Purim: Feminism, drunkenness, cookies

This piece originally appeared at Kim's Kitchen Sink (my blog).The wonderful Jewish holiday of Purim is on today! It's one of my favorites, so I thought I'd share a little bit about it. Big thanks to my girl Stephanie Nudelman out in NYC for being my "second pair of Jew eyes" to proofread this for typos and accuracy....more

The Cranberry Pear Crumble You Cannot Resist

This recipe has been in our family for ages.  Nobody knows for sure where it comes from, though I've heard it was ripped out of a magazine decades and decades ago.  It's since been handwritten into several cookbooks and passed along to friends who begged for the recipe as they licked their plates clean.  My mother's sister makes it every year for Thanksgiving, and we serve it warm alongside the turkey and other traditional staples.  I've also served it as a dessert at holiday potlucks...and in the interest of full culinary disclosure, I've been known to eat it cold, straight out of the fridge the next morning....more

Updated to include baking instructions - enjoy!more