The Murder, She Wrote Cookalong!

Everyone is invited to join in with a fun, worldwide, cooking extravaganza! 

I’m hosting this clambake to announce my latest project, Murder, She Cooked – A Cabot Cove Cookbook.

It’s a tribute to the long-running TV crime drama starring the sublime Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher and an extensive list of fabulous guest celebrities.

The cookbook is in its initial stages (and the publication date is still a long way off), but what better way to kick off this adventure, than with a gathering of wonderful friends and some mighty fine food!

LET’S HAVE A PARTY!

The following recipes are gleaned from over 7,500 movie star favourites in the Silver Screen Suppers archive. If you know of any Murder, She Wrote related recipes that aren’t included here – please do let me know!

I’m constantly on the lookout for more
movie star recipes!

Absolutely EVERYONE is welcome to this cookalong – first thing to do is choose your recipe.

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Are you ready?

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Recipes in red have been nabbed.

If in green I have sent the recipe out by email.

FIRST, RECIPES FROM OUR HEROINE AND HER THREE BEST BUDDIES…

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Angela Lansbury’s Mustard Vinaigrette chosen by Meghan

Angela Lansbury’s Garden Vegetable Soup chosen by Karen Campbell

Angela Lansbury’s Angel Hair Pasta With Fresh Summer Tomatoes chosen by Timothy Benzie

Angela Lansbury’s Famous Power Loaf chosen by Jane Mason

Angela Lansbury’s Kitchen Sink Salad chosen by Rosie Fletcher (sister of Jessica Fletcher – no kidding!)

Angela Lansbury’s Rutabaga Puree chosen by Sarah Bailey

Angela Lansbury’s Cottage Pie chosen by Julia Richardson

Angela Lansbury’s Beefsteak, Kidney and Oyster Pudding chosen by Tim Bergfelder

Angela Lansbury’s Jessica’s Cheesecake chosen by Corinne

Sherriff Amos Tupper

Tom Bosley’s Linguine With Red Clam Sauce chosen by Joanna

Sheriff Mort Metzger 

Ron Masak’s Albondigas Soup

Ron Masak’s Flemish Pork with Beer chosen by Danielle Horn

Ron Masak’s Artichoke Pie assigned to a participant in the Dinner Is Served 1972 6th Annual Piathalon!

