Blog Party and a Charade

I have a couple of things to celebrate, Beautiful People, so I am throwing a blog party – everyone is invited!

A few days ago, I received two messages from WordPress.

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First of all, I was informed that I now have more than 500 followers. I thank all of you, my readers, my faithful followers! I am honored to have attracted your interest and I am humbled by this number!

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Secondly, I haven’t realized that I have already created more than 200 posts, in less than seven months. It might not be a whole lot, but to me it is a milestone, and I don’t plan to stop there!

To show my appreciation and my gratitude to all of you, I am serving Festiv-e-Teas (please see here) and Chocolate on Chocolate Cookies with Extra Blessings (please see here).

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And here is a charade for your entertainment: my granddaughter made this ceramic cat for me when she was about five years old. Believe me, it is the most precious cat in my collection! A few days ago, my husband brought this piece of ginger that not only looked like a cat, but, when put face to face with Alisia’s ceramic one, looked like an unadorned, but close cousin.

So here is the deal, Beautiful People: respond to this two-cat charade in any way you want. Poems, stories, pictures, and, of course, recipes – just send me a link in the comments to this post. I will post your response with a link to your blog.

Socialize and have fun – everyone is welcome in my kitchen!

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93 Comments Add yours

  1. randyjw says:

    Congratulations on those milestones! What a cute cat (and how talented!) Alisia made! How adorable! And the organic one… just call it a Ginger Kitty!” 🙂

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    1. Thank you! Truthfully, Alisia is a talented writer, singer, dancer, and gymnast, but not an artist. Just like me, she can draw, but not paint. The cat is precious to me because she made it for me!

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  2. Congrats on 200 posts! That’s a huge milestone! I have 9 lol so it is hard to imagine how long it would take me to get to 200! Also, I love fresh ginger :))

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    1. Thank you so much! Everyone moves at their own pace. I am sure I wouldn’t have been able to post almost every day when I was working on my doctorate. You have your goal that takes most of your time and effort right now! Many blessings and best wishes to you!

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      1. Aww thank you! Youre alwsys so sweet and encouraging. Blessings & best wishes to you too :))

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  3. That is such a sweet gesture! Congratulations Dolly, it is a big deal, big enough for a celebration. Such lovely cats. My post ‘All things Paw-sitive’ might be apt for this one. Please read it on https://thewritewomanblog.wordpress.com/2016/12/12/all-things-paw-sitive.
    My best wishes for all your future posts and a 500 more followers.
    Cheers!

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    1. Dear Pranitha, thank you so much! Welcome to the party – reblogged your wonderful article https://koolkosherkitchen.wordpress.com/2016/12/13/all-things-paw-sitive/

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  4. My Theory says:

    This is a nice blog but please visit and read the new ultimate theory of human relativity exclusively on My Theory also give me some feedbacks as I am hungry for it.
    From your latest follower My Theory.

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    1. I think I already did, and I think I did comment, and I found it fascinating.
      All the best,
      Dolly

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  5. lilyandardbeg says:

    It calls for ginger biscuits (cat shaped, perhaps?) The simplest recipe:
    Proper way:
    Ingredients:
    110g margarine ( plus some extra for greasing), 110g caster sugar, 110g golden syrup, 225g self-raising flour, 2 tsp ground ginger and a pinch of salt and white pepper.
    Method: melt the margarine (or vegan butter-if using nut butter the taste will be different, so don’t use anything overpowering), add sugar and golden syrup. When it’s cooled down, add the dry ingredients. Roll out, cut out the cat shape (if difficult to handle, put in the fridge for half an hour), place on a greased tray. Bake for 10-12 mins in 180C (fan)
    My way:
    Right, I don’t follow recipes, so I normally do it like that: 1 part of the first 3 ingredients, and 2 parts of flour (any extras: no more than 3 tsp as it’ll change the consistency). Bake till it’s baked 🙂
    Tastes even better with rhubarb custard 🙂

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    1. I posted your recipe – thank you so much! There is ginger in the tea, you know, otherwise I would’ve offered another charade (I have a few of them collected). https://koolkosherkitchen.wordpress.com/2016/12/13/ginger-biscuits-by-alex/

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      1. lilyandardbeg says:

        I have never thought I can see a recipe ‘by me’. I love cooking, but everyone who knows me would laugh! If my friends like something they know it’s close to impossible to get a recipe. I simply don’t remember what I put there…thank you, Dolly, that’s made my day 🙂

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      2. I am so glad – and look at all the likes and comments on your recipe!

