42. Claudia says:

    i am pretty good cook but my passion is baking ! i got a bad case of the Sweet Tooth .. LOL 🙂

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  43. Barb says:

    My husband does most of the cooking but I do all of the baking. I love to bake. Your website is awesome and now I am looking for something sweet to eat! 🙂

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  44. Karen says:

    I am aways looking for good recipes.
    To make for my husband and me and grandkids.
    For Saturday.

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  45. Elayne Glickman says:

    In my family, we all do the cooking. No matter how much or little kitchen talents we have, everyone pitches in! It’s such a wonderful feeling to have the whole family (and even friends when they stop in) laughing and talking. Even when it’s been a tough day at work, everything feels good when we’re all together like that! I get happy just thinking about it! Since we all were involved in the preparation, the meal is just that much better!
    My grandma lived with our family when I was growing up and she taught me to appreciate and love cooking. She even enjoyed washing the dishes afterward! That’s when the best stories were told about her growing up in her country.
    Thank you for this chance to win the wonderful rugelach and for allowing me a moment to reminisce. 🙂

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  46. Kathy says:

    My husband is The Grillmaster!

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  47. Jill Guerin says:

    I do all of the coooking. I like to try new recipes and use fresh fruits and vegetables. I also love desserts with coffee.

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  48. Dianna says:

    well id say my Gradmother did the cooking she always had thise old time dinners many of which none of us can now cook. I try to do some but they never are as good as my Grandmothers

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  49. Carla Bruckner says:

    I do most of the cooking, but lots of times we eat out.

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  50. Edwina Foreman says:

    We share the cooking, but I usually do the messy meals.

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  51. Marcia Mason says:

    I’m a pretty fair cook, and have always done all the cooking until 2 yrs. ago. Since I’ve been excessively busy with my job I’ve forced (kicking and screaming) my retired husband to do the cooking. It’s always simple, frequently pre-packaged, late, over- or under- done, but edible if you’re not too picky. It always amazes me how difficult he finds even the most simple cooking task to perform (like boiling potatoes), it just frustrates him to no end. I never complain, though, or I’d be back to trying to do it myself, and not eating until 10 at night.

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  52. joyce says:

    I must admit ,the best cook in the house,is my husband.

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  53. Barbara Houseman says:

    I do all the cooking and I love it! It’s one of the greatest ways I have to show my family how much I love them.

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  54. Judie Martin says:

    My husband shares the cooking, but as I LOVE desserts, that falls to me. Would love to try Susan’s
    rugelach recipe…it sounds wonderful…

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  55. Gwendolyn says:

    Since I live alone I do the cooking. But all of my children can, and do, cook fairly well. I believe everyone should have enough basic cooking skills to take care of themselves. Eating out too many times takes the pleasure out of it.

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  56. Leesa Craig says:

    He makes pancakes…I make everything else. sigh.

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  57. Suzie says:

    I do all the cooking and I love it! I am always trying new recipes and LOVE looking at cookbooks for ideas. Not to say that we have gourmet food every day – the kids still love a box of macaroni and cheese, but usually my mealtimes are quite an adventure and hopefully something my family will remember and cherish!

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  58. Julie says:

    I am the best cook I know. I have friends who cook as well but none better. I can make ground beef taste like lobster!!! LOL Well done Susan.

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  59. Rebecca says:

    My mother used to do most of the cooking, but now that she suffers from NPH, my father has taken over most of it.

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  60. Jerice says:

    Since the kids have gone, my husband does all the cooking and baking; but I make the gravy.

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  61. Myra Garber says:

    I do the cooking in my family! I can’t wait to taste tyhe rugelach – to compare with MY grandmother’s!

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  62. Sheryl says:

    No one, really. I live alone and don’t cook very often, but I love to eat!

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  63. d. frank says:

    I am the cook..my mother was the cook until she died…

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  64. Denise white-Jennings says:

    Unfortunately for me and my family I do almost all of the cooking; so we are stuck in an unimaginative, although fairly tasty and pretty nutritious, deep rut of repetitiveness day in and day out. I dislike cooking but want meatless meals brimming with fresh vegetable and protein substitutes, so I feel stuck at the stove. Let’s not even mention baking! After a few disasters I’ve given that up, so finding fresh delicious deserts helps take the dullness out of our dinner time. So bring on the rugelach – we all love it!

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  65. Susan says:

    Rugelaches are the best.

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  66. Rose Shuman says:

    My husband, Al, does most of the everyday cooking and I do the baking in our household. The rugelach in the photo remind me of the ones from my childhood. I know they would be appreciated and wonderful for our family. Thank you.

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  67. Rose Shuman says:

    My husband, Al, does most of the everyday cooking and I do the baking in our home. These rughlach, even from the photo, look like the homemade ones we used to have. They are making my mouth water. Oh, what a delight these would be and what memories they would bring back.

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  68. Aisling says:

    My husband and I generally take “turns” cooking, although he’s more a a straight meat and potatoes cook, while I’ll make casseroles or our somewhat fancier meals. I used to be the sole baker, but he’s learned to make a few things that he really enjoys (and I don’t make often enough). I love Rugelach, but never bake it myself. Susan’s look wonderful!

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  69. Corinne Garrett says:

    I do the cooking – my husband is a survival cook, so if we are on a diet, he cooks and we lose weight. My brother and sister in law do not cook at all, so it’s always catering at their house and made from scratch at mine! Needless to say, everyone gravitates to my house for holidays. The rugelach would be a yummy treat for holiday breakfast and lets me off the hook for morning sweets!

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  70. Joyzkim says:

    I DO!!! I luv to cook especially for my family…nothing better than a smile on their faces after they eat what you make from your heart for them.

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  71. Bonnie K. says:

    I now have taken over the cooking for gatherings. My mom, who is 91 and a pancreatic cancer survivor of 6 years (yes…you DID read that correctly), always gathered our family and friends together at her home to share the holidays and celebrations. Now as an only child, it has fallen to me to gather our family and friends and I am glad to do it. My mom contributes with her “special dishes” which in her “younger days” included homemade rugelach made with melted ice cream. I just can’t seem to replicate her recipe!!!! Gathering together is more than eating food…and passing on recipes…..it is looking across the large table and smiling at the many generations that gather together, for which I am grateful. I’d love to share this delicious rugelach with everyone at our table.

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  72. Leslie Carcaise says:

    I do all the baking and cooking in my family. I’ve spoiled everyone rotten and it’s all my fault. I love doing it and would rather everyone stay OUT of my kitchen.

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  73. Barbara P says:

    I do the cooking in my family. I love to bake and make delicious things to share with friends and family. Especially during the holidays. I would love to taste your delectable treats they look fabulous!!!

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  74. Jennifer Rutsky says:

    My mother-in-law does all the traditional Jewish holiday cooking. That said, my father makes an amazing matzah ball soup.

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  75. Corie says:

    I’m an outdoor, back-woods girl! I’m embarrassed to say that I’ve never heard of this wonderful sounding delicacy, so I’m the perfect choice to sample them. (I do the cooking, mostly on weekends.)

    Want to add that I love the pic of Susan & her Gram.

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  76. Evelyn Garrington says:

    my Mom is the best cook in the world!

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  77. Debbie says:

    I do the cooking I watch all the cooking shows on the Food network, I love to cook and try many different recipies. I experiment with food and some times it work out and sometimeit does not but it is all a learing experience. And you move on and try again, I love all ethnic foods and I came from a mixed back gournd and learned many different styles of food. I would live to try the Rugelach I would be something that I would love to try to make and experiment with.

