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 […]
November 21, 2013

Pumpkin Churros

I know that Thanksgivikkuh already involves mixing traditions, but I had to go one step further. There is a recipe for classic churros in the Chanukah […]
November 20, 2013

Apple Pie Doughnuts for Thanksgivikkuh

 The Holiday Kosher Bakerfeatures apple latkes, which can serve as an appetizer, side dish, dessert or a decadent breakfast over Thanksgiving weekend. They look exactly like […]
November 19, 2013

Thanks for Thanksgivikkuh

 I had an experience years ago that taught me that you can never be thankful enough; even when you think you have thanked people enough, you […]