Ron Masak’s Kaye’s Kabot Kove Kookies chosen by Mikey Funtime

Dr. Seth Hazlitt

William Windom’s Caviar and Grits

RECURRING CAST…

Harry McGraw

Jerry Orback’s Tough Guys Dessert chosen by Dana

Jerry Orback’s Chicken with Artichokes, Mushrooms and White Wine chosen by Wendy

Jerry Orback’s Pan-Fried Steak with Balsamic Sauce chosen by Vera

Dennis Stanton

Keith Michell’s Buckwheat Burgers chosen by Pamela

Charlie Garrett

Wayne Rogers’ Hunter Eggs chosen by Hazel

Wayne Rogers’ Zesty Pinto Beans chosen by David

Wayne Rogers’ Fish Dish

CO-STARS WHO MAY – OR MAY NOT – BE MURDEROUS CHARACTERS

Jessica is just about to type a BIG LIST OF RECIPES for you…

Anne Francis’ Gazpacho Soup chosen by Christine

Howard Duff’s Chinese Chop Suey

Martin Landau’s Caribbean Jerk Steak chosen by Mike Nicholson

John Saxon’s Cheese Cake chosen by Vic Pratt

Samantha Eggar’s Tostada Salad

Lynn Redgrave’s Kedgeree chosen by Susan and Kent Dirks

Greg Morris’ Ob’s Chicken

June Allyson’s Beef Stew a la Dick Powell chosen by Kelly Patterson

James Coco’s Wilted Spinach Salad with Artichoke Hearts chosen by Dylan

William Conrad’s Salmon Pate

Diana Canova’s “Amazing” Meat Loaf chosen by Corinna

Edie Adams’ Boiled Ham and Vegetables Edie

Milton Berle’s Goulash chosen by Mark Brisenden

Lynda Day George’s Fresh Peach Omelet

Cesar Romero’s Picadillo chosen by Jon Morris

Barbara Babcock’s Cheese Pit – chosen by Emmie

Linda Blair’s Best English Trifle chosen by Gill of Realweegiemidget Reviews

Joey Bishop’s Make-Me-That-Potato-Jazz

Kathleen Beller’s Apple Pie with Cheese Crust

Cyd Charisse’s Mother’s “South of the Border” Casserole – chosen by Lucy Smee

Chuck Connors’ New York Steak 

Paul Burke’s Twelve O’Clock High Creole Rice chosen by Kiran

Jessica Walter’s Key Lime Pie chosen by John Ramchandani 

Glynis Johns’ Chicken Paprika chosen by Rich Watson

Ann Blyth’s Blueberry Muffins chosen by Samantha Ellis

Susan Blanchard’s The Franks’ Chinese Swordfish Wok Dinner

Yvonne de Carlo’s Salome Salad chosen by Anna Radak

Marsha Hunt’s Ham With Love

Evelyn Keyes’ Cuban Pears 

Connie Stevens’ Chicken Ignolia

Jayne Meadows’ Bean Curd Szechwan Style

Macdonald Carey’s Lemon Chiffon Pie with Graham Cracker Crust

Sharon Acker’s Oatmeal Crisps chosen by Lori

Ian Ogilvy’s Turnip and Onion Soup

Craig Stevens’ Guacamole Dip

Steve Forrest’s Chicken Pilaff

Karen Black’s 10-Minute-Tomato-Beef-Chinese Number chosen by Sophia Rawlinson

Robert Sterling & Anne Jeffreys’ Cherry Chicken or Chicken Montmorecy

Van Johnson’s Poor Man’s Beef Wellington chosen by MJ

Cesare Danova’s Risotto alla Milanese

Audrey Meadows’ Ratatouille Nicoise

Jackie Cooper’s Gingerbread Men chosen by Posy Karno

Courteney Cox’s Currant Scones chosen by
Noirin O’Reilly

Hayley Mills’ Lentil Loaf Roast chosen by Zelda

Susan Anton’s Apple Crisp

Tom Selleck’s Crunchy Tuna Melt chosen by Yinzerella

Abby Dalton’s Lamb Stew With Parsley Dumpings

Eleanor Parker’s Bean Soup chosen by Elizabeth Nygaard

Doug McClure’s St Matthew’s Steak

Gene Nelson’s New England Boiled Dinner

Joe Santos’ One Hot Italian Night chosen by Di Holba

Adam West’s Cast-Iron Skillet Pot Roast chosen by Jake

Ernest Borgnine’s Pork Chops a la Tomato

Diane Baker’s Scampi chosen by Deborah

Buddy Hackett’s Chinese Chili chosen by Lisa

Dorothy Lamour’s Creole Veal Cutlet

Bruce Davison’s Rosa’s Zucchini Quesadillas chosen by Arike

June Havoc’s Almond Cocktail chosen by Lawrence Napper

Susan Strasberg’s Omelet Fromage chosen by Greg Swenson

Martha Scott’s Coffee Ice Cream a la Star chosen by Sally Silverscreen

Michael Cole’s “I Hate Cole Slaw” Cole Slaw

Juliet Prowse’s Date Loaf chosen by Hilary Butler

Dack Rambo’s Lemon Supreme chosen by Tracy

Juliet Mills’ Carrot Cake chosen by Miriam Figueras

Eileen Brennan’s Scalloped Potatoes chosen by Mandy

Jane Powell’s Saucy Pigs chosen by Karen

Cornel Wilde’s Fish Stew a la Claire Green chosen by Sanja Adamovic

Richard Johnson’s Four Time Chicken chosen by Harry Dobermann

Gloria DeHaven’s Slumgullion chosen by Annette

Kathryn Grayson’s Baked Alaska

Fionnula Flanagan’s Beef and Chicken Curry

Alan Hale’s French Asparagus Tips

Janet Leigh’s Fruit Salad with Daiquiri Dressing chosen by Stella Sangster

Anne Meara’s Pot Roast and Vegetables

Dean Jones’ Mother’s Best Corn Bread chosen by Cindy Schell

Karen Valentine’s Marinated Chicken

Brenda Vaccaro’s Mario’s Saltimbocca Alla Romano chosen by Annalisa

Kristian Alfonso’s Low Fat Clam Chowder chosen by Kristen Frederickson

Kristy McNichols’s Dessert Crepes

Jamie Farr’s Butter Cookies chosen by Coral-Lea Benzie

Joan Leslie’s Cheese Pastries

Hoyt Axton’s Jalapeno Cornbread chosen by John Ramberg

Lucie Arnaz’s Shrimp and Yellow Rice chosen by Kelli Cline

Michael Ansara’s Cheesecake

David Birney’s Chicken Tarragon

Gale Storm’s French Brunch

Gloria Loring’s Carrot Pudding

Mason Adams’ Veal Marengo With Artichokes

David McCallum’s Landlady From India’s Lamb

Elizabeth Ashley’s Creole Chicken

Paul Sorvino’s Rigatoni Bolognese chosen by Anna and Justin Gayner

Jean Simmons’ Sour Milk Cheese Fruit Salad chosen by Angela Clutton

Madlyn Rhue’s Mousse Au Chocolat chosen by Julie Winfield

Ian Ogilvy’s Saint Sauce (Hot Chocolate Sauce) chosen by Diana Karno

Dane Clark’s Eggs Kaufman chosen by Fred Karno

Elliott Gould’s Western Omelet Supreme

Ken Howard’s Caviar Pie, House of Ken Howard

Jerry Stiller’s Chicken Soup with Kreplach

Gene Barry’s Green Bean Casserole chosen by Stacia Beer

Robert Pine’s Blueberry Pancakes chosen by Judy Broadhurst

Farley Granger’s Baked Potato with Sour Cream and Chives chosen by Julie Gambling

Brenda Vaccaro’s Veggie Soup chosen by Robin

Donald O’Connor’s Hot Ham Sandwich chosen by Patricia

Ron Leibman’s Hoo-Ha Chicken

Dina Merrill’s Crazy Corn Soup

Deidre Hall’s Strawberry Cheese Pie chosen by Bethany

Kim Hunter’s New Orleans Fizz chosen by Landsburied Alive (in Seattle)

David McCallum’s Irish Stew chosen by Neil Owens

Vera Miles’ Hot Cakes

Mala Powers’ Confetti Chicken chosen by Lene Sangster

Mike Farrell’s Chapatti

Ruta Lee’s Clean-Out-The-Refrigerator Salad

David Birney’s Soda Bread chosen by Bev Oag

Patricia Neal’s Chicken Avocado Soup chosen by Lois

Tige Andrews’ Riz-Norma

Susan Clark’s Peach Salad

Jane Withers’ Cheese Ball for Special Occasions chosen by Kevin from Keep Calm and Fanny On

Abe Vigoda’s Breakfast Dish

Mary Crosby’s Strawberry Ice Cream-Filled Meringues chosen by Juli Farkas

Jameson Parker’s Pheasant Cock-a-Leekie

Pat Hingle’s Pumpkin Bread chosen by Jon Cortez

David Soul’s Torino Salad Dressing and Fixings chosen by Kathy Craven

John Kapelos’ Sanokorizo Surprise

Robert Vaughn’s Mushroom Stuffed Zucchini chosen by Kurt Bloch

Ron Glass’ Bombay Chicken chosen by Mr. Rathbone

Dina Merrill’s Homard au Whisky

James Coburn’s Cheese Souffle chosen by Antonia B

Cesar Romero’s Arroz con Pollo (Chicken with Rice) chosen by Peter Fuller

Mariette Hartley’s Chicken Wonderful

Efrem Zimbalist Jr.’s Meatless Casserole chosen by Sam Radak

John Gabriel’s Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate Cake chosen by Taryn

David Soul’s China’s Snowballs chosen by Liz Wilson

Sheila MacRae’s Strawberry Trifle

Lee Meriwether’s Peanut Butter Cookies chosen by Beth

Carroll Baker’s Baked Chicken

David Birney’s Persimmon Pudding with Lemon Sauce chosen by Daniel Pickford

Tippi Hedren’s Golden Potato Salad chosen by Heather Temple

George Segal’s Chicken Paprika chosen by Kate Campbell

Anne Meara’s Meatballs and Spaghetti

Loretta Swit’s Party Chicken chosen by Cathy Sloman

Madlyn Rhue’s Mock Pate de Foie Gras

Nina Foch’s Savory Broiled Chicken chosen by Karen

Sally Kirkland’s Yoghurt Dip With Vegetables

Mike Connors’ Hot Pot Lamb Chops

Martin Jarvis’ Ros and Mart’s Croque

Elizabeth Ashley’s Dirty Rice Dressing

Richard Crenna’s Barbecued Chicken

NEW – NEW – NEW – NEW – NEW!!!

