September 25, 2017

My 20th Anniversary as a Pastry Chef

In September 1997 I returned to Washington D.C. after spending four years as a diplomat in Geneva, Switzerland. I left D.C. a newlywed and environmental lawyer and returned as a pastry chef, caterer, cooking teacher and mother of 2 toddlers.
September 20, 2017

Don’t Stop Me Now

Was the song I was listening to as I crossed the finish line of the Miami Half Marathon this past Sunday, January 29, 2017, though the cheering crowd pretty much drowned it out. I keep marveling at the photos of me crossing the finish, smiling, with my hands in the air.
November 24, 2014

I’m Officially a Talk Show Host

Well I haven’t gotten my own showyet, but I did emcee the cooking competition at Kosherfest 2014. Someone wanted to give me a microphone for an […]
September 8, 2014

The Gift of Eating

As a pastry chef, I am on and off diets pretty much all the time. Developing dessert recipes is a hard job and many days there […]
August 7, 2014

Experiencing Israel at Camp Ramah

It is not an easy time to be Jewish. Israel has been fighting in Gaza to protect its citizens from daily rocket attacks. Media coverage is […]
May 28, 2014

Cheesecake Slims Down

Cheesecake is the dessert I simply cannot stop eating. I love the cold creaminess, and the combination of cream cheese and sugar brings me back to my grandma Sylvia’s dairy noodle kugel, recipe in The Holiday Kosher Baker.
April 7, 2014

A French Tart makes for a Sweet Passover

The lemon tart featured below is classic French lemon tart was one of the first desserts I learned to prepare in pastry school in Paris and […]
January 30, 2014

A Bittersweet Year

Every January I look for official year highlights in print because every top ten list suggests another book to buy for my Kindle, a new song […]
November 26, 2013

Cranberry and Raspberry Rugelach

We are in the final countdown to Thankgivikkuh and no one has enjoyed this convergence as much as I have. I still have more ideas, but […]