Matzo Ball Soup

I’ve been sick, and there isn’t anything else I’d rather have to make me feel better!

The recipe is really simple.

Matzo Ball:

1 cup Matzo Meal

4 eggs

1/4 cup vegetable oil

Salt and Pepper


Vegetable/Chicken Broth

1 cup water

Egg Noodles

Vegetables (of choice)

  1. with a fork, combine ingredients in a small bowl
  2. place in refrigerator while bringing broth and water to a boil
  3. add vegetables and noodles
  4. wet hands, and loosely roll matzo meal into golf-sized balls
  5. drop balls into boiling pot
  6. cook for 20 minutes, or until the balls are about 2 and a half times the original size
  7. enjoy!


>Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies


Hello my foodies!
How is everyone’s spring going? Mine has been busy, and slightly stressful. I started a new job (which I love SO much) working at an after school program in Holyoke. I told you in the last post that I’d be including a recipe for the red velvet sandwich cookies I made with the students, so that’s what today will be about!
I’ve also been accepted to go to Israel on the Birthright program! My summer schedule seems crazy, but I’m slowly getting organized and figuring out when I will be going where, and with who. I’ve applied to work in my school’s admission office, so hopefully I will be hearing from there soon as well! Last, I am continuing to bake/cook for fundraising, but am still accepting for donations to my community service fund! I have dedicated my time, and skill to international service, and will continue to do so. With that, however, support is imperative to succeed at such a large mission! Please consider donating or making an order either on THIS WEBSITE [CLICK] or emailing
So I’m including a recipe but first, I have some site updates: I have included a new poll! Please vote, this one is actually to help set up for my milk and cookies during finals week in the 5-college area! This poll will be going on until the last week of April, before Smith College Finals starts. Smith is not the only college to get milk and cookies though! The Couture Cook will be setting up shop at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, so stay posted for that!
Here are the results from the last poll:
adobo wins! ..figures. =]
Finished product of the first day working

Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies

A unique play on the classic red velvet cake flavors!

(I’m not sure where the recipe is from.. If someone knows please email me!)

  • 2 2/3 cups flower
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons red food coloring
Cream Cheese Filling:
  • 2 pounds of cream cheese, softened
  • 4 sticks of butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 8 cups powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl
  3. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy (about 3 min)
  4. Add the eggs and blend, one at a time
  5. Beat in buttermilk, vinegar, vanilla, and food coloring.
  6. Add dry ingredient to the wet. Mix thoroughly until combined
  7. Onto a sheet of parchment paper on a tray, drop batter using an ice cream scoop to form easy, 2 inch round circles
  8. Bake for 10 Minutes.
  9. Blend filling ingredients, and spread onto *COOLED* cookies (otherwise, if it’s hot the frosting will thin out and be a sticky mess!)
  10. Put top cookie on and Enjoy!
Makes about 24-30 sandwiches. 

couldn’t resist taking a bite first!

Also, I just want to mention an event going on tonight for Smithies:

Tonight! Dumpling workshop! Yes! So awesome! Go!

I am SO excited to go to this tonight! Although, it’s unfortunate that I forgot to RSVP! (Still, I think it will be worth it!)

*Lastly, as some of you may know, I have purchased my domain name! It was unavailable for a little while, but while up for auction, I jumped and grabbed it. You will still be able to reach this URL on blog spot, but in a couple of days, you will be able to reach the site at:
I cannot express how grateful I am for my readers, and am very excited to continue the growth of the Couture Cook “empire.” Thank you for the support, it means the world to me! I’ll be making an announcement when the site is fully up and running/available for readers to explore.*
Envision. Innovate. Revolutionize.

>The Couture Cook’s Cupcakes


ATTN: Cupcakes in Demand. I’m handling it. So, after months of people asking, a ton of blessings & support, I’m working on my entrepreneurship and making it happen. I’m starting off real small, just with cupcakes by the number, and locally. We’ll see how it all goes though… Maybe after law school I really CAN go to pastry school and open a bakery. That’s the plan, anyway.

Have a friends birthday coming up? Have a sweet tooth while studying? Enjoy some fresh cupcakes by the couture cook! 

Check out: and for more information!

-TheCoutureCook fans and followers get a free cupcake upon first order!
Cupcake Flavors: Red Velvet, Cinnamon Brown Sugar, Chocolate, Vanilla, Coconut, Peanut Butter (Others available by request and a small extra fee)
Frosting: Cream Cheese, Buttercream (Choc/Vanilla), Mint, Maple, Toasted Marshmellow (Others available by request and a small extra fee)

$12 Half a Dozen
$20 Dozen
-Larger orders available by request
Individual Cupcakes (unavailable to order at this time, only by availability! Thank you)

Shipping is available outside the 5-college area for a small shipping fee.
Have Questions? Like to Order in Advance? Email:

cupcakes! ROAR

Eat a Cupcake. You know you want to.

>New Years Eve

>Vote on my poll! (only 9 hours left!)
And Happy/Healthy/Safe New Years Eve/New Years day to everyone!
We’re having a brunch at my house, so I’ll let you know all about the goodies (& a delicious bread pudding recipe!)

See you on the other side.
Goodbye 2010, finally.



>Well, after a crazy couple of months, I’ve decided to finally put my blog to work. I’ve been searching and searching for a perfect name, and I’ve settled on “The Couture Cook,” naturally. I didn’t know exactly what to include in my first post, so I guess I’ll introduce myself.

“My name is Brooke, I’m 18 years old, and I’m in my first year at Smith College in Northampton Massachusetts. I grew up in long island, new york, and was a figure skater for a greater portion of my life. Although I’m busy in school, I’ve always in intrigued by food, and the culinary arts. I’ve been cooking as a self-treatment for my home sickness, and decided to share my culinary traditions and secrets with the, well.. err. the world. I want to go to law school and do a lot of traveling and international service, before going to culinary school and opening a bakery. My family is puerto rican, Panamanian and israeli, so there was always a diverse amount of cooking going on around me growing up.”

Occasionally, I’ll post recipes, but I want this site to be much more than that. It will be filled with reviews, hidden culinary delights, and resources. I also want to include fashion, and fashionable food. Recently, my recipes have been limited due to a messy college kitchen with mix-matched utensils, but as I will show all, I can work with that.

Alright, let’s get this thing started!