Jennifer Warren’s Shrimp and Cocktail Sauce

Linda Purl’s Chicken Liver Pate

Kaitlin Hopkins’ Spicy Seafood Chowder

Brett Porter’s Spinach and Chicken Enchiladas

Susan Blakely’s Crispy Chicken

Shirley Knight’s Iced Melon Soup with Champagne and Ginger

Musetta Vander’s South African Yoghurt and Chicken Potjie

Wings Hauser’s Greek Salad

Leann Hunley’s Chilled Asparagus and Vinaigrette

Susan Blakely’s Tahini Dressing

Kate Mulgrew’s Spinach Meatloaf chosen by Dr. Bobb

Julia Campbell’s Spicy Black Beans

Thom Bierdz’ Vegetarian Meat Loaf

Bill Brochtrup’s Spanish Pork Picadillo chosen by Kari

Billy Gallo’s Vodka Pasta

Christopher Neame’s Kleftico

Raphael Sbarge’s Tuscan Vegetable Bean Soup

John Hillerman’s Paella

June Havoc’s Chicken Havoc

Kathleen Nolan’s Chili Stew for 25

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The Murder, She Wrote Cookalong rules are simple:

  • Choose one recipe (most of these recipes are destined for the cookbook…you’ll be helping me to test cook them). 
  • Drop your recipe choice in the comment box below (I will email you the recipe and cross that recipe off the availability list).
  • Cook the recipe and write about the results.  You can blog it (if you have a blog) or simply email your evaluation and thoughts back to me.
  • Take pictures…lots of pictures – I LOVE seeing these recipes come to life!

That’s it!  Some test cook comments may be destined for the final book…but EVERY cook will have a “Thank You” credit in the finished edition.

I will amass all the festive activity for everyone to enjoy on the blog between September 30th (the anniversary of the 1st episode of Murder, She Wrote being broadcast in 1984) and 5th October, 2019 so there is plenty of time to make your dish.

Why not get some friends round to watch an episode of the show accompanied by your movie star concoction? You could even all cook together…

Thanks a million Greg Swenson of Recipes For Rebels for the fabulous artwork – you are such a superstar!

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TELL THE WORLD about the cookalong by sending links to this page to your friends and family – the more, the merrier!

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Don’t forget to put your choice in the comments below!

163 Responses to The Murder, She Wrote Cookalong!

  1. greg 14 Feb, 2019 at 4:04 pm #

    Looking forward to this…ALWAYS lots of fun! WOW, what a recipe list! Count me in…I’m picking Susan Strasberg’s Omelet Fromage (because she dated James Dean briefly) 🙂

  2. Jenny 14 Feb, 2019 at 10:10 pm #

    Hurrah! I am DAUNTED by how many recipes I have pledged to cook for this book but excited too. Can’t wait to see how your Omelet Fromage turns out Greg, and will send the recipe over soon xx

  3. Samantha Ellis 16 Feb, 2019 at 7:07 pm #

    Wow, if you have even half of these amazing recipes in your book, it’s going to be a hit! There are quite a few that I’d be anxious to try, but sign me up for Ann Blyth’s Blueberry Muffins! I’m so excited to whip these up!

    • Jenny 16 Feb, 2019 at 9:30 pm #

      Yay! Great choice Samantha – I think they are going to be fabulous. Will send the recipe out soon xx

  4. Yinzerella 16 Feb, 2019 at 8:28 pm #

    DIBS ON SELLECK

    • Jenny 16 Feb, 2019 at 9:29 pm #

      HAHAHAHAHA! YOU GOT HIM BABY – will send soon x

      • yinzerella 17 Jun, 2019 at 2:14 pm #

        Did you send me mine?
        (this was so long ago I completely forgot)

        • Jenny 19 Jun, 2019 at 2:11 pm #

          Yes my lovely, will send again xx

  5. Catherine Sloman 17 Feb, 2019 at 12:01 am #

    Too hard to choose – but party chicken for me!!!

    • Jenny 17 Feb, 2019 at 8:24 am #

      You are such a party animal Catherine Sloman! The party chicken is yours!

  6. Miriam Figueras 17 Feb, 2019 at 11:12 am #

    I fancy something sweet so “Juliet Mills’ Carrot Cake”, is the ONE! I loved her in “Avanti”, too 😀

    • Jenny 17 Feb, 2019 at 4:16 pm #

      Miriam! The carrot cake is yours! Will send you the recipe very soon – love from London xxx

  7. sanja adamovic 17 Feb, 2019 at 1:44 pm #

    Cornel Wilde’s Fish Stew a la Claire Green for me! love a good fish stew and more than happy to try new recipes. xx

  8. sanja adamovic 17 Feb, 2019 at 1:51 pm #

    Looks like my reply didn’t go through…. or am I too impatient? Well, just in case…

    Cornel Wilde’s Fish Stew a la Claire Green for me please. Love a good fish stew and always happy to try a new recipe.

    • Jenny 17 Feb, 2019 at 4:17 pm #

      Sanja! The fish stew is yours, can we come round when you make it?! Will send recipe soon xxx

      • sanja adamovic 17 Feb, 2019 at 11:18 pm #

        yes please! looking forward! by the way – impressive list of recipes. you’ve been busy!xx

        • Jenny 18 Feb, 2019 at 3:01 pm #

          Not as busy as I am GOING to be, with all these recipes to test – haha! Jx

        • David 1 Jul, 2019 at 7:27 am #

          Can I get Wayne Rogers’ Zesty Pinto Beans? We’re both from Alabama. And we both like beans.

