Funfetti Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

I realize as I write this post that I have posted a lot of dessert recipes lately, but I could not resist with this one. When I started planning for Emmi’s first birthday party, I knew that I wanted to make everything myself-decorations and food.  So, when I decided to make the cake, I thought … Continue reading

A Family Affair… Chocolate Souffle

Recently, My aunt and uncle came to visit from Israel with my 15-year old cousin. Since Tal travels so much, I was happy to have my cousin, Romy, keep me company at my apartment. A couple of times, I enlisted her as my sous-chef and kept her occupied chopping and helping me take my pictures … Continue reading

A Family Favorite…Whole Crispy Fish!

For the past 6 months or so, my mom has raved about this fish that she started making. It is a whole branzino fish pan seared and served in a lemon sauce. Almost every time we talk, she tells me that she has made the fish again for someone else. Since we were in Lubbock, … Continue reading

Happy Purim…Hamentashen Cookies

This weekend, Jewish people around the world will be celebrating Purim—a holiday that commemorates a time when Jews living in Persia were saved from being executed. Haman, the king’s advisor, lead the charge of this failed attempt and thus on Purim, it is customary to have Hamentashen cookies meant to symbolize Haman’s triangular hat. This … Continue reading