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 …

Pink Velvet Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and won’t it be wonderful to make your loved ones something sweet and pink to eat. I’ve got Pink Velvet Cupcakes, and Cream Cheese Frosting kissed by strawberries is perfection on top. These cupcakes are velvety smooth and easy to make in one bowl. Print Yum Pink Velvet Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Cheese 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 …

French Kiss Movie Night & Macarons

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February’s Pick for A Fork & A Flick is French Kiss. French Kiss was filmed on location in Paris, the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region of southeastern France, and Cannes. With some of the most photogenic cities on earth, and cinematography that makes love to the locations, this film is a charmer for Valentine’s Day. The film’s soundtrack itself will put you Read More …

Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie Like a BJ’s Pizookie

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The winter holidays may have past. But winter is still fierce and strong. This January winter is gray with the rains’ unwillingness to cease. Many trees, once gay in their multicolored autumn coats, stand barren, stark against the ashen sky. Solace however, is that California winter rains bring lush green carpets of grass. Quite a contrast to the far away Read More …

Christmas Strawberries and Pistachio Pudding

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Merry Christmas to all! This year Hanukah started on Christmas Eve, so for those of you celebrating, Happy Hanukah to you! Today, I want to share a festive dessert that us Californians can enjoy all year long.  Strawberries and Pistachio Pudding has the pretty green and red hues of Christmas and can be served beautifully for holiday parties. Whether you serve Read More …