Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Apple Cake Auction & Bake a Stand

Apple Cake Auction & Bake a Stand
When food blogger, social worker, activist Whitney Fisch springs into action she takes a stand and amplifies it via her 18,000 plus followers on social media. In response to the outrageous increase in attacks on the Jewish community worldwide, I join her movement to Bake a Stand by auctioning off my classic H...
Wednesday, August 26, 2020

THAT Holiday Apple Cake Everyone Wants for Rosh HaShanah

THAT Holiday Apple Cake Everyone Wants for Rosh HaShanah
When Hadassah Magazine asked me for a holiday apple cake recipe I couldn't believe that I didn't have one for Rosh HaShanah on Kosher Like Me. Nine years into blogging and I don't have this traditional autumn dessert on the blog? The reason? I’ve been making the same dairy-free, foolproof recipe for so m...
Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Perfectly Imperfect Apple Pie

Perfectly Imperfect Apple Pie
The first words of wisdom Ronnie offered as I arrived in her sunny CT kitchen for a pie baking tutorial were, "Don't pummel the dough". I've heard that sage advice before but still, I was surprised at how lightly she handled the soft mounds of future pie crust. Thanksgiving pie bakers,...
Thursday, May 13, 2021

Lemony Yogurt Pancakes Lighten up Breakfast

Lemony Yogurt Pancakes Lighten up Breakfast
Here’s a recipe for Shavuot that elevates the humble pancake to a delicious functional food. In June Hersh's home, they are a Sunday favorite, with a batter that requires a few extra steps but lightens up these breakfast griddle cakes significantly. The secret ingredient is yogurt....
Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Apple Compote Parfaits Lighten up Dessert

Apple Compote Parfaits Lighten up Dessert
I'm all for Jewish food traditions and Rosh HaShanah is loaded with them. The sweetest of them all is pairing apples with honey as we wish our friends and family a sweet new year. While I wouldn't think of setting my table without this symbolic duo, I love the challenge of re-thinking ways to express this tra...
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Carrot Cake: A Winter Classic Worth Revisiting

Carrot Cake: A Winter Classic Worth Revisiting
I had forgotten how much I love carrot cake until I tasted the one baked by Chef Genee Habansky, owner of Herbaceous Catering Co. in CT. Carrot cake has been a dairy-free, seasonal favorite for kosher keepers since the 1970's when it popped up on menus and was promoted as a healthy dessert. Sure, this reci...
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Something Sweet & Easy Cake Donuts

Something Sweet & Easy Cake Donuts

I’ve been drooling over Miriam Pascal’s beautifully photographed and user-friendly cookbook, Something Sweet; Desserts, Baked Goods and Treats for Every Occasion for months. Now that we are firmly into holiday baking season I plan on whipping up these Bakery Style Cake Donuts for at least one of our C...

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Honey Cake with Poached Pear Rose for your Holiday Dessert

Honey Cake with Poached Pear Rose for your Holiday Dessert

When Marcia Selden advises me to MAKE THIS with bold caps, I know it belongs on one of our autumn holiday tables. The only question is if we serve it when we break the fast after Yom Kippur or at the end of our pre-fast meal.

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Tell Me More: Six Main and Vegan Cheesecake

Tell Me More: Six Main and Vegan Cheesecake

Six Main is a bit of a hike from New York City and Fairfield County, but WOW!  It is worth the trip! This all-vegetarian heaven, housed in a historic bank in the quaint town of Chester, Connecticut, is filled with masterfully crafted, creative vegan, vegetarian, and raw cuisine. And to top it off, most of...

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Nostalgic For Your Bubbe’s Recipe? Try this Cranberry Pear Tea Cake

Nostalgic For Your Bubbe’s Recipe? Try this Cranberry Pear Tea Cake

It’s all about love, comfort, joy and a celebration of family traditions at With Love From the Cupboard, a Westport, Connecticut based boutique-styled artisanal bakery full of delectable, heartwarming desserts. When she was a little girl, Chef and owner of With Love From the Cupboard, Nicole Peranick spe...