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What’s Cooking: Crème Brûlée French Toast

Here’s something special for Christmas morning breakfast or brunch, Crème Brûlée French Toast, that can be prepared the night before and tossed in the oven with a pan of bacon at the same time.

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Winter Solstice 2015: Here Comes the Sun

The shortest day, the longest night, for those of us who reside in the Northern climes Winter Solstice is here. The sun reaches is most Southern destiny and touches for but a moment, the Tropic of Capricorn and immediately reverses her course. That moment will occur on Dec. 21 at 11:49 p.m. EST. The Winter …

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How to Artfully Regift

John Oliver, the host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” offers his suggestions for getting rid of those horrible gifts that you’ll inevitably receive this Christmas. Happy Holidays and may all your problems become someone else’s.

What’s Cooking: Sugarplum Bread

Republished from 12/11/2011 from the What’s Cooking Archives at The Stars Hollow Gazette In Autumn, the appearance in grocery stores of stacks of candied fruit and mountains of nuts in all their wonderful variety is a sure sign of the approach of the holidays. As the days grow short and the nights grow cool preparations …

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It Rained Debris: Remembering 55 Years Ago

I wrote this article five years ago. Today is the 55th anniversary of this plane crash. Time has not dulled the memory of that day I was on my way to class at my high school, shortly after 10 AM. It was a cold, nasty NYC day and was snowing lightly. I was at Clawson …

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A Bad Idea To Begin With

As you may know there is a subset of performing artists who are deeply offended that in the age of the Internet traditional business models don’t work anymore. Digital replication is fairly easy, pervasive, and basically free. I told you CDs were a bad idea, but did you listen? Noooo… That genie is out of …

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Guns For Christmas

Santa Claus explains to Larry Wilmore, host of Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show, that his route on Christmas Eve just got a lot shorter. Why? He’s by-passing the USA because the gun nuts here scare the crap out of him.

What’s Cooking: Potato Latkes

Hanukkah starts at sundown this evening, along with the lighting of the first candle and spinning dreidels, Potato Latkes are a must. Here is my favorite recipe Reposted from December 4, 2010 It isn’t Hanukkah without Potato Latkes, those wonderful, crispy pancakes of shredded potato and onion served with apple sauce. It’s lot easier than …

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Chanukah Song Part 4

Chanukah stars tonight at sundown. So here is Adam Sandler’s latest version of his Chanukak Song.

Just a Little Peace Song

A lot of you might not be too familiar with the Woody Guthrie song, My Peace, mostly because Woody never got to sing it. It was one of the many songs he wrote during his years of hospitalization for Huntington Disease, a neurodegenerative genetic disorder that affects muscle coordination and leads to mental decline and …

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The Remains of the Day

Let’s talk about those leftovers that by now you are sick of eating. Remembe I told you not to toss that turkey carcass? That’s because it becomes the base for not only soups but the base for risotto and other dishes. So, we’ll start with getting that carcass out of the frig and into a …

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What’s Cooking: Turkey Carving 101

I suspect that a lot of people will need to watch this. My condolences to the turkeys that were sacrificed to provide the feasts.  

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