It is a testament to my grief that I actually miss my mother’s bad cooking. My mom was an infamous eater and a lover of food. She scouted out of all the good dumpling and dim sum joints in Silicon…Valley but could barely scramble an egg. Her lack of skills in the kitchen was a source of pride for her, a feminist twist on the myth of the Jewish mother, of pushing food on people already so full that they must sneak away from the table in pain, bursting with kreplach. Yes, Mom hated… >> Read More
This recipe might just be proof that you could put frosting and sprinkles on anything and it would be delicious, including matzah.
White chocolate, whipped cream cheese filling, and a healthy…shower in frosting makes this matzah cake a fun, colorful, and pretty delicious dish to enjoy any time during Passover. My daughter loved digging in, but so did my husband—truly a whimsical and indulgent dessert that can be enjoyed by all. This is very much a dairy dessert, and no, I don’t recommend trying to… >> Read More
Are you on Pinterest? If not, you might have missed some of the mouth-watering, drool-worthy photos of cheesy pull-apart breads, often made with a load of crusty sourdough bread. Since I am always…dreaming up new ways to add challah bread to everyday life, I recently thought: Why not try this with a round loaf of challah? You might even already have a leftover loaf in your freezer or sitting on your counter. This kind of recipe is a perfect party appetizer to enjoy during football-viewing or movie… >> Read More
Warning: If you are dieting or don’t eat carbs do not look at this recipe.
If a fried macaroni and cheese ball met a zeppoli and then converted to Judaism, their baby would be one of these fried…kugel balls. They are sweet, gooey, crunchy on the outside with just a slight bit of saltiness that I think is pretty divine. I recommend topping with a light dusting of powdered sugar for an over-the-top touch. This was a suggestion from my friend Sara, and she was right. Her son and my daughter served… >> Read More
I am not a crafty mom, but in theory, I like crafts. I would love to scrapbook and make cute paper flowers or something. I have even attempted crafty afternoons with my daughter. Thankfully stickers…are like toddler crack, so all I need to do is sit there and patiently peel stickers or draw rudimentary flowers for my kid to be happy. So at Rosh Hashanah time, I am not the mom to start decoupage-ing apple centerpieces or creating custom place-cards. I am the mom who has 37 kinds of… >> Read More