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  78. Sharon McCloud says:

    I do most the cooking and I love to cook and my husband cooks Sunday Dinner every week it is his way of giving me a break

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  79. marilyn says:

    We share the joy of cooking and the chore of clean-up…ethnic foods are our fav!

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  80. Patricia Assanowicz says:

    Cooking, well that would be me. My husband is from Poland, he is Polish/Russian and he makes his own foods from his country, I am learning from him, I love making alot of different types of foods, and dessert is of course my favorite, this would be a great way to learn from someone who has passed down her recipes, KUDOS to you Susan, you took your grandmothers favorites and became a success, I would love to try her recipes, thank you for the chance, and of course Thank you Grandma!!

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  81. Rose says:

    Food has played a central role in family life. Growing up, it seemed that the family was always around the table, celebrating one ocassion or another. Each holiday had its own special dishes. My mom, aunt, sisters and cousins each were really good cooks. My own specialty is home-made pizza. I mostly bake.
    With the family grown up and apart, I miss those family meals.

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  82. Kristine P says:

    I do the cooking in my house as it’s just me….but always willing to have a helping hand when friends come by.

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  83. Glenda Steffee says:

    I do all the cooking, shopping, cleaning, and wage earning! Hubby is disabled (car accident), so I’ve had to take over in the past few years. At least the kids are grown and moved out on their own. Glenda – piano teacher, church musician

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  84. suzanne says:

    Iwould like to win these for a special treat for my husband! As a native New Yorker, old country pastries were part of his upbringing. That’s an art I haven’t mastered! So…it would be very wonderful to see him enjoy a little authentic taste of his heritage!! 🙂

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  85. Anita says:

    My sister and I do most of the cooking.

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  86. Lois/Seattle says:

    My sons and girlfriends. I am sick and they are strong and I am so happy when we are all on one page and laugh and talk and love the food they make. It makes us one in Spirit.
    Lois Talebi

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  87. Theresa Krakauskas says:

    Not me. That’s why I need this Rugelach!

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  88. lynn pemberton says:

    I do the cooking in my home…..just me to eat usually, but love to have a group to dinner from time to time…..opportunity to try different new recipes! I’ve never made rugelach, so would enjoy trying it!

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  89. Roxy says:

    I would consider it a pleasure to try that special treat
    from Susan. We all try our hand in experimenting with the preparation of new foods. Most of the time it is enjoyable but sometimes late reservations are a must

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  90. Ruth says:

    It’s a collaborative effort in my family. We still hold onto the wonderful Italian recipes given to us by our parents. Our favorite all time dessert is the delicious cinnamon walnut coffee cake my Mom was famous for. What a treat it would be to try the Rugelach that was passed down from your Grandmothers recipes.

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  91. sherie says:

    i just got a part-time roommate, i quess maybe both of us will be cooking from now on!

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  92. June Wininger says:

    I do all the cooking for my household and have since 1956. Now that the children are grown, with families of their own, I cook less, but still have a love for food.
    Would dearly like to try My Mothers Delicacies – what a treat that would be.

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  93. Martha S. Kerr-Burke says:

    I do all the cooking ! My poor husband has tried when I was working or laid up. I had to laugh at him once-He was making burritos for us and asked what spices to put in the filling. I told him the usual,garlic,chili powder,etc. He ended up putting Italian spices in it and the burritos were awful ! Another time he put ground beef and spinach together and called it a casserole ! I’m a good cook and always get positive comments . That Rugelach looks really good I get some to satisfy my sweet tooth !

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  94. Leslie Wostenberg says:

    My husband does most of the dinners. He is a far more creative cook than I am. He can always make something out of nothing! On the other hand, I am a far more creative cleaner upper than he is, so that equates to perfect kitchen harmony….and delicious meals!!

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  95. Rose Folks says:

    I used to do all the cooking when our two daughters were growing up, but now my loving husband does most of the cooking in our household. He especially enjoys cooking when we have a large group over for a special event.

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  96. Barb Mazzara says:

    I do the cooking which is okay but I love to bake! I would love the opportunity to taste Susan’s yummy rugelach!

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  97. Rachel Sacks says:

    Just looked at your website.
    Hurray……THEY ARE KOSHER!
    Could these truly be the rugelach that my son has been searching for forever?!!!

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  98. Rachel Sacks says:

    I am the Mom of 5 and Bubbie of 14! During our almost 50 of marriage, I have done my fair share of cooking and baking. Although I have never baked rugelach, my family adores them. In fact, we have a funny rugelach story. My second son, who is an eligible bachelor in his late 30’s, has been looking for the perfect rugelach for 20 years…both in New York and in Israel. He has not found them, yet. My youngest son loves to travel around with him because he buys a box/bag of rugelach, tastes one, makes a sad face, and gives the rest of the rugelach to his younger brother!! I know he would love to taste your rugelach, but there may be a problem….they need to be kosher!! Here’s hoping!!!

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  99. Kim says:

    I do most of the cooking. I like to experiment with different recipes and make my own spin on them. I am not much of a baker , though I have tried. My sister-in-law is a fabulous
    baker from scratch, but unfortunately she lives in North
    Carolina. Would love to try Susan’s rugelach!

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  100. patti says:

    I always do the cooking. My husband had a mom who did not want him in the kitchen. She was a wonderful cook!

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  101. Cindy champion says:

    I definently do the cooking at my house, but it’s a real treat once in awhile when my hubby cooks, not just because i get a break, but because he is an amazing cook!

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  102. doreen Mallozzi Hicks says:

    I love cooking and baking and do most of it for my family. For the holidays, my older sister does the cooking and I do the baking. Baking happens to be my passion and I also enjoy giving it as gifts.

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  103. Kai W. says:

    I still love to cook and bake in the kitchen after all these years. This is one of the many hobbies that give me my R & R.

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  104. carolyn mirabella says:

    I like to experiment but I also like to reproduce my mother’s and mother in law’s recipes. The most satisfying is to take a recipe, make it once and then do my own thing with spices

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  105. Deborah says:

    I live with my dausghter right now and we take turns cooking. She is the heavy cooker cooking large meals with comfort foods in the true southern tradition. I like to try new things and am more of a baker that a chef

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  106. peggy says:

    I do the cooking actually I do the baking,casseroles,and my husband likes to make the meats and soups.When I let him.At one time we wanted to both open a resturant and maybe take culinary classes ,I do the baking for my brother and his family as his wife hates to bake.I love making homemade breads,and cookies,and allkinds of bake goods.We have the Christmas Eve get togather every year and look forward to making all kinds of goodies and We always make the Thanksgiving dinner and take it all to my brothers (having him live right behind us helps)A family tradition ,And the Food Channel on TV is our favorite channel.

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  107. eileen says:

    I wish I could make rugelach like my mother-in -law did but she never gave me the recipe. However, when ever I go some where and they sell rugelach, I buy it and sometimes freeze it so I always have some on hand–I would love the rugelach from Susan as it sounds scrumptous.

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  108. veronica says:

    In my “family” (sister,brothers friend etc. I am usually the Cook. Due to life circumstances I have some disabilities, however, I’m still the person who does 90% of the cooking for holidays, and gatherings. However, my sister Mary, she is most definitely the “baker” and Dessert maker! I think my main issue with baking is that I don’t like to measure and you have to measure to bake.
    What’s really interesting is “Rugelach” is my all time favorite treat ! Thanks for this opportunity!

