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?
Thank goodness I only make this pie during the holidays–it’s so darn good. My brother-in-law and I fight for the last piece! To make a beautiful pecan pie, use pecan halves and carefully arrange the halve “face up”. . But … Continue reading
On a recent visit to my mother’s home, I browsed through her recipe box in search of an ice box pie that I loved from my childhood. Several other recipes, handwritten in a nearly-forgotten beautiful cursive, jumped out and brought back memories. … Continue reading
When we first opened the Inn, I found a cookbook that we’ve used so much, it is now falling apart. The book, Easiest and Best Coffee Cake and Quick Breads by Renny Darling, is full of easy and delicious recipes. This bread has … Continue reading
Don’t know what to serve for your 4th of July brunch? The 8 Broads in the Kitchen’s latest cookbook, Breakfast & Brunch Recipes, has many incredible recipe ideas that will knock your socks off! Tis the season for watermelon, berries, … Continue reading
In honor of Cinco de Mayo, my friend Jennifer served a Mexican feast for our book club meeting. Really, it could be any week of the year because we LOVE Mexican food. We began the meal with Margaritas, and finished … Continue reading