Dairy, Shavuot

Pesto Alfredo with Goat Cheese

Many of my readers know of my obsession with goat cheese. With that in mind, I wanted to create an exciting new recipe for Shavuot combining two of my family’s favorite flavors: pesto and goat cheese. Goat cheese has become very popular in the past few years — especially popular […]

Dairy, Shavuot, Side Dishes

Best Cheese Latkes ever!!!

Chanukah is the only time of the year when I feel that we have a license to fry without the guilt. As many of my readers know, I love frying foods — from Fried Goat Cheese salad (Shavuot) to Deep Fried Turkey (Thanksgiving). It doesn’t take much to get me […]

Fish, Shavuot

Hawaiian Tuna Poke

I recently was lucky enough to vacation in Hawaii. It’s a beautiful part of the world and we really enjoyed ourselves. Any time I travel, I love to explore and research the local cuisine. Even though Hawaii has no kosher restaurants (yes, I had to schlep all my own food!), […]

Fish, Shavuot

Siman Fish – Special for Rosh Hashana

Many years ago my mother was visiting me in New York for the Yamim Noraim and we were busy cooking together in my kitchen. The two of us were testing out new recipes for a fish cooking class that I was scheduled to give for Ossie’s Fish in  Gourmet Glatt […]

Main Dishes, meat, Shavuot


I love the whole summer outdoor eating experience.  I really enjoy BBQ’s and picnics, and the eating outdoors concept is fabulous and exciting to me.  However, in New York, due to our climate, we have a limited time-frame to enjoy BBQ’s and eating outdoors.  Because I love BBQ food so […]

Popular Recipes, Shavuot

9 recipes for the 9 days

The 9 days can be a challenge of what to make for dinner. We all would like our dinners to have some variety and be nutritious, while not being a huge “patchke”. Among all the food blogs, cookbooks, and articles in newspapers, there are a variety of fresh ideas for […]