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Halloween!!

Thursday, October 13th, 2016


Did y’all know that 157 million people participate in Halloween, and more than 141 million buy candy? That’s almost 45 percent of the entire U.S. population filling plastic pumpkins and pillowcases with sugary goodness. Can you say Yummm!!!

Can you guess which is the most popular of all?
Reese’s peanut butter cups. My fave!

Sales neared $510 million in 2013. It’s also the most popular candy in California and Texas. M&M’s came in a close second with over $500 million in sales in 2013.

We candy lovers spend $2.1 billion on Halloween candy every year. Gullty as charged here.

More than half of the money we Americans spend on Halloween candy is used to buy….drum roll! : Chocolate !
And for all you Chocolate addicts ahem..like moi….chocolate can stay good for six to eight months past its expiration date. Who knew?
Just freeze it and you can have leftover Halloween candy all year long. Just make sure it’s tightly sealed. and wala!

We manage to gobble down between 3,500 and 7,000 calories…Yikes. But who’s counting when you can have this?

Forget your troubles and this morally inverted world we live in my friends and have a Spooktacular holiday!!!

Happy Purim and St. Pattys!!

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Start the day off with a glass of green milk in your a bowl of Lucky Charms eh?

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Make sure you have a few drops of green food coloring, or lime-flavored syrup to toss into some seltzer or clear soda to make a fizzy, green beverage.

Just remember: A little drop or two of food coloring goes a looonnngg way.
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Making pasta?
Serve your pasta with broccili or green Alfredo or pesto sauce.

Serve chicken with green gravy and green mashed potatoes. Yummmmmmmm.
Use with green vegetables, of course.

Make green whipped cream and don’t forget that touch of mint extract!

Offer up some sliced kiwis, green grapes, celery stalks, and don’t forget the green cupcake with green icing, oh..and some lime Kool-aid to wash it all down.
(But easy on the Kool aid k?)

And my all time favorite: Mint ice cream..with or without the chocolate chips.

Want to make it real easy on yerself?
The lighter the color of the food, the easier it is to make it green!

And don’t forget to get dolled up. Heh.

Now get started.
Whatcha waitin fer?

Sweet friends:

May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.

And moving right along……

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PURIM~! is in 2 weeks!

In a nut shell:
Purim is one of the most joyous holidays on the Jewish calendar.

After all…. how often does a miracle come our way?

Wer’e left with the inescapable realization that nothing is quite as it seems, and that G-d is always pulling the strings, even when events appear to be “just happening.”

Ever get that feelin?daydream

It commemorates the time when the Jewish people who were living in Persia were saved from extermination.

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The twisted, maniacal villain of the story is Haman, the arrogant, egotistical advisor to the king.

SOUND FAMILIAR?

Haman despised the Jew Mordechai because Mordechai refused to bow down to him, bow.gif so Haman plotted to exterminate ALL the Jewish people.

With the intervention of Mordechai’s lovely neice, Esther, the Jewish people were saved, and Haman was hanged on the very same gallows that he prepared for Mordechai.

Payback can be such a bummer eh?crying

A time-honored Purim custom is for all children, and some of the adults as well.heh… to dress up in costume.

This is also the significance behind the traditional Purim food, the hamantash, a pastry whose filling is hidden within a three-cornered crust, just like Haman’s three cornerned hat.

Y’all know by now that If ya wanna celebrate like a Jew, however…ya gotta eat!
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So, without further ado……I give you………….Back by popular request..kiss:

HAMANTASH:

Mmmmmmmmm. Good.

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1 cup white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2/3 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup orange juice

2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon

Any kind of jelly, preserve, fruit butter, or even pie filling that ya like.

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Here’s whatcha do:
Mix the butter and/or margarine with the sugar.
Add the egg and blend.
Add the orange juice.

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Then add your flour, 1/2 cup at a time, alternating white and whole wheat.
Mix in the baking powder and cinnamon.
You can refrigerate the batter for few hours to make it easier to handle. Heh.chef

Roll out your dough.
(Try rolling it between two sheets of wax paper lightly dusted with flour to avoid gettin your hands all ikky or gettin holes in yer dough)

Cut out 4 inch circles… like this:

Now, the fun part:
Drop your filling of choice in the middle of each circle…like this.

Fold up the sides to shape a triangle.

Paint each hamantash with a wash of beaten egg to make it look purdy if you like.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes, but make sure the filling doesn’t spill out..heh.

Walaa!

Traditional Purim fillings are poppyseed and prune.
Many also use apricot, cherry, strawberry jelly or jam, apple butter, or even cherry pie filling.

