Low-Cal Fresh Peach Ice Cream

Low calorie peach ice cream

It's peach season! With peaches on my backyard tree, and peaches delivered in my CSA farm box, I needed to whip up something quick. Since Howard is watching his sugar intake, I've been wanting to experiment with sugar substitutes. This is low-cal peach ice cream is my first try. Two impartial judges loved it. I even got a marriage proposal from the one that wasn't already my husband! In addition to using the sugar substitute Zero, I used whole milk instead of half-and-half. It worked wonderfully. Ingredients 9 small peaches (with a drought in California, our backyard fruit is … [Read more...]

Cranberry Sauce with Raspberries

Raspberry Cranberry Sauce

Editorial Note: October 21, 2013. This year I am actually sharing my "world famous" cranberry sauce recipe BEFORE Thanksgiving. But I'm not taking any credit for a new found awareness of editorial calendars and such. It's because of the Midlife Boulevard recipe blog hop! I know. I know. Bloggers usually share their Thanksgiving recipes BEFORE Thanksgiving, but I didn't think of it at the time. We had a wonderful holiday at my parents' house. My Dad smoked a turkey in the backyard, which turned out awesome. And we had about a thousand side dishes, all made from … [Read more...]

My Dad and My Challah

My first challah.  Looks good, smells good.   How will it taste?

My Dad is not doing too well. So all of us kids and grandkids are visiting him as often as we can, and he's been on my mind a lot. When he was healthier, one of my Dad's passions was cooking for family and friends. But he wasn't a cook with a large repertoire, rather he specialized in a few signature dishes: huge challahs, gravlox, smoked brisket, tea-smoked duck, turkey (brined and roasted or deep fried), and chopped liver with schmaltz. If he made it, it was amazing. Last week, as I was making the gravlax he taught me how to make, I started thinking about his challah. I've … [Read more...]

Apple Cake

Barbara's Apple Cake

This is so easy (trust me, I'm not an experienced baker) and everyone at our Rosh Hashanah table wanted me to do it again. The cake itself tastes like challah (it is very eggy.) Hat tip to Food 52. I revised their recipe by adding cinnamon. What do you think? Should an apple cake be made without cinnamon?     Barbara's Apple Cake Ingredients APPLE MIXTURE: 4 apples (you can use a mix of your favorites) juice of one lemon (to prevent browning) 2 TB margarine (or butter) 2 TB sugar 1/2 tsp cinnamon CAKE BATTER: 1 cup flour 3/4 cup sugar 2 … [Read more...]