Melissa Gilbert’s Tuna-Noodle Casserole

Melissa Gilbert’s Tuna-Noodle Casserole

When I moved from London to Hastings there was a bit of an involuntary grouping together of of like things with like.  As per the teachings of Marie Kondo. This resulted in my discovering quite how much I had of certain foodstuffs.  In the “overflow...
Lana Turner’s Super and Easy Salsa

Lana Turner’s Super and Easy Salsa

When I first started this blog way back in 2006 thought of it as an online diary.  I just recorded the movie star dishes I had tried, without sharing the recipe or even a photograph.  Remember the days when nobody took photos of their food?! I am always happy to share...
Pierce Brosnan’s Vegetable Orzo Primavera

Pierce Brosnan’s Vegetable Orzo Primavera

I feel slightly ashamed of the amount of food my removal men hauled across the country in their enormous van. I blame the pandemic combined with my tendency to hoard.  But now I am installed in a lovely new kitchen; I plan to really try and eat up stocks. My food bill...
Vincent Price’s Potato and Fish Chowder

Vincent Price’s Potato and Fish Chowder

It’s Vincent Price’s birthday today so here’s one from the archives, I was SO YOUNG!  No grey hair, a great set of spex that I no longer wear because my eyesight has got worse and some fab dungarees I can no longer squeeze into.  Oh, the passage of...
Stefanie Powers’ Pierogies

Stefanie Powers’ Pierogies

Problematic Pierogies x 2.  Before I share my woes, an announcement.  I had never made pierogi/pierogis/perogies before, and I had never even eaten pierogies before, so I had no idea what I was doing, BUT I tried two different recipes attributed to Stefanie and both...
Doris Day’s Stuffed Potatoes

Doris Day’s Stuffed Potatoes

I keep forgetting to let y’all know that April’s Dinner and a Movie selection for the Silver Screen Suppers Club is Pillow Talk with the divine Doris Day. If you fancy cooking up one of her brilliant fluffy baked potatoes, skip over here for the...
Don Adams’ Health Sandwich

Don Adams’ Health Sandwich

Don Adams was mad about peanut butter and so am I.  In the fabulous Singers & Swingers in the Kitchen he shared 3 recipes for ways of pimping up this most splendid of all foodstuffs.  Here are the other two… I will probably try them ALL before I decide which...
Amanda Burton’s Chicken Zorba

Amanda Burton’s Chicken Zorba

Lest I incur the wrath of any Turner Classic Movie fans (as I did when I wrote about a Cameron Diaz recipe), I realise that Amanda is a modern television actress rather than a silver-screen movie star. I also realise that in 17 years of writing about the favourite...
Penelope Keith’s Apple Chutney

Penelope Keith’s Apple Chutney

Who would have thought that Tom and Barbara Good’s neighbour, Margo, would make chutney? Of course, I know that Margo is a character and Penelope is a real live woman, but it is truly difficult to separate the two when you grew up at a time when she was the...
Joan Fontaine’s Chicken Fontaine

Joan Fontaine’s Chicken Fontaine

This month’s selection for the Silver Screen Supper Club Dinner and a Movie is the wonderful Rebecca (1940) and we had a super fun watch-party last Sunday. Folks joined us here in the UK from Canada and the USA to chat about Mrs Danvers giving our heroine the...
Errol Flynn’s Resucitator

Errol Flynn’s Resucitator

Potential for a hangover fairly high this weekend? Here’s a cure! I had to test this myself for the cocktail book I am working on with Mr Rathbone as he is not a fan of tomato juice.  He has a way with words and almost always comes up with a pithy comment about...
Mike Douglas’ Buttermilk Chocolate Cake

Mike Douglas’ Buttermilk Chocolate Cake

Occasionally, I made a non-movie-star-related dish that I am really proud of.  For the Mildred Pierce Dinner and a Movie extravaganza, I made a chicken and waffles dish that made my chest puff up like a proud pigeon! This is a dish featured in the fabulous Brunch at...
Sharon Acker’s Oatmeal Crisps, Van Johnson’s Salmon Salad, Cesare Danova’s Risotto ala Milenese, Craig Stevens’ Quick Margarita Chicken, Dick Van Patten’s Lemon Chicken Casserole, Robert Stack’s Duck a L’Orange, Karen Black’s 10-Minute-Tomato-Beef Chinese Number, Robert Sterling’s Cherry Chicken,

Sharon Acker’s Oatmeal Crisps, Van Johnson’s Salmon Salad, Cesare Danova’s Risotto ala Milenese, Craig Stevens’ Quick Margarita Chicken, Dick Van Patten’s Lemon Chicken Casserole, Robert Stack’s Duck a L’Orange, Karen Black’s 10-Minute-Tomato-Beef Chinese Number, Robert Sterling’s Cherry Chicken,

What’s been cooking over at Murder, She Cooked?  Quite a lot since I last did a round-up.  If you are a Murder, She Wrote fan, skip over to the Substack for episode reviews and companion recipes delivered monthly to your inbox. Here’s what’s been going on in Cabot...
Roger Moore’s 007 Spuds

