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…

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…

Lite Chocolate Date Nut Cake

Originally posted on Israeli Salad:
One chilly evening, ten years ago, I sat in a cafe in Jerusalem with my parents and brand-new husband, taking a quiet night off from sheva brachos celebrations. When the waiter, dressed in crisp black and white, glided over to our table with a tray piled with full dishes. “You…

Prince Igor Says,”Not for Any Kovrizhki!”

You are a prince. Not just any old prince among a bunch of other princes, but The Grand Prince of Kiev Rus, the very first one holding this title. Don’t worry, ladies, there is a princess in this story, too, Princess Olga, a formidable ruler and warrior in her own right. But let’s return to the…

Nutty Coffee Thumbprint Cookies and Quote #3

On the third and final day of the Three-Day-Three-Quote challenge I must offer a dessert. Thanks to my good and purple friend Melinda of https://purpleslobinrecovery.wordpress.com/, my husband gets to stuff himself with cookies! On behalf of my husband, thank you, Melinda! The rules are: Three quotes over three days. Three nominees each day (no repetition). Thank…

Late Party-goers Always Welcome!

Come on in – the door is open, everybody is welcome in my kitchen and nobody is ever late!  Let’s open some wine and keep on partying! Meanwhile, I’ll ask the expert from  Odedi’s Wine Review Blog – have you tried these? What do you think? And now, Beautiful People, please welcome Brooke of https://theutopiauniverse.com. You will…

ChoCo Cookie Sandwiches

Happy National Chocolate Day, Beautiful People! I propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that will declare a Chocolate Day at least once a month! Really, as everybody knows, the healthiest food regimen should incorporate beans (protein) and greens (salad). Chocolate comes from cocoa beans (there!),and cocoa beans come from trees, so chocolate is plant-based,…

Blog Party: Eat, Drink, and Play Charades

I am throwing a party, Beautiful People, and you are invited! A few days ago I realized that this blog has gathered 300+ followers. I decided right there and then to celebrate it by having a blog party.  I thought I would get that cute Bing! from the WordPress telling me about it, but it…

Dairy Free Irish Cream

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 in the world because I…

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,…