Monthly Archives: November 2011

World Famous Pancakes

This delicious recipe for pancakes (World Famous!) comes from the actress Gwenyth Paltrow’s late father Bruce. I’m not sure why the World Famous moniker, but they are really good, basic pancakes. Do you know what the best part about Gwenyth … Continue reading

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Short And Sweet. Cherry Bread Pudding.

In a very short time (tonight) I get to see John Wesley Harding And The Minus 5. That is Sweet. So is this very simple dessert. The puddings are even more appealing served in individual ramekins. I loved the honey/cherry … Continue reading

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It’s Drink O’Clock. St-Germaine Gin And Tonics. Fresca Cocktails.

So this rabbi walks into a bar and goes “Ouch!” I’m having an Ouch kind of week. Painful it is. What’s a gal to do? Stir up some yummy cocktails, that’s what. These two recipes are simple and refreshing. Just … Continue reading

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Indian Prawn & Chickpea Curry With Curry-Salt Naan For The Fabulous John Wesley Harding

Only two more days until I see John Wesley Harding play in Brooklyn. Now, seeing JWH in itself is fabulous, but his backing band is The Minus Five (The Decemberists minus Colin Meloy) and the amazing Peter Buck from R.E.M. … Continue reading

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Greek Lamb with Yogurt Mint Sauce. Swede And Parsnip Bake With Maple Bacon Crumble.

I pointed to two hags sitting across the bar and told my friend “That’s us in 10 years”. She said “That’s a mirror”. :) Let’s make some delicious lamb. The garlickly meat is terrific with the cool, minty sauce. The … Continue reading

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Gingerbread Cake With Crème Brûlée Filling And Scotch Whisky Icing. AND! Jesus H. Foxx.

Oh, Scotland. How I love you so. Whisky, Haggis, Irn Bru, Tunnock’s and all of those incredible bands. Like Jesus H. Foxx. This seven piece band out of Edinburgh has totally knocked me over. I just cannot get enough. It … Continue reading

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Chicken With Orzo And Goat Cheese Vinaigrette

I have quite a few treasured friends whom I have never met. We’ve bonded in cyberspace and these “imaginary friends” are a special part of my life. This cartoon made me laugh. This chicken dish is definitely not imaginary. The … Continue reading

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Mexican Steak Tips With Crispy Potatoes

If you have a split personality I can’t be friends with you. Or you. Ha! Here, come on over and have this really good beef dinner with me. All of you. Mexican Beef With Crispy Potatoes Ingredients: 2 lbs small … Continue reading

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Strawberry Milkshake Cupcakes

If you love the combination of strawberry, chocolate and cute then these are your cupcakes. The cupcakes are super easy to put together, too. I brought them to an elementary school bake sale last week and they were pretty popular. … Continue reading

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Let’s Pause The Music….It’s Cheesy, Yummy Sole Casserole Time.

I recently read ‘A Visit From The Goon Squad’ by Jennifer Egan. The story is outlined in interlocking chapters that skip backward and forward in time with music being a central theme. The book is simultaneously fascinating, appalling and drenched … Continue reading

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