Rugelach

I always thought rugelach was reserved for deli’s and bakeries. It seemed like a complicated cookie that I’d rather have someone else make than try to do it myself. But this year I was invited to a cookie swap party and as I wondered which recipe I was going to bake, Deb Perleman from Smitten…

Thanksgiving Wonder Sandwich

Mmmm, Thanksgiving. Mmmm, Thanksgiving leftovers. Today’s creation is what we started calling the Thanksgiving Wonder Sandwich because it is truly a wonder. Biscuit, green bean casserole, turkey, cranberry sauce, fried egg, all topped with gravy. It doesn’t get much easier and delicious than that. So be thankful, dig in and enjoy! Ingredients Biscuit Green bean…

Macaroon Fudge Bars

Passover is great for chocolate desserts. No leavening means more chocolate! – James Kotecki Keeping Passover isn’t all that bad. Especially, as James said, when it means an increase in your weekly chocolate consumption. Since you can’t use flour or other leavening agents during Passover, desserts can range from sponge cake to macaroons to decadent…

Baking Fail: Passover Pecan Bars

For all the wonderful, well lit food photos and glowing reviews of recipes you see on this blog, and other blogs you’ve bookmarked, there are hundreds and thousands of cooking and baking fails. I’m here to share my story.   I was on a Passover baking kick. I made Mandarin Orange Kugel for the Seder….

Mandarin Orange Passover Kugel

This year I signed up to the bring a fruit kugel to Passover. Before I saw my family’s shared Google Spreadsheet, I didn’t know there was a “Passover-safe” fruit kugel. There are seemingly endless options for savory kugels but in my search online for ‘fruit kugels for passover’ or ‘sweet kugels for passover’ I only…

Latkes (aka Potato Pancakes) + a cookbook

Hannukah 2012 is over, but it’s never too late to share the latest holiday recipes to use for next year. These latkes are slightly different from the recipe I posted a few years ago, adding fresh herbs, a different kind of potato and…that’s about it! As with any latke, top with applesauce or plain greek…

Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Cranberry Cake

Oh holiday season, why do you offer so many irresistible desserts? This indulgence tops the charts with a cake that has a layered, depth of flavor I haven’t found in other flourless chocolate cakes. The cranberries and hazelnuts are folded into the chocolate mixture so when you take a bite, you get a synergy of…

Hamantaschen

It’s almost a month past Purim and I’m finally getting around to posting these cookies! Better late than never. Who needs Purim to make delicious jam filled cookies? Hamantaschen cookies can be dry with the only burst of moisture or flavor coming from the filling. This recipe adds brightness and moisture to the cookie itself…