Classic Rugelach

Classic Rugelach

Rugelach is a Jewish treat that has now penetrated deep into American cuisine. Most supermarket bakery counters have an array of these treats waiting for you to taste. Soft dough, sweet filling. One or two bites and you are ready to snatch another. And then another. I...
Best Cinnamon Muffin

Best Cinnamon Muffin

      Let’s see: biscuits or muffins? I can never decide one way or another. I did make biscuits last week, so this time it is muffins. But not just any muffin. No, this morning I wanted something with spice, so naturally I was googling “cinnamon...
Rugelach from Gil Marks

Rugelach from Gil Marks

    Ah, rugelach. Some people call this a cookie. Jewish culinary maven Gil Marks did. But for me, rugelach is a food until itself. These are wonderful pastries, with soft cream cheese cookie dough and a filling that can be made in dozens of ways. That...
Laquered Leg of Lamb from Let’s Eat France

Laquered Leg of Lamb from Let’s Eat France

  I love the new book Let’s Eat France, a tome filled with recipes, ideas, chef biographies, and details to make you believe, well start to believe, you might be a French chef. This idea appeared in a little sidebar. Take a leg of lamb — bone in....
Molasses Chews from Jean Anderson

Molasses Chews from Jean Anderson

    Jean Anderson is one of our favorite cookbook authors. Her From a Southern Oven in 2012 is a staple for us. We’ve tried with delight recipes like her Peppery Cheese Rounds and her Open-Face Vidalia Pie. I cannot urge you strongly enough to find and enjoy...