Category Archives: 1970s

89. Barbecued Chicken (With Plum Baste)

Hello, kittens! Today I’m sharing with you a DiS card that I made–well, I don’t know how long ago it was! Here is an action shot of Rick grilling the chicken: The grass is green and we’re grilling, sooooo, it … Continue reading

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Gourmets & Groundhogs: Hot Shrimp in Vermouth

Happy Groundhog Day! In honor of this most bizarre of holidays, I made a dish from the 1971 cookbook, Gourmets & Groundhogs by Elaine Light. I found this volume at an antique store in Bedford, PA. Bedford is not on … Continue reading

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David Bowie’s Shrimp Tempura (1978)

Hi. As everyone in the western world knows, Mr. David Bowie left Planet Earth late Sunday night. This made me incredibly sad. Surprisingly so. I cried in the car on the way to work today when his duet of “Little … Continue reading

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Cabbage Crown and 2015 in Review

Hellooooooo! I’m back from my Christmas vacation. I hope that you all had a chance to take some time off and spend it with family–regardless if you celebrate Xmas or not. VACATION RULES! My Christmas was great. I received so … Continue reading

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Christmas Parade Party Buffet!

A Christmas post, kittens! This year I had a party for the Christmas parade because it goes through my neighborhood. ALL THREE HOURS OF IT. I shit you not. It was like the Macy’s Day parade. But with meth addicts and … Continue reading

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The Vampire Gimlet

Happy Halloween, you little goblins! In honor of the holiday, I whipped up something in my cauldron (and by cauldron, I mean cocktail shaker). The VAMPIRE GIMLET! This recipe is courtesy of Miss Marvelous Memories (and, Smirnoff Vodka). She picked … Continue reading

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83. Filet of Sole a la Lindor

I wrote this post on Sunday, October 4th. It was a special day. The Jets and the Dolphins played in London. At 9am. Let’s take a trip in the wayback machine… I got up this morning at 8:30, finished up … Continue reading

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Happy Labor Day 2015!

This is an updated version of a post that appeared in August, 2012. There are more delicious dishes than last time! Hi, darlings! I want to give you some ideas for your Labor Day cookouts, picnics, clam bakes, or whatever … Continue reading

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Playboy Champagne Sherbet Punch

The birthday party rolls on! I made a punch for my birthday. Because of course I did. This recipe is from the Playboy Host & Bar Book by Thomas Mario (1971 edition). Angostura bitters? Check. But the Safeway didn’t have … Continue reading

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82. Chicken Breasts (With Prosciutto and Mushrooms)

So, you know that weekend that Todd and Leah came in for a wedding and I made them the Broiled Filet of Sole brunch on Saturday morning? Well, this is how insane I am: while they were at that wedding … Continue reading

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