Desserts

Pizzelle Linzer Hearts

2024-02-14T09:35:59-05:00February 14th, 2024|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Desserts, Valentine's Day|Tags: |

No time to bake cookies for your sweetheart?  No problem! With a package of Reko Pizzelle on hand, you’ll be able to whip up these gorgeous and tasty treats in no time. Wishing all a Happy and Healthy Valentine’s Day! 7- ounce package Reko Pizzelle 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate ½ stick butter or margarine [...]

Black and White Heart Cookies

2024-02-13T10:44:16-05:00February 13th, 2024|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Desserts, Valentine's Day|

Looking for something special to make for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day?  Since cookies are a surefire way to just about anyone’s heart, why not show your love with some sugar cookies? While sugar cookies have a long and distinguished history dating back to 7th century Persia, it was the Protestant settlers in the colony [...]

Heart Coffee Cake

2024-02-13T10:28:01-05:00February 13th, 2024|Categories: Cakes, Desserts, Valentine's Day|Tags: |

One of my family’s favorite and most requested cakes is a scrumptious coffee cake that I make in a loaf pan.  For Valentine’s Day, I bake the cake in a 9 x 2-inch heart pan with great results.  I love to serve this cake with a steaming cup of coffee or cocoa, accompanied with little [...]

Red Fondant Heart Cake

2024-02-12T13:12:31-05:00February 12th, 2024|Categories: Cakes, Desserts, Valentine's Day|Tags: |

On February 14, we celebrate Valentine’s Day.  It is a day for lovers and sweethearts, but also a fun day for children and family.  Valentine’s Day traditions abound. We exchange cards and small gifts, chocolate, candy, jewelry, and flowers. Since I like to bake, my favorite Valentine’s Day endeavor is preparing a heart-shaped cake.  Below [...]

Gingersnaps

2023-12-22T10:05:56-05:00December 21st, 2023|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Desserts, Thanksgiving|

Gingersnap cookies are a timeless treat, perfect for creating warm, nostalgic moments during chilly evenings or festive gatherings. Each cookie offers a delightful crunch, followed by a chewy burst, all harmoniously blended with the deep, rich sweetness of molasses. This recipe guides you through achieving that signature crinkly top and snappy texture, ensuring your gingersnaps [...]

Turkey Sugar Cookies

2023-11-23T09:25:37-05:00November 23rd, 2023|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Desserts, Rosh Hashanah, Thanksgiving|Tags: , , , |

If you're an avid cookie baker, you will want to make these turkey sugar cookies for Thanksgiving.  Wishing all a Happy Thanksgiving surrounded by your loved ones.  Praying for Israel--the safe return of the hostages, the safety and protection of our IDF heroes and all of our Israeli brothers and sisters. Praying for a speedy [...]

Pumpkin Pecan Babkallah

2023-09-29T11:08:47-04:00September 29th, 2023|Categories: Bread, Cakes, Challah, Desserts, Sukkot|

If you’re looking for a showstopper bread to serve during Sukkot, consider making Pupmkin Pecan Babakallah, which is a cross between a babka and a challah, infused with the flavors and warm spices of autumn. With a bit of time and effort to master a special shaping technique, you will be rewarded with this scrumptious [...]

Rugelach

2023-09-20T14:44:41-04:00September 20th, 2023|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Desserts, Yom Kippur|Tags: , , , |

A family favorite and one of my all time favorite cookies are rugelach--an Eastern European Jewish confection that is a cross between a cookie and a pastry. These crescent shaped beauties are made from a cream cheese dough. They are tender and flaky, and filled with a variety of spreads before rolling and shaping them. [...]

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 [...]