          • Jenny 1 Jul, 2019 at 10:00 pm #

            Sure thing David! I will send you the Zesty Pinto Beans recipe very soon!

  9. Harry Dobermann 17 Feb, 2019 at 2:15 pm #

    Two with a Patrick Wymark connection (Juliet Mills and Richard Johnson) but will go with Richard Johnson’s Four Time Chicken

    • Jenny 17 Feb, 2019 at 4:18 pm #

      Nice choice Harry! Will send you the recipe very soon – glad you are joining in!!

  10. Gill Jacob 17 Feb, 2019 at 3:19 pm #

    Hi Jenny, after much deliberation plonking for David McCallum’s Landlady From India’s Curry. Will make it with Chicken, but if this heavy on the onions will have to have a rethink… Can you advise me if I should pick something else?

    • Jenny 17 Feb, 2019 at 4:20 pm #

      Hi Gill – I love the name of this recipe, will send it to you soon, no worries at all if you want to switch! Thanks for inviting me to participate in the Adoring Angela Lansbury blogathon – so much fun!!

  11. Mark Brisenden 17 Feb, 2019 at 6:55 pm #

    As I’ve cooked everybody elses Goulash I had better have a crack at Milton Berle’s to compare it against Vincent’s . Though I do like the sound of June Alyson’s Beef Stew a la Dick Powell also ! What a list . It is going to be epic !

    • Jenny 18 Feb, 2019 at 3:00 pm #

      I hereby crown you the Goulash King Mark! The recipe will be winging its way to you very soon!

  12. Antonia B 18 Feb, 2019 at 12:02 am #

    May I take James Coburn’s Cheese Souffle?

    • Jenny 18 Feb, 2019 at 3:01 pm #

      Hi Antonia – definitely! I’ll be sending the recipe to you very soon, thanks for joining in! Jx

  13. Cindy Schell 18 Feb, 2019 at 2:11 am #

    Hi Jenny – I’d love to make Dean Jones’ Mother’s Best Corn Bread. I love cornbread!

    • Jenny 18 Feb, 2019 at 3:05 pm #

      Hi Cindy – I love cornbread too! I’ll be sending you the recipe in the next few days – thanks for joining in with the cookalong! JX

  14. Lene Sangster 18 Feb, 2019 at 3:31 am #

    I would like to make Mala Powers Confetti Chicken or Dinah Shore’s crab cakes.

    • Jenny 18 Feb, 2019 at 3:06 pm #

      Hi Lene – thanks for joining in with the cookalong. I’ll send you the Mala Powers recipe in the next few days, what a lovely name for a chicken dish! Jx

  15. Jake 18 Feb, 2019 at 3:44 am #

    I’m interested in Adam West’s Cast-Iron Skillet Pot Roast

    • Jenny 18 Feb, 2019 at 3:08 pm #

      Hi Jake, thanks for joining in with the cookalong! I’ll send you the Adam West recipe in the next few days, I am intrigued by this one too! Jenny x

  16. Hazel 18 Feb, 2019 at 8:53 am #

    Arggh! So much choice! Will do Wayne Rogers’ Hunters Eggs please, as the hens and ducks are laying again and I’ll soon be needing all the egg recipes I can find. And he was in MASH 🙂

    • Jenny 18 Feb, 2019 at 3:11 pm #

      Great choice Hazel. Eggs a go-go! Will send the recipe over in the next few days. I loved MASH. All that preparing and drinking of martinis…

  17. Kelli Cline 18 Feb, 2019 at 5:48 pm #

    Hi Jenny! Please sign me up for Lucie Arnaz’s Shrimp and Yellow Rice.
    Cheers!

    • Jenny 19 Feb, 2019 at 8:39 am #

      Kelli! Really pleased you are joining in, I was going to email you but you’ve beaten me to it. The Shrimp and Yellow Rice dish is yours. Will send the recipe over soon! JX

  18. John Ramberg 18 Feb, 2019 at 6:10 pm #

    This sounds like a blast! I’d like to make Hoyt Axton’s Jalapeño cornbread if it’s still available.

    • Jenny 19 Feb, 2019 at 8:40 am #

      John, it is going to be a hoot! Hoyt’s cornbread is all yours and I’ll send the recipe to you in the next few days – Jenny x

  19. Dana 18 Feb, 2019 at 6:57 pm #

    I would love to find out what Jerry Orback’s Tough Guys Dessert is! Can I take that one? 🙂

    • Jenny 19 Feb, 2019 at 8:41 am #

      Dana! I like your plucky spirit! I will send you the recipe in the next few days – Jenny x

  20. Stella Sangster 19 Feb, 2019 at 1:22 am #

    Hi Jenny
    Can I pick the fruit salad with daiquiri dressing. I think it will make a great dessert to the Confetti Chicken my mom will be making. And besides am big fan of Janet Leigh.

  21. Jenny 19 Feb, 2019 at 8:43 am #

    Hi Stella – I love Janet Leigh too – and how fabulous you and your mom will have a whole Murder, She Wrote dinner menu! I’ll send the recipe to you in the next few days – Jenny x

  22. Kelly Patterson 19 Feb, 2019 at 3:26 pm #

    Count me in! I would like to make June Allyson’s Beef Stew a la Dick Powell, if still available.

    • Jenny 20 Feb, 2019 at 11:13 pm #

      Hey Kelly! So pleased you are joining in with the cookalong – June’s Beef Stew is yours! Hope to get the recipe to you at the weekend – Jx

  23. Juli Farkas 19 Feb, 2019 at 6:01 pm #

    Angela Lansbury ‘s garden vegetable soup
    Mary Crosby’s strawberry ice cream filled meringues

  24. Fred Karno 19 Feb, 2019 at 7:56 pm #

    Hello. I’ll give Dane’s Eggs Kaufman a go and can Posy do Jackie Coopers Gingerbread men? Jan

  25. Julis 19 Feb, 2019 at 7:59 pm #

    We’ll do Angela’s cottage pie if that’s ok?

  26. Tim Bergfelder 19 Feb, 2019 at 9:20 pm #

    Volunteering for the recipe as agreed. I sent you my email via pm.

