Holiday Cookies

Every year I make 10-12 cookies and bars, for family, friends, and co-workers.  The four days of long hours is hard work, but the delicious treat has become a holiday tradition.

Carnegie Deli


Carnegie Deli opened in 1937 across from Carnegie Hall in midtown Manhattan.  Known for it’s kosher-style pastrami, corned beef, brisket, stuffed cabbage, matzoh ball and cheesecake.

Blueberry Jam

Ingredients 6 cups of crushed Blueberries 4 cups of Sugar 2 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice Instructions Wash jars and bands in hot soapy water, rinse and set aside. Setup your stove for the hot water bath process. Place washed jars in large pot filled with water and boiling slightly. Jars need to boil for 15 […]

Holiday Traditions

Years ago the girls started cooking dinner for Christmas Eve and so began a tradition.  This year they took a little from their Czech and German heritage and based dinner around that.  We also had fun learning about the Czechoslovakian Christmas foods and traditions  (see info below). Yes, the girls repeated the Holska Bread, as it […]

Strawberry Meringue Cake

Meringue 8 egg whites 2 cups sugar Filling 8 cups strawberries, sliced 1 – 1 ½ pints of whipping cream whole strawberries to decorate the top Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease two cake pans and line the bottom of each with lining cut from a brown paper bag. In large bowl of electric mixer, […]


Emily went through a period of time where she wanted to learn more about her Czechoslovakian culture.  Her first cooking project was making Holska, which is a sweet bread she had heard about over the years and tasted while in Chicago. Holska – Czechoslovakian Christmas Break