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  109. Adrienne Klein says:

    I’ve always loved to experiment in the kitchen. Afterall, that’s how recipes are born. I like to bake and would love to try Susan’s rugelach!

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  110. Mary Anne says:

    We share the pleasure

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  111. Diana says:

    I do the cooking and the baking. It’s a huge passion of mine.

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  112. Carla says:

    I do the main meal cooking but my husband is very self-reliant for breakfast and lunch since he stays on the Atkins Diet most of the time. I often cook two separate entrees or two different presentations of the same entree.

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  113. Nancy H says:

    With ten sisters and brothers my mother was a very basic cook for both time and monetary reasons. I’ve learned that for exactly those reasons, time and money,but especially health and taste, I’ve learned to love the art of food prep. Savory is my forte but there are two sweet downfalls in my consumption; homemade carrot cake and rugelach.

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  114. Amy Hadady says:

    I have always been the family cook. Now, however, my 14 year old likes to make dinner sometimes, so, of course, I am happy to turn the oven over to her anytime!!!

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  115. Elane says:

    I do the cooking. My toddler sometimes stirs. My husband eats. But I’ve been doing almost all the household cooking since I was around 8, which is a long time by now.

    I should say that our local taqueria sometimes does the cooking. Gotta give credit where credit is due!

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  116. terri anderson says:

    MY GAWD this sounds delicious.

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  117. Margarita says:

    I do the cooking in my family. I’ve been cooking as far as I can remember. As a child I would pull the chair and pile pillows so that I could reach the stove. I love making birthday and wedding cakes for family members. Making tamales brings together young and old as we all pitch in the making and eating; these are a family tradition. I hope I have created beautiful memories with my cakes and food specialties.

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  118. Tricia says:

    I do almost all of the cooking in my family, although my 14 year old grandson is learning to cook and my husband used to do a some of the breakfast and grill cooking (only after I taught him how!). My grandmother was a great cook (farm and Southern styles) and I learned from her. I cook almost everything from scratch using fresh meats, veggies, fruits, herbs, etc. I have been eating and cooking low-sodium, low-fat, lower sugar, higher fiber for over 30 years and I have learned how to modify almost any recipe to fit this style of eating–even cakes, breads, etc. Friends and family don’t even realize they are eating “healthy” versions of old favorites! I also enjoy finding ways to combine different ingredients–e.g., who would think you could use white beans for a tuna salad or sweet potatoes in a chocolate or peanut butter smoothie?

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  119. wgatoor says:

    you can reach my cooking recipe sit at http://wgatoor@hotmail.com.
    love to wine your Rughelach .Have the taste of it & off course would love the recipe.

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  120. Denise Willeby says:

    Never heard of her but those sure look yummy. I do most of the cooking in my house & always looking for new dishes.

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  121. Elyse says:

    I admit I don’t cook very much. That said, if any actual cooking does occur in my house, I am the person doing it. My husband occasionally grills burgers and has been known to make a decent pancake.

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  122. Ann says:

    Who in your family does the cooking? Unfortunately, ME. However, I do love rugelach and wish I could find a quality made and tasting rugelach here in Palm Harbor, FL.

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  123. Ann says:

    Who in your family does the cooking? Unfortunately, me

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  124. Donna Witiak says:

    I have usually done the cooking for the last 35 years. My husband, though, loves to be the grill master ….and he’s really very good at it!

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  125. Leslie says:

    I do, but I welcome anyone who wants to join me. So, at times it’s a solo operation, but at other times a group effort.

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  126. Alice Winston says:

    I do not cook at all. Cannot be near flour. Would love to win the rugelach for family.

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  127. chuck says:

    I do all the cooking!

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  128. Grace Iurilli says:

    Alo’ha! In our humble piece of paradise, here in the rainforest, we both do the cooking! My husband never heard of Rugelach! So, yes, send some, please! My grandmother used to make it for us and she, of course was an amazing cook. Such a happy memory for me!

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  129. Grace Iurilli says:

    Alo’ha! In our humble piece of paradise, here in the rainforest, we both do the cooking! My husband never heard of Rugalach! So, yes, send some, please! My grandmother used to make it for us. Such a happy memory for me!

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  130. Sandy Pruitt says:

    I cook at every outting. I am always expected to bring my homemade pumpkin pies and to make gravy if the meal calls for it. I have been cooking/baking since I was old enough to reach to stove (does using a chair to stand on count)lol

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  131. Barbara Ryan says:

    I do all of the cooking now with a little help from all of the yummy recipees from Mom and Grandmother.

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  132. Beth Lowe says:

    I do almost all of the cooking. Every once in a while my husband will make a weekend breakfast which is a real treat. I do not mind cooking but many times I’m tired after a long day at work.

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  133. Sue Goldstein says:

    My husband does most of the cooking since I work and he is retired. My fondest memories are of my grandmother’s cooking and baking. Epecially her wonderful rugelach!! What wonderful memories this bringing back to me. She was the best baker. She made an apple pie that was like a cake crust. I still to this day don’t eat apple pie that is store bought. Even aftr 23 years I miss her so much.

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  134. Barbara Hollis says:

    We all do a little of the cooking in my house

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  135. Sue Goldstgen says:

    My husband does most of the cooking since I work and he is retired. My fondest memories are of my grandmother’s cooking and baking. Epecially her wonderful rugelach!! What wonderful memories this bringing back to me. I miss her dearly even after 22 years.

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  136. Kimberly says:

    My daughters do most of the cooking in our family.

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  137. Barbara Langsam Shuman says:

    My husband and I share the cooking privileges in our home. More than a few times, my husband has returned home to find me cooking, and he’s actually disappointed because he was hoping to do the honors. When we’re home on Saturday evenings, he is the chef.

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  138. Colleen says:

    Since I’m single, I unfortunately do all the cooking. Tried teaching my cat and dog to cook, but that didn’t turn out too well…

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  139. maxie says:

    I do most of the cooking. I always did holidays. I’m trying to pass the traditions down to my married daughter, but her husband is the cook in their family. My husband used to like cooking but grilling is his forte’. I enjoy making reservations. I’d love to win your rugelach.

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  140. Anne says:

    Most of the cooking is done between my husband & I. I do all of the baking. Not sure if I have had rugelach before, but Ihave heard of it….would love to try it and even share it with my mother who lives with us!

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  141. Nancy says:

    What a fabulous success story! I’m the baker–very therapeutic:-)

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  142. Barbara says:

    I do all the cooking. My fella is a doll but the most he can muster is inserting a knife into the peanut butter jar. He’s whippet thin and if I’m not there, either he won’t eat or he’ll gnaw on a wedge of cheese. I would love the rugelach! I tried to make some once but I wasn’t happy with the results…it wasn’t up to my memory.

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  143. susan says:

    me! But I always know exactly what’s in it, and that it was prepared with clean hands on a clean counter. And no one sneezed on it!

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  144. Emily Chou says:

    Susan is smart! She does not have to be a professional baker, just to bring what she loves and has – the recipe and proves her success!! Ethnic? When the world is getting more and more “smaller” “authenticity” is what we are looking for!! Go Susan!!

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  145. beth w. says:

    who does the cooking? i do the cooking, and unfortunately, i also do most of the eating…if you go my tried and true ‘butt-width’ rule…. one of the last lucid things my father said to me before he died was, ‘i don’t you ever met a food that you could say no to!’…and he was right. i just love to eat…and i like to cook, if i have to.
    i looove breads and sweets are always a good choice. i have been trying to cook healthier…but breads and sweets will always be comfort foods for me. your rugelach sounds awesome!

