Categotry Archives: Desserts

Maggie’s Cookies

I have a new granddaughter. Her name is Maggie and two weeks ago she was named in the synagogue. She is the first child of my oldest son, Benjamin and his beautiful wife Beth. In the Jewish faith, if your ancestors were from Eastern Europe a child is usually named after a deceased member of your family. It is said, “that the soul is not at rest, until it is named.” My son and daughter- in -law so honored my […]


Sweet Banana Walnut Bread Pudding and Savory Mushroom Bread Pudding

My brother –in- law, Morris used to own a really unique coffee shop. The shop was known for excellent coffee and teas and the breakfast and lunch menus were different and delicious. He had adapted many of the foods his Mother and grandmother had made in his youth and every time I was in, he would serve me one of his new creations. This recipe is truly one of my favorites.  It is comforting and delicious. Banana Walnut Bread Pudding […]


Almond Heaven

As a young adult, I couldn’t wait until the meal was over to have this delicious dessert at a restaurant that went out of business long ago. It doesn’t look like a traditional tort, but its name is indelibly blazoned in my brain as an “almond tort” I have renamed it Almond Heaven. When I married and started cooking in my own home, I experimented with different sugars and came up with this no bake dessert, which is very close […]