Author Archives: Grandma

About Grandma

I have reinvented myself many times during my life -teacher, lawyer, business woman, CEO, Entrepreneur, Board member, Professor, Mom, Wife, Farmer, Chef, Musician, Author and now my best role of all – Grandma to multiple grandchildren, grandnephews and nieces worldwide.

Problems with Hostgator and WordPress and Website – GRRRRR – and a low calorie dinner

Hope none of you are using Hostgator to host and manage your websites? I spent over 6 hours trying to fix a problem on this site yesterday with techs who could not put a sentence in English together and kept … Continue reading

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Leftovers for Chicken and Turkey

Its such fun to cook leftovers – truly it is! Just needs a bit of imagination and a fearless approach to tossing a lot of stuff into the pan! Leftover Heaven Ingredients: Turkey or chicken leftovers -cooked and skinned and … Continue reading

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Shrimp and Bok Choy Cabbage – easy, fast and low in calories!

This dish comes together fast and is delicious and easy! Shrimp and Bok Choy Ingredients Onion chopped Garlic one clove minced Shrimp 10 per person Bok Choy Chopped Olive oil 2 Tbsp 2 Tbsp of Black sesame seeds  Salt and … Continue reading

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A Cream Cheese Cake from Poland – divine!

 I tried this recipe from ALL RECIPES and loved it! The family loved it too! I know you will as well. The crumbly brown sugar topping just makes it amazing. Enjoy!   Polish Cream Cheese Coffee Cake Ingredients ·        1 cup … Continue reading

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Roasted Cauliflower Soup – so delicious and low cal too!

We eat a lot of cauliflower and carrots and this is a novel way to cook them together that is truly divine and low calorie too. Enjoy! Roasted Cauliflower Soup Ingredients: 1 head of cauliflower 2 cups of baby carrots … Continue reading

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Apple Sage Butternut Squash Soup in the Slow Cooker – YUM!

 This recipe worked out really well. We added a bit of milk to give a creamier taste – but it is not necessary if you want to keep this lactose free – just add a bit more stock. It is … Continue reading

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A new look at an old favorite – Gevilte Fish – 2017 style – Abby’s recipe!

Our dear friend Abby has the best recipe for this old favorite that is made and bottled by Manischewitz ( and others)  with tons of preservatives – and disliked by many but  nevertheless a traditional food at the Jewish holidays … Continue reading

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Grilled Vegetables and Cambazola Cheese – OMG!!

 Well it started off as a low calorie dinner but then I added the cheese and it went downhill from there – but SO delicious and well worth it. Tomorrow is another day after all!   Grilled Vegetables and Cambazola … Continue reading

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Ants and Cinnamon – did you know? And Easy Apricot Chicken

 Ants have been eating our doggie’s food from his dish – and crawling all over it the moment we put it down. We tried this home remedy and it worked! We sprinkled cinnamon all over the ground under the dish … Continue reading

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Shrimp and Basil Pesto – yum

 I just threw together a yummy dinner for my husband – here is the recipe ! Enjoy!   Shrimp and Basil Pesto Ingredients: Enough shrimp for 2 people ( frozen) 2 large tablespoons ( overflowing) of Basil Pesto ( Costco … Continue reading

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Someone sent this to me – I love it – Attitude is EVERYTHING!

 A good friend sent this to me – attitude is everything! Read this every morning and night!   MAYBE WE SHOULD READ THIS EVERY MORNING: C                             … Continue reading

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We held our Larraine Segil Scholars Foundation annual retreat – amazing women!

It was the organizing meeting of our Larraine Segil Scholars Foundation  (LSS)- but the third annual retreat of our group which has now grown to 20 women. How blessed I am that these exceptional women who walk the road less … Continue reading

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Our grandson graduated from the Junior Lifeguard Program this summer – so proud of him!

 Our oldest grandson graduated from the Junior Lifeguard Program here in CA this summer – cant believe how he is growing up – sooo proud of him! Way to go!

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Bread and Butter Pudding – good old favorite – so delicious when made with Croissants!

 This is a dish that I always make in winter but I had about 6 croissants left over from a lunch party and so I decided to use them to make this standard English dessert much richer and more delicious! … Continue reading

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Amazing crop of tomatoes this year – pears too -some of our animals passed while a new animal joins the family – sweet rescue

After our beloved Central Asian Shepherd puppy of 1.5 years Smokey, died suddenly in her sleep a month ago we have been searching through rescue places for another rescue who could get along with our three cats. We found one … Continue reading

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I love to eat Blondie’s – do you?

I don’t eat chocolate so Brownies are not an option for me. But BLONDIE’S are ! And here is a terrific recipe – the problem is that I love these too much. The recipe makes 9 and I cut them … Continue reading

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Eating salmon – a lot! Making it interesting

 Salmon is a wonderful fish – and eating it often instead of meat is a good idea for weight control. In fact I have found that eating fish 5 times a week helps me maintain my weight and I enjoy … Continue reading

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Paradigm for Parity – Gender parity in pay and position by 2030

 I am proud to serve on the steering committee of a movement called Paradigm for Parity. Here is a recent NYC article on the topic. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/21/sunday-review/women-ceos-glass-ceiling.html?smid=tw-share

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Welcoming family from Basel Switzerland this week – such excitement!

We have been planning for months for the visit of my niece and her husband and children and this is the week! We have a family get together on Saturday and lots of fun planned for the days before. I … Continue reading

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Recently a friend asked us to post our wedding photos – brought back memories so many years ago!

 We are almost at 49 years of marriage – the big 50 coming up soon! Here are two pictures of that day. So young – I was just 19 and  my husband was 29. And we are still together! My … Continue reading

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