Monday, April 28, 2008

huxtable chili

In a memorable episode Cliff explains to his family why it's essential to wait three days before eating his famous chili: "If you tasted this on the first day, you'd say, 'What can did this come out of?' If you tasted this on the second day, you'd say, 'Oh my goodness, somebody's grandmother got up off her chair and just took this to the mountain!' But on the third day you don't even have to taste it. You just walk by the pot and something says, 'Hey, come here!'"

Epicurious was lucky enough to capture the recipe and has published it for everyone.

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Laverne's Milk & Pepsi

Do you remember Laverne and Shirley? Laverne’s favorite drink was milk and Pepsi she use to say that the milk took some of the fizz out of the Pepsi and the Pepsi took some of the ick out of the milk.

4 ounces. Pepsi
4 ounces milk
3 ice cubes

Put 3 ice cubes into a glass. Add very cold Pepsi and wait until fizz goes down. Slowly add cold milk. Stir gently and enjoy.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Aunt Bee's Cookbooks

We were really surprised and excited to find out that you can now own your own copy of Aunt Bee's (from the Andy Griffith Show fame) cookbooks.

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Monday, April 21, 2008

pork chops and applesauce eh?

Remember when Peter wanted to be like Humphrey Bogart? He thought he was too boring and tried out his new accent on Alice? They had a mighty fine discussion about pork chops and applesauce. In thinking about a very Brady recipe we're convinced Alice's pork chops were Shake N' Bake. So instead, we're guessing how her applesauce was made. Some of us believe it came from a jar, but the rest would like to think otherwise.

3 pounds peeled, cored, and quartered granny smith apples.
4 strips lemon peel
Juice of a lemon
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt

Put all ingredients into a large pot. Cover and bring to boil. Lower heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat. Remove cinnamon sticks and lemon peels. Mash.

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Sunday, April 13, 2008

peach pit pie

Don't you long for the days when Nat and Brendan were serving up the gang their pie? Rumor has it the CW is planning a new 90210. Until then try what we think is a simplied version of Nat's Peach Pit Pie:

2 package pastries for a 9 inch pie
1 egg, beaten
5 cups sliced peeled peaches
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Line the bottom and sides of a 9 inch pie plate with the pie crust. Brush with some of the beaten egg. Place peaches in a large bowl, and add lemon juice. Mix gently. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Pour over peaches, and mix gently. Pour into the pie crust, dot with butter. Cover with the other pie crust, and fold the edges under. Flute the edges to seal or press the edges with the tines of a fork dipped in egg. Brush the remaining egg over the top crust. Cut several slits in the top crust to vent steam.

Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350 degrees F and bake for an additional 35 minutes, until the crust is brown and the juice begins to bubble through vents.

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Saturday, April 12, 2008


Seinfeld put soup back on the map with their "soup nazi."

Top secret recipes claims to have the recipe for his mulligatawny soup, but we just don't see him parting with it. What do you think?

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Saturday, April 5, 2008

I Love Lucy Cookbook

Picture this: You're all set to make a delicious meal for your husband Ricky, but alas, things go awry. You're getting dressed and what's that burning smell. Oh no! You forgot to check the oven. You run to the kitchen, then run back to the bedroom, because you're only halfway dressed, then run back to the kitchen trying to dress as you run, the smoke alarm goes off, Ethel runs in asking what's going on, you -- still trying to get dressed -- run into the kitchen, open the stove to find out your dinner is complete charcoal. WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.

If this insanity works for you you might also like the I Love Lucy Cookbook. Check it out here.

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Friday, April 4, 2008

Bree Van de Kamp's blueberry muffins

if you ever decide to more to wisteria lane or already live there you might encounter Bree Van de Kamp coming up your walkway with a basketful of homemade blueberry muffins which we imagine are probably some of the best muffin's you'll ever eat.

2 cups blueberries
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup butter
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and floor muffin pan. Beat together the butter, eggs, salt and sugar. Mix the flour with baking powder and sift into first mixture, alternating with milk. Blend in the vanilla. Add the blueberries. Pour into the muffin pan and bake for about thirty minutes.

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Thursday, April 3, 2008

benjamin linus' koolaid recipe

it may not be the toxic jim jones' kind, but those others are definately drinking something. it's a simple recipe it you have the right ingredients. and who knows you may see the koolaid dude running around the island. rumor is it he hangs with the polar bears.

glass of ice water
1 Scoop any flavor koolaid you like
secret island ingredient -- increase amount as the situation calls for

combine all three ingredients and you can have your very own others doing whatever it is you want them to.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

gossip girl here

okay maybe not, but we love that show, and ever since Chuck lured Serena into the hotel's kitchen with a grilled cheese with truffles, we've been dying to try it. And it actually exists! You can get it at New York's Palace hotel courtesy of christopher lee. The recipe below is for 4 sandwiches.

8 slices of fresh baked white bread
16 slices of fontina cheese
2 tablespoons sweet butter
2 ounces fresh shaved black winter truffles
salt and pepper, to taste

layer two slices of fontina cheese between two slices of white bread and shave a couple of slices of truffles in the middle of each sandwich; do the same for all four sandwiches. heat a large fry pan over medium heat and add the butter.
When the butter melts, add the sandwiches and cook until the bread is nice and toasted.

just in case you're living in a cave somewhere and haven't ever seen gossip girl, here's the clip of the infamous grilled cheese scene. you know you love it. xoxo.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Recipes in a TV world

This month we're focusing on dishes we've seen on TV. We'll visit some of our favorite characters and what they eat and drink. If you have a favorite show and have thought about or made anything based on a scene from a show let us know.

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