June 24, 2016

Review of “My Fat Dad” – Peanut Butter Blondies

Everyone has a story that shaped his or her relationship with food. Many chefs my age, including me, were influenced by the meals that were prevalent […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]