Fried Cookie Dough

by Shoshana on December 10, 2014 · 4 comments

Chankuuah is coming and that means the deep fryer has come in from the garage. I pretty much only fry things two times of year, Chanukkah and Super Bowl Sunday, but once I get the fryer out my mind starts spinning will all the things I could fry. Other years for Chanukkah I have made […]



Pumpkin Pie Sufganiot

by Shoshana on October 27, 2013 · 13 comments

Now that I’ve started making Thanksgivukkah recipes my mind keeps spinning with fun possibilities. These pumpkin pie filled sufganiot are my latest idea for a dessert to enjoy while celebrating the one in a lifetime confluence of Thanksgiving and Chanukkah. Classic sufganiot are my favorite chanukkah food, and I don’t even really like doughnuts all […]



Thanksgivikkuah Hand Pies

by Shoshana on October 23, 2013 · 7 comments

Everywhere you look it seems there is all kinds of buzz about Thanksgivukkah. What is Thanskgivukkah? It is the once in a lifetime confluence of the holidays of Thanksgiving and the first day of Chanukkah. Due to the intricacies of the calendar this won’t happen again for more than 70,000 years, hence all the buzz […]



Churros con Chocolate

by Shoshana on December 10, 2012 · 40 comments

I can never have a Spanish churro without thinking fondly of my trips to Spain many years ago. There is a cafe in Madrid that is known for their churros con chocolate, and the best time to get them ┬áis in the very early morning, after a late evening of carousing. One such morning, my […]



Dreidel Cookies with a Surprise

by Shoshana on December 6, 2012 · 13 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 · 8 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 […]




by Shoshana on December 18, 2011 · 4 comments

With Chanukkah starting in just a few days I guess it is time to start talking about frying. Most of year I pretty much avoid deep frying anything, but for Chanukkah I make an exception. In commemoration of the miracle of the oil that lasted for eight days it is traditional to eat foods full […]



What to Do With Leftover Chanukkah Gelt

by Shoshana on December 9, 2010 · 1 comment

Although it is fun and exciting to eat Chanukkah gelt the first few days of the holiday, every year I find that by the end of the eight days there are leftover gelt sitting around that no one really wants to eat. Even the three year old seems tired of them. The chocolate gets nibbled […]


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