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  6. Just wanted to say, well done, keep blogging, and I LOVE that photo!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words!

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      1. You’re welcome! I just nominated you again as you can see. Feel free to do the award again, or not, however you see fit!

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      2. Thank you so much! I am truly honored! I don’t see anything just yet, but I will, and I’ll see whether I have time to do it, but I really appreciate your thinking of me!

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      3. Must have been a technical error. The post is up there now. You’re welcome!

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      4. I got it now, and thank you again!

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  7. Jasmine S. says:

    Congrats on these milestones! I’m happy to be one of the 500 followers!! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Jasmine! The party is on – come and bring something!

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      1. Jasmine S. says:

        Wahoo!! You got it! 🙂 Here’s my post for my Southwest Breakfast Bowl!

        http://therichmondavenue.com/southwest-breakfast-bowl/

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      2. Posted here: https://koolkosherkitchen.wordpress.com/201
        Thank you, and welcome to the party!

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  8. ladybug165 says:

    Congratulations on 200 posts ! That’s great ! Your a inspiration to me ! Thank you for the invite I have my own blog called Reflections of Love which is about faith, unemployment and the journey I have with my mom who has Alzheimer’s disease ! If you want to check it out it’s at http://www.alwaysamomcom.wordpress.com! 😊

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    1. Thank you so much for your wonderful comment! I also left a comment on your post, and I will follow you, as I think I have a lot of experience to contribute to your struggle. Please write something in response to the charade, and will reblog it right away, to spread word about your wonderful blog!

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  9. That’s so great! You deserve it, I love the cats! (both the ginger and ceramic one)

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    1. Thank you, cutie, please come to the party and bring something in response to the charade! Come on, give me something to reblog to give you exposure!

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      1. Mm I have to think what to write! I’m not sure

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      2. Anything: cats, ginger, title for the charade picture, quote, etc.

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      3. I’ll post something tomorrow!

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      4. Any time, sweetheart! The party goes on!

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  10. Lori Carlson says:

    Congrats! It always amazes me how quickly blog posts add up. Have a blessed week!

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    1. Thank you dear Lori! Please do come to the party and bring something! I’ll reblog it right away to give you exposure.

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  11. Balvinder says:

    Hi Dolly, just saw this one after your reply. I posted a cake with ginger today.
    How should I follow you by email. I clicked on notify me of new posts in my previous comment but I didn’t receive any email.

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    1. Dear Bal, I just found your recipe on your blog and I will reblog it in a little while. Great recipe – welcome to the party!

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    1. It looks like you are a “poet hunter” yourself! Thank you, sweetheart!

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  12. So if you were to ask my family I don’t cook, I burn things. But I have taken a few recipes and combined them together. With every cold snap we having I cook a pot for me and my husband. My kids won’t eat it, they’re big fans of dinosaur nuggets and hot dogs though.

    Creamy Potato Soup

    One box of Chicken Stock
    One bag of cubed frozen potatoes (sometimes my hubby cuts fresh)
    One can cream of chicken
    Water (usually one 16.9 ounce bottle)

    Bring all that to boil, then add the following:

    Egg Dumplings
    (3 Tablespoons of flour to one egg, mixed together with fork and dropped into pot.)
    I usually do four eggs worth.

    Cream Cheese (one silver box worth)

    Stir occasionally until cream cheese melts.

    Top with bacon and cheese. I add onion powder, salt, and pepper to taste to my bowls. My hubby doesn’t care for that stuff too much so it has to stay out of the pot.

    I have a web page, http://www.brickleyjules.wordpress.com where I share your stuff and do some blogging about my books.

