Jewish Apple Cake

My mom makes the best Jewish apple cake, and she gave me her recipe. Jewish apple cake is sweet, slightly dense, and it makes a great snack. It is perfect during the High Holidays or any other time of year. And the smell when it’s baking is just… divine. To make this cake, peel, core, and thinly slice 4 apples. My mom uses one of those contraptions that makes curly fries to cut up her apples, but a good old … Continue reading

Blueberry-Lemon Scones: Pinkies Up!

The first time I ever had a scone was at a Barnes and Noble Starbucks many years ago. My mom and I could smell them baking, and it was like heaven. We hung around until they came out of the oven, and then we ate them. It was great. But I guarantee you that these scones are better. If we were talking about the scones Starbucks currently sells, that wouldn’t be saying much. But I’m telling you, these gave me … Continue reading

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Everyone needs a good recipe for chocolate chip cookies. Here is one I like to keep on hand because, when I get hungry for chocolate chip cookies, nothing less will satisfy me. Not even the most delicious chocolate or lemon cookies. When you get a hankering for them, preheat your oven to 325ºF. Then, mix together 1 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup of white sugar, and 3/4 cup of melted butter. Once they are blended, mix in 1 tablespoon … Continue reading