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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 14, 2018

Top 5 Pie Making Tips and Pie Memories

Learn Paula's expert tips for perfect pies this Thanksgiving AND how to make your pies healthier