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    1. Thank you for your recipes! I visited your website, and I love it! Welcome to my kitchen!

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      1. Thank you for visiting!

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    1. Dear Brickley, thank you so much for reblogging! All the best,
      Dolly

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  13. Congratulations xxxxx

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  14. Congratulations Dolly, what an achievement in only 7 months.

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    1. Thank you so much, Myra!

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  15. Wow! 200 posts in 7 months is a HUGE milestone! Congrats on that and the 500 followers!!
    Here as commanded!
    Those kitties are too adorable!! Are you “paws”ative they’re just cousins??
    Maybe fraternal twins??

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    1. Thank you so much, Melinda! Someone already called them “doppel-gingers.” I am trying to collect all the little contributions, like captions, jokes, memes, and such, into one post, so give me something! Unless you want me to use “fraternal twins”?

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      1. You’re welcome. “Doppel-gingers” is “purr”-fect!! Yes, fraternal twins is all I got, sadly.

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      2. I didn’t mean to knock it down, but I guess because my step-kids are fraternal twins, I didn’t even see it as a joke – my bad! Sorry, Melinda!

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      3. No problem! I knew it was lame attempt at a joke.

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  16. Okay, here I am, with the promised “hunted” meme.
    I don’t know how to post a pic. But it’s 2 ginger cats.
    One sez “You ugly.” The reply “We twins.”
    I’ll send it to your email. Later tho. Gotta go get girls.

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    1. Thank you – this is hilarious! Can’t wait to see it and to post it!

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      1. Ok!! Now just gotta look up your email addy!

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  17. Reblogged this on koolkosherkitchen and commented:

    The party goes on, the door is open, and everybody is welcome in my kitchen! Have a drink, grab a cookie, and have a good time socializing! A few latecomers just walked in.A great and very talented blogger Randyjw of https://newsnotes1.wordpress.com/ came with a caption for my charade picture: DOPPEL-GINGER. I think it’s the best!

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    1. randyjw says:

      Thanks, Dolly. I appreciate it! I feel silly to ask, but I’m not sure I know the meaning of “charade”. I’ll ask in case any more shy people also don’t know, so that they can also learn.

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  18. Oh, how fun!! Congratulations! Just think of all the kitchens out there that are blessed with your recipes!! 😀

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    1. Thank you for your kindness! You found the right words to make me feel needed, and that is very important to me. Bless you, my friend!

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    1. Happy holidays, many blessings, and best wishes to you and yours!

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  19. kelleysdiy says:

    Those are so cute!!!!!

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    1. Thank you! I just got another cute ginger photo, for the next charade.

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      1. kelleysdiy says:

        How funny!!!! Give me a clue please!

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      2. Then it wouldn’t be a charade, would it?

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      3. kelleysdiy says:

        Is it a ‘mouse’ to go with the cat? Oh, you won’t tell me.😊💐☺️💝

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      4. Maybe, or maybe not. It’s what you see in it!

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      5. kelleysdiy says:

        That might get a little crazy…

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      6. Yes! I like crazy, crazy is good, the crazier, the better!

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      7. kelleysdiy says:

        Then you will love me!!!

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      8. I already do! Birds of a feather, you know…

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      9. kelleysdiy says:

        Yes, I do know!!! lol!!!

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      10. … go nuts together, is how it ends!

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      11. kelleysdiy says:

        …I’m going to look for something too…just please remind me about when the Charade is….I had great scan today…1 yr no C….yay!!!

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      12. BIG CONGRATULATIONS! That’s the greatest news!
        The charade will be announced when I get 1000 followers – not too long to wait, I hope.

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      13. kelleysdiy says:

        Thank you so much! I love you site, your stories…so wonderful!

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      14. Thank you! Be well, stay well, and keep making beautiful things!

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      15. kelleysdiy says:

        As long as you keep making your delicious recipes with interesting stories…

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      16. So we have to keep praying for each other’s health!

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      17. kelleysdiy says:

        Love, live, laugh…..like no one’s watching!

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      18. kelleysdiy says:

        I do the same when I walk the doggies now.

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