Now eat as many as you can without countin calories or havin your hubby or wife have to pry them away from ya.foodcandyy143

Or mebbe jus go for the potato pancakes instead. MMMMMMMMmmmm.

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Happy Purim!…and hey…Iran, wer’e comin.
Any day now dude.

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Old Toys Coming Back!

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Prizes for anyone who can name or remember these..ha

I’ll start you off!

The iconic Chatter Phone is coming back so that a new generation of kids can play with the same toy phone you did – but you might have to explain to them what a landline is first!

OK your turn: Name that toy!
hint: This is one of my faves..heh

Which was yer favorite? C’mon. Admit it. ha

Because pulling your musical instrument along with you everywhere you go was so important to us as mini humans, Fisher Price is bringing back the colorful Pull-a-Tune Xylophone for the next generation of musicians.

Ah..What memories are flooding back??

Trolls have definitely gotten a bit of a makeover since we were kids, but with the Trolls movie due to hit theaters this year, there will be plenty of the new collectibles out there for tots to collect and trade. Our favorite may be the one who’s all hair!

Who could forget this cutie! woof!

Feelin old yet? lol


Toys From Your Childhood Are Coming Back This Year

Happy Valentines DAY!!!!

Sunday, February 14th, 2016



Pensive V. DaY Thoughts to Ponder: Heh.
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“I don’t understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine’s Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon.” lol

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” We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” couplerr.gif

If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?

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Happy Valentines DaY sweet friends!
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Corny pick up lines: Ha.

“Do you have a Band-Aid? Because I skinned my knee when I fell for you.”

“Are you a kleptomaniac? Because you just stole my heart.”

“Good thing I brought my library card, because I’m checkin’ you out.”

But seriously…….It was once said: “I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.”

I do believe that we have built a bridge my friends..so from your hearts to mine..Bless you all and thank you for being keepers of the Flame.

“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”
Thank y’all for keeping me sort of sane.

I love you my fellow patriots. Never give up your love of country and what is righteous. We Will Not Submit.

THIS is what I am makin today…Any takers?..lolz

Healthy version!

“Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart.”

Snow Storm Jonas!

Sunday, January 24th, 2016

Did y’all know that in order For a snowstorm to be classified as a blizzard, it must meet certain criteria?
Well here they are!

-Heavy or blowing snow, sustained winds of 35 mph, and visibility of 1/4 mile or less. And all three conditions must persist for at least three hours. Well guess who met those? Jonas!

The storm affected 85 million people. Are you one of them my friends?

We got treated to a combination of snow, wind and flooding. Woot! Blinding snow, strong winds and zero visibility. Anyone wanna come over? ha.

This here Snowzilla is a whopper of a storm I can tell y’all that much. Can hardly push the front door open.


(courtesy AP)

So y’all know what it’s time for, right?


Add some kaluah and chocolate ice cream and the snow won’t bother ya a bit!

Hash browns, eggs and cheese oh my!

Top it off with fried bananas yummm!

What do you call an old snowman?
Water!

STAY SAFE AND WARM my friends!!!

Candy Caper Crime

Sunday, January 10th, 2016

G’mornin Friends!
Enough frightening and awful news…
Figured y’all could have a good time captioning this: ha

A California man’s sweet tooth landed him in cuffs.

Jesus Ibarra, 35, was collared Thursday for stealing 7,500 pounds of candy, according to a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department press release.

Investigators began looking into the candy crook when a trucking outfit hired by Mars Candy Company contacted authorities after 7,500 pounds of defective candy scheduled for destruction went missing from a truck.

Police found online ads offering bulk candy for sale both through a Facebook group and on Craigslist.

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Admittedly, I feel bad from those he stole from but….of all things…candy? heh

Halloween!!! Almost there…..

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

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Proof of our society’s decline is that Halloween has become a broad daylight event for many.
Robert Kirby

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Which brings me to mah fave topic:

Look, there’s no metaphysics on earth like chocolates.
Fernando Pessoa

Trick or treat!
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Ask not what your Pumpkin can do for you, ask what you can do for your pumpkin.

Everyone is a moon and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.
Mark Twain

So, sweet friends….Eat, drink and be scary. scared.gif

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What’s a MUMMY’s favorite music?
-wRAP Music! ..haha
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Why did the mummy call the doctor?
-Because he was coffin

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What does a monster call a girl who has three heads, nine eyes and six arms?
-Cute!

Bwhahaha!

Y’all are invited for dessert @ My humble abode: grinz

Right this way……..Come along ya slackers………….halloween40

A glimpse of my table. Mwwuhahaha!
Dig in!…haha

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My BOO-ffet table:

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Don’t be shy..have some Finger food!

