Blueberry, Saffron, Honey Galette

The blueberry galette comes together easily and makes you wonder why you don’t make it more often.  Delicious and comforting yet pretty enough to t...

Mushroom Baklava

Delicate phyllo layers surround bright and herby roasted mushrooms seasoned with D'vora for a crispy and savory bite that is perfect for a light lu...

Honey Butter Biscuits

These biscuits are quick and fluffy with crispy edges slathered in honey butter.

Chard Leaf Pie

I had some Swiss chard that looked great and decided to use it instead of phyllo to make this great chicken and rice pie. It's an excellent way to ...

Olive Oil Cake

As much as I love butter, I prefer olive oil in my cake batter. It’s a flavorful and interesting fat that’s a vehicle for either savory or sweet se...

Carrot Snacking Cake

Snacking cakes are a quick and easy way to make a big batch of delicious, 2 bite sweets. 

Lemon Cake

This lemon cake is one of the most popular things I make at home. My boys just love it and will have some for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (and sna...

Persian Vegetable Frittata

"Kuku sibzamini is the Persian version of a frittata. Shredded carrots, onion, zucchini and potato give it excellent texture—light and airy but de...

Halvaroons

I love halva and tahini, and put them together with coconut to make these delicious macaroons. We call them halvaroons, and they are delicious and ...

Creamy Baked Penne

A splash of cream gives this sauce a little extra body, as does halloumi cheese. This cheese is as creamy as mozzarella in taste, but is firmer and...

Crab & Artichoke Dip

Growing up in California I always awaited those brief months when the Dungeness crab and artichoke seasons overlapped. This dish is my effort to re...

Baked Camembert

Baked camembert is one of those dishes that makes you want to invite people over for a party.  By the way it’s also a decadent meal for two with a ...