Raisins in the Pudding

Over forty years ago, as I landed in the U.S., I came across a short poem and was stunned by the powerful images: What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore– And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust…

“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…

Light the Bonfire of Love with Chocolate Logs!

Happy Mother’s Day, Beautiful People! Our sages said, “Who is wise? One who learns from every person” (Ethics of Our Fathers, 4:1). The first person in our lives we have a chance to learn from is MOTHER. From her we learn kindness, caring, and most importantly, unconditional love. Sometimes, it’s not a biological mother who does…

Coconut Chocolate Macaroon Muffins by Necessity

To all of you, Beautiful People, who had wished my oven speedy recovery, I hasten to report that it has finally gotten repaired. Meanwhile, right before it went on strike last week, I had been planning to try out a new Pesach (Passover) dessert recipe, while, at the same time, getting rid of sundry leftovers…

Cake Pops Cake in 10 Minutes

Cake pops are trendy. Cake pops are cute. Cake pops make a wonderful activity for kids of all ages. They neatly dispose of your cake leftovers, at the same time making your table elegant and exciting. Ever since Angie Dudley (AKA Bakerella) invented them in 2008, they spread like wildfire. And they are so ridiculously…

One-minute Chocolate Cake

This is not my birthday, Beautiful People! I am repeating this post because https://foodimentary.com tells me that today is a National Chocolate Cake Day, and I simply cannot pass that by. Who do you think bakes a cake for my birthday?  You guessed it right! Not that my husband can’t cook or bake. He can,…

Feeling That Is Danced! Gabriela Galette

Tango alert! Any of you, Beautiful People, who are not inflamed by this most famous Argentinian product, passion transformed into music, feeling that is danced, might as well scroll all the way down to the recipe.  But wait! Give it a try, won’t you? “You can dance love, rage, happiness, pleasure, every mood. The tango is not…

MONSTER ChoCo Squares

We don’t do Halloween, but we have our own monsters. One of them is world famous. You see his heavy footprints throughout the world literature and arts, from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to The X- Files.  You hear his eerie voice in Karel Capek’s R.U.R.,where the word “robot” comes from, in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, recognizable as Gollum, and in Isaac Bashevis Singer’s The…

A Piece of Cake – Book Review

Originally posted on Lasting Joy Club:
I don’t usually do book reviews, Beautiful People, but it is my honor and pleasure to talk to you about this book called 365 Days of Happiness by Jacqueline Pirtle that was send to me with a request to review.  Under the title, there is a tag line Because happiness…

Don’t Drink Mojito Verrines!

Mojito is a drink, born in Havana, Cuba, and widely popular on South Beach, Florida, a place where, according to our beloved resident satirist Dave Barry, you can live as close as possible to the United States without actualy being there. It consists of five basic ingredients: rum (are you surprised?), sugar, lime juice, mint,…

Get Your Game On With Chocolate Halva Balls

In honor of the World Cup – and for those of you, Beautiful People, who call it soccer, it’s FOOTBALL! – with all its surprising results and insane scores, we made chocolate halva balls at our June Lasting Joy Club get-together – watch the videos here. Actually, according to http://www.sportsaspire.com, the word itself came from…