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Chanukah is here and I forgot to post about it.

The other night my friends Genie and Steve and their two rescued greyhounds Virginia and Wiggles hosted a delightful Chanukah party.

The house was warm and festive, the people friendly, the food delicious, and the cupcakes stole the show.

Steve was the cook …


Hello Wine Lovers in Cleveland.  Enjoy these December specials from Giant Eagle.  Happy Holidays!

 Simi ’06 Chardonnay orig $18.99 SAVE $4.00 $14.99

This crisp white is a perfect food partner. Lemon and pear flavors dominate with a subtle toasty oak finish. SAVE $65.99 by the case.

Kendall Jackson Chardonnay  orig $16.49 SAVE $1.50 $14.99

A Favorite for Holiday, …


Hanukkah starts on December 4 eve and lasts eight days. No, it’s not the Jewish Christmas but I can see how people think so because it happens in December and there’s an exchange of presents.

When I was a kid, we would get a present every night of the week. They weren’t big presents but things that we needed like …


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 knack to choose an adequate …


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