Oh..and a free tip…heh
Beware of “friends” or strangers bearing tools the likes of chainsaws, staple guns, , electric carving knives, hedge trimmers, lawnmowers, butane torches, soldering irons, or um… band saws.

Make that a double beware if they are wearing a hockey mask or one made of human skin.

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Have a BOOtiful Halloween sweet friends!

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Make them an Offer they Can’t Refuse

Friday, May 29th, 2015


Don Corleone is coming to Jerusalem

Jerusalem Film Festival’s closing event will feature outdoor screening of ‘The Godfather’ in front of Old City walls with live symphonic orchestra.

The Israeli audience is about to get “an offer it can’t refuse,” as Don Corleone would say.

One of the most famous and popular cinema classics in history, “The Godfather,” is coming to Jerusalem in a way Israelis have never seen before: On a huge screen at the Sultan’s Pool, in front of the Old City walls, with a live symphonic orchestra which will play the immortal music of Italian composer Giovanni “Nino” Rota.

Make them an Offer

“The Godfather” is the first part of Francis Ford Coppola’s successful trilogy, which changed the crime film genre for good. The 1972 film stars Marlon Brando, who won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Vito Andolini Corleone (referred to as “Godfather” or “Don Corleone”).

The film will be screened as part of the closing event of the Jerusalem Film Festival, which will take place on a Saturday evening on July 18 in front of an audience of thousands of people.

OK friends..what are your favorite quotes from the flick? Whaddya mean you never saw it??!!!lol

Who wants to go to Jerusalem for the viewing? Heck. I’ll bring the popcorn. heh.

Mothers Day Gift Ideas! :-) (hint hint?)

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Being a mom is the hardest job of all, and it’s tough to find a Mother’s Day gift that will reflect your appreciation. What it comes down to is how much thought you put into the gift. So what are you gonna get your best cheerleader?

Thrifty Ideas that won’t break the bank. heh.

Homemade Potpourri

Create a natural air freshener for your mom by making a bowl of potpourri with a carefully picked blend that caters to her preferences.

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries>

If your mom has a sweet tooth,(hint hint) this is the perfect gift for her. Melt some chocolate, and dip strawberries into the mixture. Place them on a baking tray, and cool it in the fridge.
(p.s. You can always cheat and eat these yourself)

Scrabble Coasters
Give this set of Scrabble coasters (or any other theme) that spell out the word “love” to the Scrabble-lover in your life.

Hand Cream
Hand cream should be in every woman’s beauty arsenal.

DIY Bath Salt
Bath salts are such an easy yet practical (and beautiful) present to make. Not to mention, it’s budget friendly, and you can get all the ingredients at the supermarket!

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Buy Her Groceries

Moms definitely love and appreciate practical gifts. If you know your mom well, buy her groceries before she makes her regular trip to the supermarket. Or, ask her for her grocery list, and tell her you’ll be making the trip for her as a Mother’s Day present. If you like, you can slip in a surprise, such as a card.

Clean Up
Tell your mom to take the day off, and clean her residence until it looks like it’s brand-spanking new! Mop, scrub, and polish until you can see your reflection on the surfaces.
Organize her items if necessary, and if you’re ambitious, you can attempt to color-code her closet!
(Warning: Do not attempt to touch my closet..grr! ha)

Homemade Eye Mask
When traveling or simply at the end of a crazy workday, a soothing eye mask is just the thing to relax Mom’s worries away. And making one for her is also a great way to repurpose an old shirt.

Gold Spray-Painted Jars
Breathe new life into pasta and condiment jars with the help of gold spray paint.

DIY Tea Bags
Make these cute tea bags with a special blend of customized tea to show your love.

Wanna get me something?..ha

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY MY DEAR FRIENDS!

It was once said:
“The one thing children wear out faster than shoes is parents.” ha

Valentines Day. Yummy!

Friday, February 13th, 2015



Pensive V. DaY Thoughts to Ponder: Heh.
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“I don’t understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine’s Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon.” lol

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” We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” couplerr.gif

If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?

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Happy Valentines DaY sweet friends!
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Corny pick up lines: Ha.

“Do you have a Band-Aid? Because I skinned my knee when I fell for you.”

“Are you a kleptomaniac? Because you just stole my heart.”

“Good thing I brought my library card, because I’m checkin’ you out.”

But seriously…….It was once said: “I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.”

I do believe that we have built a bridge my friends..so from your hearts to mine..Bless you all and thank you for being keepers of the Flame.

“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”
Thank y’all for keeping me sort of sane.

I love you my fellow patriots. Never give up your love of country and what is righteous. We Will Not Submit.

THIS is what I am makin today…Any takers?..lolz

“Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart.”