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EST. 2011 BY LIZ RUEVEN
Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Tropical Pineapple Coconut Hamantaschen

Tropical Pineapple Coconut Hamantaschen

Tropical ingredients always seem to appear in home baked desserts at end of winter. It makes perfect sense. If flavors stimulate our imaginations, there's nothing that says "beach vacation" better than pina colada cocktails. And who wouldn't love a beach vacation at this time of year, even if only in your ima...

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...

Monday, September 9, 2019

Chewy Tahini Brownies & the Joy of Sababa Cookbook

Chewy Tahini Brownies & the Joy of Sababa Cookbook

Adeena Sussman's latest cookbook, Sababa Fresh Sunny Flavors from my Israeli Kitchen, joyfully crosses many borders,  much like those who live and eat in her adopted land. With great gusto, she shares recipes and stories rooted in family, season, friendship and place. ♥Want to add something unexpected t...

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Make these Watermelon Pops to Beat the Heat

Make these Watermelon Pops to Beat the Heat

I listened with delight as a friend asked her husband which flavors he preferred from the selection of Bees Knees Ice Pops at my CT farmers' market. "You good with Strawberry Lemonade?" she asked. "Yup". "How 'bout Watermelon Strawberry?" "Sure". "Spicy Blueberry Lemonade? Cucumber Mint Lime?" "Yes. Yes. Ye...

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Blueberry Buckle Says Summer to Us

Blueberry Buckle Says Summer to Us

Call it a crisp, crumble, cobbler or buckle, my family simply calls this summertime dessert THAT favorite blueberry buckle we all love. This dessert is so easy to throw together that you'll be tempted to bring it to all of your warm weather outings when friends say, SURE you can bring a dessert. In fact, y...

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Perfect Passover Chocolate Walnut Torte

Perfect Passover Chocolate Walnut Torte

You know that joke about the mother-in-law who shares her son's favorite recipe with the daughter-in-law but leaves out just a few key instructions so that the recipe fails? Voila! The mother-in-law continues to be THE BEST maker of her son's favorite cake. This is NOT that story. Because when I asked Litz...

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Cherry Cardamom Hamantaschen Sweeten Purim

Cherry Cardamom Hamantaschen Sweeten Purim

Hamtaschen, the triangular cookie treats we eat on the holiday of Purim, are no longer just the classic versions we knew as kids. Sure, it's still easy to find these traditional treats with raspberry, apricot, prune and poppy seed fillings. And we haven't stopped loving them. But I'm more curious about why...

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Happy Birthday Trees & Chocolate Tart

Happy Birthday Trees & Chocolate Tart

We're jazzed to sweeten our favorite holiday around preparing local ingredients and seasonal fruits. Tu b'Shvat, this locavore's favorite winter holiday, is coming right up and we're turning to the Bible's set list of ingredients as a guideline for what to eat. Start planning your feast's dessert by whipp...

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Holiday Honey Cake & Chocolate Honey Glaze

Holiday Honey Cake & Chocolate Honey Glaze

There are some desserts that signal HOLIDAY TIME on our tables. I know, not everyone is a honey cake lover. Does chocolate glaze help? I always vote for team chocolate! This dairy-free Rosh HaShanah honey cake is laced with deep molasses flavor from Savannah Bee Company's sourwood honey. I like the rich c...

Monday, August 27, 2018

4 Ingredient Truffles & Rosh HaShanah Seder

4 Ingredient Truffles & Rosh HaShanah Seder

Nope! I don't have my holidays mixed up. And, Yes! Seders are conducted in celebration of Rosh HaShanah. Read on to learn about Sara Gardner's vision to gather Rosh HaShanah recipes from her adopted Jewish community in Madrid. The Reform Jewish Community of Madrid is a gathering place for residents from a...