Pistachio Mini Cakes with Honey Cream Cheese Frosting

  My son went to his dad’s for spring break and came back with lots of goodies from his Easter basket.  There was lots of chocolate and jelly beans……and a bag of pistachios.  My son hands them to me and says, “these were in my Easter basket and they’re for you, I think they (his…

Sopapillas

While I was sifting through Cinco de Mayo dessert recipes (settling on the tres leches), I found this one for Sopapillas, and set it aside for a rainy day.  Usually when I save something for a rainy day, it gets stuffed away in a drawer, book etc, and doesn’t see the light of day again…

Peanut Butter Honeycomb Pie

I was on the web (as always) the other day googling something about peanuts (or peanut brittle, or french burnt peanuts), when this recipe title caught my eye. One click and I immediately started checking to see if I had the ingredients in my cupboard. I eagerly started with the Honeycomb. Preparing honeycomb is very…

Lekach (Honey-Spice Cake)

A couple of weeks ago, a coworker brought in honey cake (store bought) for Yom Kippur. I should now say that at my job, every Friday we have something called “Friday Social”. Someone has to sign up to bring in something sweet. It doesn’t matter if it’s homemade or not, just edible. Anyway, the honey…

Honey-Spice Cake

A couple of weeks ago, a coworker brought in honey cake (store bought) for Yom Kippur. I should now say that at my job, every Friday we have something called “Friday Social”. Someone has to sign up to bring in something sweet. It doesn’t matter if it’s homemade or not, just edible. Anyway, the honey…

Challah

I haven’t  made bread in a long time and I thought I could use the practice. I wanted a bit of a challenge with shaping dough, so I chose challah. The shape and the size of the challah didn’t turn out as expected, but it was very tasty. I think my recipe failed somewhere in…