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Happy Holidays to you, my Simmer friends. Peace on earth and good will toward all! All except the malicious spam-creature that is continually sucking good tidings from this blog. Yes. Somewhere, deep within world spam headquarters, an extremely small-hearted bot decided that Simmer would be a good place to nest. Simmer Till Done is under [...]

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It’s Rosh Hashanah this week, the Jewish New Year. I like a holiday with food symbols and Rosh Hashanah delivers with apples and honey, for the sweetness of life. Yes, the holiday also features bittersweet looking back, and ruminating, planning and promising but mostly, it brings kugel. So many cooks out there right now, today, [...]

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After fielding several reader requests for “those centerpieces you recycle” and “bat mitzvah dog stuff,” I decided a quick rerun was in order. Whatever you’re planning – bar or bat mitzvah, birthday party, wedding or fundraiser – I hope you sweep past the glitter, and find your own reuse/recycle inspiration. The Center of Everything [originally [...]

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Over 20 Valentine’s together, but they’re not important days. Everything that’s anything happens in between. Make Mocha Brownies, and stamp shapes with any size heart-shaped cutter. You’ll have lovely brownies and also a grand snacking plate of in-between. This, as Josie will tell you, is easily the best part.

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Happy Thanksgiving…

…from the happiest – or, certainly the most crowded – place on earth. For only the second time in adult memory, we broke the rules. We grabbed my Mom, hopped a plane, headed south and spent a vaguely magical, turkey-free Thanksgiving with the Mouse. Uncle Walt must think I’m not getting enough magic, because my [...]

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