Passover just isn’t Passover without macaroons! Since flour is forbidden during Passover, macaroons are the perfect sweet, with coconut and almond being the traditional favorites. Macaroons should be crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
One of the major Jewish holidays and my personal favorite, Passover (Pesach in Hebrew) celebrates the Israelites exodus from Egypt, renewal, freedom, and family. Passover is rich in tradition and symbolism and speaks to the Jewish soul. At one point … Continue reading
Daffodils are appearing here in Ithaca. As I write, it’s 7:15 p.m. and still light! And Easter is just around the corner. What better way to celebrate spring than with an Easter Morning gathering of friends who are all tired … Continue reading
Being of Scots heritage, our family serves Sherry Trifle for dessert at all family celebrations and for holidays, particularly Easter, Christmas and New Year’s – known as Hogmanay in Scotland. There are as many ways to make trifle as there … Continue reading
Is there a better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than with Jameson’s?
A delicious one dish meal for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner! I used venison sausage, but you could substitute any sausage such as lamb or pork. The leftovers are just as tasty as the freshly prepared. This recipe is adapted … Continue reading
Of all of my mother-in-law’s recipes, this one is definitely my favorite. It’s not only delicious but it’s also one of those make-ahead dishes that improves overnight.
Our feathered friends love this meal throughout the winter, and we love watching our flying friends! Just use bacon drippings (lard) to make delicious bird food. Mix one cup of bird food into 1/2 cup of bacon grease. Shape it into … Continue reading
It doesn’t get any easier than this. I have been making these puffs for years to the absolute delight of our guests. Just multiply by the number of people you are serving. A homemade salsa is a great side to … Continue reading
Although Valentine’s Day just sped by, this could be the perfect treat for a romantic dinner anytime or a nice dinner with friends. It happens to be gluten free! This is a very rich tart. INGREDIENTS: 1 cup whole almonds … Continue reading