Category: Indulgences

A Tasket, a Tisket, Please Pass the Brisket

It’s that time of year when I crave brisket. My mother would always make a brisket around Chanukkah along with potato latkes and applesauce. I yearn for that good European-Jewish food that I grew up with. I can count on one hand all the times I’ve made brisket. I just don’t seem to have the […]

Fresh Apple Cake

I stumbled upon a charming British blog that specializes in baking regional specialties in the United Kingdom. It was interesting to see their recipe using metric measurements (75g butter, 175g self-raising flour, etc.) — hilighting a small difference in our cultures.  I’ve often wondered why the U.S. doesn’t just switch to the metric system — cold-turkey.  It […]

Easy Penuchi Icing (Homemade Caramel Icing)

This is a great homemade caramel icing, perfect for pairing with apples and cinnamon like this Fresh Apple Cake recipe. === Easy Penuchi Icing === Melt 1/2 c. butter Add 1 c. brown sugar. Boil & stir over low heat for two minutes. Add 1/4 c. milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.  Cool to […]

Chocolate, Chocolate – Fairytale Brownies

Once upon a time there was a little boy and little girl who grew up to be lifelong friends who had a penchant for rich, chocolate brownies so they lived their dream and became business partners and started the very popular Fairytale Brownies company. Brownies make wonderful business gifts, hostess gifts, birthday gifts, wedding or […]

Junk Food: Why We Love Halloween Candy

You could either raid the kids’ Halloween candy or just buy your own secret stash of miniature candy bars. After all, it’s a tradition that your sweeth tooth has grown accustomed to every year in October. The down side of miniature candy bars is that you just can’t eat one or two and most likely […]