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A Groundhog Day Menu (1971)

Cue up the Pennsylvania Polka! For the 2nd year in a row, I have decided to delve into my copy of Gourmets & Groundhogs¬†(1971) to properly celebrate Groundhog Day. And to do so, I referred to a favorite Groundhog Day … Continue reading

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Jo Funkhouser’s Punch (1966)

It’s been a while. Because I’ve been super-busy. And maybe because everything just went to shit! In the first part of November Brian and Margot got fleas. The fleas then somehow turned into Brian peeing on things. This is basically … Continue reading

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Smirnoff Election Punch (1971)

It’s here! It’s finally here! I don’t know how you plan on spending your election day, but after work I’m shutting down everything that could possibly tell me anything about the election until the morning after. So tonight I will … Continue reading

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Liza Minnelli’s Potato Shells (1970)

Happy Birthday, Liza! On March 12, Liza With a Z! will turn 70. Seventy!!! To celebrate one of DiS!’s most favorite-ist people ever, I whipped up¬†LIZA MINELLI’S POTATOE SHELLS. Yes, potatoe shells. I first found the recipe online from the … Continue reading

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Fox Mulder’s Motel Cocktail

In the episode “Syzygy”, Mulder and Scully go to a small town because two teenage boys have been killed under mysterious circumstances (one of the kids is Ryan Reynolds!). Turns out that something is going on that is making things … 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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#TheMorningAfter Bloody Marys

Hello, fellow Mad Men fans! Still recovering from last night’s finale? Well, here is a restorative libation to ease you into your Monday morning. I made two versions from two different cookbooks. Pick whichever suits your liking! The first is … Continue reading

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The Ann-Margret Cocktail

Happy birthday to the sexy, sensational, actress-singer-dancer and all-around diva, Ms. Ann-Margret! I’ve had the biggest girl crush on Ann-Margret ever since I saw Bye Bye Birdie for the first time as a small kid. I wanted to be Ann-Margret. … Continue reading

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How We Partied like Mad Men for the End of Mad Men

FINALLY! After weeks of teasing yinz guys, I finally threw my Mad Men Party featuring recipes from The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook by Judy Gelman and Peter Zheutlin in honor of the end of the show. My shindig was just … Continue reading

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Beverage Bonus: Tom Collins (Vodka Collins)

So for the last snow day that I had, I had already exhausted all of the rum (actually, I take that back–I still have some dark rum in the cabinet above my fridge. Speaking of which, is that where everyone … Continue reading

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