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Sacred Recipes by
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Prompted By Recipes

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The sacred recipes I shared have a few things in common. They are easy to create, and they bring people joy.
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My Grandma’s Superstitious Surprise by
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Prompted By Superstition

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Her superstitions were old wives’ tales she brought to America from the old country as a girl.
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Shalimar by
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I rushed home and sprayed myself with Shalimar. It wasn’t a strong scent, but I could smell my mother’s perfume.
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Coronavirus Craziness Plus Moving Madness by
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Trying my best to “keep calm and carry on.”
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Ding Dong, Avon Calling by
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Prompted By Door-to-Door Sales

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Looking back, “Ding dong, Avon calling,” was an important stepping stone for my mother to gain confidence in an era in which people actually answered their doorbells.
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When Frightening Dreams Come True by
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Prompted By Dreams

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My worst dreams have become a reality as we struggle through these endless days of #stayathome.
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Passover Present and Past by
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When we got to reciting the ten plagues during our Zoom seder, I know all of us were thinking about an eleventh one that kept us apart this year.
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Story of the (Almost) Lost Child* by
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Prompted By Close Calls

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We went to Paris and Israel in 1984, the year our son turned thirteen. It was a wonderful trip marred by a few unforeseen catastrophes, the greatest of which was almost losing his little sister. Our daughters were ten and seven, and it was our youngest who gave me one of the most frightening close…
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A Rose by Any Other Name by
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Prompted By Nicknames

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Do I dare to gift myself with my true name of Lauren? Probably too late, and after all, no one calls me “Big Laurie” anymore. Mostly, I go by Gramma.
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COVID-19 Panic – The Best of Times and the Worst of Times by
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Life as we know it has ground to a halt. This is the staycation from hell that no one planned or wanted.
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