It started out innocently enough. One year my mom suggested that we make a cooked Sephardic charoset in addition to the chopped apple Ashkenazi one. So we did, and people liked it, and every year after that we had both kinds of charoset at our seder. Two charosets seemed reasonable, especially for big seders, so […]
Since my kitchen could be mistaken for a candy factory this time of year it takes very little prodding to get me to make “just one more” kind of candy. There is nothing I like making more than candy, which means I often end up with more candy than people to give it to. In […]
I know that pumpkin pie is the traditional dessert for Thanksgiving but to be honest I could take it or leave it. It is pecan pie that is my first choice from the dessert selections, and in my mind Thanksgiving would not be quite as sweet without it. This year I tried to convince my […]
In my mind candied nuts are a cross between a snack food and a junk food. They are sweet and sugary, but at the same time are chock full of the wholesomeness of nuts. Easy to make yet impressive looking, they add quick elegance to a simple salad.