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Cher’s Hawaiian Meatballs

It’s Cher’s 69th birthday! Now, last year I posted Cher’s recipe for Hawaiian Meatballs American Style; this year I decided to make them! “Willowy recording artist and TV personality.” I love that. And of course now we can add, Academy Award … Continue reading

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Better Than Tom Selleck Cake

And we have a winner! The people have spoken and the people wanted Better Than Tom Selleck Cake! Yes, with 39% of the votes, the Better Than Tom Selleck Cake bested two Selleck-themed cocktails, a Thanksgiving salad, and Tom’s own … Continue reading

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Uncle Bob’s Jell-O Salad

This was part of Casey’s Ham Loaf dinner. Which I haven’t written about yet. But I will. And then link back to this post so you’ll remember that THIS is the Jell-O that went with the loaf. Oh, how I … Continue reading

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Loretta Lynn’s Howdy Spread

Last summer, as my mother and I drove through Tennessee for my pilgrimage to Graceland, we kept seeing these along the highway: We couldn’t stop on the way down, but we knew that we HAD to go swing by Hurricane … Continue reading

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84. Grilled Hamburgers (with Lima Bean and Cucumber Salad)

I bring you CARD NUMBER EIGHTY-FOUR! Ok, that’s a lie. Leah actually brought card number 84. She made the burgers and the assorted toppings and the lima-bean cucumber salad. I just made the dessert, but I’ll get to that later. … Continue reading

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Beverage Bonus: Dark and Fizzy

Let’s go back a couple weeks ago to the first snow day, which from henceforth will be known as Rum Day–so not this Monday when I was home again from work (this week was vodka). After making the Bacardi Cocktail … Continue reading

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Beverage Bonus: The Mary Pickford

It’s snowing again here. But only a few inches. Not enough for cancellation. Or delay (I really could have gone for a delay–I stayed up too late watching season 1 of Hannibal in anticipation of its return on Friday night. … Continue reading

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Happy Diwali!

If you are all “huh?” Just know that you’re in the middle of it. Diwali is the Indian Festival of Lights—a 5-day Hindu party that celebrates the triumph of good over evil. The holiday involves lots and lots of candles … Continue reading

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The Knoxapocalypse is Nigh! Olive Wreath Mold

So I did another gelatin challenge. Do you remember the first one? When I made the Swedish Jellied Veal?  Ah, good times! Well, me and some of my internet friends decided to test our mettle with another gelatin celebration. And … Continue reading

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Happy National Mai Tai Day!

Aloha, darlings! It might be National Mai Tai Day, but why limit ourselves to just one island delight? The Tiki Lounge is open! Pick your poison and order up in the comments–I want a Pina Passion.  It comes in a fresh … Continue reading

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