Top Rated Poppy Seed Recipes

Poppy Seed Cake with Lemon Glaze
Why do we eat poppy seeds on Purim? The tradition finds roots in the intermarriage between Queen Esther and her husband Ahasuerus, the king of Persia. Esther was Jewish, King Ahasuerus was not. When Esther came to live in the king’s palace, tradition says she became a vegetarian in order to avoid eating food that was not kosher. She got her protein from nutrient-rich seeds, nuts, and legumes. Many Jewish families celebrate Purim with a vegetarian meal in honor of Esther, which includes items like chickpeas, nuts, and — you guessed it — poppy seeds! This poppy seed cake has dairy in it, making it a good choice as the sweet ending of a vegetarian kosher meal. It’s pretty rich, so I’ve used low-fat dairy to take some of the guilt out. I highly recommend the warm lemon glaze; it takes this cake to a whole new level of yum.
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Buttermilk Tea Cookies
A favorite of my family's (especially of the under-10set), these cookies are traditionally called "taralles." They start as a very simple batter-like dough that bakes up more like a cake than a cookie. In our house, we would put a lemony icing on top and add fun colored sprinkles. They are very easy to love. Dave came up with a more adult version (though I can't imagine any kid hesitating for one second before popping one of these into her mouth) that incorporates cornmeal and buttermilk. When he first made them, I thought, "Why is he messing with perfection?" But after tasting the new version, I must say, perfection took on a whole new meaning.  Click here to see How to Make Perfect Cookie Dough.
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Blueberry-Poppy Seed Brunch Cake
Blueberry topping and a luscious lemon-poppy seed cake are a winning combination in a Bake-Off Contest grand prize recipe.This recipe was the grand prize winner of the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest in 1990.Recipe courtesy of Pillsbury.Every other winning recipe from the Pillsbury Bake-Off.
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Lemon Poppy Seed Pull-Apart Bread
Layers of lemon and poppy seeded biscuits spin a new take on sweet-glazed, pull-apart bread. This recipe comes from one of the 100 finalists in the 47th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest. Try more recipes like these by visiting www.BakeOff.com. Click Here to See More Biscuit Recipes
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Strawberry Spinach Salad
My mom first encountered this recipe at a book club meeting (sans the black beans). It was such a hit that the host wrote out recipe cards for everyone in attendance. Since then, it's become a favorite among my family, and I make it for any summer potluck I attend.
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Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes
Zesty and refreshing, these lemon poppy seed pancakes will excite and delight your brunch guests. With creamy coconut milk and healthy almond flour, it’s a dish that tastes indulgent while secretly cutting back on the calories. 
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Use this salad dressing on a green salad or on a fresh fruit salad. For more recipes, visit Taste of Home
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Blueberry Poppyseed Cake
Try serving this light and airy recipe at your next gathering. 
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Whether you have a refined palate or undiscerning taste buds, we can all agree on one thing: pigs in a blanket are delicious. Tapping into this trend, Samuel Adams has teamed up with Chef David Burke to create three unique pigs in a blanket recipes that utilize brews from the Samuel Adams Beers of Summer Variety Pack. These recipes are easy to execute and perfect for summer entertaining.
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PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese Savory Mini Cheese Balls
Party sized and easy to make, these mini cheese balls are a must have holiday party snack!
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This salad is a major crowd-pleaser and very easy to boot. It always amazes me how much both kids and adults like it. Serve over leftover room-temperature basmati rice for a one-dish lunch.
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