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 […]



Gingerbread Caramel Corn

by Shoshana on December 19, 2013 · 15 comments

As I have said many times before I absolutely adore the foods and flavors of the Christmas season. I would never let a small thing, like the fact that we don’t celebrate Christmas, keep me from filing my kitchen with all kinds of holiday treats and goodies. I turn my kitchen into a cookie and […]



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 […]



Brandy Brown Sugar Apple Butter

by Shoshana on October 27, 2011 · 4 comments

Growing up we had an pippen apple tree. The apples are tasty and tart, perfect for baking. Other than the tarte tatains that my dad made every year trying to perfect them pretty much all the apples we didn’t eat turned into apple sauce or apple butter. The only difference between the two was how […]



Chai Truffles

by Shoshana on May 15, 2010 · 9 comments



Buttered Rum Meltaways

by Shoshana on March 8, 2010 · 10 comments

Whoever is in charge of book layout at the local Barnes and Noble outsmarted me again. Carefully placed next to the escalator to the kids section was a table with both Martha Stewart’s Cookies and Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes. Since my son likes to play by himself with the trains while I sit and watch (he […]



Gramercy Tavern Gingerbread

by Shoshana on February 1, 2010 · 5 comments

This recipe, originally published in Gourmet magazine in Feburary 2000, has caught my attention several times over the years but for one reason or another I never got around to making it. I even bought the beer to make it more than a year ago and then it just sat in the liquor cabinet because […]



Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream

by Shoshana on November 4, 2009 · 13 comments

Sometimes great recipes come about by accident. I was experimenting with making cinnamon ice cream using a mimiccreme base and the custard turned out tasting very egg-y with almost no cinnamon flavor. Never one to throw out food that could be salvaged I threw in pinch of this and a few ounces of that.  The […]



Cinnamon Ice Cream, Perfect for Any Season

by Shoshana on October 15, 2009 · 13 comments

For my birthday a few weeks ago my wonderful husband got me a new ice cream maker. And not just any ice cream maker. This one has a built in compressor so I can turn it and make ice cream any time I want without having to have freezer space for the canister at all […]



Candied Ginger Cardamom Bars

by Shoshana on August 5, 2009 · 0 comments

For years I have been collecting recipes. In addition to my overflowing bookshelf of cookbooks (an entire bookshelf, not just one shelf on it) I have a collection of recipes caught my eye that I saved from magazines and other articles. I used to keep them in binders, but a few years ago streamlined and […]