Category Archives: Menu Planning

Soggy Boiled Cabbage & Greasy Fried Potatoes = Crime Spree

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “I Won’t Eat That” from I Won’t Eat That by Willy Welch. Released: 2002. “Finding Betty Crocker” is a recent addition to my collection, subtitled “The Secret Life of America’s First Lady of … Continue reading

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Ode to the Cooks

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “My Favorite Things (Karaoke Version Instrumental Only)” from Just Tracks: Sing the Hits of Rodgers and Hammerstein Hits by Studio Musicians. Released: 2009 Sing along with the Karaoke version of “My Favorite Things” … Continue reading

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Eating with the Eyes and “Colour Conditioning”

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music: “Eat It” from Greatest Hits by “Weird Al” Yankovic. Released: 1999.The ubiquitous “they” say that “you eat with your eyes first”, although the term has been around for so long, no one individual seems … Continue reading

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How to Pack 1/2 an Elephant

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Hatari!: Baby Elephant Walk (arr. R. Hayman): Baby Elephant Walk” from The Music Of Henry Mancini by Richard Hayman Symphony Orchestra. Released: 1991 Well, subsequent to my last two posts of moving the … Continue reading

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What a Difference a Century Makes! 1914 – 2014

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Sick Feeling Blues” from Remember Me by Lightnin’ Hopkins. Released: 2000 Back on August 23rd, 2013, I posted “Invalid Cookery – Feeding The Sick”. So many of my older cookbooks, predating 1940, feature … Continue reading

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Kids Cooking Today – No More Open-a-Soup-Can-and-Add-Water!

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC “We’re The Kids In The Kitchen” from On Top Of Spaghetti by Juice Music. Released: 2008 When I was growing up, I don’t remember my Mom spending long hours with me, teaching me cooking skills … Continue reading

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Great Caesar’s Ghost! A 500 Item Buffet!

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Luck Be A Lady (Live At The Sands, Las Vegas/1966)” from Vegas by Frank Sinatra If you’re my age, you might remember the “Superman” TV series featuring the “Chief” of that great Metropolis … Continue reading

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Firehouse Cooking – Some Like it Hot!

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Fighting 17th” from Backdraft [Silver Screen Edition] by Hans Zimmer. Released: 2005 Every so often I come across a cookbook featuring recipes from firefighters around the nation. It seems like firehouse cooking (and … Continue reading

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It’s Never Too Early to Plan for Thanksgiving or Christmas!

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (Thanksgiving Mix)” from Time for Thanks – 50 Thanksgiving Themes by L’Orchestra Numerique. Released: 2012 I realize that after a long, bitter winter for many, the last thing you … Continue reading

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Excuse Me, But There’s a Chihuahua in my Turkey !

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “What’s Cooking” from What’s Cooking by The Wolfe Gang. Released: 2010 We’ve all heard experts, teachers and the like say “There’s no such thing as a dumb question”. I’ve said it myself, while … Continue reading

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