Dinner and a Movie – Announcement

Dinner and a Movie – Announcement

I’m excited to announce that I’m launching an online dinner and a movie club.  I’ll be proposing a classic movie each month and suggesting appropriate movie star recipes for you to try alongside. Watch and cook in your own time, indulging yourself in...
A Bette Davis Cocktail

A Bette Davis Cocktail

During the first UK lockdown of the pandemic, me and Mr R made Friday night videos of the movie star cocktails we made when all the pubs were closed. It was loads of fun and we stuck all the videos on YouTube if you fancy having a look. Lots of cocktails were named...
Ann Blyth’s Blueberry Muffins, Lee Meriwether’s Peanut Butter Cookies, Jack Carter’s Fresh Fruit Kuchen, Yvonne de Carlo’s Salome Salad, Marsha Hunt’s Ham With Love, Robert Vaughn’s Stuffed Zucchini, Jayne Meadows’ Bean Curd

Ann Blyth’s Blueberry Muffins, Lee Meriwether’s Peanut Butter Cookies, Jack Carter’s Fresh Fruit Kuchen, Yvonne de Carlo’s Salome Salad, Marsha Hunt’s Ham With Love, Robert Vaughn’s Stuffed Zucchini, Jayne Meadows’ Bean Curd

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. Here’s what’s been going on in Cabot Cove –...
Eartha Kitt’s Crocked Rabbit With Winter Vegetables

Eartha Kitt’s Crocked Rabbit With Winter Vegetables

This recipe has been right at the top of my “I wanna cook” list since it first appeared in Greg Swenson’s brilliant Recipes for Rebels book. Mostly because it is cooked in a CHICKEN BRICK and this is one of those things I bought for a specific movie...
Raquel Welch’s Wonder Soup

Raquel Welch’s Wonder Soup

I was so sad to hear that Raquel has gone to that Hollywood in the sky.  I’ve had a girl crush on her for ages.  Here’s a blog post I wrote in 2018.  It’s a bit of a rambling ode to Raquel so if you just want the recipe, scroll down to the bottom.  I...
Robert Wagner’s Chili

Robert Wagner’s Chili

For a Christmas gift Mr Rathbone pledged to test 3 recipes for the forthcoming Cooking the Detectives book for me.  What a lovely present!  This was the first one ticked off the list.  A very tasty chili courtesy of Robert Wagner. The above pic was taken before the...
The Heinz 57 Challenge – with movie star specials!

The Heinz 57 Challenge – with movie star specials!

Mr Rathbone and myself decided to celebrate spending 57 years on this here planet by attempting to consume 57 Heinz based meals in a year.  Did we manage it?  YES!  It was loads of fun as we sourced lots of Heinz things that aren’t on the supermarket shelves...
Gina Lollobrigida’s Wreath Cookies

Gina Lollobrigida’s Wreath Cookies

I was sad to hear that Gina Lollobrigida has headed off to that Hollywood in the sky.  As a tiny tribute to Lo Lollo, here’s her recipe for wreath cookies. These were recipe of the month way back in December 2012 and they were so cute.  I guess they are designed...
Shelley Winters’ Caesar Salad

Shelley Winters’ Caesar Salad

Happy New Year! I spent Christmas with my mum and watched a lot of telly.  For ages I have been trying to remember the name of a game show I accidentally watched once that had me crying with laughter.  I just couldn’t for the life of me remember the name.  When...
Clark Gable Salad

Clark Gable Salad

It is TOO COLD for salads at the moment here in London and the thought of having one makes me shiver.  But it’s hot elsewhere in the world right?! Years ago, in 2013, I came upon a mention of this on the internet. The Clark Gable Salad, on the MGM commissary...
Murder, She Wrote Watch Party Tonight!

Murder, She Wrote Watch Party Tonight!

Tonight’s the night my fellow Cabot Covians!  Join me for a fun watch party wherever you are in the world. Fans of Murder, She Wrote will all watch the episode together in their own homes and natter about it via a private chat room hosted on my Substack –...
Raymond Burr’s Chili Supreme

Raymond Burr’s Chili Supreme

I am never going to use dried beans again (unless a movie star specifically tells me to).  They never, ever go soft for me, no matter how long I cook the little beggers.  I cooked the beans for this chilli as Raymond directed me to, with salt pork (in my case...
Christmas is coming!

Christmas is coming!

