Chanukah, food, good times, holidays, iPPP, once in a lifetime, pinterest, Thanksgiving

Once in a lifetime

Thanksgivukkah was a gastronomic mashup of epic proportions and portions.A dreidel spinning during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade+ Thanksgiving nametags on menorahs as place settings+ sweet potato latkes and cranberry applesauce+ turkey AND brisket+ pumpkin spice sufganiyot (doughnuts)+ a cornucopia of gelt and dreidels= EPIC holiday mashup!Here are a few "pinteresting" recipes that were among… Continue reading Once in a lifetime

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It’s beginning to look a lot like…

...Thanksgivukkah!Never before and never again in this lifetime will there be a holiday mashup quite as awesome as what's in store tomorrow: Thanksgivukkah. The Pilgrims and the Maccabees, both champions of religious freedom, will share a day tomorrow, which they won't do again for another 70,000 years:"This year, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah will overlap, producing an… Continue reading It’s beginning to look a lot like…

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Thanksgiving #iPPP recap

Thanksgiving 2011 started as every other has since I was a kid - with the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. I remember when I thought getting up at 9:00 to see the Broadway numbers was early; now, I find myself kvetching, When is it gonna start? It's getting late! (You know you're old when...)After the Rockettes finished… Continue reading Thanksgiving #iPPP recap

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Giving thanks

Sometimes I think it's the not-so-great year (I'm looking at you, 2011) that deserves the most gratitude. There are always people and things for which to be grateful......for loved ones old and new, near and far...for loved ones gone but never forgotten...for health, both physical and mental...for a roof over our heads and food in our bellies...for… Continue reading Giving thanks

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Here’s to a new year!'Shanah Tovah! For those of us who practice the Jewish faith, it's the eve of a new year. As I throw bread into the lake tomorrow afternoon, a ritual known as tashlich, symbolizing the castoff of the year's transgressions, I will also symbolically purge all the negativity that has been standing in my own way. Asking… Continue reading Here’s to a new year!