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Look at this adorable girl. Her name is Abby. She is, simply put, just an extremely friendly and loving dog. What she wants is someone to love who will love her in return. Perhaps you are that person and will provide her with a loving forever home? Call the shelter if interested in Abby at 8…

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Well, I’m happy to report that my annual New Year’s Day prime rib dinner was a success. If it hadn’t been, I think I would have hung up my apron forever, because boy, did I cook. Four appetizers—shrimp, pineapple and bacon teriyaki skewers; ham and Havarti pinwheels; sweet and tangy corn and…

Look at this beautiful boy. His name is Harvey. Harvey is a very friendly dog who is laid-back with no signs of aggression, who seems to get along with everyone. Harvey is good on a leash and enjoys his daily walks at the shelter. Perhaps you will provide him with a loving forever home? Call…

Some years back, I wrote a column on weird New Year’s resolutions. They’re not hard to find; just google “weird New Year’s resolutions.” Tons of sites pop up, indicating that A) resolutions are alive and well, and B) the human race can be very creative in making them.

On Jan. 1, I’m doing my annual prime rib and Yorkshire pudding New Year’s Day dinner. I look forward to this event all year, because it combines all my favorite things—great food, great company and the chance to try out exciting new recipes. New for the New Year this year are a ham and Gruye…

In the past, I’ve written about the absurdity of spending money on toys and other things for your cats. Dogs are different—they really get off on a wide variety of toys that test their fetching and running capabilities and even problem solving powers. And Lord knows, they love to play dress …

Look at this sweet girl. Her name is Sahara. Sahara is two years old and has been spayed. She has a very cute bob-tail. Sahara is super friendly and is looking for a new beginning. Perhaps you will provide her with a loving, forever home? Call the shelter if interested in Sahara at 861- 5395.

Since I paid homage to Chanukah with last week’s kugel recipe, I’m sharing a recipe this week that’s perfect for your Christmas or New Year’s table: Christmas Stuffed Peppers.

Here is another friendly dog looking for a loving home. Her name is Sissy. She is not only friendly, but she has lots of love to share. Sissy enjoys her time in the exercise yard at the shelter and loves her daily walks with volunteers. Perhaps you will be the lucky person who takes her home…

Chanukah arrives this Sunday and that means so do latkes. These delicious potato pancakes are a central feature of the holiday (see my column). But there’s another traditional food that’s also a welcome guest on the Chanukah table: noodle kugel. Two years ago I gave you a recipe for this del…

Say “Hello” to Jane. Jane arrived at the shelter with a bullet wound to her rear end. Her wound received proper medical care (thanks to financial support from L.A.S.S.I.), and she has recovered nicely. She is very friendly and enjoys her daily walks and time spent in the outside play area at…

This year, Chanukah begins the evening of Sunday, Dec. 22 and ends the evening of Monday, Dec. 30. When I was growing up, Chanukah was the most anticipated of the Jewish holidays for us kids, because we got presents just like our non-Jewish friends received for Christmas.

If you haven’t noticed folks, it’s that time of year again. Snow falling, temperatures are dropping, strange twinkling of lights around store front windows, Christmas trees popping up everywhere. The dashing through the stores, to get that one more present for the in-laws. The constant wonde…

There’s a popular Christmas song with a title and lyrics that say, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.”

Look at this sweet boy. His name is Buddy. Buddy’s owner, unfortunately, didn’t have time for him and surrendered him to the shelter. He is doing remarkably well for having experienced this trauma in his life. He is very friendly and enjoys his daily walks at the shelter. He is, simply put, …