A Joke a Day Keeps Unhappiness Away

Originally posted on Lasting Joy Club:
With an apology for yet another glitch caused by technology sabotaging my work, I am happy to report to you, Beautiful People, that our May Lasting Joy club get-together was successful, inspirational, and a lot of fun. In addition to club members who were physically present, the number of…

Blogiversary with Chocolate Tacos

Originally posted on koolkosherkitchen:
Happy Cinco de Mayo, Beautiful People! It coincided with my blogiversary – a year since I clicked on wordpresss.com and jumped into the blogosphere without the slightest notion as to what to do and what to expect.  I thank all of you, awesome bloggers, for letting me learn from you and…

Laugh to Success

Originally posted on Lasting Joy Club:
Rabbi Pliskin recalls a school principal who had “an interesting school policy. His teachers had to promote laughter before giving tests. In his experience, the students invariably got higher grades when they were in a humorous state. Endorphins produced by laughter enable a student’s brain to work at optimal…

Home Front – Wartime Recipes (3)

Originally posted on Pacific Paratrooper:
From: The 1940’s Experiment . We discussed rationing and we’ve discussed just how well our parents and grandparents ate – despite the rationing and time of war when all the “good” stuff was going overseas to the troops!  So …. as promised, here are some more of the wonderful recipes from…

Let’s Go!

Originally posted on Lasting Joy Club:
I hope you have practiced Laughter Yoga, Beautiful People, especially yesterday, on April 1st. You’ll share your fun with us tonight, at our get-together, where we talk, laugh, play music, and learn to make Tropical Salsa for Passover. Here is your remote access information: Tue, April 2, 2019 8:00 PM…

(Healthy) Flowers for Shabbat

Originally posted on The Artsy Palate:
Like roses, which are somehow always perfect (and usually easily available) no matter what the occasion, this apple rose dish is one of my classic recipes that can be easily prepped with minimal time and ingredients. You should know that when I say “prepped,” I really just mean thrown…

Dairy Free Irish Cream

Originally posted on koolkosherkitchen:
? Do you believe in the luck o’ the Irish? My son, whose company headquarters are in Dublin, goes to Ireland pretty often. He assures me that the more you drink, the luckier you feel, if the drink is good, that is! Following this logic, I should be the luckiest person…

Smart Salmon Strips with Thai Basil Guacamole

Originally posted on koolkosherkitchen:
This is a guest post for lovely and talented Makaitah of Makaitah Rogue.  Who wants to be smart? To have all the knowledge in the world? Who doesn’t! Isn’t that why we go to school and spend years hitting the books? What if there was a way to gain all the…

Stressed Spelled Backwards With Chocolate – LOL

Originally posted on Lasting Joy Club:
Have you figured it out, Beautiful People? Credit for this brilliant linguistic discovery belongs to a little cute French bistro (unfortunately not kosher) called Otentic. Hanging right over the counter, facing you when you walk in, is a sign STRESSED IS DESSERTS SPELLED BACKWARDS.  What better food idea for the Lasting Joy…

Ponce de Leon, Diamond Lil, and the Secret of Eternal Youth

Originally posted on koolkosherkitchen:
There is a quaint little town on the East Coast of Florida called St Augustine. It is considered the oldest continuous European settlement in the continental United States. But that’s not what makes it famous. Tourists flock to St Augustine because they are dying to stay young forever. According to the…

Ukha – Russian Fisherman Soup

Originally posted on koolkosherkitchen:
Equally loved by Ivan the Terrible and the poorest of peasants, this simple soup could be a clear fish broth or a thick stew. Or anything in between, for that matter, as long as a fish swam through it at some point. Initially, during Ivan the Terrible’s times, it was a…

Come and Have Fun!

Originally posted on Lasting Joy Club:
Tomorrow is the big day, and we are going to have fun, Beautiful People! We are going to laugh ourselves silly and make delicious chocolate no-bake pastries. To give you a little taste of tomorrow, ponder this: The image, as well as some other materials for this get-together are…