Fig, Olive Oil and Sea Salt Challah

Ever since I started making challah about four years ago, I’ve used the same recipe.  I got it from my mom who learned from her friend. The loaves are golden brown and busting at the seams with warm dough. Spread a little butter and sprinkle a little salt and we can all call it a…

Pumpkin Challah

This is a new seasonal staple. What an excellent way to celebrate the end of the week and the beginning of a new season. This pumpkin challah is truly delicious. It’s not too sweet, with just the perfect hint of pumpkin and cinnamon. It makes amazing peanut butter and jelly sandwiches; and I just can…

Mama’s Challah

Mama’s challah. Or as my mom calls it: “the BEST challah.” And she’s right. The recipe from start to finish takes time (approximately 3 hours) so I either make it Thursday night or Friday afternoon when I get home. I prefer making it Friday so it’s fresh and warm out of oven; Here’s the secret:…

Holiday Hiatus

Twas two days before Christmas, when all through the house, The clothes were all packed away, each and every blouse. The pants, scarves and sweaters were folded with care, With James and Emily soon to be leaving there. They’re off to get married in a few short weeks, so there’s no time to cut up…

My Favorite Saturday Morning Breakfast

Wake up around 8. Do some work. Go to yoga. Come back and fix my favorite breakfast foods. No recipes or ingredients today. Just a snapshot of what a simple and delicious breakfast looks like.

Raisin Challah

This is the first of three culinary adventures this weekend. This adventure turned out far better than I ever could have imagined considering it was my first time making challah! Making this bread requires patience and time since it has to rise three times and requires some intense kneading. But in the end it was…

Long Time No See

Lately I’ve been feeling like the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland. Running around with a clock and a to-do list. With all this craziness, there hasn’t been time to cook or bake. James and I have not gone to the grocery store in two weeks! We’ve pieced together meals here and there, and have…

Brunch Time! Raisin Challah French Toast

Brunch is my favorite meal of the day. It doesn’t happen often because it’s busy during the week, but on Saturday’s and Sunday’s I love waking up slowly, staying in my pajamas and making a delicious brunch. This mixture of breakfast and lunch leaves the cooking part up to your imagination depending what you’re craving….