Beauty and the Beast Inspired Three Cheese Soufflé & Lemon Thyme Green Tea

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It’s rare that I feature a film currently showing in theaters, however, the 2017 live action version of the original Disney animated Beauty and the Beast is one of those charming films that I couldn’t resist doing. It takes me back to my childhood days when I watched it repeatedly on video and I’m sort of stirred to go to Read More …

Casino Film & Blueberry Muffins

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I’m diverting from my recent trail of chic flics and offering up something that both the guys and gals can enjoy. How about an epic crime drama film directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Sharon Stone? Casino is based on the non-fiction book Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas by Nicholas Pileggi. Robert Read More …

Red Velevet Pancakes with Cream Cheese Butter & Maple Chocolate Syrup

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Fat Tuesday or Pancake Day culminates Carnival Season and ushers in Lent. Traditionally, pancakes are eaten on the day before Ash Wednesday to use up rich, indulgent foods like eggs and milk before the 40-day fasting season of Lent begins. It’s your last chance to be glutinous and I have a recipe that fits the bill! Red Velvet Pancakes with Read More …

Heart Waffles with Cranberry Maple Syrup

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Heart shaped waffles are a Scandinavian tradition topped with berries. I’ve given this ritual an American touch with Cranberry Maple Syrup for Valentine’s Day. A Norwegian heart shaped waffle iron would be ideal to make these waffles, but an American waffle maker will do for those of us who don’t have access to one. You can simply use a cookie Read More …

Show Kindness with Chocolate Waffles & Whipped Cream

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Valentine’s Day is upon us next week and next week is also Random Acts of Kindness Week which culminates in Random Acts of Kindness Day on February 17th. The entire week will be full of love, caring, and sweet benevolent gestures from one individual to another. We can hope that such inspiration allows us as human beings to be inspired Read More …

Bridget Jones’s Diary Omelet & Orange Marmalade On Toast

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I realize that many of the movies I select to do posts on are originally books. I suppose a bestselling book makes a good story on film and is a testament to my selective film taste as well as literary eye. So this time around I’m starting the year off writing about a book that befittingly starts off on New Year’s Day Read More …