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Prince William's Chocolate Biscuit Cake

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Even tho I wasn't invited to The Royal Wedding over in England someplace, I still have a vague interest from a cake perspective. There are several versions of Prince William's cake floating about the intertubes,  newspapers and magazines.   Publisher's Weekly, a magazine for librarians and anyone interested in quality book reviews, has also jumped on the bandwagon. 

Publisher's Weekly is one of the tools used in selecting books we of the library persuasion hope the public will borrow over and over again.   By the way, municipalities are looking for ways to slash expenditures, and libraries are an easy target.  Please support your local library.  Check out yours, and check out a book or DVD while you're at it.  Use their internet and computers to help you find a job.  It's 9:00pm somewhere, and your kid just announced he has a report due the next day; simply log into your library's website and start researching their online info.  From aardvarks to Zanziba…

Syrian Beef Kebabs

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Something a little different for Passover (oops, that's the title of a Hadassah cookbook, sorry ...).    This recipe is inherently pesadik since nothing in it is chometz.  Pine nuts (aka Pignolias) are available K-for-P, but if they are not available in your area, substitute slivered almonds or to get a similar exotic crunch.

Tip Alert!  In the reinventing-the-wheel department, I once discovered that if you pour the contents of a small can of plain tomato sauce into a small pot, heat to simmer then lower heat and go iron shirts forget about it for 15 minutes, it magically becomes a couple tablespoons of tomato paste.

The original recipe suggests tossing these kebabs on the grill, with or without skewers, but they broil beautifully as well.

Don't use very lean beef.   The extra fat helps to flavor the kebabs before it oozes out all over the baking sheet or flares up on the grill.

Syrian Beef Kebabs - Easy
adapted from The Jewish Hostess
Yield: 6-8 servings.

Cooking spray
1 small…