Dessert

Orange Crisps
American, Dessert, Parve

Orange Crisps

Orange Crisps are delicious light cookies that let you know when they are done by developing a toasty brown rim around the outside. You can turn them into lemon crisps by using lemon zest. Frost them with a confectioner’s sugar glaze if you want a sweeter cookie. Prep time: 20 […]

Applesauce
American, Dessert, Parve

Applesauce

I like to steam the apples for Applesauce in their skins so some of the red color from the skins comes off on to the apples. I may be nuts; but I also scrape the residual apple from the skin to add to the sauce. Lots of people purée the […]

Chocolate Chip Cookies
American, Dessert, Parve

Chocolate Chip Cookies

My chocolate chip cookies are famous in my community. Many of my friends won’t let me in the door for dinner without reaching for the bag of cookies first! Hint: Let your batter rest 15-30 minutes after you prepare it. I don’t know what the science is; but the cookies […]

French Meringues
Dessert, French, Parve, Passover

French Meringues

Meringues are made from egg whites beaten with sugar and a little cream of tartar, salt or lemon juice to help them hold their shape. This process can take on many different uses depending on how you treat the meringue. You can flavor it with vanilla, peppermint or whatever you […]

Tarte Tatin
Dessert, French, Parve

Tarte Tatin

Tarte Tatin is a tart that begins in a pan on top of the stove. You caramelize the apples first, arrange them in the pan and then cover everything with the tart dough. After that, it goes into the oven and bakes. The scary part is inverting it onto a […]