Rosh Hashanah begins September 13th 2015 at sundown or 1st of Tishrei 5776.

by Linda Capeloto Sendowski on September 4, 2015


I wanted to share some thoughts and my menu for this year’s celebration.  It has been a very busy and fruitful summer and I hope you all enjoyed yours.  With this new year we must plan for the future but we must also reflect on what transpired in our lives last year and how we affected and interacted with others.  Part of planning for the coming year involves improving ourselves and our actions over last year’s behavior.  Was I kind, charitable, forgiving, understanding?  Did I work hard, improve myself, learn some new things, make a nice home for my family?  Did I enjoy myself, was I a fun person to be with? I hope I had a positive 5775 and I for sure plan on making and presenting the new and improved me in 5776.

20150902_083627Yesterday I was in the farm market, buying leeks, pomegranates, fresh dates for my center piece and new crop apples. [click to continue…]



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Fresh Cherry Strudel

June 15, 2015

I am posting this recipe again this year 2015 with a few minor changes.  The local crop of California Bing and Rainier Cherries are in and they are

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Pecan Sticky Buns

May 20, 2015
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A fantastic treat for Sukkot, Sunday Brunch, or any occasion when a comfort dessert is required. This recipe makes two 9 inch round pans with 8-10 Buns per pan.  The dough is what

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Caramel Cheesecake With Salted Caramel And Chocolate Ganache

May 8, 2015
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I have posted this recipe before, there are a few edits and I wanted to call attention to it because everyone enjoys a slice of this at a brunch.

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Chocolate Orange Cheesecake 2015

May 4, 2015
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  I posted this recipe in 2012 but I made it again this last weekend for an early Mother’s Day brunch at my sister in law’s.  The cake disappeared. Calling all cheesecake fans.  It is the time of year when there are plenty of unused packages of cream cheese left in the refrigerator

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