Ice Cream Cake

2022-06-27T14:53:04-04:00June 27th, 2022|Categories: Cakes, Dairy, Desserts, Desserts, Ice Cream and Frozen Treats|

My all time favorite cake to make during sultry summer months is Ice Cream Cake. Its main ingredient—ice cream—is America’s most loved dessert.  An ice cream cake is no bake, easy to make, and you can prepare it weeks ahead of time and keep it in your freezer until ready to serve.  With the wide [...]

Pizzelle Cannoli

2022-06-03T08:55:22-04:00June 3rd, 2022|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

2022-06-03T08:35:25-04:00June 3rd, 2022|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 [...]

Spinach Ricotta Gnocchi

2022-06-02T10:03:52-04:00June 2nd, 2022|Categories: Dairy, Shavuot, Vegetarian|

Here’s another tasty dairy option for Shavuot. Ricotta gnocchi are the faster, easier, and, some would say, tastier counterpart to potato gnocchi. If you’ve avoided making pasta or gnocchi recipes because of elaborate instructions and techniques, you’re in for a treat with this recipe, which will give you the satisfaction of making a home made [...]

Eggplant Parmesan

2022-05-31T15:15:58-04:00May 31st, 2022|Categories: Dairy, Shavuot, Vegetarian|

The Jewish holiday Shavuot begins at sunset this Saturday, June 4, and ends at sunset Monday, June 6. Shavuot is also known as the Jewish Festival of Weeks and it commemorates the anniversary of the giving of the Torah. There are many traditions associated with this lovely holiday such as reading The Book of Ruth [...]

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

2021-11-04T16:13:56-04:00November 4th, 2021|Categories: Cakes, Dairy, Desserts|

This scrumptious cake is a family favorite and my most requested recipe. 2 cups flour  1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 4 ounces or 1 stick butter, softened 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 8 ounces or ½ pint sour cream 2 teaspoons vanilla Filling and Topping 1 teaspoon cinnamon ¼ cup sugar ½ walnuts or [...]

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 [...]

Vegetarian Lasagne

2021-05-13T18:12:52-04:00May 13th, 2021|Categories: Dairy, Shavuot, Vegetarian|

Vegetarian lasagna is one of my favorite dairy dishes. Golden brown and bubbling, the finished casserole yields a heavenly commingling of alternating layers of pasta, tomato sauce, sautéed vegetables and melted cheeses—a dairy dish sure to please both young and old alike. 10 ounces lasagna noodles* (about 12 noodles), slightly undercooked and spread on [...]

Sfinge (Italian Doughnuts Filled with Ricotta)

2021-10-25T10:20:03-04:00December 1st, 2016|Categories: Dairy, Desserts, Doughnuts, Food Columns|

December 2016 Those of you who have been following my columns these past 6 years, may have noticed by the disproportionate number of dessert articles in the magazine, that I have an insatiable sweet tooth.  It should come as no surprise then that I’ll be capping off My Year Of Italy with—well—something sweet.  Sfinge, also [...]