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Noodle Pudding

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Noodle Pudding

Everybody’s noodle pudding’s
Baked a different way.
If you lined them up, you’d find
A real diverse display.

Mine, which is delicious,
Has two different kinds of fruit – 
Orange slices from the can
And pineapple, to boot;

Sour cream, vanilla, butter,
Eggs and cottage cheese.
It disappears so fast, there’s not
A piece left I can freeze.

My friend makes hers with cream cheese,
Also pineapple and milk!
She bakes it half as long as mine
And says it’s smooth as silk.

Some recipes have raisins
And use cinnamon for spicing.
That combination, to my palate,
Isn’t that enticing.

In spite of the ingredients
That they’re concocted of,
All kugels* taste delectable
If they are made with love.

Yet every cook who makes one
Would be proud to take a test
Just to prove what she knows in her heart – 
Her noodle pudding’s best!

*Yiddish for noodle puddings or other baked dishes

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  1. Date: 4/22/2013 11:31:00 PM
    This poem is delicious and just so full of life, it reminds me of home and family, to echo the comment under me. I may have told you this before, but you have such a warm and special way of writing. Much respect, Jeremy

  1. Date: 10/23/2012 9:22:00 AM
    I just adore this poem. It reminds me of my mom and I baking for Thanksgiving. I myself am a baker and a cook, so this was a delectable and enticing poem Very nice.

  1. Date: 9/29/2012 9:27:00 PM
    Different tastes for different tongues, that's how the food gets done. But if there is a contest. There's no accounting for whose won. Like Aunt Bee, you will never see your loved ones ever tell. If your pickles burn like kerosene and really taste like ****.

  1. Date: 9/28/2012 9:10:00 PM

  1. Date: 9/28/2012 8:51:00 PM
    I have never had kugels before, but they sound delicious, thanks for sharing vie

  1. Date: 9/28/2012 4:01:00 PM
    I've eaten kugels and it is really delicious. You obviously make yours with the secret ingredient, namely Love. Thank you, Ilene, for visiting my page and it is a pleasure for me as well to meet other poets such as yourself here on Soup. Su