Roger Moore’s 007 Spuds

This is a cute little recipe for when you fancy potatoes dauphinoise but you don’t possess a fancy mandolin to slice the spuds thinly. Just chop your potatoes into little dice instead! This recipe appeared in a kids’ cookbook, hence the simple way it is...
Robert Mitchum’s Eggnog

Robert Mitchum’s Eggnog

It’s big, it’s boozy, it’s brilliant.  Robert said the following of his very Christmassy tipple, “This recipe will make five quarts. I make no apology for the excessive quantity on the theory that only a dope would go to the trouble for less.”...
Dinah Shore’s Maple Walnut Ice-Cream

Dinah Shore’s Maple Walnut Ice-Cream

In my two-year looky-aftery home, there is a secret cupboard in the kitchen.  It’s hidden under a work surface, and if you didn’t know it was there, you’d never know to look for it. This has already become The Cupboard of Rarely Used Gadgets. The...
Michael Landon’s Tuna-Vegetable Dinner in a Pouch

Michael Landon’s Tuna-Vegetable Dinner in a Pouch

Oooh, this is a handy little recipe to have up your sleeve.  So simple, so delicious, so adaptable.  Bravo to the man those of us who are of a certain age will always think of as being Pa Ingalls. I didn’t have exactly the combination of veggies that Michael...
Tony Curtis’ Hungarian Goulash

Tony Curtis’ Hungarian Goulash

This is an easy peasy and very dependable goulash recipe from Boinie, who I didn’t know until I googled it, was of Hungarian heritage.  Goulash is one of those things like chilli, where there are a million different ways of making it, but some things crop up in...
(Potentially) Marilyn Monroe’s Cheese Lasagne

(Potentially) Marilyn Monroe’s Cheese Lasagne

Here’s a post from before my move where I was trying to eat as much food from my frozen archives as I possibly could.  Marilyn’s lasagne is GOOD my friends, very good! I am in a “use it up and wear it out” phase at the moment and this dish was...
Joan Crawford Book Launch Worldwide Watch Party!

Joan Crawford Book Launch Worldwide Watch Party!

I’m excited to announce that the new version of Cooking With Joan Crawford is now available, wherever you are in the world. Here’s the link to the UK Amazon page, do switch to your own country if you are elsewhere for the correct pricing. Here’s a...
David McCallum’s Landlady From India Curry

David McCallum’s Landlady From India Curry

I was sad to hear that David McCallum has gone to that Hollywood in the sky.  I remembered that I had a draft post about his curry, written by the beloved Mr Rathbone, so thought it would be apt to share it today for all David’s fans out there.  This was a test...
Pieathalon #10 – Beef and Hash Brown Pie

Pieathalon #10 – Beef and Hash Brown Pie

Ten years of Pieathalon?!  AWESOME! I have participated in every single one and have made some bonkers pies for sure.  Last year I got the Saggitarius Hamburger Pie which was essentially a dome of meat inside a pastry case. This year it was another MEATY one – a...
The Shirley Temple Mocktail

The Shirley Temple Mocktail

When Rich Watson read that I was on a relocation vacation he kindly offered to write a guest post for the blog.  Thanks, Rich!  His lovely deep dive into the beverage known as the Shirley Temple follows. Some of you may remember that me and the mister made a video...
Benny Hill’s Lemon Chicken

Benny Hill’s Lemon Chicken

It was renaissance man Martin Green who tipped me off to this fabulous piece of TV ephemera. when I went to hear his DJ set at Spiritlands on the South Bank here in London. I say TV rather than film, as most of the stars featured on the cassette and in the recipe...
George Kennedy’s Sunday Caesar Salad

George Kennedy’s Sunday Caesar Salad

I am a stickler for sticking to recipes, so naturally, I made this on a Sunday.  Just like Vincent Price’s Friday Chicken, it would have seemed wrong to make it on a day other than the one specified. This was on the test-cook list for the forthcoming Cooking the...
Bebe Daniels’ French Dressing

Bebe Daniels’ French Dressing

Sometimes you don’t see a dressing for ages, and then three come along at once… On the left, we have Angela Lansbury’s Mustard Vinaigrette.  On the right, we have David Soul’s Torino Dressing, and in the middle, a French Dressing. When I needed...
Joyce Grenfell’s “149 Special” Salad

Joyce Grenfell’s “149 Special” Salad

We are having a mini heatwave here in the UK, so thoughts turn to salads.  I am becoming quite a fan of chicory (or endive, depending on where you are in the world) because it turns out to be the kind of thing that will last a while in the fridge when you have...
Ruta Lee’s Lasagne

Ruta Lee’s Lasagne

I am revving up to move house, and I have a four-drawer freezer full of things to eat up. I am also in a state of mild panic about all the people I want to see before I leave London.  I am not going a million miles away, just around 70 miles as the crow flies (110...
Jane Russell Cocktails

Jane Russell Cocktails

It’s Gentlemen Prefer Blondes month over at Dinner and a Movie! Join us if you fancy watching the film sometime in June and then sharing your thoughts on it.  There are a few recipes from the Kitchen of Jane Russell for you to rustle up in this post, and here...

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