    • Jenny 20 Feb, 2019 at 11:19 pm #

      Thanks Tim! Got your email address and will send over the recipe very soon xx

  27. Meghan 19 Feb, 2019 at 10:13 pm #

    Hello! I’d like to try out Angela’s mustard vinaigrette, please. And this may be too left-field, but—I’m vegan, but I lovelovelove Martin Landau and would love to take a crack at a vegan version of his stew. Would that be okay?

    • Jenny 20 Feb, 2019 at 11:21 pm #

      Hi Meghan – that would be great! My friend Helen created a vegan version of the Johnny Cash Chili for the Cooking With Columbo book and that was a great success so I’ll send both these recipes over to you very soon. For the cookalong I’ll just allocate the vinaigrette recipe to you but I’d love to see what you come up with for Martin’s recipe too!

  28. Hilary Butler 19 Feb, 2019 at 11:16 pm #

    Hi Jenny, I’d like to do Juliet Prowse’s Date Loaf please xxx

  29. Julie W 19 Feb, 2019 at 11:50 pm #

    Oops, I failed to read to the end for instructions…

    Madlyn Rhue’s Mousse Au Chocolat, if you would, please, Ms H!

    It JUMPED off the screen at me 😉 xx

  30. Susan Dirks 20 Feb, 2019 at 1:02 am #

    Hi Jenny,

    Kent and I would like to make:

    Robert Vaughn’s Mushroom Stuffed Zucchini
    David McCallum’s Irish Stew
    Lynn Redgrave’s Kedgeree

    Hope 3 is not too many….. We know this is supposed to be about Murder, She Wrote, but we want to do our own little tribute to The Man from UNCLE by making Napoleon Solo’s and Illya Kuryakin’s recipes. Plus, we love kedgeree and are eager to see Lynn’s take on it.

    Cheers,
    S and K

    • Jenny 20 Feb, 2019 at 11:27 pm #

      Susan! So pleased you are joining in! I will send all three of those recipes over to you soon, I LOVE the idea of your tribute! I’m going to allocate Lynn’s Kedgeree to you for purposes of the cookalong but I’ll be dying to hear how all three of these turn out!

  31. Sophia Rawlinson 20 Feb, 2019 at 1:13 am #

    Hi! Can I please request Karen Black’s 10 Tomato Beef Chinese recipe if it hasn’t already been taken? I saw your talk about your last book in Southend last year and am inspired to try making a dish this time around!!

    • Jenny 20 Feb, 2019 at 11:32 pm #

      Hi Sophia – oh how lovely that you were at my Southend talk! I had so much fun that day, it really was a fab audience. So pleased you want to join in with the cookalong and the Karen Black’s recipe is YOURS! I’ll send it over to you very soon – Jenny x

  32. Taryn 20 Feb, 2019 at 12:38 pm #

    Hey Jenny, wow! What a fab idea but what a huge list of recipes!

    It was so hard to choose but in the end, the call of chocolate, chocolate, chocolate cake was too hard to resist. But if anyone else wants it I’m also happy to do the gazpacho or the Golden Potato Salad.

    Taryn
    xx

    • Jenny 20 Feb, 2019 at 11:34 pm #

      Taryn! Soooooo pleased you are joining in. Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate cake DEFINITELY has your name on it! Might take you up on the gazpacho and/or Golden Potato Salad at a later date but for now, get ready for CHOCOLATE OVERLOAD! Will be sending out the recipes very soon x

  33. Bethany B 20 Feb, 2019 at 10:34 pm #

    Boy, this sure sounds like fun I’ll take Deidre Hall’s Strawberry Cheese Pie for my recipe

    • Jenny 27 Feb, 2019 at 5:37 am #

      Thanks so much for joining in Bethany, I’ve sent the recipe over, it sounds fab!

  34. Annette 22 Feb, 2019 at 2:18 pm #

    Hi, I’ve gotta do the Gloria DeHaven Slumgullion!!!!!

  35. Jenny 22 Feb, 2019 at 2:57 pm #

    Annette! The Slumgullion is yours, I am resisting the temptation to google slumgullion, I have NO IDEA what it is! I’ll get the recipe over to your really soon xx

  36. El Cotter 22 Feb, 2019 at 9:53 pm #

    Well I’m torn between going with a recipe based purely on it having a rude name (Jane Powell’s Saucy Pigs) or Joe Santos’ One Hot Italian Night because he sounds like a suave felly. Or do I go for Kathryn Grayson’s Baked Alaska as I’ve just eaten one in Austria and it was delicious, or David Soul’s China’s Snowballs because I’ve met him and he was a bit of a dish for an older man.
    Could you send me any or all of those please Ms Artichoke. Ta very much. x

  37. Jenny 23 Feb, 2019 at 2:37 pm #

    Haha! Trust you Cotter! One Hot Italian Night and China’s Snowballs have already been nabbed for the cookalong but I’ll send you all four anyhow for your recipe collection. See which you like best out of the Saucy Pigs and the Baked Alaska for the cookalong.

    TELL ME ALL about when you met David Soul!

    • Jenny 23 Feb, 2019 at 8:46 pm #

      Cotter! Saucy Pigs have just been taken – I’m putting you down for the Baked Alaska. You are one of the few people I know who could tackle such a thing with aplomb!

      • Lucy 26 Feb, 2019 at 9:13 am #

        I look forward to the challenge!

  38. Karen 23 Feb, 2019 at 8:13 pm #

    So much to choose fromm, I wish you could choose more than one, but I’ll do Jane Powell’s Saucy Pigs 🙂

  39. Jenny 23 Feb, 2019 at 8:45 pm #

    Yay! The Saucy Pigs are yours Karen – the recipe will be coming to you soon! Must be good with a title like that!

  40. Tracy 26 Feb, 2019 at 8:27 pm #

    If they are still available could I take:
    – Angela Landsbury’s Angel Hair Pasta with Fresh Summer Tomatoes
    – Dack Rambo’s Lemon Supreme

    Can you tell I’m already feelin the summer vibes!

    • Jenny 27 Feb, 2019 at 9:54 am #

      Tracy! Thanks for joining in the cookalong! Summer is coming for sure! I’ll send over the recipes soon. I’ve allocated you the Lemon Supreme for the cookalong but feel free to try both!

