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Confetti Potato Latkes

December 25, 2011
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So many fabulous colored potatoes at the Santa Monica farm market makes the choice difficult.  My eye is naturally drawn to vivid color, whether it is carrots, paintings, hair color, or clothing. 

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Bumuelos or Sephardic Beignet

November 26, 2010
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Hot from the sizzling oil, dripping with warm, lemon scented, honey syrup the bumuelo is a Sephardic tradition.  That first bite of sweet crispy goodness is worth the calorie conscious guilt I will feel after eating this traditional goodie.

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Homemade Pink Lady Apple Sauce

December 7, 2009
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Apple sauce is the essence of apple with a little cinnamon and lemon to enhance the natural sweet-tart flavor.  I make mine super healthy with no added sugar.  I prefer to use a mix of Pink Lady and Fuji apples. This is the simplest recipe but it does take a little time to peel all […]

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My Best Brisket

December 5, 2009
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Brisket was a dish I became familiar with after I was married.  My Sephardic mother never served this ultimate pot roast when I was growing up.  I loved brisket the first time I tasted it.  The juicy, melt in your mouth, savory-sweet meat is an easy dish to make for everything from Shabbat and holiday […]

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