Cloning: Madder Cow Disease

I just read an article where the FDA said that milk and meat from some cloned farm animals is considered safe. Yeah, like the FDA is an authority on what’s safe. Don’t forget the FDA said that Vioxx was safe as well as hormone replacement therapy (HRT). When women stopped taking HRT, the amount of […]

Say Cheesecake

mmm, cheesecake Originally uploaded by Scuzzi. What is it about cheesecake that makes people reveal their sexiest fantasies or their most soulful wishes? Five friends were sitting around a key lime cheesecake with forks and plates in hand. The conversation started innocently enough when Cleo said that after her first husband left, she defrosted a […]

I Never Met a Carbohydrate I Didn’t Like

Lose weight with all-natural aromatherapy inhalers What is it about carbohydrates that fill our hearts as well as our hips? Once upon a time for several months I was on the Atkins Diet and ate no carbs and didn’t miss them either until I went on vacation and fell from grace and had a glorious carb binge that […]

Cocktails: 5 tips for responsible holiday entertaining

Frozen cocktails – gefrorene Cocktails Originally uploaded by roxania. My kingdom for a cocktail. Tis the holiday season and the end of a year. If you’re hosting a party or attending one, please practice the following tips: 1. Instead of letting guests make their own drinks, hire a bartender or designate an adult to mix […]

Twins Separated at Birth at Restaurant

Things are not always as they seem.  I was at a restaurant people watching until our food came.  A group came in consisting of about 6 people. I didn’t think much of it until I noticed that the two women both had the same nose, face, blonde hair, and the same body build.  They even wore […]

Comfort Food for a Broken Heart

My best friend died this past week. He was 12.5 years old or 98 in dog years. He was a 75 pound retired rescued greyhound who raced into into my heart and carved out a big space. He never met a person that he didn’t like. While I think that’s an admirable way to behave, I can’t say […]

A Tasket, a Tisket, Please Pass the Brisket

It’s that time of year when I crave brisket. My mother would always make a brisket around Chanukkah along with potato latkes and applesauce. I yearn for that good European-Jewish food that I grew up with. I can count on one hand all the times I’ve made brisket. I just don’t seem to have the […]

Fresh Apple Cake

I stumbled upon a charming British blog that specializes in baking regional specialties in the United Kingdom. It was interesting to see their recipe using metric measurements (75g butter, 175g self-raising flour, etc.) — hilighting a small difference in our cultures.  I’ve often wondered why the U.S. doesn’t just switch to the metric system — cold-turkey.  It […]

Easy Penuchi Icing (Homemade Caramel Icing)

This is a great homemade caramel icing, perfect for pairing with apples and cinnamon like this Fresh Apple Cake recipe. === Easy Penuchi Icing === Melt 1/2 c. butter Add 1 c. brown sugar. Boil & stir over low heat for two minutes. Add 1/4 c. milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.  Cool to […]

Turkey Leftovers and Memories

One of the great things about cooking a turkey is the leftovers. I remember Thanksgivings past when when my mother and when my grandmother was living — we would spend hours in the kitchen peeling, chopping, stuffing, and doing all the dishes. This was either before the dishwasher or my family was not affluent enough […]