Spice Bars

Usually I feel that if a dessert doesn’t have chocolate, it isn’t worth it. But this recipe, from my grandmother’s recipe box, has been a staple in our family’s homes for generations.

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An easy crowd pleaser that has become a staple for us.

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No Fail Apple Cake

A no fail cake is the way to go when you are cooking for a crowd.

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Triple Decker Brownies

There is very little that can go wrong when chocolate and peanut butter are ingredients!

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Rocky Road Tart

Disclaimer: this is a super sweet dessert! Be prepared for the sugar rush!

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Pineapple Chocolate Chip Cake

Pineapple juice is the secret ingredient to this moist and delicious cake!

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Yeast Cake

This cake is always a show stopper!

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Chocolate Tart

Oreos and pretzels help make up an excellent pie crust on this delicious dessert. 

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Custard Pear Pie

Serves 8.

3 Bartlett pears, sliced ¼-inch thick lengthwise
4 Tbsp. unsalted margarine (1/2 stick), melted
½ cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
2 tsp. vanilla
3 large eggs
¾ cup rice milk
¼ tsp. salt
Powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 9 inch pie plate with nonstick cooking spray. Arrange pear slices in a circle on the pie plate, overlapping slightly. In a food processor, process margarine, sugar, flour, vanilla, eggs, rice milk, and salt until smooth. Pour the batter over the pears and bake for approximately 45 minutes or until golden. Dust with powdered sugar and serve warm.

Debbie Thau is a caterer is Fair Lawn, New Jersey. She gives cooking and baking classes. Her heart is in Israel where her two daughters live. When she visits, she travels all over in search of oils, vinegars and other ingredients to incorporate into her cuisine. She can be reached at or at (201) 797-6032 for culinary emergencies.
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Aleph Bet Soft Pretzels

It’s a craft! It’s a snack!
It’ll keep your kids entertained (and well-fed!)