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1-2-3-4- Potato Latkes

2022-12-18T14:16:19-05:00December 18th, 2022|Categories: Hanukkah, Side Dishes, Vegetables, Vegetarian|

There are so many variations of potato latkes--zucchini, carrot, beet, sweet potato, celery root--just to name a few. But my favorite latkes are the classic potato latkes.  I call my recipe the 1-2-3-4 latke recipe. The numbers make it easy to remember the amounts of each ingredient. These are the BEST EVER LATKES--crisp on the [...]

Pumpkin Pecan Bundt Cake

2022-10-14T11:33:51-04:00October 14th, 2022|Categories: Cakes, Desserts, Sukkot|Tags: , , |

Here’s a great autumnal cake to serve on Sukkot. Pumpkin pecan cake is one of my favorite go-to autumn cakes. Moist and tender and infused with pumpkin, warm spices and studded with pecans, this cake is the quintessential autumnal dessert. Pumpkin pecan mini bundt cake is a great make ahead dessert that you can whip [...]

Sugar Cookies

2022-11-22T20:19:21-05:00September 21st, 2022|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Desserts, Rosh Hashanah, Thanksgiving|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 the dough—autumn leaves and turkeys for fall, snowflakes and menorahs for winter, butterflies and flowers for [...]

Honey Cookies

2022-09-21T12:29:49-04:00September 21st, 2022|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

2022-09-20T11:41:33-04:00September 20th, 2022|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".