  41. Beth 1 Mar, 2019 at 2:25 am #

    Love your Columbo cookbook and now so excited for this one. We must have the same taste in TV! I would like to make Lee Meriwether’s Peanut Butter Cookies.

    • Jenny 2 Mar, 2019 at 9:02 am #

      Aw thanks Beth! The Peanut Butter Cookies are YOURS! Will send you the recipe early next week. MMMMmmmmm peanut butter cookies – yum!

      • Beth 6 Apr, 2019 at 6:24 pm #

        Hi Jenny, I see that my recipe is marked green as sent but I have scoured my email boxes and can’t find it. It’s very easy to miss my middle “C” initial in my email address– perhaps this is what happened?

        • Jenny 7 Apr, 2019 at 8:20 am #

          Goodness, let me check iMMEDIATELY!! Gotta get you that peanut butter cookie recipe STAT!

        • Jenny 7 Apr, 2019 at 8:35 am #

          Hi Beth – I’ve just sent the peanut butter cookies recipe, let me know if you receive it OK, it’s making my stomach rumble just thinking about these cookies. I want one for breakfast!

  42. Timothy Benzie 2 Mar, 2019 at 5:09 pm #

    Angela’s angel hair pasta with summer tomatoes please! Thank you

    • Jenny 2 Mar, 2019 at 7:30 pm #

      Timothy – the recipe is YOURS! I’m trying to come to one of your amazing Solve-along-a-Murder-She-Wrote events but I have three friends who just won’t let me go without them so we are just trying to find a date we can all do! Recipe coming to you very soon!

  43. Christine 3 Mar, 2019 at 5:03 pm #

    Can I do Anne Francis ‘s gazpacho?

    • Jenny 4 Mar, 2019 at 3:25 pm #

      Hi Christine – the gazpacho is yours! I’ll send you the recipe very soon – Jenny x

  44. Stacia Beer 3 Mar, 2019 at 11:19 pm #

    Greetings, I would like Gene Barry’s Green Bean Casserole. Can’t wait to see how his character will prepare this holiday staple!

    • Jenny 4 Mar, 2019 at 3:30 pm #

      Hi Stacia – the Gene Barry Green Bean Casserole is yours! I will send the recipe over to you in the next few days – Jenny x

  45. Daniel Pickford 3 Mar, 2019 at 11:25 pm #

    Hello, I would like to make David Birney’s Persimmon Pudding with Lemon Sauce. Thank you!

    • Jenny 4 Mar, 2019 at 3:31 pm #

      Hi Daniel – the Persimmon Pudding with Lemon Sauce is yours! Sounds very elegant! I will send the recipe over to you soon – Jenny

  46. Wendy 5 Mar, 2019 at 6:30 am #

    Hi,
    I am new to Silver Screen Suppers and absolutely love this idea! I am a huge Murder She Wrote nerd, and a big Jerry Orbach fan, so I’d love to choose the following recipe:
    Jerry Orback’s Chicken with Artichokes, Mushrooms and White Wine
    Thanks!
    Wendy

  47. Jenny 5 Mar, 2019 at 3:48 pm #

    Yay! Welcome to Silver Screen Suppers Wendy! So glad you want to join in with the cookalong. I LOVE Jerry Orbach too! That recipe has your name on it and I’ll send it over to you soon – Jenny

  48. Lisa 9 Mar, 2019 at 11:16 pm #

    I must know what this is! Buddy Hackett’s Chinese Chili. Thanks!!!!!

    • Jenny 10 Mar, 2019 at 7:51 am #

      Intriguing isn’t it Lisa?! Soon you will be the FIRST TO KNOW as I’ll send the recipe over in the next few days… It’s YOURS for the cookalong…

  49. Kurt Bloch 10 Mar, 2019 at 10:07 pm #

    Looks like we got a LIVE ONE in the planning stages… may I take a shot at Robert Vaughn’s Mushroom Stuffed Zucchini – gonna be a good one!

    • Jenny 12 Mar, 2019 at 7:41 am #

      Hi Kurt! Robert’s Zucchini recipe is yours! It is indeeed a good one – I will get the recipe over to you soon! Jenny x

  50. Annalisa 12 Mar, 2019 at 2:15 am #

    I would love to make Brenda Vaccaro’s Mario’s Saltimbocca Alla Romano. I’ve always loved saltimbocca im restaurants and it would be great to attempt it at home. I was raised by my grandma and great grandma, and Murder She Wrote was in our roster of shows. This is so fun and exciting!

    Sincerely,
    Annalisa

    • Jenny 12 Mar, 2019 at 7:43 am #

      Hi Annalisa! Brenda’s Saltimbocca recipe is yours! Can’t wait to hear how this turns out for you and I will send the recipe over very soon. Love the fact that you watched Murder, She Wrote with your grandma and great grandma – lovely – Jenny x

  51. Merida 8 Apr, 2019 at 8:46 pm #

    I do not see an email for you. I had a question.

  52. Jenny 10 Apr, 2019 at 7:57 am #

    Hi Merida – I have just dropped you a quick email. Jenny x

  53. John Ramchandani 18 Apr, 2019 at 9:59 am #

    Hi Jenny
    Vic Pratt suggested I drop you a line. I’d like the recipes for Jessica Walter’s Key Lime Pie. Thanks.
    John

  54. Jenny 22 Apr, 2019 at 7:05 am #

    Hi John – Jessica’s Pie is YOURS! I will send the recipe to you very soon – Jx

  55. Corinne Payerl 22 Apr, 2019 at 11:51 am #

    I’d like to select Angela Lansbury’s Jessica’s Cheesecake

    • Jenny 24 Apr, 2019 at 7:51 am #

      Hi Corinne – I am so glad someone chose this cheesecake, it is PHENOMENAL! Recipe coming to you soon! Jx

  56. Karen 22 Apr, 2019 at 10:43 pm #

    Hi, Jenny –

    I’d like to join your cookalong — Can I claim Nina Foch’s Savory Broiled Chicken?

