Red Flannel Hash

I love old time Hollywood. When I heard that Ryan Murphy was developing the show Feud: Bette and Joan which chronicles the rivalry between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford during the production of their 1962 film What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? I was very excited. What is the appeal of old-time Hollywood? I’m not sure, but I knew that I wanted to do something to get in the mood to watch the show. Continue reading

Benihana Japanese Fried Rice


This week’s Cookbook Recipe is really a complete dinner. Mom bought me this cookbook, and Sam too, years ago. And I have to say, its an awesome cookbook to make copy cat recipes of some of your favorite restaurant recipes. Todd Wilbur, the author, has written a number of these books in the years since this one came out, but I’m partial to this one. Continue reading

Bacon-Wrapped Beef Tenderloin and Super-Stuffed Potatoes


I am a collector of cookbooks. By collector, I mean hoarder. I have about 200 cookbooks, from a range of cooks and sources. Very famous chefs; TV shows; local women’s clubs. I just love them. I know in this day and age it’s just as easy to look on Pinterest, and I do this all the time. But I feel like it’s time to get back to these wonderful sources of knowledge, so every Friday, I’ll be posting a recipe from one of the books, along with my feelings on the book and recipe. Continue reading