Holiday Menu and Jewish Holidays in Germany

And so my darlings, I realize since the holidays just passed, it is a little odd to post everything I made now, but better late than never, right? This year Chanukah ended on the 24th of December (quite late) and since Christmas was the very next day, we had a nice Chanukah meal Continue reading

Pumpkin Spice Cake with Magical Mystical Cream Cheese Frosting

The deliciousness of this cake is insane. It is hard for even me to describe. It is moist, fluffy, creamy, light, tangy, warm, rich, and most importantly evocative of holidays past. The spices blend together to create that nostalgic childhood festive feel, of gingerbread houses and pumpkin pies. It can be made year round of course, but I recommend using it for fall through late winter.  Continue reading

Sweet Potato Latkes with Easy Apple Butter and Crème Fraîche

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Aren’t these flowers beautiful? They are, in fact, sweet potato flowers, and I do think they do their scrumptious roots justice, don’t you? I have been making this recipe for sweet potato latkes for years. Latkes have always been difficult for me, because almost every recipe calls for onions, and as you know, I cannot eat onions, leeks, chives, scallions, or raw garlic. I like them, they just don’t like me. 😦  Continue reading