Chocolate Olive Oil Challah with Sea Salt

by Shoshana on April 23, 2014 · 10 comments

I have to admit I really do not mind Passover food. We tend not to eat that many grains regularly so the food we eat during the week of Passover really isn’t that different from the rest of the year. I like the creativity it takes to make desserts taste great without grains and, I […]



Apple Cider Concentrate

by Shoshana on January 23, 2014 · 6 comments

I love the feeling of coming in from the cold and wrapping your hands around a steaming hot mug of something delicious. This winter (or the little of it that we have had here in California) my treat of choice has been steaming hot apple cider. I love the crisp sweetness of the apple paired […]



Rainbow Challah

by Shoshana on October 17, 2012 · 24 comments

This week in the weekly cycle of the Torah readings we read the story of Noach. God plans to destroy the earth with a flood and instructs Noah to take his family and a least two of each animal onto the ark to save them. After the flood God designates the rainbow as a symbol […]



No Stress Challah

by Shoshana on November 17, 2009 · 6 comments

When people ask me for my challah recipe I don’t have a quick easy answer. I have my favorite challah recipe which is the one my family made when I was growing up. That is the recipe I always have to use for my holiday challah. It is a bit of a timing challenge because […]



S’mores for Shabbat

by Shoshana on October 28, 2008 · 6 comments

Ever since I made s’mores with a blow torch in my kitchen I have been trying to figure out how to capture the sweet, oozy, deliciousness of a s’more in a cookie form. The challenge is that I serve most of my desserts on shabbat, which means that the s’more qualities need to come through […]



Rosh Hashana Challah

by Shoshana on October 7, 2008 · 0 comments

This year I didn’t have a chance to make challah for Rosh Hashana and we were stuck eating slightly stale store bought challah to usher in the New Year. Since in my family we eat sweet round challah throughout the holiday season, and my parents were in town this weekend, it seemed like the perfect […]



Banana Fosters Bread Pudding

by Shoshana on August 4, 2008 · 1 comment

It is said that on Shabbat each person gets an extra soul that stays with him throughout the day. It is my theory that the extra soul is the one that gets the calories on Shabbat, and it takes them with it when it leaves. With that theory, there is always room for dessert on […]


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