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Peanut butter swirl bars

A short but important observation, currently highly relevant to my life: There is a LOT more to aerobics than meets the eye. To those who  mock, know that behind the chirpy exterior of  every good aerobics instructor lies an able choreographer; a supremely talented multi-tasker; and a master of  coordination who can yell one instruction while thinking ahead to the next, and keep in time with the music, smiling all the way.

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The Ultimate Comfort Food
The Ultimate Comfort Food

A week or so before I got married my mother-in-law (who is renowned for her baking) handed me a pretty little blue box adorned with cheerful sunflowers and bright red apples. Inside, I was delighted to find index cards with recipes for some of her well-loved dishes, painstakingly written out by hand. She had made sure to include some of Ninja’s favourites including Pecan pie, sweet and sour meatballs and potato kugel; useful recipes for challah, soups and marinades; and banana coffee cake with chocolate chip streusel for me.

As this special and thoughtful gift might indicate, the Cohens are big on food (without being big from food). They joke that their family motto is: ” We meet, we eat” and they really do share some quality family time around the dining room table. For someone with a sweet tooth like me, being set loose in the Cohen household is a serious liability.

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