    — Karen

    • Jenny 24 Apr, 2019 at 7:51 am #

      Hi Karen – so pleased you are joining in. Nina Foch’s Savory Broiled Chicken is yours! Recipe coming very soon – Jx

  57. Patricia 24 Apr, 2019 at 1:06 am #

    Could I do Donald O’Connor’s Hot Ham Sandwich? (“Singin’ in the Rain” is my favorite movie!)

    • Jenny 24 Apr, 2019 at 7:52 am #

      Hi Patricia – YES! The idea of Donald’s Hot Ham Sandwich is making me very hungry! I love Singin’ in the Rain too… Recipe coming to you very soon – Jx

  58. Robin Gorfine 28 Apr, 2019 at 2:27 am #

    Since I am a vegetarian, it was easy for me to pick Brenda Vaccaro’s Veggie Soup to try!

    • Jenny 28 Apr, 2019 at 7:07 am #

      Hi Robin – fabulous! I LOVE Brenda Vaccaro and I’ll send over the recipe to you soon, consider it YOURS! Jx

  59. Vera 10 May, 2019 at 9:02 am #

    Hey Jenny, I m excited to cook along! Hard to pick one, I got a few I´d like to test!! This one made it: Jerry Orback’s Pan-Fried Steak with Balsamic Sauce
    But if I could add: Robert Pine’s Blueberry Pancakes, that´ll be great! My little one loves, no I mean, is an addict to blueberrys, so that´ll be fun too.

  60. Jenny 14 May, 2019 at 6:26 am #

    Hi Vera! So lovely to hear from you. For purposes of the cookalong I will assign you Jerry’s Pan-Fried Steak but I’ll send you the Blueberry Pancakes recipe too. Would love a photo of your little ‘un trying them out! Recipes will be sent to you in the next couple of days – Jxx

  61. Danielle Horn 26 May, 2019 at 2:14 am #

    So excited to participate in this!! I am choosing Ron Masak’s Flemish Pork with Beer.

  62. Danielle 27 May, 2019 at 2:06 am #

    Hi Jenny,

    I left a reply/comment yesterday but I have yet to see it post. I am unsure if I made a mistake when posting. I would love to participate in making a dish for the cook-along. I would love to make Ron Masak’s Flemish Pork with Beer. It sounds yummy and super fun!

    • Jenny 27 May, 2019 at 1:24 pm #

      Hi Danielle – how fabulous that you would like to participate in the cookalong. I love the sound of Ron Masak’s Flemish Pork with Beer too. The recipe is YOURS and I will send it over to you sometime in the next few days xx

  63. MJ 30 May, 2019 at 12:24 am #

    How exciting! Van Johnson’s Poor Man’s Beef Wellington, please.

    • Jenny 30 May, 2019 at 5:31 pm #

      MJ – the intriguingly titled Van Johnson’s Poor Man’s Beef Wellington is YOURS! I will send over the recipe soon – Jx

  64. Lois 1 Jun, 2019 at 5:01 pm #

    I would like to have a go at Patricia Neal’s chicken avocado soup. Thank you.

    • Jenny 2 Jun, 2019 at 7:17 am #

      Lois! Patricia’s chicken avocado soup recipe is YOURS! I am on holiday for a week and away from my cookbooks but I will send the recipe to you soon – Jenny x

  65. Noirin O'Reilly 12 Jun, 2019 at 7:32 pm #

    Could I give Courteney Cox’s Currant Scones a go?

    • Jenny 13 Jun, 2019 at 1:50 pm #

      Yes indeed Noirin! The Currant Scones are YOURS! I will send over the recipe in the next couple of days – Jx

  66. Emmie 20 Jun, 2019 at 4:14 am #

    I want to do this!!! I am currently obsessed with MSW! Can you send me a vegetarian recipe?

    • Jenny 21 Jun, 2019 at 7:09 am #

      Sure thing Emmie! Bear with me, I’ll have a peruse through what vegetarian recipes are left next weekend and send over something – thanks for joining in!

  67. Mandy 1 Jul, 2019 at 7:19 am #

    Hi Jenny! I’d love to try Eileen Brennan’s Scalloped Potatoes. Thanks!

    • Jenny 1 Jul, 2019 at 10:02 pm #

      Sure thing Mandy! The Scalloped Potatoes are YOURS and I’ll send the recipe to you soon – Jx

  68. Karen Campbell 24 Jul, 2019 at 12:57 am #

    I’d like to pick “Angela Lansbury’s Garden Vegetable Soup”

    • Jenny 24 Jul, 2019 at 2:01 pm #

      Hi Karen – Angela’s Soup is YOURS! I will send the recipe over to you soon. Thanks for joining the cookalong! Jenny x

  69. Jon Cortez 24 Jul, 2019 at 1:45 am #

    Pat Hingle’s Pumpkin Bread!

    • Jenny 24 Jul, 2019 at 2:02 pm #

      Jon! Pat’s Pumpkin Bread recipe will be winging its way to you soon. Thanks for joining in with the cookalong – Jenny x

  70. Peter 8 Aug, 2019 at 12:13 pm #

    Can I have two please? Dwayne Hickman’s House of Hickman Chicken and Cesar Romero’s Arroz con Pollo (Chicken with Rice)

    • Jenny 17 Aug, 2019 at 1:42 pm #

      Thanks for volunteering lovely Peter! I’ll send over both recipes soon. I’ve assigned you the Hickman Chicken for the cookalong, but if you fancy testing both recipes that would be awesome! Jx

  71. Joanna 9 Aug, 2019 at 10:40 pm #

    I always tell people that Tom Bosley looks like my dad, so I can I please clain his linguine with red clam sauce?

    • Jenny 17 Aug, 2019 at 1:45 pm #

      Oh Joanna, how fabulous! What a perfect reason to pick the Tom Bosley recipe! I will send it over to you soon, thanks for volunteering! Jenny x

  72. Bev Oag 11 Aug, 2019 at 11:09 pm #

    David Birney’s Soda Bread

    Abe Vigoda’s Breakfast Dish

    Interested in doing both. Always looking for a good soda bread recipe and curious about Abe Vigoda’s Breakfast Dish.

