American

Strawberry Sorbet
American, Parve, Uncategorized

Strawberry Sorbet

Strawberry sorbet is Smooth and creamy and easily made from frozen strawberries puréed with 3 simple ingredients.  Spoon it into an orange shell for a company dinner or eat it as soft serve right away. I promise, Strawberry Sorbet will quickly become your go-to instant dessert! I like to change […]

Parsnip Apple soup with Pomegranate drizzle
American, Soup

Parsnip and Apple Soup

Parsnip and Apple Soup takes full advantage of the distinctive flavors of sweet earthy parsnips and tart Granny Smith apples.  This combination is delicious on its own; but you can take it up a notch by adding a drizzle of pomegranate molasses and maple syrup. The play of tart and […]

American, Parve

Coconut-Chocolate Chip Squares

It’s so exciting to find a beloved recipe in the back of a box of “oldies but goodies”. I used to make these every year as part of a cookie assortment for holidays. I’ve reworked the recipe and made it healthier and “nut free”-except for the coconut. Naturally, you can […]

American, Parve, Uncategorized

Mocha Frosting

This Mocha Frosting is what I make when I realize that when I make tons of cupcakes for my grandchildren; I have to frost them in a short time. Using unsweetened cocoa instead of chocolate that you have to chop up and melt is a great time saver. This frosting […]

Grilled Tofu
American, Entree, Vegetarian

Grilled Tofu

Tofu is an amazing vegetarian protein. It literally absorbs any marinade you soak it in. It also absorbs the flavors of any recipe you add it to. The trick is to press the moisture out of the tofu and give it enough time to soak up the flavors of the […]

Mini Phyllo Pecan Tarts
American, Dessert, Parve

Mini Phyllo Pecan Tarts

Mini Phyllo Pecan Tarts are like Pecan Pie with a less gooey filling! They have lots of toasted pecan goodness with just enough delicious goo to hold them together. The phyllo shells look amazing and give great crunch in each bite. Phyllo dough may seem intimidating the first time you […]

Unbaked Pumpkin Chiffon Pie
American, Parve

Unbaked Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

My daughter loves this Unbaked Pumpkin Chiffon pie. I tried a baked Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving last year and she was truly disappointed. She lobbied for me to make this Unbaked Pumpkin Chiffon Pie this year and won. The pie is best when made with fresh puréed pumpkin. The color […]

Pumpkin Pie
American, Dessert, Parve

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie was always a favorite of my Mother’s and still is my daughter’s. For years, I bought a small sugar pumpkin, steamed it, puréed it and used it to make a Pumpkin Chiffon Pie. Then, I evolved; and started to roast the fresh pumpkin. The roasted pumpkin has infinitely […]

Graham Cracker Crust
American, Dessert, Parve

Graham Cracker Crust

Don’t love making pie dough and rolling it out! Graham Cracker Crust is the answer for you. Not only is it delicious; but it is very easy to assemble. Bake the Graham Cracker Crust blind (unfilled) if your filling doesn’t require baking ie. a fruit curd or mousse; or leave […]