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2022-03-16T10:28:30-04:00March 11th, 2022|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Desserts, Purim|Tags: |

The Jewish holiday of Purim is just around the corner.  Beginning at sundown on Wednesday, March 16, and ending on Thursday, March 17 at sundown, Purim is a fun and festive holiday observed with much revelry and celebration.  Dating back to the Persian Empire of the 4th century b.c.e., Purim commemorates the deliverance of the Jews [...]


2019-10-16T09:59:22-04:00October 16th, 2019|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Desserts|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 before rolling and shaping them. [...]


2021-10-15T11:35:45-04:00May 1st, 2016|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Dairy, Desserts, Desserts, Food Columns|

May 2016 Cantucci are Tuscan dipping cookies.  They’re also known as biscotti in other regions of Italy as well as here in the U.S.  I learned how to make these almond studded beauties from Chef Claudio Piantini last October during our travels in Tuscany, when my husband and I took a private cooking class with [...]

Chocolate Macadamia Nut Biscotti

2019-11-09T11:32:20-05:00December 1st, 2014|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Desserts, Food Columns, Thanksgiving|Tags: |

I recently brought this cookie platter to a dinner party.  From left to right, the cookies are vanilla chocolate chip biscotti, chocolate macadamia nut biscotti, pumpkin pecan cookies with powdered sugar, checkerboards and chocolate drizzled pumpkin pecan cookies.  The cookie platter was a big hit, but hands down, the favorite cookie was the chocolate macadamia [...]

Hurricane Biscotti

2022-10-15T15:01:20-04:00December 1st, 2012|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Desserts, Food Columns|Tags: |

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy with all the devastation, displacement, power outages and gas shortages, we all long for a return to normalcy.  It is comforting to see people resume their routines—jogging, walking their dogs, returning to work and school. We realize how much we take for granted—the welfare of our loved ones, the [...]

Cookie Platter

2022-10-15T10:36:34-04:00December 1st, 2011|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Desserts, Food Columns|Tags: |

It is day number two after our historic Trick or Treat Snowstorm on October 29, and there is still no power here on Fells Road.  The only functioning appliance in my house is my trusty 30-year-old gas powered oven and I am baking up a storm (no pun intended).  I had mixed up some cookie [...]