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 […]
November 12, 2013

A New Book and a New Cookie

I am just back from a week of book events in California to promote The Holiday Kosher Baker. It has been a whirlwind so far and […]
August 28, 2013

Living a Truly Sweet Life

This is the time of year when Jewish people contemplate their lives. For my family, this season started early, when my beloved father in- law, Arthur […]
May 10, 2013


This Mother’s Day, I am celebrating my kids. Note to Shoyer children: do not buy me flowers, gifts or chocolate. No need to schlepp up breakfast […]
January 17, 2013

My Life as an Air Traffic Controller

One day last year I was sitting in my kitchen at 5:00 pm checking email while dinner was cooking. The house was quiet and I had […]
December 11, 2012

The Chanukah Splurge

When you put a cookbook out into the world you hear from a lot of people you do not know. A new bride once wrote that […]
June 26, 2012

Summer Freeze

I met my first ice cream machine last summer when I walked onto the set of Food Network’s dessert show, Sweet Genius. Call me crazy, but […]
May 11, 2012

How Does Nougat Glacé Symbolize Jewish Survival?

Last week, I accompanied my twins’ sixth grade class on a visit the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. While the students visited the Daniel’s Story exhibit, designed […]
April 5, 2012

The Passover Hunger Games

There aren’t too many addictive Passover treats. On Chanukah I love my doughnuts and on Shavuot, I am a slave to my cheesecake, scooping up a […]