Monthly Archives: November 2012

“Life of Pi” and “The Sessions”

Last week we saw two unique movies, “Life of Pi” and “The Sessions”… “Life of Pi” is a very extraordinary film – part “Castaway,” part “Avatar”, and part “The Old Man and the Sea.” The cinematography, whether real or manufactured, is awesome. Based on … Continue reading

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No-Bake Cookies

Tomorrow is December 1st, time to think about putting up a tree, decorating the house, and getting into cookie-making mode…A couple weeks ago, I found a not-so-old Christmas cookie book (1997 ed.) while antiquing in Boerne. I eagerly went through it and merrily tagged all the … Continue reading

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Easy Skillet Dinner

With days of Thanksgiving cooking behind me, I can concentrate once again on quick and easy recipes. While cooler weather gives me a keen interest in baking cookies and pies, I’m not very interested in preparing dinner. Therefore, besides leftovers, the following fast meal suits … Continue reading

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“Lincoln”

“Lincoln” is absolutely magnificent! Daniel Day-Lewis gives an Oscar-winning performance as the Civil War president. Adapted from Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book, TEAM OF RIVALS: THE GENIUS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN by Tony Kushner and under the direction of Steven Spielberg, this stunning film relates the political atmosphere … Continue reading

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“Skyfall”

“Skyfall” starts with amazing action right off the bat. Love that! However, this Bond movie isn’t so much about international intrigue as it is about Bond’s history, M’s past, and the changing times at headquarters. Q (Ben Whishaw) is young and new, … Continue reading

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Noodles Romanoff

During the 80’s, I constantly relied on casseroles for feeding our growing children. One of their favorites was Betty Crocker’s Noodles Romanoff, to which I added a can of Golden Mushroom soup. Yesterday, my grown daughter requested that particular entree for her … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash and Potato Casserole

The following side dish, courtesy of Southern Living (Nov. 2012), will be gracing our Thanksgiving table this year. Though it’s not the usual quick-n-easy recipe I prefer, it sounds well worth the extra effort. While I’ll still serve some mashed potatoes and gravy for traditional diehards, like my Dad, I can’t … Continue reading

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