Cranberry Orange Meringue Nests

by Shoshana on December 28, 2015 · 0 comments

I am not one for big New Year’s parties or grand New Years resolutions. I still like to mark the celebration, however, with a dinner that is a bit more elegant than a regular weeknight. And that, of course, means I need an elegant dessert to match. In the days before I had kids I […]



Baked Chocolate Mousse

by Shoshana on March 21, 2015 · 3 comments

Passover is coming in just two weeks. Which means that it is time to start talking about Passover desserts. Okay it might be past time, but I have been procrastinating a bit this year in getting ready for Passover. Over the years I have made lots and lots of Passover desserts. Every year I try […]



Eggnog Rice Pudding

by Shoshana on December 16, 2013 · 12 comments

When I heard the theme for this month’s Kosher Connection roundup was comfort food I immediately knew what I wanted to make.  No dessert screams comfort food to me as much as rice pudding. Warm, creamy and soothing it is the perfect cool weather dessert, or even breakfast. Something about it just makes me feel […]



Pumpkin Bread Pudding

by Shoshana on October 9, 2013 · 12 comments

There is a pop-up pumpkin patch that we drive past on the way to my kids’ school. The kind that most of the year is an empty lot but in the fall transforms into a kids wonderland, with pumpkins, hay bales and a petting zoo. Every single day on our way to and from school […]



Apple and Honey Trifle

by Shoshana on August 23, 2013 · 17 comments

I know it’s still August, but with Rosh Hashana so early this year it is time to start talking about honey cake. I often feel that in many ways honey cake (lekach) is kind of like the Jewish equivalent of fruitcake. It is the baked good that everyone has to have on the table and […]



Strawberry Meyer Lemon Trifle

by Shoshana on June 5, 2013 · 11 comments

Trifle is one of those desserts that isn’t one of the first things that comes to mind when I am planning dessert, but every time I do make it I wonder why I don’t make it more often. Layers of cake, fruit, and custard blend seamlessly into a delicious and beautiful dessert that is better […]



Chocolate Peppermint Pudding Shots

by Shoshana on January 21, 2013 · 10 comments

There is something about food in miniature that makes it so much more fun to eat. I absolutely love miniature foods and whenever I see mini serving dishes I can’t help buying them. Somehow in miniature the same everyday food that seems too basic to serve to company suddenly becomes party worthy. Would I serve […]



If You Had Chinese Food for Christmas Eve…

by Shoshana on December 24, 2012 · 15 comments

I’m a bit late to the December roundup, but since it still isn’t midnight here on the west coast I thought I would sneak a post in under the wire. There seems to be a tradition among America Jews to celebrate Christmas by eating Chinese food and seeing a movie. In honor of that the […]



Coconut Chai Rice Pudding

by Shoshana on November 8, 2012 · 8 comments

Todays post is part of larger food blogging event in support of those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Bloggers from all over are posting a comfort food recipe in a virtual show of warmth and caring. While I would love to provide actual food and warmth to those affected, that is somewhat difficult from all the […]




by Shoshana on May 5, 2011 · 10 comments

A while back Tamar over at Joy of Kosher asked me the come up with a Mexican themed dessert for the Mexican Fiesta themed Purim sudah she was putting together. She said something along the lines of “of course not flan, since it has to be parve”. Naturally I took that as a challenge and […]



Lemon Mousse

by Shoshana on April 17, 2011 · 21 comments

As I have gotten older it seems that my tastes have changed. I’m not just talking about clothes (I finally just gave away a bunch of clothes I had since high school. Trust me, it was time.) It is true with food too. Even cilantro, which I used to hate in even the tiniest amounts, […]