vegan cheesecake
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Vegan Cheesecake with Peanut Butter Chocolate Recipe

Vegan Cheesecake? You bet! Not an oxymoron! A new dessert star was born this week as a result of extensive tinkering with variations on cheesecake: Vegan Cheesecake. Forgive me for feeling so smug, but I am mighty proud of my creation: You…
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Coconut Cookies Recipe. Gluten-Free-Friendly

Coconut cookies are my weakness! I am a total nut for coconut cookies, and for all things coconut. Natural corn flake crumbs are easy to find in health food stores: They give the coconut cookies their delightful gritty texture and funky…
fillo pastries
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Moroccan Almond Fillo Pastries Recipe

Fillo pastries They are a staple in our Moroccan Pastry repertoire. There is no Moroccan Dessert display without fillo pastries, first cousins of  Baklava. Although I am showcasing the glorious almond in the filling of these Fillo Pastries,…
lemon poppy seed cake
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Lemon Poppy Seed Cake Recipe

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake is one of my favorite cravings gratified. I adore lemon and poppy seeds, and when they are together, chock-full of each, I'm just mad about the lemon poppy seed combo.  This lemon poppy seed cake cake tastes fantastic…
ice cream sandwiches
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Ice Cream Sandwiches Recipe. Sugar Cookies

Ice Cream Sandwiches are a breeze! Once you make Sugar Cookies, ice cream sandwiches couldn't be too far behind! Good news: Any of you enjoyed the gorgeous day yesterday and admired with me the luscious looking blossoms and flowers in the…
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Bourbon Pecan Apple Cake Recipe

This delicious apple cake is excerpted from my latest Cookbook, The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen. The combination of the apples, bourbon, and pecans is a classic. Mix this apple cake by hand in minutes. You will find this apple cake so moist,…
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Pecan Brownie Pie with Cranberries Recipe.

Fresh cranberries are flooding produce stalls, and Thanksgiving is fast approaching. This year I thought I would take cranberries in a different direction, not a relish or chutney or cranberry pie this time. I decided to dream up a chocolate…
low carb dessert
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Low Carb Dessert: Pumpkin Almond Torte Recipe

Low carb dessert recipes are very dear to me. And this pumpkin almond cranberry torte is a real winner. Talk about what you should bring them for Thanksgiving! So you see, you can have your cake and eat it too. Recently I made a diabetic…
key lime pie
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Key Lime Pie Recipe. Vegan. Gluten-Free-Friendly.

Key Lime Pie is a sort of citrus-lover dream. But it has a few less-than-ideal trademarks I am forever trying to dance around: It uses key limes, the tiny and delicious Florida variety so prized for its intense flavor and fragrance; expensive,…
energy bites
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Energy Bites. Quick Halva Recipe. Gluten-Free

Energy bites and Quick Halva: We all love the wonderful taste of halvah, that great Sephardi dessert classic confection starring Tehina paste and sold all over Israeli and Middle Eastern markets. But hardly ever get near it because of the prohibitive…
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe. Gluten-Free Adaptable

Chocolate and peanut butter: A marriage made in cookie heaven! These are so much fun, cracked all over and forming dark ridges on the white-dusted tops: hide them well! Dear Gluten-Free Friends, boy you'll be happy to know these are every…