Rosh Hashana is the perfect time for this unique and creative apple pie presentation. These classic apple cobblers are served in mini mason jars and the jar rings circle the ice cream scoop to add interest to the presentation. The cinnamon stick and dried apricots complete the fall and rustic look.
It always amazes me how, with a little creativity, the ordinary can be transformed into extraordinary.
In an article I wrote for Family First Magazine in the Fall of 2015, I featured this recipe as a log cake. It's a popular recipe that I have seen served at many parties since. I recently attended a party, hosted by a close friend of mine. Each course was a masterpiece. When I complimented her she said, "wait till you see what I made for dessert-even you will be impressed."
Impressed I was! She had used aCuisipro Ice Cream Scoop and Stack to cut out individual portions of the ice cream log and placed them on plates garnished with dessert sauce. But the best is yet to come. She had personalized each portion with the initial of the new couple's last name by cutting it out of fruit strips. The results were so outstanding that I couldn't resist sharing them with you. Enjoy!
Making Challah Baking a focal point of this simcha gives the Bas Mitzvah girl the opportunity to do the Mitzvah of Hafrashas challah for the very first time in her life in the presence of her close family and friends . To "top" it off everyone can braid and spice their own challah, choosing from the whole array of seeds and spices. Teaching the girls a new way to brade can be part of the activity. Send home baked challah in beautiful labeled box.
As we all get back into our normal post Passover routine (whatever that is!) there is an age old custom to make “Shlissel” (Key) Challah as a Segulah (omen) for livelihood. This year, I added caramel coloring to part of my dough to give a new “twist” to this ancient Minhag.
Lately, I have been getting a lot of requests for ideas of things to send to a Shalom Zachar and Kiddush. Biscotti seems to be a great thing to send to a Simcha; they are delicious, easy to make and easy to package. Here's a simple way to "dress up your biscotti" and make it not only delicious and practical, but glamorous too! Candy Pearlsare available in many colors. Have fun color coordinating your biscotti to match your special occasion
My guests were arriving and I still had not decided on a hot vegetable to be served with the main. Obviously, I did not have much time on my hands. Upon openening the fridge, I spotted a bag of mini peppers I had just purchased from Costco. I put three peppers on a skewer, sprayed them with Pam, spiced them, then placed them on the grill. Ten minutes later (5 minutes each side) I had a most magnificent vegetable to serve.