May 17, 2011

Hot Dogs and Soufflé

I ate my last hot dog at the Kosher stand at Yankee Stadium in 2009.  Hot dogs and I have a strained relationship.  While growing up in […]
April 4, 2011

Farfel and Fortitude – Top Ten Passover Survival Tips

Even for experienced bakers, Passover is the greatest annual challenge.Passover bakers cannot use flour, yeast or even pure vanilla. Very few bakeries make kosher for Passover […]
March 16, 2011

A Rainbow of Hamentaschen

For most of my life, I had no love for hamentaschen, the triangle-shaped filled cookies eaten on the Jewish holiday of Purim.  I always found the […]
February 25, 2011

Macaroon Marathon

I am dreaming about macaroons.  No, not those canned coconut chocolate ones that serve as snacks on the New Jersey Turnpike while driving to Passover Seders.  I dream […]
January 20, 2011

Chocolucias

I learned how to do nothing for seven hours a day. I didn’t think I had it in me. When I was on bed rest before […]
December 16, 2010

To Chocolate or Not to Chocolate

 My mother is personally offended by any dessert that isn’t chocolate. She firmly believes that no non-chocolate dessert can ever be worth the calories. When she […]