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Welcome to Adar - Finally!

By Tamar Yonah
2/20/2007, 12:00 AM

On this week's Eyshet Chayil Show, we discussed the joyous month of Adar, with tips on increasing your happiness in the happiest month of the Jewish year.

I found a great timeline for Adar on Wikipedia, the ultra-prolific reference site.  Check it out!  Almost every day of Adar has an interesting event which took place during the month - very informative.

Just for added fun, I'm including a recipe for Hamantaschen from Chabad:

Tasty Hamataschen

4 cups flour
4 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup margarine, softened
1 Tbsp. Orange juice
2 tsps. Baking powder
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
1 tsp. Orange rind

FILLINGS
1 pound strawberry or apricot preserves

Preheat oven to 350°.

Grease cookie sheets.

Place all ingredients in a large mixer bowl and beat together. You may add a drop more juice or flour, depending on consistency of dough. Roll dough into a ball. Divide into four parts.

Proceed to assemble and bake according to Hamantashen illustrated.

FUN VARIATION
Put a drop of food coloring into dough, for colored hamantashen, the kids will love it!