Easy Sticky Toffee Pudding

It’s not often that I get to sample a brand new dish that I’ve never heard of before. That’s exactly what happened at my sister in laws wedding in London last year. Dessert was off the charts. It was…sticky toffee pudding! As an American Jewish girl I never had it before, and I was amazed.

Better for you banana bread

“Are you sick of banana bread?” I asked on Instagram a few weeks ago. The majority of you answered no, so this post is for all of you! After running out of every other oil except olive oil, I decided to healthify my whole recipe and here we are with my better for you banana

Pumpkin Bundt Cake

This pumpkin bundt cake is the perfect introduction to fall! It’s topped with a cinnamon maple glaze that just takes it over the top! Confession: I am NOT pumpkin obsessed. However, I do love a slice of pumpkin pie or the occasional pumpkin spice latte. I decided I needed to have a good pumpkin bundt

The Best Monster Cookies

I’ve learned that the kids need entertainment AFTER camp. “What are we doing today?!” My daughter always asks at pick-up time. Uhm, wait why do you still have so much energy?! Yesterday we went to Target, that was fun, but more like a once a month or once a year kinda thing with kids. So

Healthier Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

As I type this post up, I’m sitting here with a steaming mug of hazelnut Taster’s Choice (the only instant hot coffee I will drink) and the last of the healthier banana chocolate chip muffins. Oops. My daughter will not be pleased. She has eaten so many of these muffins already, I wouldn’t be surprised

Buttery Blueberry Crumble Bars

Blueberry season is rolling in and theses buttery blueberry crumble bars are the perfect thing to bake with that big container of blueberries that you just bought. They are easy to put together and oh so delicious! I love that this recipe is made with simple baking ingredients that you probably already have on hand.

Double Chocolate Loaf Cake

Hey there. Hope your all doing well. I’ve been spending a lot of time playing around in the kitchen (who am I kidding, I always do that..) Now I have my 5 year old daughter along for the ride. We’ve been making a whole bunch of “kids friendly” snacks and foods. (Check out my highlight

Rich Chocolate Pomegranate Tart

It’s actully the kids dinner time as I sit down to discuss this rich chocolate pomegranate tart with you. Usually, you can’t catch from 3-6 pm. I’m busy building forts and wiping meatball faces. Today, my baby decided she was SO TIRED she couldn’t stay up a minute longer and promptly fell asleep. While most

Lemony Loaf Cake 2.0

Let’s start off with the name lemony loaf cake 2.0. Did you every have a staring contest with the Starbucks lemon loaf cake? For some reason it’s just the perfect treat to pair with your coffee. Being a kosher consumer, staring is the farthest I got. Until, I made my own lemony loaf cake back

Apple Crumble Bars

Another season, another crumble bar recipe. I’ve posted this recipe with a few variations including Cranberry, Strawberry Rhubarb, and Cherry Pie. I actually started this recipe with a batch of blueberry bars I made for a magazine article picnic feature. I guess next summer I’ll add the blueberry recipe to my blog! Here comes fall,

Apple Loaf Cake

It was literally 86 F when I recipe tested this apple loaf cake, but it got me SO IN THE MOOD for fall. I had an idea in my head of how I wanted to make it. So I literally threw it together between the chaos hours of after school and pre-dinner. I usually try

KFP Lime Cheesecake Squares

I was hanging at my friend Sarah’s house the other week…I mean working. We were totally working. Anyways, she made an amazing lime cheesecake for Shavuos and I was photographing it. She told me to take it home, and I didn’t. (real smart move kid) A few days later, I was literally craving it. Forget

Fruity Grape Juice Sorbet

I tried the original version of this fruity grape juice sorbet the first year Yossi and I were married. We had flown into the UK (my first time) a few days before and now we were sitting around the table at my in-laws enjoying this refreshing dessert. My in-laws don’t eat many processed foods over

Best Pesach Crinkle Cookies

Oh it’s that time of year again. Purim has passed with the blink of an eye, and green patches of grass are popping up all over my backyard. My daughter came home super excited yesterday that she saw some white flowers growing…I don’t know how accurate that is, but spring has most definitely sprung! Every

Blueberry Streusel Loaf Cake

I thought I’d give you something savory next. “Enough with the baking!” I told myself. Then I found myself searching for the perfect cake to add to my mishloach manos. I originally wanted to make my famous copy cat Starbucks lemon loaf cake, but I couldn’t find the lemon extract I usually use in the

Brookies

In my opinion, brookies are one of the best food hybrids to ever exist. What could rival two favorite dessert classics rolled into one? I wonder who the daredevil who created this was. They probably said “Who should have to decide between a brownie OR a chocolate chip cookie?” Spoiled millennial’s we are. Come to

Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

Turns out, I’m baking a lot this winter. I love to keep a dish on the counter full with something or other…my husband isn’t too happy about this. My 4 year old thinks I’m cool though. Especially when I pack one in her lunch box in the compartment with the flap. One of my weekly

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

I didn’t expect to become addicted to these cookies. I thought they would be good, and i’d eat a few…not practically the whole bag. Ooops. You would know if you saw me on Instagram stories Thursday on @tomatoes_tomatoes. I remember oatmeal cookies as being a whole LOT of oatmeal. Like oatmeal is cool, but i

