Gingerbread Caramel Corn

by Shoshana on December 19, 2013 · 15 comments

As I have said many times before I absolutely adore the foods and flavors of the Christmas season. I would never let a small thing, like the fact that we don’t celebrate Christmas, keep me from filing my kitchen with all kinds of holiday treats and goodies. I turn my kitchen into a cookie and […]



Homemade Halvah

by Shoshana on July 24, 2013 · 8 comments

There are some foods that are so intrinsically tied up in memories that I can never eat them without thinking of the person who first introduced me to that food. For me, halvah is one of those foods.  I have fond memories of visiting my Uncle Henry and Aunt Helen in Miami when I was a child. Their apartment, […]



Sea Glass Candy

by Shoshana on July 8, 2013 · 8 comments

I have to admit it is hard for me to throw away food. I will do anything I can to repurpose leftovers into a new recipe. Some attempts are more successful than others, I will confess, but overall it tends to work out. After I made the red, white, and blue rock candy I couldn’t […]



Red White and Blue Rock Candy

by Shoshana on June 30, 2013 · 16 comments

I am very excited to share this candy. I love getting into the spirit of holidays and have been thinking for quite a while about making fun red, white, blue candy for the Fourth of July. While the lollipops I made are fun and easy to make, these were my real inspiration for this year’s […]



Red White and Blue Lollipops

by Shoshana on June 26, 2013 · 13 comments

With the Fourth of July right around the corner I have been playing around with a variety of red, white, and blue candies. A couple of years ago I made these fun flag lollipops, so this year I wanted to try something a little bit different. Lollipops are always a big hit with the kids […]



Lemon Cheesecake Truffles

by Shoshana on June 13, 2013 · 13 comments

As a food blogger I often find myself with assorted dribs and drabs of leftover frostings, fillings or other ingredients in my refrigerator just waiting to be turned into something new. When making desserts to post on the blog I will often make partial recipes so that we don’t end up with quite so much […]



Kumquat Pate de Fruit

by Shoshana on May 2, 2013 · 10 comments

Whenever I walk into a fancy candy shop I am drawn to the display of Pate de Fruit. These glistening fruit jellies look like shining jewels lined up in the display and I always want to buy some. While sometimes they can be disappointingly bland, a well made Pate de Fruit is intensely flavorful, capturing […]



Limonana marshmallows

by Shoshana on April 11, 2013 · 17 comments

My husband is currently on a trip in Israel. Talking to him everyday about all the things he is seeing and experiencing has meant that Israel is very much on all of our minds (especially my older son who keeps reminding my husband that next time he wants to go too). With Yom Haatzmaut, Israel’s […]



Caramelized Rice Krispy Bark

by Shoshana on April 8, 2013 · 12 comments

When I saw that the recipe contest on Food52 this week was “Your Best Recipe with Cereal” I knew I wanted to submit my recipe for one of my favorite candies, Caramelized Rice Krispy Bark. When I went to get the recipe off my blog to submit it to Food52 I realized that I never […]



Marshmallow Frogs (aka Kosher Peeps)

by Shoshana on March 11, 2013 · 14 comments

With Passover just two weeks away my Seder planning is in full swing. Besides all of the food planning and shopping one of the major things I think about in planning the seders is how to keep the participants engaged. Especially when they belong to the five and under crowd. According to the Gemara one […]



Passion Fruit Truffles

by Shoshana on February 11, 2013 · 13 comments

The Jewish holiday of Purim is just two weeks away and my household is already gearing up. We have figured out our costumes and have been listening to Purim music nonstop. (Although, in the interest of full disclosure I should probably mention that we listen to Purim music nonstop year round because whenever I give […]