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  146. NJJ says:

    In my family I do all the cooking and the baking! 🙂

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  147. Joanne says:

    I do the majority of the cooking in our family. However, my husband does barbecue so we try to do that every weekend. I bake a lot during the holidays and use homemade cookies and candies as gifts for friends and neighbors.

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  148. Pam Williams says:

    I do the cooking in my immediate family, but my oldest son enjoys cooking game he has killed or fish he has caught and my youngest son has a real knack for cooking anything that takes his fancy. I inherited a love of cooking and being in the kitchen from my mother. She is 75 now and still the best cook in the country. She taught the value of a nutricious meal and family time. Both are priceless.

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  149. Scottie Hexter says:

    My husband used to do most of the cooking, but now, neither of us do much with anything other than fast food. Both my mom and grandmothers were great cooks and bakers, but surprisingly, no one in our family has ever made rugelach, nor have I ever tasted or even seen any at family feasts. I’d love to try it, as it looks so delicious and probably would surpass whatever expectations I might have.

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  150. Daisy says:

    I do a lot of the cooking in my family, but the men of the house help out often too!

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  151. sue hieber says:

    since like a lot of variety in my dishes, as well as i like it properly prepared, i have all but forbidden any cooking but my own. my daughter and granddaughter live with me, and she is willing to cook, but i cannot live on spaghetti and steak and gravy over rice, with an occasional taste of fried chicken. no,no,no!!!

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  152. tutti arrendale says:

    I do all the cooking in this house and love every minute of it.
    I also cook for my friends as this is one of my hobbies
    A new recipe to try is like a gift I can’t wait to open.
    A win, win deal as remote as we all are on this beautiful mountain in montana. It would be wonderful to try the Rugelach some one else made.

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  153. Annette Riggs says:

    I do most of the cooking, but my husband is also a good cook.
    Thanks for offering the pastries. Sounds delicious.

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  154. Roxanne says:

    I do the majority of cooking in my home. I lived with my grandmother in my early formative years and she was a wonderful Jewish cook -lessons in her kitchen have not been forgotten. Not only did she teach me basic methods for almost everything, but she was a stickler for cleanliness and before baking made me check she had no stray hairs on her clothes and always wore a clean apron and washed her hands regularly. She knew 50 years ago about storing meat, chicken and eggs correctly and the importance of rotating your store cupboards, even though there were no dates on packaging – if there was any packaging!

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  155. DEB STOYEK says:

    I do most of the cooking for my boys, but thank
    goodness I have help cleaning up. My boys don’t
    mind helping with the clean up.

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  156. Tracey Byram says:

    I do all the cooking and baking. My husband does all the grilling. (After I taught him how).

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  157. bonnie says:

    my husband and I both do the cooking. It is so hard to find rugelach, it’s my favorite

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  158. Ruthanne says:

    did most of the cooking for 42 years and last Jan when my newly retired husband looked a bit lost ..( no golfing) I asked him if he would like to take over the kitchen for 2 months… and then when the two months were over I said nothing.. : ))))

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  159. Val says:

    I do most of the cooking in my family, but my husband will cook when asked. My great grandmother, grandmother, mother and aunts all were great cooks who passed family recipes down in the family. We are of Polish descent and our Kolacky is very similar to Rugelach. Now my daughters and granddaughters follow the family recipe. Your Rugelach sounds fabulous so I’d really like to try it.

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  160. Terry says:

    I do most of the cooking and baking. My mom taught me young to help and cook the old fashion way, over the years I have done the same with my 3 children. They also loved to help, now they are all adults and love to use the old recipes that have been passed down. We all have a sweet tooth and I have never tried rugelach, they look so delicious it would be great to have them all over for a Fab sweet treat.

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  161. Dee S says:

    I do all of the cooking. Luckily, I love to cook!

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  162. Darlene says:

    My husband and I both cook. Mostly he does his outside, while I do all the inside cooking.

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  163. Janice Neal says:

    I do almost all of the cooking. The only thing my husband cooks is on the grill or Sunday’s in our slow cooker.

    P.S. Poppy seed rugelach is the best!

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  164. Margarida says:

    The cooking in my family is shared between us all, meaning even our youngest daughter of 13 years cooks meals.

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  165. ApplePie says:

    I do all the cooking and baking, because I simply love it! Besides, Hubby always leaves a mess and doesn’t know where things are kept.
    So it works out well. You know, food is the way to a man’s heart !

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  166. Christa says:

    I do the cooking in my household- and love it. It’s a form of relaxation after a hard day at work and really appreciated by my family.

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  167. Jo Ann McCready says:

    I do 99% of all the cooking and baking at home.

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  168. Nancy says:

    I do all the cooking except Sunday morning breakfast. Then I am treated by my husband Bob.

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  169. Sharon Tharas says:

    In my family, since I was a little girl, I do all the cooking. My parents owned a small business and mom would send me in the house every night around 5:30 to put dinner on. I was always amazed with my grandmother’s and my aunt’s cooking. My grandmother seemed to make dinner from nothing some times and my aunt was just a plain good cook. They both inspired me to love cooking.

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  170. Terry says:

    I am currently alone and love to treat myself with special dishes every now and then.

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  171. Marcia Robinson says:

    Forgot to mention, that I do all the cooking and my family and friends all look forward to an invitation from me, especially the holidays.

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  172. Marcia Robinson says:

    Since my mom passed away, I have never found a baker to make ruglach as well as she did. Many years ago, she was offered the opportunity to open a bake shop strictly limited to her ruglach, pies, cookies, hamantashen, etc. Miss her and her baking dearly.

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  173. Rose says:

    I do the cooking but like baking much better

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  174. Susan says:

    In the past few years cooking has become a hobby, not at all a chore, as it was when my children were small and there was never enough time in the day. Now it’s what I do to relax and feel creative. Mostly, I love re-creating old family recipes like my grandmother’s coffee cake. Your rugelach looks delicious!

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  175. vikki says:

    NO ONE cooks, we all FEND for ourselves for the most part, p&j sands, grilled cheese sand made by smashing a slice of cheese between two pieces of toast hot from the toaster, tuna straight from the can, any of the above are rounded out with a handful of salad from a bag or some fresh fruit on the side….BUT when the chance comes along we love to enjoy the rare and much appreciated time to actually cook/bake and eat a meal ourselves and be together in the kitchen and at the table!!!

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  176. Kathy Greaves says:

    I do all the cooking in my home. I had a wonderful teacher — my mom. I love to make the recipes that she always made and I treasure the times we had together in the kitchen. Mine don’t always taste quite as good as hers but I think that’s because she was so sweet and giving that everything she made reflected that. I have never eaten rugelach but it sounds simply delicious!

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  177. Lynda Wilner says:

    I cook and my husband cleans up the mess that I make. For the holidays, I do all of the cooking and have been making Taiglach for Rosh Hashanah for the last 28 years. I improve it each year. I don’t have a recipe for rugelach though and would love to try it.
    Happy New Year!

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  178. Carol says:

    My son-in-law does most of the cooking and I do the baking.

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  179. Karen says:

    I love to cook and usually have friends join me for dinner just to stretch my wings beyond ‘dinner for two’. Skilled though I am, I don’t have the baker’s touch; my Mother’s rugelach haunt my dreams. It would be wonderful to have that taste again!

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  180. NANCY HELTER says:

    I DO THE COOKING AND I LOVE MY COOKING.

