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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Spinach Ricotta Gnocchi

2021-05-13T18:12:13-04:00May 13th, 2021|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

2021-05-20T13:39:57-04:00May 13th, 2021|Categories: Dairy, Shavuot, Vegetarian|

The Jewish holiday Shavuot begins at sunset this Sunday, May 16 and ends at sunset on Tuesday, May 18. 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 [...]

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 [...]

Pizza

2021-10-25T10:24:10-04:00September 1st, 2016|Categories: Dairy, Food Columns, Vegetarian|

September 2016 Since 2016 is My Year of Italy, and September is back to school month, and kids LOVE pizza, we’re going to have some fun with pizza--rolling, spreading, sprinkling, decorating and getting some veggies into the mix. I’ve provided a kid-friendly basic pizza recipe with a tomato sauce that has some chopped carrots and [...]