Fruit Cake
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Tropical Fruit Cake Recipe

Fruit Cake Guys, it's not as if I was not perfectly aware of the sad life of fruit cake: It just looks like everybody makes it and gives it away, but nobody ever eats it. Why does fruit cake get a bad rap? It always seems to contain a list…
sugar-free Orange marmalade
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Sugar-Free Orange Marmalade Recipe

Sugar-free orange marmalade I found that quite challenging. And it took a lot tinkering. I wanted to reconcile at all costs my love for all things jam and preserves with my very moderate sugar consumption. While I find it very hard to swear…
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Italian Ricotta Almond Tart Recipe. Gluten-Free Friendly!

This Ricotta Almond Tart was just created! I developed it expressly to showcase the new and delicious Fresh & Healthy Ricotta: So excited! Ricotta Almond Tart is a great Italian classic dessert favorite, and this is my take on it.…
flavored butter
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Homemade Flavored Butter Recipes. Sweet and Savory

What is inspiring me to post about Flavored Butter Recipes is a wonderful event I attended with my daughter yesterday, the Bikkur Cholim Crown Heights Annual Brunch. The talented ladies in charge put out a wonderful spread, and I heard lots…
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Triple Ginger Cookies Recipe. Gluten-Free Friendly. All Variations

These Triple Ginger Cookies are for ginger lovers only! These heavenly, crunchy-melt-in-your-mouth ginger cookies are a real celebration of one of my favorite flavors: ginger. And I spread it on really thick, using it as I do in this recipe…
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Moroccan Lemon Chicken Tajine Recipe

Lemon Chicken Tajine is a Moroccan Cuisine classic. Lemons and olives are two major trademarks of Moroccan cooking. The key ingredient in our Lemon Chicken is the preserved lemon (included in this recipe). Don’t make this dish without it,…
Coconut Cookies
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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. This cookie is crunchy and crumbly, and I love the nice mess they make. I always find coconut lovers wherever I go, so I quite often make them…
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…
lima beans
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Moroccan Artichoke and Lima Beans Tajine Recipe

Lima beans (or fava beans) herald the arrival of spring. Cooked together with artichokes, this tajine stars a flavor match made in heaven. Artichokes and lima beans are two huge favorites in our Moroccan Cuisine. This dish stands alone as…
salmon tajine
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Salmon Tajine in Mustard Caper Sauce Recipe.

Salmon Tajine in Mustard Caper Sauce is one of my favorite salmon dishes: It is so simple, so zippy and so delicious. We Sephardis are suckers for Mustard-Caper-Lemon Trinity. Here is just about all you need to know when you make salmon…
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,…
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Lemon Cake Recipe

Non-Lemon-Lovers need not apply! This lemon cake is perfect for brunch but also for dessert, with fruit or sorbet. The baked lemon cake gets soaked all over with a luscious lemon syrup. You are in for a treat! This is a decidedly dairy cake.…