The Jewish holiday of Purim is just around the corner. Beginning at sundown on Monday, March 10, and ending on Tuesday, March 11 at sundown, Purim is a fun and festive holiday observed with much revelry and celebration.
Not a baker, but you’d like to make some quick and easy hamantaschen? I’ve got you covered with these: 1 package Reko Pizzelle (7 ounces) 1 large jar marshmallow cream or fluff (13 ounces) 1 large jar Nutella (26.5 ounces) sprinkles royal icing flowers confectioner’s sugar Place one pizzelle on a paper plate [...]
One of my all time favorite cookies is rugelach—a scrumptious crescent shaped cookie made from a cream cheese dough. I decided to use my rugelach dough to make hamantaschen and eureka! These next two recipes for hamantaschen made with a rugelach dough, may be my favorite hamantaschen yet. I call my hamantaschen made with cream [...]
Since I can’t seem to get enough of these rugentaschen—here’s another fun recipe that uses Hershey’s Hugs. Dough 8 ounces or two sticks of butter 8 ounces of cream cheese 6 tablespoons sugar 2 cups flour ½ teaspoon salt Filling Mini chocolate chips Topping Hershey’s hugs or kisses Dough: In the bowl of [...]
Last, but not least, here’s my recipe for savory hamantaschen. To make these tasty treats, I use a store bought puff pastry to cut out the circles, fill them with a grated melting cheese, brush the pastry triangles with an egg glaze and sprinkle with seasame seeds. These golden brown beauties are quick and easy [...]
This Sweet Potato Pecan Casserole with a Secret Ingredient is a great Thanksgiving Day Side Dish. It's make ahead and you can whip it up in no time. 3 ½ pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2 inch pieces 1 banana, mashed juice of 1 lemon 1/3 cup maple syrup 1 egg 2 [...]
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 the dough—autumn leaves and turkeys for fall, snowflakes and menorahs for winter, butterflies and flowers for [...]
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 and applesauce. I can go on and on—but you get the drift—I like to bake—I probably bake too much—but, it’s a [...]
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 quickly and is not too "fussy".