April 30, 2018

Adventures in Eating Through Israel – Passover 2018

Follow Paula as she eats her way through bakeries in Jerusalem, vegan restaurants in Tel Aviv and even Jordan.
March 20, 2018

Pass Over the Stress this Passover – Tips for a Healthier, Easier Holiday

Passover prep is in high gear. Here are 7 tips you need to make cooking this year healthier and easier.
February 15, 2018

The 8 Most Important Hammentaschen Baking Tips

It’s that time again and you have two weeks to get all of your hammantaschen baked in time for Purim. Hammantaschen freeze beautifully as long as they are not filled with fresh fruit. Here are my tips for hammantaschen baking success.
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 Trifles

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.