Every year the lovely Columbophile mentions my Cooking With Columbo book as a nice thing to buy for a Columbo fan as a gift. This year I get to return the favour by recommending HIS brilliant book, which is brand new and fabulous.  The Columbo Companion – any...
Richard Arlen Recipe Round-up

Richard Arlen Recipe Round-up

Richard Arlen is trending! Well, he’s trending here at Silver Screen Suppers Towers anyhow! I absolutely love it when blog readers get in touch, either via my Contact Page or via comments on posts.  It makes me feel as though I’m not talking into the void....
Donald Pleasence’s No-Name Curry

Donald Pleasence’s No-Name Curry

When this much anticipated book written by the Grand Poobah of Columbo, arrived on my doorstep on Donald Pleasence’s birthday, it seemed PORTENTOUS! I use the term Grand Poobah very much in a respectful way as per the first definition below, not the second...
Ron Masak’s Recipes

Ron Masak’s Recipes

I was so sad to hear that Ron Masak had travelled to that Hollywood in the sky this week.  He was my favourite of all the Murder, She Wrote co-stars, playing the wonderful character of Sheriff Mort Metzger. I am picturing Ron and Angela chatting over a cup of tea and...
Charlie Drake’s Cottage Pie

Charlie Drake’s Cottage Pie

Hello my darlings!  Those of you who know Charlie Drake will hear his voice ringing through your head saying that line, I’m sure. When researching Heinz recipes for the Heinz 57 Challenge, I stumbled upon something BRILLIANT.  A promotional film split into two...
Angie Dickinson’s Honeymoon Sandwich

Angie Dickinson’s Honeymoon Sandwich

Now that the Murder, She Cooked book is out in the world I have a bit of breathing space and I’m rummaging around in the blog drafts archive for things I hadn’t quite finished. Here’s a LONG one about our Covid postponed honeymoon for those who would...
Feeling Thankful

Feeling Thankful

After the very sad news this week that our much loved Angela Lansbury has gone to that Hollywood in the sky, I thought I would share some joyful photographs of my book launch.  I truly hope that anyone who owns a copy of my Murder, She Cooked book can see it was...
(Potentially) Marilyn Monroe’s Cheese Lasagna

(Potentially) Marilyn Monroe’s Cheese Lasagna

Excitement is mounting about the movie Blonde. I haven’t had a chance to see it at the cinema so I’ll be tuning in on Wednesday when it premieres on Netflix.  It’s been a long time since I’ve had a bit of event TV in the diary and I’m...
Jerry Stiller’s Chicken Soup With Kreplach

Jerry Stiller’s Chicken Soup With Kreplach

One night I said to Mr Rathbone over, and over and over again, “This is the funniest film I ever saw” about The Independent starring Jerry Stiller. The next day I could remember nothing about it.  Zilch.  Nada.  So we resolved to watch it again on...
Robert Stack’s Duck a l’Orange

Robert Stack’s Duck a l’Orange

In the run up to my Murder, She Cooked publication day I am sharing some of the wonderful feedback I’ve received from test cooks.  Here’s the verdict on Robert Stack’s duck recipe from Matthew Lenton an old friend who somehow found me on social media...
Angela Lansbury’s Kitchen Sink Salad

Angela Lansbury’s Kitchen Sink Salad

Sunday was International Angela Lansbury Appreciation Day and I wanted to show my appreciation not only for the wonderful Dame Angela this week, but also for all the fabulous people who tested recipes for the forthcoming Murder, She Cooked book.   There is no way I...
Book Launch News!

Book Launch News!

Greetings friends!  The Murder, She Cooked book will be released into the world TWO WEEKS TODAY.  Oh my!  I am sooooooo excited.  I’ve just realised I haven’t shared the cover yet with my lovely blog readers so here you go… Fun eh?  A big thank-you...
Angela Lansbury’s Cottage Pie

Angela Lansbury’s Cottage Pie

The Murder, She Cooked book is almost finished! Publication date is Friday 30th September and I’m hosting a zoom cookalong on Sunday 2nd October at 7pm GMT – everyone is welcome, spread the word!  You can check what time this will be wherever you are in...
Olivia Newton John’s Salad Nicoise

Olivia Newton John’s Salad Nicoise

I was really sad when I heard that ONJ had headed off to that Hollywood in the sky. A thing that brought me extreme joy in the first pandemic lockdown was dancing with over a hundred other writers to Xanadu at the end of one of the London Writers’ Salon’s...
Paul Sorvino’s Rigatoni Bolognese

Paul Sorvino’s Rigatoni Bolognese

This is another recipe destined for the Murder, She Cooked book.  Naturally, I was tempted to add some paper-thin slices of garlic, created with the aid of a razor blade, as we see Paul Sorvino’s character Paulie do in Goodfellas. But I resisted!  No garlic in...
Recipe of the Month – Vincent Price’s Bloody Marys

Recipe of the Month – Vincent Price’s Bloody Marys

It was such fun to have a zoom party celebrating the launch of the paperback and Kindle versions of the Supper with the Stars book last week.  Peter always makes his events so much fun. Folks brought along dishes they had made from those featured in the book including...
Annie Ross’ Potato Salad

Annie Ross’ Potato Salad

What a lovely, lovely, lovely present to receive in the post. THE HAIR! This gift came from my dear friend Mark Brisenden, from the estate of Mr Pointon.  It is glorious.  Firstly, because there are so many appealing recipes within, and secondly because Annie Ross is...
Van Johnson’s Salmon Salad (Tinned)

Van Johnson’s Salmon Salad (Tinned)

We are having a heatwave.  It was 35 degrees C (95 degrees F) when I wrote this last night at 7.30pm!  Flats in London are NOT EQUIPPED FOR THIS! For the first time EVER the temperature is due to hit 40 degrees C (104 degrees F) here today.  It’s bonkers, but I...