Pecan Pie Hamentashen

by Shoshana on February 14, 2013 · 12 comments

Pecan Pie is one of my favorite desserts. I love the sweet buttery custard and the crunch of the pecans offset by a perfectly flaky crust. In fact I love all forms of sticky pecan desserts. Pecan bars, pecan tarts, sticky bun french toast, the sweet sugar and crunch nuts get me every time. That […]



Gelt Filled Peanut Butter Cookies Version 2.0

by Shoshana on December 16, 2012 · 12 comments

If you are anything like me every year when Chanukkah is over I find myself with a big box of leftover gelt. I always think we will need more gelt than we end up using, and, not wanting to run out, I stock up before Hanukkah. Once the holiday is over the gelt loses its […]



Dreidel Cookies with a Surprise

by Shoshana on December 6, 2012 · 11 comments

I like to push the envelope a bit with my desserts. The classics are delicious, and it is important to have good recipes for all the basics, but sometimes it is fun to push the desserts a bit further. That is exactly what I did with these cookies. Dreidel sugar cookies would be a welcome […]



Gingerbread Dreidels

by Shoshana on November 28, 2012 · 7 comments

Now that Thanksgiving has passed I can fully embrace the flavors of the Christmas season. Now I know I am a nice Jewish girl who has no business looking forward to Christmas songs playing on the radio, but I do. And it is all because of the desserts. See here is the thing. Many of […]



Energy Bites

by Shoshana on November 3, 2012 · 11 comments

This week my thoughts and prayers have been with all of the people affected by Hurricane Sandy as they try to put their lives back together. I am going to be participating in a food blogging event on Thursday bringing people together in support of those affected by the storm, so please check back then […]



Ganache Filled Pecan Cookies

by Shoshana on April 4, 2012 · 25 comments

Several years ago my husband and I worked in the kitchen at the Seminary. While the food in the regular cafeteria at the Seminary was always pretty good, it was fun to work the fancy catered meals and see what delicious things the chef would come up with. One thing that was often served at […]



Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Shoshana on March 26, 2012 · 8 comments

When I was a growing up I never felt deprived on Passover. Quite the opposite in fact. In an effort to make sure the kids didn’t feel like Passover was too much of a hardship my normally health conscious mother would fill the pantry with all kinds of sweets and treats we didn’t usually get […]



S’more Hamentashen

by Shoshana on March 4, 2012 · 57 comments

This past week many of my evenings have been filled with hamentashen. This year I need to make somewhere between twenty and twenty four dozen hamentashen so the freezer has been my friend. I have been baking about five doezen a night and stashing them in my freezer so I will be ready for next […]



Tu B’Shevat Macarons

by Shoshana on February 8, 2012 · 3 comments

Today is Tu B’shevat, the Jewish new year of the trees, this year. As a child we always planted a new tree in the backyard every year on Tu B’Shevat and now that we live in California I am continuing that tradition with my children. Last year we planted concord grape vines and this year […]



Amazing Sugar Cookies

by Shoshana on January 28, 2012 · 9 comments

Sugar cookies are the little black dress of baking. They can be dressed up with fancy frosting or left plain to fit any occasion. Just like the little black dress it is the accessorizing that really makes them shine. That is why it is always important to have a great sugar cookie recipe in your […]



Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Shoshana on November 28, 2011 · 5 comments