birthday brunch and recipes
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Birthday Brunch Menu and Recipes

Intimate Brunch party chez moi! Special birthday brunch for a very special friend for a super special significant (round) number. I wanted the brunch to be, not just about birthday presents, but a celebration of all the foods and the dishes…
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A Visit to Shekel Institute in Jerusalem

Shekel Institute: A visit is a must! You will come away with your ideas about the disabled forever turned on their heads. Shekel's pervasive philosophy is: Everyone, everyone, has a purpose and a place in this world, and a valuable contribution…
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Wonderful Visit to Yad LaKashish Jerusalem

Yad Lakashish literally means a hand to the aging. These are the earrings and the necklace I bought at Yad Lakashish Gift Store. You like? Click on the arrows of the picture gallery to view full-size pictures.   There is never…

El Paso Cooking Demo. Including Levana Meal Replacement in Recipes

I've been told I put on a good cooking show, but that would never be possible without all my wonderful assistants. Thank you! So much fun giving a cooking demo is El Paso Texas a few weeks ago, and meeting all the lovely guests! After…

Homemade Functional Drinks Recipes

 Functional drinks, both hot and cold, is something I have been tinkering with all my life, long before they - and all detox talk - became fashionable. My father Z'L, who knew every herb and plant and their many benefits, helped heal many booboos with…
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Bison and Bourbon Restaurant. Quality Frozen Foods

My professional fellow trailblazer and contemporary, Menachem Lubinsky of Lubicom. This past Monday night we went to the soft opening of Bison and Bourbon Restaurant, spectacular new Kosher digs in Gowanus Brooklyn. Hosted by Quality Frozen Foods,…
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My Young Friend Chaya's Wedding Shower Menu

Yesterday I gave a Wedding Shower Menu and Cooking Demo for my wonderful young friend Chaya Fried, daughter of our very own beloved Rabbi Yisroel Friend at Chabad of the West Side. Beautiful Chaya was  born and bred practically in my backyard.…
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Our Seudat Hodaa. Menu, Recipes and Product Plugs

Enjoy the pictures of our food and our guests at our Seudat Hodaa on Facebook. This week we hosted Seudat Hodaa for my husband's... not recovery exactly, but for our New Normal: Yom Yom. His health crisis is multiple myeloma, a rare and treacherous…

Masbia Soup Kitchen: Our Fundraising Event at Lincoln Square Synagogue

  Last night was our exciting fundraising event for Masbia Soup Kitchen, at Lincoln Square Synagogue. The ballroom was filled to capacity. I just can't tell you how much fun it was, cooking along fellow chefs and cookbook authors…
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Nuts About Almonds! My Favorite Almond Recipes

Although I am always tinkering with almond recipes and almond flour, I owe the real impetus for writing a whole post about almonds and multiple almond-based recipes to Nuts.Com. I was inspired by Nuts.com's "April Showers Bring May Flours"…
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Misleading Food Labels. The Food Industry: Friend or Foe?

Food labels often look like the latest literary genre I get into occasional tiffs about my undisguised contempt of many food labels put out daily by the food industry.  The gist of the blame aimed at me by a few readers is, if I really cared,…