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Quick and Dirty Home Made Chicken Soup

More times than not, time is not on our side. We are pulled in so many directions that our head spins and we are hanging on to sanity by our fingertips. As a culturally Jewish woman, and lover of cooking, you would think I would have made chicken soup, a.k.a Jewish Penicillin, my whole life. But no, I’ve avoided making my own chicken soup or stock until the last couple of years since it felt like such a large undertaking, messy and time consuming. And most days, I simply don’t have the time or energy for that kind of nonsense.

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Tipsy Banana Coconut Bread Pudding: Made from Leftovers!

Waste Not Want Not; my mother has ingrained that in me. It’s taken a while to stick, but now that I’m older and hopefully wiser, I realize the importance of this saying as it can really pertain to anything but especially to food.

Before baking and being sprinkled with coconut

After my Easter brunch for twenty-seven on Sunday, I ended up with an entire extra package of Hawaiian Rolls. They went on to my office to make their encore performance with the leftover ham, but to no avail, those twelve persistent rolls came back to me unscathed.

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Pucker Up for this Grapefruit and Olive Oil Cake (GF)

If life gives you lemons, I say pucker up sister. Skip the lemonade, and just figure out how to live with a little tartness. In my case, life gave me grapefruits and oranges from a friend’s neighbor’s tree. Yes, life in sunny (HA!) So Cal often bestows citrus-y delights. Another reason to love California.

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Stealthy Gluten-Free Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

Pretend you are playing the TV game show, $100,000 Pyramid. What is the category of the following items?

—“Snoring dog at my feet, drooling dog begging at my lap, the sneeze of my office mate three offices to my right and footsteps in a house full of sleeping people.”

Sadie Begging

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Role Reversal and Bacon and Potato Mini Frittatas

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After a 10 hour excursion to the movies Saturday, I woke up on Sunday feeling like I owed my family a great big “Thank you” for letting me go AWOL. I was sure making a good, stick-to-your-ribs Sunday breakfast was a nice way to start. I was thinking hashbrowns, bacon and eggs but maybe not quite so greasy, and after a little research, found these fairly healthy Cooking Light Muffin Cup Frittatas and knew that I had landed on the right recipe. They are stuffed with crumbled bacon, sauteed diced potatoes and peppers (in a little bacon grease!), and are topped with a smattering of grated cheddar.

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Irish Whiskey Bread Pudding: How Good Intentions Go Awry

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The road to he!! is paved with good intentions. That’s what my grandmother used to tell me now and then. Perhaps it was a hint. Basically, it means that individuals may do bad things even though they intend the results to be good.  I look back and think, maybe I was a little bit of a wild card then. I sure hope so. I really haven’t sowed any wild oats in the last 30 years or so—unless you count this Irish Whiskey Bread Pudding.

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