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  181. Sonja Turetsky says:

    Being the tender age of reason, and turning a sprightly 68 this October, I have passed the hat, apron, family recipes and, of course, the cooking dishes on to my two daughters. Each takes a holiday in turn and cooks for the entire clan. A great time is had by all. That includes husbands, the ex-husbands, children, grandchildren, boyfriends, etc. The table gets longer each year….. love it.

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  182. Rebecca Smith says:

    I do all the cooking and I love to cook. My husband enjoys anything new and delicious. He loves my rugelach and other baked goodies although I have had to adjust the sugar due to his diabetes. My two young grandsons love my cooking – anything and everything because their mother does not like to cook.

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  183. Sharon says:

    I do all the cooking when cooking is actually being done. I live alone and have a dear friend in Lean Cuisine, Smart Ones and Steamers.

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  184. ogden says:

    we all cook! my husband is great, cause he does fab without a recipe, i do great with the recipe and last year my daughter spent a year in israel and she learned to cook and came home with some fabulous international recipe’s!!! sometimes we are all in the kitchen together and that is a real stew!!

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  185. Dinah Makowsky says:

    My husband and I both enjoy doing the kitchen at our house. We have been married nine years, and he had never cooked before, but we love being together so much he started hanging out in the kitchen. Now we move effortlessly in sync and never get in each other’s way. We crank the stereo up and just rock away sauteing and baking!

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  186. Carol says:

    I cook with my daughter and grandchildren–they are learning the basics!

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  187. Marcie says:

    I do the cooking but always use my family’s recipes–they are from each generation!

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  188. Andy says:

    I do all the cooking for my husband, 2 retired Racing Greyhounds and me! The Girls get chicken thighs and anything goes for the two of us. We also love entertaining, so there’s always cookbooks out and a grocery list getting ready for the next party 🙂

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  189. darlene says:

    awww …. this brings back many memories of making kolachky’ @ my grandma’s house around the holiday … my favorite: apricot, w/poppyseed a close second. Never was able to replicate them myself! … Miss it all and am sad that my kids didn’t get to enjoy some of those priceless family gatherings when everyone lived closer and made an effort to show!

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  190. PATRICIA BRACKETT says:

    I AM THE ONE WHO ALWAYS COOKED, FIRST FOR A HUSBAND AND TWO CHILDREN. CHILDREN ARE GROWN AND MARRIED. NOW THAT MY MOTHER AND MOTHER-IN-LAW AND GONE I AM THE ONE TO COOK FOR THE EXTENDED FAMILY, WHICH I LOVE TO DO AS THIS IS WHEN I CAN TRY OUT NEW RECIPES.

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  191. DOTTI WOLFE says:

    IN MY HOME I DO THE COOKING AND BAKING, AND LOVE EVERY MINUTE OF IT. WHAT A YUMMY END OF MY HOLIDAY DINNER THOSE RUGLUCH WOULD BE 🙂

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  192. Debbi says:

    I do the majority of the cooking in my family. My husband does the grilling. I love when he grills and he loves my cooking. I have become a beef rib, pork chop and steak snob because of him. He really doesn’t like to eat out because of me. P.S. I ABSOLUTELY ADORE RUGELACH. My grandmother brought them home from the bakery in the neighborhood where she worked and I’ve been hooked ever since!

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  193. Hope says:

    I do all the cooking in my house with the exception of an occasional time that my son tries his hand at it. ( He is actually a very creative cook who takes pride and pleasure in his ability to prepare a meal.) I have always felt the cooking for my friends and family was an act of love and a way to nurture.

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  194. Ruth Chamberlain says:

    Oh my this looks so good! I do the cooking but I would love to have you bake for me!

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  195. rachel says:

    my daughter does the baking, i do the cooking. Shes a great cook, but is into healthy weight watcher style foods. i am shamefully more into the traditional foods, and those dont come from any diet books!

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  196. Sandy Rosenberg says:

    I do the cooking, the baking, you name it. As a child, I loved food more than my older siblings…still do. That is why they are still thin, and I…uh…work at it. My mom was ill during most of my childhood so my aunt would come over and teach me to cook and bake so that I could make foods my mother would enjoy. I still have those recipes written in a child’s hand over 40 years later. (Actually rugilach is one of them.) When I got married 5 years ago, I was given a box of my aunt’s handwritten recipes which I cherish. Amongst the recipes are also lists of who came to which family dinner and what she cooked. It’s a treasure.

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  197. karen says:

    i do

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  198. Jane Magenheim says:

    My husbanad cooks during the week and I cook over the weekend and vacations.

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  199. carol says:

    I live alone but think of my Momma’s Polish cooking very often. I don’t make all those things because they are tucked away as my Momma’s comforting food. She’s in CA me in AL but when I do fly back she always knows what I want and makes it for me…lots of it. I’ll hear it calling in the middle of the night when I’m there and sneak to the fridge. She has mailed me sme of the pastries by priority mail and sent frozen entrees back with me frozen as carry ons!

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  200. Gloria says:

    I cook, my husband cleans up.

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  201. catherine says:

    I do most of the cooking

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  202. Caprice Brown says:

    I have always done the cooking! I may have just my husband and I for dinner or 6-8 more may show up at anytime! We have a pool and you never know who’s going to be there. These look delicious! I am not a baker, to much measuring!

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  203. Joetta Gillespie says:

    I do all the cooking but my sweet husband does most of the dishes, even the Thanksgiving ones. What a great setup.Thank you for this opportunity.LOVE rugelach.

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  204. Sandra Marshall says:

    “My Mother’s Delicacies” is a wonderful story of an American dream. The tradition and love in these rugelach are what make them so outstanding and delicious. I love to bake and I really love sweets.
    I would definitely love to try your wonderful rugelachs.

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  205. kimberly says:

    in our home, both les and i do the cooking…but the baking…that’s MY territory, as i began baking challah every friday for the past four years, and my challah has touched many hearts and souls….
    susie, what a beautiful story and blog and i want to add to whomever is reading this—i have eaten my mother’s delicacies, celebrating both wonderful times and times of great sadness—-every bite was filled with yummmmmmmmy delciousness and warm feelings.
    you MUST try susie’s goodies….xoxo

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  206. Susan Bishop says:

    I do the cooking for my 83-year-old mom and myself, and she does all the clean-up. I think I get the best part of that bargain and she thinks she does, so it’s the perfect arrangement!

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  207. Lois Black says:

    I do the cooking now, but my husband used to help. He recently lost his eye sight, but we’ll train him to ‘feel’, rather than ‘see’, and he’ll be back to helping soon. He can still do the dishes, thank goodness!

    When our daughter was little, she would drag a step stool over to where I was working, climb up, and announce ‘I help, I help’. Now that she lives 3,000 miles away, I sure do miss her helping! But she also has become an excellent cook, and has even asked for the recipe for chicken soup, matzo balls and kreplach that I learned to make from MY mother. There’s nothing better than a ‘handful’ and a ‘pinch’ to make a recipe your own! The beat does still go on!

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  208. Maci Berkeley says:

    I do all the cooking which could be annoying if my husband were not such an appreciative eater! ( And also if he didn’t do all those other mechanical things I just hate!)

    My engineer son is the one who has turned into a gourmet cook.

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  209. Virginia says:

    I have always done the cooking, although the ones I cook for has changed dramatically. I cooked for my husband and six children while they were growing up. I did a lot of baking, and have made rugelach. Now I am a widow, my children have grown and are scattered all over the US, so I cook for myself.

