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Brooklyn. Three originals. And a recipe.

I’m sure you’ve heard all the buzz about Brooklyn…the new indie stores, trendy art galleries, hip restaurants and famous people who become instantly stylish by living there.  But back before Brooklyn was cool—and before it was uncool before that—it was a place where innovation and opportunity thrived, especially for many Jewish immigrants. This post is…

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The Scoop

Happy New Year! We hope 2014 brings you much love, good health and lots of happiness. Here’s our last scoop of the year… Ron Lieber’s article “The Holidays: A Bit More Giving, a Bit Less Getting” from The Motherlode Blog in The New York Times is a great read if you need some new and creative ways to balance out…

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A Grown-Up Kugel

I’m thinking about kugel this week. It’s the ultimate comfort food.  Perfect for this time of year.  But I’m a little tired of the old standby — the egg noodles, sour cream, cottage cheese, brown sugar kind of kugel. Don’t get me wrong – what’s not too like?  It’s a classic and also delicious –…

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The Comic Book Shop

I have a confession to make. I often take my kids to our local comic book shop under the pretense that I want to buy them comics.
But it’s really me who wants to buy them. You see, I have a thing for graphic novels.

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No More Boring Potatoes

Potatoes are my afterthought. After making the kids’ breakfast, mid-morning school snack, and packed lunch; After coming up with some kind of after-school snack that’s wholesome, won’t make my car too messy, and will hold the kids until dinner; After schlepping the kids to their various after-school activities and finally making it home (sometimes to breakfast dishes that still need to be done); After figuring out what to make for a quick, easy, and nutritious main course for dinner; Then and only then might I start thinking about potatoes.

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