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…

Rugelach

Cooking is a surprisingly great distraction when you’re fasting. I don’t usually fast, trust me, but on Yom Kippur (Sept. 27-28, ’09) it’s part of the holiday. When I need to taste something, I just ask James to be my taster for more salt or pepper or any other ingredient. Even though I’m standing over…