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  210. Roz Rickman says:

    My hubby does most of the cooking. He is creative with spices and is very good with “tweaking” a recipe.
    Both got married at age, 52. He truly is a treasure ! !

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  211. P. Goodman says:

    Rugelach are special! My mother, sister and I have all made them. In fact, my mother would bake a pumpkin, and use cinnamon, raisins, sugar, etc. and use that as a filling also. It was delicious. It is very difficult to get delicious rugelach where I presently reside. So, when I have the time, I bake and love doing it. Summer here is quite hot, so most of my cooking and baking takes place in the cooler months. When I was growing up, there was a bakery a block away. We would come home late and smell all the goodies baking. Needless to say, we would stop in and, being neighbors, he would sell us his freshly baked goods – bread, rugelach, etc. Oh, what a heavenly scent – what enjoyment!!!! Them’s were the good old days!

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  212. Joyce Weaver says:

    My husband and I both enjoy cooking so we often take turns or each prepare something that compliments what the other is making. I do almost all of the baking. There is really something special about the whole baking process that I believe to be a form of art and a labor of love as well.

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  213. Eileen Rosado says:

    I am the primary cook. These desserts look absolutely mouth watering!

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  214. Kathleen Silloway says:

    We all do, depending on the ingredients and the time of day! My sons have learned how to construct basic meals (although one is partial to making chocolate souffles!), my partner and I cooperate on meals, and I do the baking. Rugelach are a treat–we’ve never made them, but we’ve enjoyed the fruits of other people’s labors!

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  215. Eugenie says:

    I used to do all of the cooking, but in the past 4 years my husband started doing more and more of it. Now he does 80% of it. He has really gotten into baking, too. He is the one with the sweet tooth in the family.

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  216. Nancy Cooley says:

    I do most of it. My husband does the grilling though, and here in the Arizona desert that happens a lot in the summertime!

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  217. Diane Jenkins says:

    I do most the cooking but I am trying to interest my daughter, daughter in law, and the grandchildren into the fun of cooking. My mama did all the cooking and I had to learn when I got married. My husband suffered for a while but he was eager to try new dishes so that encouraged me. I love cooking and just like my mama I show my love through my cooking of someone’s favorites. I love baking and having someone ask me for a recipe or looking at the dish I brought and seeing that it has been wiped clean of all goodies. I would love to try these rugelach so send them over, please!

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  218. Sheila Brennan says:

    I”m a well-known cook in my family. Being a Southern gal, I learned to cook for my 4 siblings “over the telephone” while our mother worked. Her recipe for pimento-cheese can make me moan. I’m known more for my homemade bread and rolls, Coquille St. Jacques and Lindsortorte. I would love to try Susan’s rugelach as filled pastries are a passion, but not my skill.

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  219. zawadzki6801 says:

    I never tried rugelach before, they look so good.

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  220. Robin Bullock says:

    The guy at Golden Corral does our cooking.

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  221. Robin Lamkay says:

    I very happily do the cooking and baking. My mother made rugelach and we love it. I make it for holidays but would enjoy it anytime after a fine dinner. We love it with cinnamon, nuts and raisins or chocolate.

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  222. Kim Johnson Gross says:

    This rugelach is delicious as is her other homemade delicacies. Perfect as gifts and to serve over any holiday celebration!

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  223. Phyllis says:

    I and my husband both love to cook! We each have things we are the cook of…I love to bake…He is the griller and anything Italian!

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  224. Maureen says:

    I do all the cooking. My husband burns water, and my daughter burns everything else! But I have never tried my hand at rugelach – the soul food of my childhood. Oh, for that bakery in the Bronx, and the great Jewish pastry….Now I’m homesick!

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  225. Sandi says:

    I do all the cooking since it is just my son and me. He eats almost anything, but I enjoy being creative and challenge myself to make food taste good and be nutritious and healthy as well. I make nut roll ( Slovak kolache) ( my mom’s secret recipe tweaked) during the holidays and it is delicious. I have never had rugelach, but I think I would enjoy it.

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  226. Phylis Fitz says:

    My mother taught me everything I know as well as my 7 sisters. Now I am teaching my 2 daughters. I am the cook in the family and love to bake.

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  227. gail frieman says:

    miss my grandmother and her rugelah recipe which is also lost!

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  228. Shellie Robin says:

    I do the cooking 😉

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  229. Pinkerbelle says:

    I do the baking,
    My husband does the cooking,
    (PLUS: he’s sweet and he’s kind,
    And of course—
    he’s good-looking!)

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  230. Bettie Claxton says:

    I do the cooking. I live alone now so that is the only option but when I was a kid I still did the cooking. My mother was not a good cook. Even at 7 I could match her. 🙂

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  231. Debbie Ferkingstad says:

    My boyfriend and I both take turns cooking. We both really enjoy trying new recipes. I tend to be a more “traditional” cook. I like to make all the old time family favorites. My boyfriend loves to grill and he frequently uses his smoker to make a variety of yummy things.

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  232. evy davis says:

    I usually do the cooking, but my husband does cook! We both enjoy cooking, even though we have different tastes. I work out of my home, and so I am available to get things going before everyone is home form work and school. I like to try new recipes that are healthy but break up the monotony. My youngest son has an interest in cooking – perhaps i should hand the stove over to him!

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  233. Natalie J. Vandenberghe says:

    In my family, I do the cooking–unless food is on the grill, in which case my husband does the cooking.
    In the family I was raised in, my wonderful step-father (who married my mom in 1963 when she was a widow with five children) did all of the cooking daily (we ate breakfast together at 6:30am, followed by devotions; and, he had dinner ready as soon as my mom got home from work). My mom, however, prepared holiday meals (with my dad’s help, of course).
    I love Rugelach (and if I win, I will be sharing with my wonderful mother).
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  234. Hannah B. says:

    I do all the cooking in our house. My husband can do simple things like make a sandwich, heat a frozen dinner, etc, but the real actual cooking is all mine. Many years ago I used to make rugelah too and they are a lot of work, so I hope the winner appreciates that!

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  235. marlene seelig says:

    I do all the cooking! But we have a selection of wonderful inexpensive restaurants and Costco close by, and I let them help me cook! They’re my extended kitchen!

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  236. Judy says:

    My husband does all the serious cooking and I do the quick toaster oven or microwave food. He graduated from the Culinary Institute of America. Rugelach is my all time favorite dessert. It has to be crispy though or it isn’t real rugelach!!

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  237. Yana says:

    I love rugelach. I do all the cooking in my family, but unfortunately I am not very good baker.
    Will be wonderful to try this delicious treat.

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  238. ANN DICKINSON says:

    I do most of the cooking and all of the baking..I enjoy this and find it comforting!

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  239. Jeri Goldchain says:

    My husband does all the cooking. He is the BEST!!! Yesterday he made eggplant parmigiana with fresh eggplant and fresh tomato sauce made from our garden for a bring-a-dish luncheon that I went to with my school friends. Everyone raved about it!!!

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  240. joan says:

    I do all of the cooking and I especially love creating (and consuming) traditional Jewish foods. Recipes are so important because many were not written down and these fabulous creations are lost when the chef dies.

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  241. Stacey Krinsky says:

    We are three fabulous sisters, all over 50 – and we all cook using my Mom’s recipes (some were even typed on a manual typewriter) and stuffed into recipe books that are dog-eared with the favorite recipes. Her favorites were the rugelach, stuffed cabbage & hamentashen – – YUM!

