Microwave Cheese Cake

I like Shavuot (Pentecost), especially once I figured out that I don't have to make every dairy dish ever conceived. After all, it's only for one day. Shavuot commemorates the receiving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. One reason for serving dairy is that the Torah is compared to milk. Mother's milk is … [Read more...]

Shavuot, Eruv Tavshilin, Recipes and Carnivals

The holiday of Shavuot begins Thursday evening. Known in English as Pentecost because it takes place fifty days after Passover, Shavuot commemorates the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. The two main customs associated with the holiday are serving dairy foods and staying up all night to study … [Read more...]

7-Minute Low-Fat Microwave Cheesecake

My friend Annette first made this cake for me almost 13 years ago when I was re-hospitalized with a newborn. I kept it in the hospital refrigerator and it was good for several meals. Now my kids fight about who gets to make it for Shavuot. The topping is optional but I wouldn't skip it unless you … [Read more...]