    • Jenny 17 Aug, 2019 at 1:46 pm #

      Hi Bev – thanks so much for volunteering! I will send both recipes over to you soon. I’ve assigned you the soda bread for the cookalong, but if you fancy testing both recipes that would be amazing! Jenny xx

  73. Sally Silverscreen 14 Aug, 2019 at 5:19 am #

    Hello! This cookalong is such a great idea! I’d like to sign up by choosing Martha Scott’s Coffee Ice Cream a la Star!

    • Jenny 17 Aug, 2019 at 1:48 pm #

      Wonderful! Thanks Sally – I’ll send over Martha’s ice cream recipe very soon! Just took a peek at your lovely blog – I see we are both involved in the Jeff Goldblum blogathon – just off to write up my post now, will read yours soon! Jx

  74. Kathy Craven 19 Aug, 2019 at 2:12 am #

    Would love to try David Soul’s Torino Salad Dressing and Fixings, please.

    • Jenny 20 Aug, 2019 at 1:50 pm #

      Sure thing Kathy – the recipe is YOURS! I will send it to you soon – Jenny x

  75. Kari 20 Aug, 2019 at 7:53 pm #

    Can I play along? I would like Bill Brochtrup’s Spanish Pork Picadillo, please.

    • Jenny 23 Aug, 2019 at 12:51 pm #

      Sure thing Kari! The Spanish Pork recipe is yours. I’ll send it over to you very soon…

  76. Dr. Bobb 21 Aug, 2019 at 11:32 am #

    Oh, I’d love to make Kate Mulgrew’s Spinach Meatloaf!

    • Jenny 23 Aug, 2019 at 12:51 pm #

      Hey Dr. Bobb! Was so hoping someone would choose Mrs Columbo! Will send the recipe over to you soon xx

  77. Mikey Funtime 24 Aug, 2019 at 4:34 pm #

    What a fab projected my husband and I are definitely interested in helping out as much as we can.

    I am definitely all about Ron Masak’s Kaye’s Kabot Kove Kookies with my baking skills please?

    • Jenny 25 Aug, 2019 at 11:40 am #

      Mikey! I was hoping someone would sign up for these! I am warning you that these should probably be renamed “Kaye’s Krack Kocaine Kabot Kove Kookies” – seriously addictive. Recipe coming to you soon via email xxx

  78. Judy Broadhurst 25 Aug, 2019 at 3:51 am #

    Robert Pine’s Blueberry Pancakes Please

    • Jenny 25 Aug, 2019 at 11:39 am #

      Thanks for signing up Judy! Recipe for Robert’s pancakes coming to you very soon by email xx

  79. Coral-Lea Benzie 25 Aug, 2019 at 2:27 pm #

    Hi I would like to make Jamie Farr’s “Butter Cookies” As Tim Benzie’s (Solve-Along-A-Murder-She-Wrote Mum. Coral-Lea Benzie from Fernvale Queensland I am so excited to join in.

    • Jenny 26 Aug, 2019 at 2:16 pm #

      Oh WOW Coral-Lea! I am so excited that you are joining us for the Cookalong. Your son is a GENIUS! I went to my first Solvealongamurdershewrote on Wednesday and was HOWLING with laughter at his antics! I wills end over Jamie’s recipe very soon! Jenny x

  80. Sam Radak 26 Aug, 2019 at 6:40 am #

    Hi there,

    what a wonderful idea. Only downside is that we can only pick one recipe. I found so many I would love to try…but I settled for Efrem Zimbalist Jr.’s Meatless Casserole, if still available!

    • Jenny 26 Aug, 2019 at 2:15 pm #

      Hi Sam! I know, choosing just one is difficult eh?! I will send over Efrem’s recipe soon – it’s a weird one so feel free to choose again if you look at it and think, “WHAT ON EARTH?!” Jenny x

      • Sam Radak 3 Sep, 2019 at 2:18 pm #

        Totally a “WHAT ON EARTH” reaction 😀
        If anyone happens to know what “canned vegetable protein dinner cuts” are then please do share your wisdom!

        I will give it a go but since it might be more of a new creation, how about you assign any vegetarian or vegan recipe to me…just to be on the safe side 😀

        • Jenny 5 Sep, 2019 at 2:18 pm #

          Haha – sure thing Sam, bear with me, I’ll see what other veggie/vegan recipes are still in the mix xx

  81. Anna Radak 26 Aug, 2019 at 5:29 pm #

    Amazing! Could I please try Yvonne de Carol’s Salome Salad? That would make my spooky heart very happy. <3 – Anna

  82. Sam Radak 26 Aug, 2019 at 7:41 pm #

    Your son is a genius indeed who brings so much joy to so many people. My wife and I went to two of his shows and can’t wait for the next show on September 5th.
    Thank you so much for Tim, Coral-Lea <3

    • Jenny 27 Aug, 2019 at 2:25 pm #

      I second that emotion Sam!

  83. Lori Ann Myers-Linguist 31 Aug, 2019 at 11:29 pm #

    Is Sharon Acker’s Oatmeal Crisps still available? I would love to claim it if it is.

    • Jenny 3 Sep, 2019 at 1:47 pm #

      Lori! The recipe is YOURS! I will send it on over via email very soon – Jenny xxx

  84. Elizabeth Nygaard 10 Sep, 2019 at 8:43 pm #

    Hi Jenny,

    I would like to try Eleanor Parker’s bean soup if it has not been spoken for.

    • Jenny 12 Sep, 2019 at 1:37 pm #

      Elizabeth! Eleanor’s bean soup is YOURS! I will send the recipe over to you in the next few days. Thanks for joining in – Jenny x

  85. Annette 11 Sep, 2019 at 4:37 pm #

    Gale Storm’s French Brunch and/or Alan Hale’s Fresh Asparagus Tips
    May I see the recipes before committing myself? :o) hee hee

    • Jenny 14 Sep, 2019 at 11:00 am #

      Sure thing Annette – I’ll send those two over to you very soon! JX

  86. Kate Campbell 13 Sep, 2019 at 11:28 pm #

    Hi. I love you’re blog, and I would love to try cooking George Segal’s Chicken Paprika. n_n

    • Jenny 14 Sep, 2019 at 11:03 am #

      Yay! Thanks for joining in Kate – I’ll send George’s recipe over to you soon – Jenny x

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