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  242. Nancy says:

    My husband does all the cooking. When he tries something new, he’ll say, “Either this is gonna be really good or really bad”. Also, during the winter, the grill is the first thing that is dug out of the snow. lol. The only thing missing is the homemade dessert!

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  243. Billie says:

    I do the cooking…but can not for the life of me duplicate my grandmother’s rugelach! I have the recipe and even prepared them with her several times! But when I try it myself…something is missing…must be grandma magic!

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  244. Susan Lockwood says:

    MY HUSBAND AND I SHARE THE COOKING THOUGH I DO ALL OF THE BAKING AND ALL DESSERTS. WwOULD LOVE TO TRY SUSAN’S RUGELACH!!

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  245. Bernice Scott says:

    Rugelach – one of my favorites when I go to the supermarket, but I try hard not to eat too many at one time. Although my Italian background provides me many cookie recipes which are family favorites – Rugelach still comes in the top 5 of our family favorites.

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  246. Andrea Frary says:

    My mother and I take turns on cooking for the family, since we are living in a mother-daughter home set-up. It’s the best! Someone always has an idea of what to cook for the gang.

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  247. Michele Bowles Hamid says:

    It’s me! My husband’s 3 favorite sentences are:
    1 – What’s for breakfast?
    2 – What’s for lunch?
    3 – What’s for dinner?

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  248. lisa augustyn says:

    Growing up I remember the aroma of walnuts and cinnamon baking in the oven. My mother always made rugalach from scratch and She always let me roll with her. Unfortunately she is gone now and I have tried many times to recreate her rugalach but there is no comparison. She also made the best matzo balls and stuffed cabbage. No one will ever cook like her.

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  249. Michele Bowles Hamid says:

    My mother started teaching me how to cook when I was 7 years old. My great grandmother (on my father’s side) was also an accomplished cook, I even have her personal cookbook! I’m the oldest of 3 children, but really the only one who cooks a variety of different ethnic foods!

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  250. Nancy wolfe says:

    I always do the cooking in my home.

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  251. Marsha says:

    I do the cooking in our family but it’s just the 2 of us now; our kids are grown and have kids of their own.

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  252. Debbie Sorg says:

    I Love these pastries. Rugelach has always been a fav of mine. Someday I’m going to try and bake my own. Cinnamon/Raisin Yummmmmmmmmmmmm!

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  253. Sandra says:

    I do! Haven’t seen the regelach product in our stores. Would love to try i!

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  254. Gloria Lomanto says:

    I live alone but I do the cooking for my Alzheimer patient Dad, my pregnant Daughter, and my Parkinson patient Step-Father. Not the mention my Military nephew always a goodie box and cupcakes for my grandaughter, Sammie. I love cooking, it keeps me calm and helps my pain levels lower. I know it sounds crazy but it works for me.

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  255. Patti says:

    My husband does most of the cooking, and occassionaly I will cook. It is just not my favorite thing to do. My mother and my sister were excellent cooks, but I preferred to be a “social butterfly” and not spend time in the kitchen, which was a more lonely activity (in my opinion). I like to “stimulate the economy” by going out to eat.
    By the way Susan, I think you definitely resemble your grandmother! Your rugelach resemble the nut rolls my mother is famous for making, and I miss them so much,

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  256. Deana Rice says:

    My husband and I both share cooking duties (and we both wash dishes, how can it be better?)

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  257. Marcia Washko says:

    I do the cooking for our family. I love to follow my mother’s recipes which she had gotten from her mother, who was Lithuanian. My dad’s mother was Polish. I make a lot of their ethnic foods during the year and during the holidays, I make kolache which is similar to ruglach. I make nutroll, poppyseed roll, perogies, potato pancakes,koshi, which is made with potatoes and cut up ham you bake in the oven,(looks like a potato pudding). cookies, etc from recipes passed down to me. I am getting hungry just writing about all of these delicious foods.

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  258. Linda Zimmerman says:

    What a wonderful story! We love rugelach and with the Jewish bakery closing in our area (and by area, I mean 35 miles away!!) it would be such a treat to have some!! We share the cooking in our family.

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  259. Nijuana Jones says:

    My husband does ALL the cooking in our family. He loves to cook and is sooooo good at it. What a man!!

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  260. Ann Laperouse says:

    I am the mom and I do the cooking!

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  261. T. Redd says:

    I grew up with a mother who hated to cook and stopped cooking almost anything when I was a teen. I lived in the south where everything was fried and had loads of fat in it. I never liked it very much and I didn’t do it well.

    In my 30s I learned the wonders of baking, roasting and broiling. I began experimenting with herbs and spices. Now my daughter and I love to get together and cook. We experiment and make the recipes our own. We like healthy cuisine. Well, except for the desserts! A woman can’t give up everything!

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  262. Maria Laura says:

    My mum is the cook, we all go to visit her on sundays. Im in the process of becoming one!

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  263. bonnie dinowitz says:

    My 16 year old son cooks alot because he wants to eat alot!

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  264. molly larkin says:

    My man does most of the cooking, he’s wonderful. Don’t know where he came from, don’t know why it took so long, but I am extremely lucky to have him in my life for many reasons….

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  265. carol berman says:

    My husband Simeon does all the cooking. He is creative and imaginative in the flavors he combines. I am going through chemotherapy and he is always coming up with delicious smoothies and delicious and healthy foods for our family to enjoy.

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  266. Teri Rasey says:

    I am the ONLY one that does the cooking. I wish I could inspire my daughters to cook for me. Rugelach is one of my favorites, but the time involved to make it sometimes is prohibitive. These days out-of the box is about all I have time for. Hopefully, things will slow down sometime and I can cook to my heart’s, and my family’s content.

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  267. Sheri Nadelman says:

    I do most of the cooking, although my husband Art has a real talent for the grill! Rugalech brings me right back to my mother’s Brooklyn kitchen. How I miss her and those days!

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  268. Theresa Buchle says:

    We share the cooking – myself, my husband, my 13-year old daughter. Cooking duties rotate!

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  269. Jenny hebert says:

    My husband

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  270. Brenda Hertzendorf says:

    Rugelach have always been a family treat for us. My husband is now diabetic and a local bakery makes sugar-free rugelach so we feel less guilty eating them. They are great with coffee and one can satisfy you so you don’t need to eat the whole box.

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  271. Judi Rodaman says:

    My husband is the better cooker of the family. We have 2 special needs sons, one who is soon to be moving to an independent living facility.Working full-time just does not lend itself to cooking a gourmet meal every night. Some nights I am in the mood to cook, but when I am not, my husband is the greatest cook!!!

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  272. Shirley Hodge says:

    I live with my son and his family and much of the cooking falls to me. I learned to cook during WWII when shortages and rationing made putting a nutritious and delicious meal on the table a real challenge but my grandmother did it everyday. Much of what I learned from her has stood me is good stead while raising my own family. TV and the internet have brought ethnic foods to American tables but I learned to love Jewish ethnic food when I spent summers with my aunt and uncle in Brooklyn in NYC. Out neighborhood grocery was owned by a Jewish man and his wife. Although the store specialized in Jewish food it also sold many other types also but the wife kept a kosher kitchen and she taught me the ways and whyfors of kosher and I still use some of those lessons also when preparing meals for my family. Love rugelach and would love to win these. My tummy is saying yummy as I type.

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  273. Laurie says:

    Who does the cooking? That would be me but not enough of it. My mom was a great cook and taught me everything she knew. Her mother taught her but grandma’s house was always known for baked breads. All kinds of breads and rolls. She loved to bake but the vision of walking into her house on a Sunday and smelling fresh breads lives with me even today. Both are gone- mom in 2002 and grandma in 1992 – But their memories live on in the smells of baked bread and mom’s special recipes.

