Dairy

Polka Dot Cheesecake

2022-07-30T19:15:39-04:00July 30th, 2022|Categories: Cheesecakes, Dairy, Desserts, Desserts, Shavuot|

The recipe for this showstopper cheesecake comes from Maida Heatter, aka “Queen of Cake”. She passed away in 2019 at the age of 102.  A prodigiously gifted pastry chef and cookbook author, Maida Heatter wrote more than ten cookbooks, many of which are treasured baking resources that I refer to time and again.  Her recipes [...]

Patriotic Cheesecake

2022-07-03T10:26:55-04:00July 3rd, 2022|Categories: Cheesecakes, Dairy, Desserts, Fourth of July|

Velvety smooth, rich and creamy, this cheesecake is divine. Its decadent taste and texture belie the fact that it is relatively easy to make. Cream cheese, sugar, eggs and cream are beaten together and then poured into a cake pan lined with a traditional graham cracker crumb crust.  The cake is then baked in a [...]

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 [...]