Not So Plain Vanilla Ice Cream

by Shoshana on February 5, 2014 · 13 comments

I have never understood the use of the term “plain vanilla” to describe something boring. I happen to love vanilla and nothing comes close to the fragrance of a fresh vanilla bean. That being said, there are not so many “plain vanilla” recipes on this blog. That is because vanilla is one of the most […]



Fresh Fruit Sauces for Blinzes

by Shoshana on May 14, 2013 · 12 comments

Shavout, coming seven weeks after Passover, is the holiday that celebrates the giving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai. It starts tonight and I have spent the last few days cooking up a storm. It is traditional to eat dairy meals on Shavout so it is nice to be making different things than I usually […]



Root Beer Float Marshmallows

by Shoshana on January 23, 2012 · 7 comments



Cherry Vanilla Jam

by Shoshana on September 2, 2011 · 1 comment

I know it’s no longer cherry season, but as I was enjoying my breakfast of greek yogurt topped with some of this jam this morning I knew I just couldn’t wait until next cherry season to share it. A while back, I was browsing foodgawker and this jam caught my eye. The combination of fresh […]


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Homemade Vanilla Marshmallows

by Shoshana on April 5, 2009 · 12 comments

One thing that never seems to be lack on Passover is candy. Synagogue schools sell it as a fundraiser, and otherwise health conscious people somehow seem to decide that at least a box of candy per person is a necessary staple to make it through the holiday. As a kid I eagerly looked forward to […]