Coconut Macaroons

I’ve never been a huge fan of those coconut macaroons that are a staple of every Seder dessert table. Then again, I’ve only ever had the Manischewitz variety from the can. Today, I made some from scratch! I found the recipe in Stacey Ballis‘ book, Out to Lunch. Here it is – …

Mandel Brot

Mandel brot (bread) is basically Jewish biscotti. In fact, when Starbucks started selling their packaged biscotti, I said, “Huh? What? That’s mandel bread!” My grandmother (on my dad’s side) made amazing mandel bread, so I recently asked my aunt to dig up the recipe for me. I decided to try …