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Old February 13th, 2011, 09:27 PM
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Good evening,

My name is Jim, I love to cruise, I'm 47 years old until August 10, 2011, and I live in New Jersey, USA. I may have already been on this site several years ago under a different screen name and using a different e-mail address and password, but it's been so long since I've been here that I don't remember my old password.

I am a single male who has been on three cruises: 1994 Regency Cruise Line (now defunct) Regent Sun, 7-night eastern Caribbean from Philadelphia with my mother and travel agent; 2006 and 2007 Disney Wonder, 4-night Bahamas from Port Canaveral solo. My next cruise will be with three friends, February 28-March 12, 2011, Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas, 12-night southern Caribbean from Baltimore.

A lot of people think cruising is really expensive; and while the initial cost may seem steep, I think cruising's one of the best vacation deals around because nearly everything is included.

I hope I am welcome here.

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I use Balabusta because I love to cook; in Yiddish, a balabusta is someone who loves to cook and cooks well. (I can thank my mother for that, may she rest in peace).
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I use Balabusta because I love to cook; in Yiddish, a balabusta is someone who loves to cook and cooks well. (I can thank my mother for that, may she rest in peace).
My interpretation of the word was always the female homemaker .
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Balabusta, I always wondered what that meant!

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Old February 14th, 2011, 11:24 AM
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I use Balabusta because I love to cook; in Yiddish, a balabusta is someone who loves to cook and cooks well. (I can thank my mother for that, may she rest in peace).
Being of a certain age... I can tell you that being a Balabusta is the highest compliment a Jewish woman can have...it means you are the a wonderful cook, organizer , homemaker , mother and everything else tossed in..Yes, your mother would be proud of you...Time and age has caught up with me, but I still know my way around the kitchen and to the delight of many in the family I use many of the old recipes that have fallen by the wayside. Chicken fat is my secret ingredient..
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Being of a certain age... I can tell you that being a Balabusta is the highest compliment a Jewish woman can have...it means you are the a wonderful cook, organizer , homemaker , mother and everything else tossed in..Yes, your mother would be proud of you...Time and age has caught up with me, but I still know my way around the kitchen and to the delight of many in the family I use many of the old recipes that have fallen by the wayside. Chicken fat is my secret ingredient..

Gribbenes (sp) is chicken fat .Then there was kishka and pickled tongue .
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Old February 14th, 2011, 01:14 PM
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Gribbenes (sp) is chicken fat .Then there was kishka and pickled tongue .
At the price of kosher tongue...forget it.. but I used to make it sweet and sour and I do still make kasha and bows, especially when I make brisket. It is amazing that some of the recipes from the 50's make such a hit and although I don't make knadel (I buy them) I make a "mean" chicken soup. Sadly nowadays I buy some items pre-made like kugels for just the two of us (oh yes I have kiska in the freezer)..Gribbenes is the skin used in the making of chicken fat...now a days I buy the fat pre-made and for health reasons today I took off the skin from the chicken before I bake it this evening.
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At the price of kosher tongue...forget it.. but I used to make it sweet and sour and I do still make kasha and bows, especially when I make brisket. It is amazing that some of the recipes from the 50's make such a hit and although I don't make knadel (I buy them) I make a "mean" chicken soup. Sadly nowadays I buy some items pre-made (oh yes I have kiska in the freezer)..

For me it was the 40's and 50's . Yiddish was the primary language in my home till 1967 .Mrs.Henry43 is a great cook .She has my mom's recipes as well as her mom's and her grandmothers .
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For me it was the 40's and 50's . Yiddish was the primary language in my home till 1967 .Mrs.Henry43 is a great cook .She has my mom's recipes as well as her mom's and her grandmothers .
As for me..it was the 50's and I checked out several Jewish cookbooks and winged it...which I still do.. Passover is/was always a challenge and although I can't make a sponge cake for any amount of $$ I can make a flourless chocolate cake and farfel cookies which are always requested by family and friends..
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As for me..it was the 50's and I checked out several Jewish cookbooks and winged it...which I still do.. Passover is/was always a challenge and although I can't make a sponge cake for any amount of $$ I can make a flourless chocolate cake and farfel cookies which are always requested by family and friends..

Purim and Pesach are designed to add weight to people .
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Six months later -bringing this to the top again for the new people .
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I'm from NE Florida also known as the First Coast which comprises Fernandina, Jacksonville and St. Augustine.

My original screen name was JaxGuy (JAX being the airport code for Jacksonville)
I am planning to buy a house not too far from where you live. We will be looking at some properties in Palm Coast at the end of this month.

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Uh, my first name is Holly, I bet you can guess my middle name and last initial
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I just used my first name.

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I have the same originality gene as Mike, Angela and Todd.
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Debra Jean is my actual name and Perky was a nickname given to me by my ex husband back in the early 80's.

But after 30 years and 2 kids later, I just didn't feel like changing it to "Droopydebrajean"!!!!
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Hmmm... Bernie (my name)... by the sea... where i live (sort of) . the coast is only 15 miles away but its the closest i've been to the sea in all my life.
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My screen name comes from my favorite sport which I played for almost 25 years, hockey! A defenseman is known as a "blueliner" in hockey lore, and that is the position I played. I played until about 5 years ago and was a hockey referee until 2 years ago, but had to give up both when the doctor made me, too destructive to my knees. I now umpire baseball instead, if you wonder why a former hockey referee has an umpire as his avatar.
I read your post to my husband and he really enjoys your name. His screen name is Puckface he was a goalie! Everyone loves it ! My former boss nicknamed me Kbeans and I have kept it.
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