Honey Cookies

2021-09-01T15:21:48-04:00September 1st, 2021|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Desserts, Rosh 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 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 [...]

Tsimmes

2021-08-30T10:40:11-04:00August 30th, 2021|Categories: Rosh Hashanah, Side Dishes, Vegetables|

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".

Star of David Bundt Challah

2021-08-25T17:22:21-04:00August 23rd, 2021|Categories: Bread, Challah, Rosh Hashanah|Tags: |

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 [...]

Chocolate Glazed 1-2-3-4 Cupcakes

2021-05-21T12:33:14-04:00May 21st, 2021|Categories: Cupcakes and Muffins, Dairy, Desserts|

I made these scrumptious cupcakes for my grandchildren for a family celebration weekend.  They were a big hit!  I used my 1-2-3-4 yellow cake recipe to make the cupcakes: 1 cup butter; 2 cups sugar; 3 cups flour: 4 eggs—so easy to remember—you  barely need a recipe.  I left some of the cupcakes unglazed, so [...]

Pizzelle Cannoli

2021-05-13T20:23:51-04:00May 13th, 2021|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Dairy, Desserts, Shavuot|

Here’s another great dairy dessert option. There is no cooking or baking necessary for this simplified and enlightened version of the traditional cannoli recipe.  You can make the pizzelle cannoli shells days ahead of time. Since the filling takes just minutes to whip together, make sure to fill the pizzelle cannoli right before serving so [...]

Cheese Blintzes

2021-05-13T20:26:39-04:00May 13th, 2021|Categories: Dairy, Desserts, Shavuot|

I made these cheese blintzes for Passover.  The recipe calls for potato starch instead of flour. They were so delicious, I’ll be making them for Shavuot and year round. Crepe batter ½ cup potato starch ¾ cup water 2 eggs ½  tablespoon butter or margarine, melted pinch salt Filling ½ cup farmer cheese ½ [...]