Liberace & Elvis


This is too much for me to handle. Good thing it’s a Friday.

Originally posted on Retrorambling:

Liberace, piano virtuoso who became known as Mr. Showmanship with Elvis Presley at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas (AP Photo) – November 1, 1956


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Twin Peaks Tuesday: Jerry’s Baguette with Brie & Butter

You know, I never intended for these Twin Peaks posts to be food-themed, but it makes sense since this is a food blog, and Twin Peaks is such a food-centric show.

Proof: this scene where for about 2 minutes Ben & Jerry Horne (yes, like the ice cream guys) wax poetic and chow down on some sandwiches that Jerry brought back from France.

Now, how exactly one would get cheese sandwiches through customs is beyond me; but let’s face it, Twin Peaks isn’t the most logical of fictional towns, now is it?

DSCN0520[1]There are 3 ingredients:
1. Baguette
2. Brie
3. Butter

Slice open Baguette. Spread with softened butter. Top with sliced Brie.

You can eat it as is, but I microwaved it a bit to get the cheese a little squishy.

Here is the sandwich–wrapped in wax paper, just like Jerry’s.



Since there are only 3 ingredients, the quality of said ingredients is important. But, since I was shopping at my Safeway, the quality wasn’t the best. But who cares? Cheese, bread and butter? Even the cheap stuff is delicious.

Seriously delicious. I think that if I was eating the really good French stuff, I’d be housing that baguette just like Ben & Jerry.

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The Only 4th of July GIF You Will Ever Need

I think that even in context this would make little sense:


Liberace, Dean-O, and who the hell is that?

But who cares?

Stars and stripes, indeed!

Happy 4th of July weekend, everyone! Be careful with the booze and the firecrackers.



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Twin Peaks Tuesday: PIEATHALON Edition

I’m still celebrating the Pieathalon, so it’s a good thing that Twin Peaks is so pie-heavy. Be sure to watch the great video at the end.

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First Annual PIEATHALON: Seafoam Cantaloupe Pie

PieathalongWelcome to the Pieathalon!

In the heavily debated war of Cake vs. Pie, I am definitely on Team Pie. Pies are so versatile. They can be fruity, creamy, sweet or savory–and if I’m not mistaken, isn’t pizza technically a pie? And quiche, too!

Plus, I have that whole Bisquick Impossible Pie thing going on.

And they don’t say as “American as chocolate cake,” now do they?

Pie also has this going for it:

But now onto my pie assignment: Seafoam Cantaloupe Pie. Like the Happiness Pie, this has got some interesting stuff floating in it (just not a guy in a bath towel and some gun-happy, latex-clad police officers).

seafoam cantaloupe pic

seafoam cantaloupe recipe

From Better Homes & Gardens Pies and Cakes (1970)

Look, kids! There are melon balls! I love any chance to bust out my melon baller. And there’s gelatin. The secret ingredient is always gelatin.

Let’s get this started!

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Twin Peaks Tuesdays: Coop’s Breakfast

In one of the series’ best moments, hell, one of tv’s best moments, Agent Cooper, in the dining room of the Great Northern Hotel, sips a damn fine cup of coffee and orders a very specific breakfast.coopertumblr

Now, I’d like two eggs, over hard. I know, don’t tell me; it’s hard on the arteries, but old habits die hard — just about as hard as I want those eggs. Bacon, super-crispy. Almost burned. Cremated. That’s great. And, I’ll have the grapefruit juice, just as long as those grapefruits…… are freshly squeezed.

For this week’s Twin Peaks Tuesday, I was going to prepare Cooper’s breakfast order because I do have bacon and eggs in my fridge. But then I realized that I didn’t know how to make an egg “over hard.”


This is an egg over hard

I have since found out (directions here). But honestly, I prefer my eggs, as we say in Pittsburgh, DIPPY. Weird fact: I’ve seen them called dippy eggs on menus here in Baltimore. What’s up with that?

And I didn’t want to cremate any bacon. I like mine with the edges crispy but still a little chewy.