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  274. Stacy says:

    I do the cooking, but my husband does the grilling

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  275. Karen says:

    My husband and I both cook, depending on who is is the mood. If neither of us is in the mood, we generally get take out. I’m the cook who is intuitive, goes for recipes, primarily on the internet, http://www.eatingwell.com, I make things up as I’m a naturally good cook. We are both very health conscious and eat lots of fresh local food. He will chop and do all the prep, so all I have to do is put it together. Our guests always comment on how well they eat at our home.

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  276. Connie Krezelok says:

    My husband and I both come from a long line of great farm cooks. He and I share the cooking. He does all the canning. He came that way when we got married. I do most of the baking. And now that all the children are gone, both of them, we take turns cooking veggies, mostly. Sometimes I bake bread. Unless we our entertaining are meals are healthy and simple, and go well with a glass of wine. 🙂 He does have a delicious cookie recipe that he concocted and makes an amazing chocolate decadence cake, but only rarely.

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  277. Lynne says:

    I do the cooking in my family and my culinary skills are one of the many things that have gotten better with age.

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  278. Kelly says:

    The cooking is left to me! When my husband says that he will take care of dinner, that means ordering a pizza! Hey! I’ll take a night off from cooking anytime so who am I to complain!

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  279. Jamie says:

    I do the cooking, but we both love rugelach!!!
    Susan is lucky to have her grandmother’s/mother’s recipe.I was too young or just never anticipated how special it would be to have recipes from my grandmothers.

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  280. CJ Kennedy says:

    Both my husband and I do the cooking. I am more advanced but he does fabulous meals and he cleans up after himself (how many other husbands do that?).

    I LOVE rugelach. Would love to win this one!

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  281. L Boin says:

    I do the majority of cooking. Especially for Shabbat and holidays. I regret not getting my Grandmother and Great Grandmother’s recipes before they departed. They baked pastries by a bissel of this & a bissel of that. Rugelach & Jelly Rolls. Takes me back.
    Thank you!

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  282. Valarie says:

    I do. Although my husband will cook breakfast every once in awhile.

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  283. Toni says:

    I do all of the cooking!

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  284. DawnMarie Helin says:

    I do most of the cooking each day, HOWEVER, every Sunday my husband and I watch the cooking channles while having our morning coffee and paper. We pick one interesting recipe and cook together that day to see how our version comes out. It’s a great thing to do to spend time together, and the whole family benefits!! My 15 year old son makes a mean white chicken chili, though…..

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  285. Connie Krezelok says:

    My husband and I both come from a long line of great farm cooks. He and I share the cooking. He does all the canning. He came that way when we got married. I do most of the baking. And now that all the children are gone, both of them, we take turns cooking veggies, mostly. Sometimes I bake bread. Unless we are entertaining are meals are healthy and simple, and go well with a glass of wine. 🙂

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  286. mary says:

    I do all the cooking in my family! No one else even tries! I am not Jewish, but I married a Jewish man and raised my children Jewish. Happily we have been married for 33 years! And we all love rugelach!!

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  287. Dorothy says:

    I do most of the cooking myself but son enough my son will be taking culinary in school so hopefully I wll get a much needed rest and learn some new recipes from him.

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  288. barbara wicklund says:

    I do ALL the cooking! Some days I love it, some days I hate it!

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  289. Julie Moreland says:

    I do it.

    I am having an open house for the sale of my condo and would love to have the rugelach as a tasty treat for all of my prospects. Great advertisement for you, too.

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  290. Lisa Lewis says:

    We all cook — it’s a family thing. My husband, my mom, my 14 year old son – but not Bella because she has four paws and that would be quite difficult.

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  291. Cyndi Goldfarb says:

    Sounds heavenily and decadent!

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  292. Diana Prewitt says:

    My husband is great at salads and sandwiches. I do the other things. With just two of us most of the time, it works beautifully.

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  293. mills toomey says:

    I catered in my 2nd life. the first being wife and mother!! After kids were older and husband in law school I started a catering company that I ran for 10 years……..So, I did all the cooking both at home and out. Now, the thought of lifting a spoon makes me nauseaus(sp?)………so my husband helps out except for the occasional spurts where I channel Paula Dean!!

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  294. Phyllis McIntyre says:

    We have it down to a science since my significant other (known as my pretend husband) both work. I prepare our dinner the night before and he pops it in the oven the next evening! HE IS GETTING QUITE GOOD! Sometimes he adds his personal touch with additional seasonings! Works out great!

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  295. karen says:

    I do all the cooking. I love to cook and I make the most wonderful flourless peanut butter cookies. All my friends request that I make them when they have birthdays, parties or just anytime. I always put the cookies on a nice plate and give the plate to the hostess. It is a nice gesture and putting food on a real glass plate is so much better than a paper plate. I believe that presentation is an important part of dining.

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  296. Darcy La Fountain says:

    I am nicknamed the swimming baker, because I swim like a fish and bake like a fiend! I view both activities as therapy. Baking is pure joy, since it makes so many people happy. It’s amazing how a homemade cookie can make people smile!

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  297. Meg Fortino says:

    I do the cooking in our family. For some reason, no one in our family enjoys the cooking process. They all got the “cleaning” or “crafts” genes. So I cook. When we go on our every-other-year vacation, I shop, prepare, and cook appetizers and dinner for up to 30 people. It’s great fun, though I do find it necessary to “close the kitchen” at 2:00 so people can leave me alone!

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  298. ronnie says:

    I do! Sunday mornings are my husband’s, but dinners are mine.

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  299. Jane R says:

    My 90 year old mother does traditional Jewish cooking for the holidays. It reminds her of her childhood in Europe before the war. I’m grateful since she is a wonderful cook and baker and I’m happy to see her taking pleasure in cooking for her family.

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  300. Faith Rogers says:

    My fondest memories are reawakened when I look at my mother’s cookbooks.

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  301. Janice Mehler says:

    I do the cooking, but my teenage kids make a lot of the desserts.

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  302. merrill says:

    I do the cooking. It is sweet when my husband does-but as most of you all can relate, we have to clean up after!

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  303. Deb says:

    My husband does!

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  304. Deb says:

    My husband does most of it. 🙂

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  305. joann says:

    What a yummy afternoon treat to share with the grandchildren!

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  306. Tracey says:

    I love sweets and especially delicacies that are difficult to make such as pastries that include pie and pastry dough. There is a reason why you don’t see these every day. They appear to take quite a bit more effort than the normal cookie or cake. Yum!

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  307. Robyn says:

    When it comes to cooking I am the one. I cook very traditional dishes yet love to make new dishes. I have several cook books and search on the internet for
    new and exotic recipes. I reside in Hawaii and we are a melting pot of ethnic groups. Not until today did you bring back a memory oh so fond, do you make
    traditional Knish? I miss them so.

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  308. Robin Hosey says:

    I have tried many types of Rugelach. I have a couple of Jewish Residents who’s families make them at certain holidays. Although I am not Jewish I do enjoy a great Rugelach. The story above is amazing and reassuring that we can bring our home cooking that we’ve learned from our moms and grandmothers to life.

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  309. Marilyn kleinberg says:

    It use to be my husband but now my adult daughter has taken her father’s culinary skills and has added her own healthy creative twist I grew up with a mother who never used any spices and now I have two foodies in my family how lucky am I……

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