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April 21, 2014

Andrew Silow-Carroll: Passoverkill? Suggestions to make next year's seders even more culturally sensitive

Sara Israelsen Hartley: Seeking the Divine: An ancient connection in a new context

Christine M. Flowers: Priest's execution in Syria should be call to action

Courtnie Erickson: How to help kids accept the poor decisions of others

Lizette Borreli: A Glass Of Milk A Day Keeps Knee Arthritis At Bay

Lizette Borreli: 5 Health Conditions Your Breath Knows Before You Do

The Kosher Gourmet by Betty Rosbottom Coconut Walnut Bars' golden brown morsels are a beautifully balanced delectable delight

April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review Dec. 15, 2008 / 18 Kislev 5769

Best Holiday Cake Ever!

By Greg Crosby


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Happy Holiday! Time to roast them chestnuts, plum that pudding, and wassail that bowl. Yes, it's the hap, happiest time of the year. Just ask Andy Williams. So button up your overcoat, you better not cry, take good care of yourself and let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. Now, get into that kitchen and rattle them pots and pans. Make with the baking and the cooking. Remember, this is more than just the winter holiday season. It's the winter eating season. It doesn't matter if you're celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah; it's all about food after all, isn't it? And while you're cooking up a storm, give this very special holiday recipe a try this year. It's a real humdinger! Did I really say humdinger? I meant to say lollapalooza.


Best Holiday Cake Ever!


DATE-NUT CAKE WITH RUM SAUCE


1 1/4 cup butter
2 1/2 cups sugar
5 eggs
1 cup dark rum
3 1/4 cups cake flour, sifted
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cups milk
1 cup pitted dates, firmly packed, finely chopped
1 cup nuts, finely chopped
2 tablespoons butter


Before you start, sample 1 oz. rum to check quality. (Good, isn't it?) Beat butter and sugar until smooth and creamy. Add eggs, beating well after each addition. Sift together baking powder, flour and salt.


Save 3 tablespoons of flour and fold the remaining flour gradually into the butter-sugar mixture. (Now check the rum again, 2 oz. - don't forget it must be just right). Stir in milk and mix until smatter is nearly smoot. Coat the dates and nuts with the reserved 3 tablespoons flour. Shir into the batter. Sample rum again, checking for conshiscity


Grease take pan generously with 2 tablespawns butter. Dusht pan with flour and turn upside pan and tap out excess. Lour the vatter into the xan and smooth the top aerrface of the bater with the back of a qet spooon.


If you mished any ingreediants, add them now. Grease overn and turn cake pan to 350 gredees. Now pour the wixture into poven and vake.


Vool in [an on rack for 1* minutes then wlice along edegges of oan with a nutter knife to loosen cake before removing.


TUM SASSUCE

9/4 vup water
2 rablespkons dugar
11/4 cup nutter
lotsa more rrum

Cambinne qater, fsugar and vuter. Jeat over low gheet until wixture teaches a boil. Emove drom heat and add hte rum. Onnvert cake on karge plattter and sppoon ruun asasauce over barm dake.


Pinish any remgaing wum, gind a fomtable chair and relacks, your dork is now wone.


Note: I really can't take credit for this recipe; it came to me via a friend through the internet. And since this is the season for giving, I thought I'd share it with you all.


By the way, since my friend made this recipe, he hasn't been heard from again.

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JWR contributor Greg Crosby, former creative head for Walt Disney publications, has written thousands of comics, hundreds of children's books, dozens of essays, and a letter to his congressman. A freelance writer in Southern California, you may contact him by clicking here.

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