Giant Rugelach

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One of the first things I lay my eyes on when I walk into a NY deli are Rugelach - particularly the raspberry kind. I'm not even sure when I first became so obsessed with these Jewish pastries, but something tells me I was sold the first time I sunk my teeth into one. There are few things I can think of that are better than a rich, flaky cream cheese dough slathered with a tangy fruit filling. Add the nuts...and oh my goodness! This recipe in particular is all about abundance. The rolls are Read more [...]

Pink Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

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I was recently asked for a good pink velvet cupcake recipe for three baby girls' birthdays and I immediately thought of the Joy of Cooking.  It's the perfect book to turn to when you're looking for baking tips or just basic recipes to adapt to your own needs. Their red velvet recipe (which is an adaptation of their buttermilk layer cake) is a tested staple, so I decided to use it as my foundation for these pink velvet delights. Because of the hot pink liners I used, I decided to go with Read more [...]