Diana Dors’ Breakfast Crunch

Diana’s breakfast mash-up has got lots of things in it that I like, and as I’ve reported here before, I do love me a recipe that serves one.  Living alone as I do, it pleases me when recipe writers tip their hats to those of us who aren’t part of a nuclear family. I am […]

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Pat Phoenix’s Jacket Potatoes

100% comfort food!  What a great thing to do with a jacket potato! This takes me back to my childhood for many reasons. Neither of these girls is me, I will return later and replace with a very similar photograph that IS me.  All British photos from the 1970s looked like this… Firstly, in my […]

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Mae West’s Salada de Tuna

“I never worry about diets, the only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond.”  Wise words Mae, wise words. I often get a craving for Mae’s salad on a Saturday, I have no idea why.  I love all of the ingredients in this salad (I’m a big fan of “chicken […]

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Vincent Price’s Buckingham Eggs

This is one of those things that I get a mad craving for every now and then. Usually when I have a hangover on a Saturday. Which I did, last Saturday. Therefore, as I was home alone and I had all the wherewithal, I rustled some up. SOOOOOOOOO GOOD! Vincent’s recipe serves 6 but I […]

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Peter Fonda’s Blender Breakfast

I’ve had a colourful week breakfast-wise.  Peter’s smoothie is now a firm favourite here at Silver Screen Suppers Towers and it always looks pretty much the same slightly-odd-but-worthy colour green whenever I make it… But this week, I went a little bit off-piste on the recipe.  I had some crushed pineapple leftover from my Vincent […]

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Robert Quarry’s Texas Potato Salad

This recipe is a winner.  When you have folks round for lunch you can present them with a great big bowl of pleasing looking and super tasty potatoes.  This dish is easy to prepare and lip-smackingly good.  Totally recommended. I made this for my Pieathalon guests.  Taryn of Retro Food For Modern Times was in […]

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Johnny Cash Chilli in Birmingham!

Hello, all you lovely folks in and around the Birmingham, UK area.  There’s a special event happening this Sunday to celebrate Peter Falk’s birthday. I’m giving an illustrated talk about Columbo and there will be JOHNNY CASH CHILLI made by a top chef.  Oh yes!   This dish is famous from the Columbo Bowl Chilli Cook-Along […]

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Vincent Price’s Pineapple Nut Bread

Whenever the Muswell Hill and District Horticultural Show rolls around (3 x per year) I always panic slightly about what cake to make to donate to the cake stall. Unlike Battenburgbelle, I am not a natural born cake maker.  I like making bread, I like making soup, I like making all manner of savoury things, […]

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Raquel Welch’s Wonder Soup

I’ve been on a Raquel Welch binge recently after accidentally buying a box set.  I say accidentally because for some reason I thought Myra Breckenridge was in the set, and when it arrived it wasn’t.   I am dying to see Myra Breckenridge… not least becaue the cookbook that accompanies that film is BONKERS and […]

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Elizabeth Taylor’s Chicken Steamed in Wine

Battenburgbelle is writing a cookbook.  It’s mostly for her daughter (my Goddaughter) who will be flying the nest soon and BB wants her to have a collection of recipes that are do-able for a beginner.  She asked if I would contribute something and I can’t think of anything better than Elizabeth’s recipe for chicken. I […]

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Mary Carlisle’s Bacon and Cheese Omelet

I’m very glad that my work colleague James tipped me off to an obituary in yesterday’s Guardian because that led me to check on my recipe spreadsheet to see what I had for Mary Carlisle. I’d fully intended making Lee Grant’s Mozzarella Marinara for my dinner tonight as I’m going to be writing about this for […]

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Pearl Bailey’s Jean’s Broccoli

Whose broccoli would win in a fight?  Pearl Bailey’s or Yul Brynner’s?  There’s only one way to find out! Well, looking back on my previous entry for Pearl’s broccoli I see that I’d decided Pearl’s was the best, but now I announce, I have changed my mind.  They are both very good, but having had […]

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Yul Brynner’s Sautéed Broccoli

