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Recipes=Memories

By Honey Lazar

July 5, 2013 | 6:51 am

Photographing for "Loving Aunt Ruth" turned out to be delicious and somewhat fattening.  Well worth the pounds!  Aunt Ruth is a marvelous cook with a recipe collection.  Yes, these are... read on

  • Chief Memory Officer

    By Honey Lazar

    July 3, 2013 | 5:28 am

    I recently spent time with a close friend who told me that when we collect our family stories, photos, and ephemera,we become Chief Memory Officers.   In the case of loving aunt ruth, I think I am the Admin to the CMO, Aunt Ruth, whose memory remains tack sharp for all the answers... read on

  • Test Kitchen

    By Honey Lazar

    June 28, 2013 | 9:12 am

    Aunt Ruth is more organized than I can ever imagine being.  These are all new recipes waiting to be tested and rated.  Yes, she rates them, files them as being "good" or "bad," or draws a huge X through them in a favorite cookbook to make certain she never tries it again.  Being... read on

  • One Thing I Know for Sure…

    By Honey Lazar

    June 27, 2013 | 9:44 am

    One Thing I Know For Sure...

    I know that Oprah has been the nation's therapist, ultimate gift giver, inspiration, and teacher of best lives for so many, but for me, it's Aunt Ruth! (All right, so I also like Oprah and so does Aunt Ruth.)

    Aunt Ruth and I were sitting in her... read on

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  • Daddy Cake

    By Honey Lazar

    June 25, 2013 | 5:56 am

    One of the wonderful things about asking those we love, those who have cooked for us for a recipe, is that it always comes with a story.  

    I asked Aunt Ruth for a cake recipe, and I learned all about how her mother made "Daddy Cake" for her father every week.  His own cake!  She... read on

  • Now There’s An App For That!

    By Honey Lazar

    June 21, 2013 | 9:01 am

    Before there were apps, there was Aunt Ruth

    If you wanted to know the conversion of 1 cup to its metric system equivalent, you could call Aunt Ruth, and she would go to her desk drawer, retrieve her Conversion Chart, and tell you, “It’s 230 milliliters.”

    If you wanted to know... read on

  • Loving Aunt Ruth: Recipes for a Life Well-Lived

    By Honey Lazar

    June 18, 2013 | 10:49 am

    Loving Aunt Ruth: Recipes for a Life Well-Lived offers one woman’s ingredients for living a life of caring, authenticity, and love along with great recipes, humor, and Aunt Ruth’s thoughts on Jewish traditions.  The blog introduces the lessons and photographs found in our book... read on

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