Mardis Gras is one of those holidays that seems more fun to me from afar. I love the colors and sparkle and immense joy that shines through the photos, and I absolutely love New Orleans, but I’m just not a fan of crowds. I would rather visit New Orleans when I can get to lots of restaurants and try all the food, and not be limited by crowds and chaos. Since I love the idea of Mardi Gras, even though I’ve never been, I thought it would be fun to bring you a Mardis Gras recipe!Continue Reading
I know a lot of people hate Valentine’s Day or think it’s a made-up holiday, but it’s one of my absolute favorites. I find myself defending it year after year as one of the best holidays. Aside from the delicious candy, what’s better than an added excuse to tell people how much you love them? Growing up, Valentine’s Day was the holiday where my mom would hide cards and gifts all over the house and all throughout our stuff so we would find cards and candy all day long. It was the best. It’s a tradition I’ve tried to carry on (as best as it can be in our tiny downtown apartment).
It’s the week between Christmas and New Year’s and I have lost all track of time and days. We spent our Christmas at Getaway House and it was so refreshing to just disconnect and do nothing for a couple of days. If you have a Getaway anywhere near you, I can’t recommend it enough. I’m so excited to start planning for 2019 (and as I write this, I realize that I’m very far behind since I’m just now starting to plan…) and to bring you more easy and delicious recipes to impress your friends and families with as few dishes and as little work as possible!
Just because I’m out of town this week doesn’t mean I’m going to leave you hanging on a recipe! But I am going to keep this post short and sweet. Summer will be here before we know it and I can’t think of a better flavor combination than raspberry and rosé! Rosé seems to be trendier this summer than it has before, and rightly so. Rosé is the perfect summer drink. Light, cool, refreshing, and most importantly, delicious! And adding raspberries is really just a good idea. Continue Reading
During Passover, I always find myself eating more dessert than usual. While often the food is less exciting (except at Seders, of course, because my mom is an amazing cook), the desserts are always good. Honestly, I fell in love with those Manischewitz boxed cakes when I was in college. I liked them so much, I would eat them even after Passover had ended. And they were small enough that I would always eat them in 1-2 sittings! But my absolute favorite Passover dessert has always been my mom’s chocolate chip meringue cookies. I always eat so many of them. I just can’t bring myself to stop. They are so good. But now I have for you a cake that will give those cookies a run for their money. A Kosher for Passover Flourless Chocolate Red Wine Cake. Continue Reading