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Hamantaschen
Dessert, Parve, Purim

Hamantaschen

I only make Hamantaschen once a year. They are delicious triangle shaped cookies that resemble Haman’s hat from the Purim story in the Bible. Hamantaschen can be filled with fruit purée; and they can be iced and covered with sprinkles. They can also be turned into savoury hors d’oeuvres. There […]

Khrustiki Cookies
Dessert, Eastern European, Parve

Khrustiki Cookies

This recipe is for Khrustiki (Twig) cookies which can be used for Chanukah and Christmas. My only change to the original recipe from the book Please To The Table by Anya von Bremzen and John Weichman, was to increase the brandy from one teaspoon to one tablespoon. These cookies are crisp […]

American, Dessert, Parve

Pumpkin Pie

Not only was this pie delicious but against all odds- it froze well! I wrapped it tightly in plastic wrap and then in foil. I let it defrost slowly in the fridge to reduce the possibility of it drawing moisture from the shock of a warm kitchen. Prep time: 15 […]

Apple Cake
American, Breakfast, Dessert, Parve

Apple Cake

Apple Cake: two layers of sliced apples oozing with cinnamon and sugar between three layers of cake  baked in a Bundt pan! This cake can be presented whole or served sliced on a platter. We enjoy it for breakfast, lunch and Break Fast! Add a scoop of ice cream on […]

Ginger Snaps
American, Dessert, Parve

Ginger Snaps

I used to eat these cookies in my Grandmother’s kitchen. She called them Zuzus. They were crunchy, spicy and made your mouth feel all tingly inside. Besides being a wonderful snack, these cookies are also an integral part of the sauce for Grandma’s Stuffed Cabbage. When I was first married, […]

Blueberry Pie
American, Dessert, Parve

Blueberry Pie

I love Blueberry Pie. I played with a lot of different measurements until I found the right proportions to produce a delicious, lemony, blueberry pie that does not give you that gelatinous feel in your mouth that makes you think the filling was canned. This recipe works every time. I […]