Writer. Cook. Chocolatier. Celebrationist.

Sour Cherry-Brie Mini PopTarts (D)

This is a fabulous 3 ingredient appetizer that will make you look like a kitchen genius. These mini-pop tarts are super simple,  elegant, fun, and scrumptious!  Plus they look so cute when piled up on a platter.  This is a recipe that you can get crafty with: go ahead and […]

Read more

A Very-Jewy-Christmas: Baked Pastrami Eggrolls (M) with Russian Dipping Sauce (P)

Christmas + Chinese Food+( Movie)= A Very Jewy Xmas…Much has been made how American  Jews traditionally celebrate Dec 25, the birthdate of the world’s most beloved Jew, by eating Chinese food.   Pastrami eggrolls have been around for a while now.  Even getting the hipster-foodie treatment at celebrated Brooklyn eateries.   So here’s […]

Read more

Hanukkah Rewind

photo (78)

To Do List: B4 end of world – 12/21/12: *Record our Hanukkah happenings. *Do a load (2?  if there’s time) of laundry. * Birthday card for Mom. *Finish the  book I’m reading  Read last chapter of book.   8 Crispy-Fried Hanukkah Nights , or, What Hanukkah Means To Me:  Night #1:Hanukkah […]

Read more

Shakshook-lets (P)

Shakshooka is my favorite thing to eat when I’m in Israel (and one of my all-time favorite words, c’mon say it- shak-shook-a!).  It’s basically eggs poached in a tomato-onion sauce, and  it’s the perfect anytime meal: Breakfast, lunch, dinner- it  always works.  My version offers individual shakshookas (shakshooklets) , prepared […]

Read more

Savory White Bean Dip (P)

photo (63)

This dip/spread is a great alternative to hummus.  I love it on a toasted bagel.  It’s great with pita chips as well. Sometimes I’ll have it in a wrap with salad greens and veggies for a quick and healthy lunch. Savory White Bean Dip/Spread 1 cup chopped […]

Read more

Recent Recipe Posts

Order Our Homemade Chocolates

Cooking Demonstrations

Fun & Tasty Cooking Demonstration Celebrations for groups of all sizes! Find out more today.

Glossary

Bissel (bis-sul)Yiddish: A bit, a little.
B'Tayavon (be-teya-von) Hebrew: Bon Appetit! Enjoy (in reference to a meal/dish)
Faux-sher Food (fo-shure) Rachelese: Kosher food in disguise. The minute Judy bit into the krab kake she was a fauxsher food fan.
Taim (tay-yim) Hebrew: yummy, delicious
Zetz (zets) Yiddish: smack