September 20th, 2023|Categories: Cookies and BiscottiDessertsYom Kippur|Tags: 

A family favorite and one of my all time favorite cookies are rugelach–an Eastern European Jewish confection that is a cross between a cookie and a pastry. These crescent shaped beauties are made from a cream cheese dough. They are tender and flaky, and filled with a variety of spreads […]

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

September 20th, 2023|Categories: Breakfast/BrunchCakesDairyDessertsYom Kippur|Tags: 

This scrumptious cake is a family favorite and my most requested dessert recipe.  I always have one of these on hand to break the fast on Yom […]

Sugar Cookies

September 13th, 2023|Categories: Cookies and BiscottiDessertsRosh HashanahThanksgiving|Tags: 

Cookie baking season is upon us!  If you’re a cookie baking aficionado, you will want to add these to your repertoire. This recipe produces a sugar cookie for all seasons. You can use just about any cookie cutter on […]

Hasselback Baby Sweet Potatoes

September 12th, 2023|Categories: Rosh HashanahSide DishesVeganVegetablesVegetarian

Looking for a special side dish for your Rosh Hashanah menu? You will love these tasty, nutritious, quick and easy hasselback baby sweet potatoes that make such an impressive […]

Jeweled Fruit Compote

September 11th, 2023|Categories: DessertsFood ColumnsRosh Hashanah|Tags: 

Here’s a recipe that will chase away the fruit salad doldrums. The kitchen smells heavenly as the pears simmer in their poaching liquid, redolent […]

Honey Chiffon Cake

September 10th, 2023|Categories: CakesDessertsFood ColumnsRosh Hashanah|Tags: 

As the days get shorter and the air is crisper and cooler, I am back in my kitchen baking after a summer hiatus.  One of my favorite cakes to […]

Honey Cookies

September 9th, 2023|Categories: Cookies and BiscottiDessertsRosh Hashanah|Tags: 

As always, I baked up a storm for the holidays—lots of round challahs; 3 cakes—Honey, Marble and Apple; two types of brownies—Honey and Dark Cocoa; two types of cookies—sugar and honey; 2 quick breads—banana […]


September 8th, 2023|Categories: Rosh HashanahSide DishesVegetables

This is my version of Tsimmes–a traditional Ashkenazi Jewish dish of stewed vegetables and dried fruits.  It has sweet overtones to evoke a Sweet New Year.  “Tsimmes” is Yiddish for “fuss”.  This Tsimmes comes together […]

Sweet and Sour Chicken

September 7th, 2023|Categories: Food ColumnsMeat and PoultryRosh Hashanah|Tags: 

Here’s my version of the ever popular Sweet and Sour Chicken. This dish evokes fond memories of the days when my children were still […]

Pineapple and Honey Glazed Corned Beef

September 6th, 2023|Categories: Food ColumnsMeat and PoultryRosh Hashanah|Tags: 

This delicious dish is my husband’s culinary claim to fame.  The first time he cooked this corned beef for one of our family holidays, it was such a hit with our immediate family, that there was nothing left to serve our guests […]

Braised Short Ribs in Barbecue Sauce

September 5th, 2023|Categories: Food ColumnsMeat and PoultryRosh Hashanah|Tags: 

Here’s a real meat and potatoes treat for the holidays. Braised short ribs in barbecue sauce are tender and succulent and full of flavor.  For the […]

Nanny Fela’s Chicken Soup With Matzoh Balls

September 4th, 2023|Categories: Rosh HashanahSoups|Tags: 

This is my Mom’s epic chicken soup.  Served with her fluffy, ethereal matzoh balls—this is my family’s most requested soup.  Nanny Fela’s chicken soup is a mainstay of my Rosh Hashanah and other holiday meals. […]

Veggie Chopped Liver

September 3rd, 2023|Categories: AppetizersRosh HashanahVegetablesVegetarian|Tags: 

My family just loves this veggie chopped liver, which I like to serve in apple flower cups for Rosh Hashanah.  I’ve made some changes to the recipe, which is from The Kosher Palette, Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy. […]

Honey Glazed Apple Pie

September 2nd, 2023|Categories: DessertsHolidaysPies, Tarts and TortesRosh Hashanah

This gorgeous pie is a bit of a production, but well worth the time, effort, and calories.  For a Sweet New Year, bake up this honey glazed beauty.  Shana Tovah! […]

Brenton Apple Tarte

September 1st, 2023|Categories: DessertsHolidaysPies, Tarts and TortesRosh Hashanah

Looking to impress your guests with an apple dessert for Rosh Hashanah? You will love Breton Apple Tarte.  This tarte is a French classic in which caramelized apples are encased in a flavorful […]

Apple Tarte & Caramel Apples

August 31st, 2023|Categories: DessertsFood ColumnsPies, Tarts and TortesRosh Hashanah|Tags: 

To celebrate Rosh Hashanah and autumn’s apple bounty, here are two quick and easy recipes.  The apple tarte takes about 15 minutes to prep and then another 20 minutes to bake in the oven.  It is delicious as is, but it […]

Signature Challah in the Round

Signature Challah in the Round

August 29th, 2023|Categories: BreadChallahRosh Hashanah

It’s that time of year–challah in the round. My signature challah recipe is braided and then formed into a circle.  Honey is poured into a hollowed-out apple or a small round dish, which is placed into the center of the […]

Cinnamon Swirl Challah French Toast

August 3rd, 2023|Categories: BreadBreakfast/BrunchChallahShavuotYom Kippur|Tags: 

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, coconut milk, orange juice, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Dip both sides of the cinnamon swirl challah slices into the egg mixture, allowing excess batter to drip […]

Cinnamon Swirl Challah

August 3rd, 2023|Categories: BreadBreakfast/BrunchChallahShavuotYom Kippur|Tags: 

I recently had the distinct pleasure of making cinnamon swirl challah with my two adorable grandchildren.  You can see Remy, age 6 and Freddy, age 2 ½ in the photo joyfully punching down the dough after its first […]