Cranberry Crumble Bars

HELLO winter. Yup, that’s official this Friday. My daughter keeps asking me when it’s going to snow around here. I can hold off on that part a little longer…. I feel like cranberries don’t get the spotlight they deserve. Let’s face it, winter can be….well depressing. At the surface, winter fruit seems kind of depressing

Fluffy Ricotta Donut Holes

Donuts  are arguably the best food on Chanukah. I’m more than happy to celebrate each night with these delectable balls of fried dough with jelly oozing down my fingers, and a puff of powdered sugar on my nose. Making them is fun, but tedious. I’d prefer to watch you make them and eat them. I

Classic Pumpkin Pie with Hawaij Coconut Cream

Growing up, we always made a thanksgiving style feast on Friday night, the night after Thanksgiving. My mom served classics like cranberry sauce, turkey, and of course….pumpkin pie! We never really experimented much, and that was fine. This year,  I gave the classic pumpkin pie a little twist by adding a hawaij spiced coconut cream

sheet pan with two spoons and a glass with two scoops of ice cream and caramel popcorn.

Rosh Hashana Caramel Popcorn Sundae

I used to hate autumn as a kid. Obviously, because that meant school was here. I came to the realization last year that I actually adore autumn, with it’s crisp fresh air and warm spicy flavors. The Rosh Hashana caramel popcorn sundae recipe that your about to dive into, is the perfect end to summertime

Dish with two peach halves and a scoop of ice cream with a sprig of thyme.

Maple and Thyme Roasted Peaches

What’s with the combination of Maple  and Thyme Roasted Peaches? The funny thing about certain flavors, is that they transport you to a specific time or season. Maple makes me think of autumn and the smells of thyme transports me to the pot roast days. That’s what I LOVE about mixing up flavors of different

Strawberry Rhubarb crumble bars on a piece of parchment paper with fresh strawberries and mint

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Bars

  Is there a happier moment then seeing the trees start to blossom and turn green? For me it ties with the spring and summer fruit and vegetables that slowly trickle in and fill up my grocery’s produce section. This strawberry rhubarb crumble bars recipe is perfect for celebrating Spring! It puts the spotlight on

Jelly Sufganiyot in vanilla sugar in a loaf pan

Jelly Sufganiyot Rolled in Vanilla Sugar

, . Let’s talk about these Jelly Sufganiyot rolled in Vanilla Sugar. When it comes to fried doughnuts,  I’ll take jelly every single time.  I don’t really eat jelly.  But what is Chanukah without a jelly doughnut????? Trust me, I’ve tried, in fact I made 4 other fillings before I said hey, forget this. I’m

Pumpkin Gingersnap Trifles

Well….It’s been around 70-80F outside lately. I kinda wish the air would turn a little bit crisper. I’m ready to cozy up  with a hot drink in exchange for my Rosé and  I already stocked up on canned pumpkin! I know it’ll come soon enough though! Here’s so here’s a really fun recipe with your

Apple Cake with Honey Ice Cream

Have you had your fill of honey cakes yet?! Every Rosh Hashanah I make my mums (Yossi’s mum) apple cake! It’s simple and so moist and delicious. I made it in mini springform pans for aesthetics but feel free to make it in a regular ole pan.  The honey whiskey ice cream is a fun

Apple Rose Tart

This was one of my first recipes ever published in AMI magazine. These beautiful rose tarts will be the perfect way to end your Yom Tov meal. Here’s proof that you can make beautiful things with minimal work! Yes, Yom Tov should be your best efforts, but don’t forget to make sure you don’t take

Blueberry Scones

I didn’t know much about scones until I married my husband. I thought Brits ate crumpets a lot and drank tea. But scones? Nah. Anyways, my first attempt at scones was blueberry.  Bursting with ripe in season blueberries and topped with crunch sugar, it was in my mind, the best thing British I had tasted

French Style Cheesecake

  This recipe appeared in this past Shavous issue of the AMI magazine. The entire photo shoot took place on a windy and chilly May Day. So windy in fact, one of the glass vases blew over and crashed all over the salad bar. There’s nothing a team of talented ladies can’t do though..ammiright?! We

Coffee Halva Mousse Pie

So usually I spend quite a while on my blog posts…you’ll have to excuse me today. It’s Thursday night and I promised I would get this recipe up by shabbos. My house looks like a tornado hit it. I just moved over a bowl of pasta and two cucumber slices to sit down on the

Lotus Babka

  I had no idea why everybody was stuffing their suitcases with this lotus stuff from Israel. How good could it really be? Is it truly the pareve equivalent of the decadent Nutella? Then people got smart over here. They starting importing it. I finally got my taste- or shall we say 1/4 c full?

Peach Blueberry Bourbon Pie

Juicy peaches. Barefoot. Blueberry stains on your hands & face. Oh summer! How I wish you would never go! I love the abundant summer fruit. So much that often I forget we’re only three people and we really don’t need that much produce! So I pie’ify it! I added bourbon because always add bourbon when you