Dairy

Passover French Toast

2024-04-28T19:09:37-04:00April 28th, 2024|Categories: Breakfast/Brunch, Dairy, Passover|Tags: |

Crafting a delicious Passover French Toast involves a simple twist to my traditional French Toast recipe: I swap out the usual bread for my Passover sponge cake or chiffon cake. The results are sublime and often even better than the year-round version! The cake can be homemade, store bought or from a mix. Enjoy! [...]

Nanny Fela’s Bubbeleh

2024-01-05T09:46:49-05:00January 5th, 2024|Categories: Breakfast/Brunch, Dairy, Holidays, Passover, Vegetarian|

Nanny Fela was the quintessential Yiddishe Bubbe to my children, Lawrence and Sally, who are now grown and married with children of their own.  They have the fondest memories of Nanny Fela's bubbeleh, which they always requested for breakfast when they visited her in her bungalow in the Catskills.  My son describes the bubbeleh as [...]

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

2023-09-20T14:45:48-04:00September 20th, 2023|Categories: Breakfast/Brunch, Cakes, Dairy, Desserts, Yom Kippur|Tags: , |

This scrumptious cake is a family favorite and my most requested dessert recipe.  I always have one of these on hand to break the fast on Yom Kippur. 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 [...]

Patriotic Cheesecake

2023-07-02T09:56:16-04:00July 2nd, 2023|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 [...]

Grilled Mediterranean Vegetable Stacks

2023-06-07T11:56:34-04:00June 7th, 2023|Categories: Cooking Light, Dairy, Side Dishes, Vegetables, Vegetarian|Tags: |

I love ratatouille, a classic vegetable stew hailing from the Provencal region of southern France near the Mediterranean Sea. To make these colorful and healthy veggie stacks, I used many of the seasonal vegetables and flavorings you would find in a ratatouille—eggplant, zucchini, peppers, tomatoes and onions, infused with olive oil and fragrant with garlic [...]

Pizzelle Cannoli

2023-05-25T09:12:06-04:00May 25th, 2023|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

2023-05-24T08:09:55-04:00May 24th, 2023|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

2023-05-23T10:30:31-04:00May 23rd, 2023|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 [...]