When Two Plusses Equal a Minus

A while ago, we had a chance to visit with my cousin and his wife in New Jersey and take them to dinner at a lovely Kosher Italian restaurant. Imagine my surprise, when my cousin Leo, normally a healthy eater with a robust appetite, had only a few leaves of lettuce (no dressing), and a…

Patriotic Fruity Pizza

Originally posted on koolkosherkitchen:
Happy Independence Day, Beautiful People! I’ll take independence any day; to quote Janis Joplin, Here is a fun patriotic dessert for you, offered by https://www.womansday.com/food-recipes. INGREDIENTS   Flour, for the parchment 1 (16-oz.) package refrigerated sugar cookie dough 2 tbsp. Strawberry jam 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1 lb. strawberries, hulled and cut into pieces 1…

Saving Animals and Herbs

Originally posted on koolkosherkitchen:
I’ve had several people ask, “What’s with fresh herbs? Why not use dry stuff that stays fresh forever?” First of all, those things don’t “stay fresh forever, ” and, unfortunately,  they don’t have expiration dates.  So I don’t know about you,  but I don’t exactly trust products without expiration dates. Secondly…

Say CHEESE for Shavuos!

Originally posted on koolkosherkitchen:
Contrary to all other Jewish holidays, when we prepare festive meals that include both fish and meat, signifying rejoicing in His benevolence that grants us abundance, traditional Shavuos table is laden with dairy dishes, from blintzes to cheesecakes, and anything milky delicious you can think of.  One of the reasons for…

“All You Need Is Love” – Zoodles, Part 4. Chocoodles.

It has been popularly reported that the Nazis ordered all Danish Jews to wear an identifying yellow star, as elsewhere in Nazi controlled territories. In some versions of the story, King Christian X opted to wear such a star himself and the Danish people followed his example, thus making the order unenforceable (Wikipedia). Here is…

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…