Mini Brownie Hearts

Mini Brownie Hearts

            When it comes to Valentine’s Day, nothing is really set in stone for me. I’ve never been particularly fond of Valentine’s, mostly because I think the holiday excludes other kinds of love and affection that aren’t romantic and that are just as important if not more so than romantic love. I don’t like the artificial [...]

Molly Yeh’s Hazelnut Gelt Cookies

Molly Yeh’s Hazelnut Gelt Cookies

We are still in the season of miracles, also known as Hanukkah! We’ve been celebrating at home since the evening of November 28 and honoring the Jewish side of our family. Every evening we tune in to the live stream of Temple Israel and get to share with our community.Hanukkah is one of the holidays I [...]

Lebkuchen (Old-Fashioned German Gingerbread)

Lebkuchen (Old-Fashioned German Gingerbread)

What a year it has been! Every year I look forward to the holiday season, but no year have I been looking forward to the holidays more than this one. One of the lessons I’ve learned from the pandemic is that those little rituals and traditions we do at different times of the year to [...]

Mexican Chocolate Sheet Cake [GF]

Mexican Chocolate Sheet Cake [GF]

In September we had a backlog of celebrations to catch up with on account of the pandemic. It’s been a strange year, what with gatherings constrained and people being very careful not to contract the virus. We have been lucky so far, but also extremely careful, yet when the August and September birthdays rolled in, [...]