Monday, September 5, 2022

DO-AHEAD Rosh HaShanah Favorites

DO-AHEAD Rosh HaShanah Favorites
Do you like to get lots of cooking done ahead of the holidays? We may be cut from the same cloth. Rosh HaShanah marks the beginning of a season of celebration and contemplation, with most of the days replete with festive meals....


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...


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Summer Plums with Minty Cardamom Dressing

Summer Plums with Minty Cardamom Dressing
When C. asked me if I would like her to bake her irresistible dark chocolate cake for dessert on a recent Shabbat we were hosting, I jumped at her offer. Then I wandered through my farmers' market in CT  imagining which summer fruit would be a little unpredictable alongside a generous slice of her rich and d...


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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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Sweet Noshings & Drunken Honey Pomegranate Cake Recipe

Sweet Noshings & Drunken Honey Pomegranate Cake Recipe

"I think I was born to be a Texan. I love big hair, country music, and cowboys (and their boots)."

This is how Amy Kritzer, blogger at What Jew Wanna Eat, introduces her recipe for Tex-Mex Chocolate Rugelach, one of my favorites in her bold new cookbook, Sweet Noshings; New Twists on Traditional Je...



Thursday, September 13, 2012

Impossible to Resist Honey Cake

Impossible to Resist Honey Cake
I tried to avoid this. Really, I did. I wracked my brain, rustled through my ever expanding kosher cookbook collection and finally through up my hands and yielded to Melissa Roberts, my go-to recipe writer, for a traditional Rosh Hashanah recipe with a twist. Like you, I was thinking, aren’t there eno...