I’ve been on a virtual reality writing retreat this month at Camp NaNoWriMo – it’s the 8th time I’ve participated and the 1st time I’ve hit my target early.  2 days early in fact! Yeah!  I am a WINNER.  I decided to pat myself on the back with some broccoli.  But not just any broccoli, Yul Brynner […]

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Diana Dors’ Artichoke Bean Bowl

Remember I announced to the world via the blog that I was on a diet about 3 weeks ago?  Well, I’m happy to report that the pounds are actually leaving the body.  Thanks to Jane Fonda, Elizabeth Taylor, and Diana, I am reducing to suit fashion.  Extra exercise is helping too… But I think the main […]

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Anne Baxter’s Genuine Swiss Quiche

I think that one of the secrets of adulthood is that once you have found a good recipe for something, you just stick with it. If I want to make a potato salad, I always make the one in my chum Alastair Hendy’s Home Cook cookbook. If I have a yearning for cauliflower cheese it’ll […]

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Test Cook Report – George Hamilton’s Smoky Chicken

Hot on the heels of Bethany B.’s report on Brenda Vaccaro’s T-E-R-R-I-F-I-C Italian Sausages, here’s what she thought of the George Hamilton’s Smoky Chicken recipe.  As we Brit’s can’t get hold of frozen juice for love nor money, I replace it with Cointreau which works like a charm.  I’m sure Grand Marnier would be good […]

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Peter Fonda’s Blender Breakfast

In the modern world, a “blender breakfast” might be better known as a smoothie.  Mmmmmm – this is so good.  I love it and I always feel very virtuous and slightly smug when I have one.  Here’s Peter’s original recipe   and here’s my version.  I use spirulina which makes it a lovely colour and […]

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Vincent Price’s House Bread

I have great affection for Vincent’s House Bread.  Not because it is the greatest loaf I ever made but because it is the FIRST loaf I ever made.  Way back in 2011 during the Vincentennial year – click here for my blog post about it. I was SO pleased with myself, haha!  I think making […]

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Jane Fonda’s Vegetable Lasagne

Fluorescent green is not a colour you see very often when cooking, but the unusual spinach sauce in this dish is positively radio-active! I loved the easy method of making the saucy part of this lasagne (bunging everything into a blender and zapping it until it becomes a sauce) and did have a good laugh […]

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Diana Dors’ Flageolet Beans With Tuna

I have purchased some fancy new scales that measure body fat and all sorts.  It is official.  My BMI chart declares I am CHUBBY. Therefore, I diet. I wanted the postcard where the weighing machine says, “One at a time please!” but couldn’t find it… I have some chums that will help me through this […]

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Rue McLanahan’s Wonder Women

Being a guest on the Jonny Trunk OST show on Resonance FM was an absolute HOOT.   Do have a listen sometime – here is the link.   Ooh, and I’ve worked out how to embed it too. I had soooooooo much fun.  We chatted about the Columbo cookbook and Jonny ran a competition to win […]

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Sophia Loren’s Fish Baked in Beef Stock

I am on holiday – yippee!  But, if you are a burglar reading this, I have a big dog with sharp teeth looking after my flat. Here on Mersea Island every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon you can buy fish directly from the fishermen on the jetty.  I love it! Yesterday there were lots of flatfish […]

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Dinner and a Movie – Scream and Scream Again (1970)

From June 1-3, 2018, Vincent Price Legacy UK and Silver Screen Suppers are taking part in a fantastic blogathon celebrating all things Amicus and Hammer, hosted by Cinematic Carthasis and Realweegiemidget Reviews, and we’ve picked Scream and Scream Again and Madhouse as our two choices to blog about. I’m serving up some devilishly ghoulish fare, while […]

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Dinner and a Movie – Madhouse (1974)

From June 1-3, 2018, Vincent Price Legacy UK and Silver Screen Suppers are taking part in a fantastic blogathon celebrating all things Amicus and Hammer, hosted by Cinematic Carthasis and Realweegiemidget Reviews, and we’ve picked Scream and Scream Again and Madhouse as our two choices to blog about. I’m serving up some devilishly ghoulish fare, […]

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