And I can’t have grapefruit because it interacts with one of my medications. Another fun fact: apparently grapefruits, and other fruits from the same family, fuck with a lot of meds. I don’t know exactly what it would do, or why it does it, but I don’t want to find out.

So I scrapped the breakfast idea. Plus, I was in Chicago a good portion of last week and when I got back I really wasn’t in the mood to cook anything. So just enjoy the scene. Great delivery by Kyle MacLachlan.


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Twin Peaks Tuesday: In the Red Room

Let’s learn how to talk like you’re in the Red Room with our friend the Man from Another Place!

I’ve learned it too:

!kcor s’teL…elihwnaeM

.lla ta gnol ton, oS .(yadseuT txen a.k.a.) seert eromacys eht–seert eht ni ouy ees lliw I

.golb eht morf ffo emit elttil a gnikat ma I


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It’s an Absolutely Fabulous Friday!

Today marks the start of Pride Weekend here in Baltimore. So it just seemed appropriate to kick it off with something Absolutely Fabulous.

And by Absolutely Fabulous I mean, Patsy Stone & Edina Monsoon:


How sweet are these tea towels? Yes, they are tea towels. I commissioned them for my best friend Jamie’s birthday. Who knew that cross stitch could perfectly capture Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders?

If you like these, or want to commission your own bizarre, celebrity cross stitch piece of art, visit my friend Heather over at Stitch Boom Bang. There is an etsy store, too.

I think that all of you have some room in your house for a little Burt Reynolds or Nicolas Cage.

cage burt


Cheers, sweetie darlings! Everyone have a fun weekend (especially everyone who will be at the parade tomorrow)!

Oh, and Happy Friday the 13th!

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Shirley Jones’ Mexicali Corn Casserole (Part II)

OK, I lied in my last post. I did take a picture of the finished casserole. I just used my phone and not my fancy-ass camera.

imageSo there it is. In all it’s corny, cheesy glory.

Like I said yesterday, this was delicious. A real winner. Make it.


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Twin Peaks Tuesday: Shirley Jones’ Mexicali Corn Casserole

For Memorial Day this year I went to not 1–but 2 Memorial Day barbecues. This is what I chose to make for the second party, to accompany hamburgers on the grill.

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the 1984 Shirley Jones’ Favorite Holiday Recipe Cards courtesy of Ralph’s Grocery Company:

Shirley Jones Holiday Cards

TAB’s on sale!!!

 I mean, it was a holiday, so it just made sense to go with one of Shirley’s favorites. This is what I picked:

Mexicali Corn Casserole Recipe

Perfect for a barbecue, amiright? And I just love corn casserole.

So now, you must be wondering: what the hell do Twin Peaks and Shirley Jones’ Mexicali Corn Casserole have in common?


It’s the second ingredient. Cream. Style. Corn.  Yep! Some good old GarmonboziaThis isn’t the first time I’ve brought up Garmonbozia on the blog.


Is there an official Garmonbozia recipe? Like 1 cup canned corn, 1 tbsp water, 3 tbsp corn starch, 1/2 cup milk, salt, pepper, and the tears of a crack-addicted woman who thinks her crack baby died but then, years later, finds out that her baby is alive and was adopted by a family? Hold on. That’s the plot to the Halle Berry film “Losing Isaiah.”


love comes to keith partridgeYou know who had a lot of pain and sorrow to give up? David Cassidy.I mean, he titled is autobiography C’mon Get Happy: Fear And Loathing On The Partridge Family Bus. There was a lot of drug use. And his dad, Jack, was a total asshole. Now he’s going through a very messy divorce and  had his 3rd DUI in January and then was put in rehab. Poor Keith Partridge.

And gosh, folks. If you haven’t seen Twin Peaks yet–go watch it. Now. It’s on Hulu, Amazon, Netflix. There really isn’t any excuse. Unless you’re waiting for the blu-ray version to come out. Crap! That reminds me–I need to buy my blu-ray player. But I want one that connects to the internet so I can watch Netflix on the TV and not my laptop. Any suggestions?

But I digress. Is it weird that I love any recipe with creamed corn?

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