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Shirley Temple Cocktails

I’m getting very excited about my Taste of the Silver Screen workshop at the Hippfest Silent Cinema Festival in Bo’ness in Scotland on Sunday. I’ve been doing lots of maths to work out how many slices of bread I need for 250 canapes, and roughly estimating how many capers are in a standard sized jar.  […]

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Shirley Temple’s Mom’s Chocolate Cake

Ooh, this was a bit of a triumph.  Made for my work colleague Anne’s birthday and wolfed down by the rest of the team with gusto.  I made twice the amount of mixture because my cake tins are BIG and I know from experience that folks in the olden days weren’t as greedy as us.  […]

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Shirley Temple’s Pecan Squares

Anyone who has read The Celestine Prophecy knows that coincidences can be meaningful.  Well, I’ve had a whole heap of them this evening.  Yesterday I felt that, almost a year after splitting with Sidney. I was ready to get back in the fray.  So I took the plunge and signed up to a dating site.  […]

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Shirley Temple’s Mammy’s Pecan Squares

Apologies for my ranting and raving yesterday. I felt so bad about leaving the blog open on a downer like that I got up early to make some of Shirley’s Pecan Squares before work. I believe that my sister of the skillet refers to these as “Shirley Temple’s Goddamn Pecan Squares” as her two attempts […]

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A Bulgarian Shirley Temple

I am in BULGARIA having a whole heap of fun. I’ve been meeting Laurel’s neighbours (mostly very cheery toothless ladies who want to hug and kiss me) and eating cauldrons of “four kinds of meat”. I’ve had one “Joan Crawford Day” which consisted of me re-reading Charlotte Chandler’s fantastic biography in preparation for my lecture […]

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Shirley Temple’s Mammy’s Pecan Bars

Well, I am not going to lie. It has been a rough re-launch of the Stateside Silver Screen Suppers Campaign. But here is why: Many cookbooks from the early period CLEARLY were intended for those people who are A. naturally gifted in the kitchen or B. had extensive staff who were naturally gifted in the […]

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