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….

Passover 2013

The last time I hosted a big Passover was in 2010 when we lived in Washington DC. Three years later, I’m in Durham, NC, with a new career,  a new dog, and a new niece or nephew on the way!  My whole family, plus James’ parents and grandparents are coming to our Seder. We will…

Charosis

You say haroset, I say charosis. Haroset, charosis, haroset, charosis let’s just sit and eat. No matter how you spell it, charosis is a Passover staple on every Seder plate around the world. It’s tart, it’s sweet, it’s delicious. I love the thought of Jews everywhere sitting down to Seder tonight and tomorrow. Back to…

Passover 2010

Passover ties for my favorite holiday. Rosh Hashanah shares the top spot, but for different reasons. For those wondering, Thanksgiving is second. I love Rosh Hashanah because that’s where I reflect most on the past year and look ahead to the adventures ahead. I look forward to Passover every year because with it brings a…

Morning Glory Muffins – Passover Style

I have to admit I was skeptical about this recipe as I put it together. I had never used matzo meal (flour that’s kosher for Passover) before in baking, but since it’s Passover I didn’t have much of a choice. So I had one this morning. Then I had two. Then I had to tell…

Kotecki Krunch – Passover Style

Kotecki Krunch is a legendary recipe within the Kotecki family. It only comes out around special occasions: holidays, March Madness and beach vacations. There are special orders like when Debbie made it for every person at our wedding – and every guest exclaimed how good/addicting it was! You can never have too much, but since…