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".
My family just loves this veggie chopped liver, which I like to serve in apple flowers. I’ve made some changes to the recipe, which is from The Kosher Palette, Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy.
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 challah for a lovely presentation.
Rosh Hashanah is just around the corner, and I’ll be sharing some of my favorite holiday recipes over the next couple of weeks. I always make a variety of round homemade challahs for the holiday. This year, I’ll be adding this gorgeous Star of David challah to my repertoire. My husband and I were cleaning [...]
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 [...]
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 ultimate comfort food, I like to serve the ribs on a bed of roasted garlic mashed potatoes.
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 bake during this season is Autumn Spiced Honey Chiffon cake. While this cake is baking, an ambrosial aroma of warm honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger and [...]
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. We have since doubled the recipe to ensure that we have enough to [...]