Hello world!

Welcome to our blog, “Bendichos Manos”.

After spending many years busy, running, raising a family and as a “professional volunteer”, I am finally taking ownership of my kitchen and learning to cook…..especially the adored Sephardic recipes from my family! I am blessed to have my mom, Kaye (Hasson) Israel, a cook and extraordinary
baker, close by to guide me through the techniques and subtleties of these wonderful culinary treats. As we’ve baked and I’ve mentioned it online to friends, many have asked and asked again for recipes and tips. So, here we go…..as we cook, we’ll share the recipes and tips so you, too, can make some of these sumptuous delights yourselves.

In addition, I continue to follow dozens of blogs and sites and frequently find noteworthy recipes and ideas that I will share on this space, suggest blogs and sites you might choose to visit, and post articles, stories and links that strike a chord with me, and I think might so do with you!

“Bendichos Manos”…….. “Blessed Hands”, a compliment to a cook, a blessing bestowed on a hostess. May you enjoy our recipes and tidbits! Please leave a comment or two and let us know what you think. You responses will keep this blog going!

May your hands be blessed….