Feline Friday

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Happy Birthday, Mom

Today is the 100th anniversary of my mother’s birth. Happy birthday, Mom!

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Haunted Architectural Details

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Silver Anniversary


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Cheers to 25 Years!

Hard to believe it’s been twenty five years since we made our way through a torrential downpour to a little church in South Philly and got hitched. Happy Anniversary Joe! xo


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Italian Pear Cake

This Italian Pear Cake would be a light ending to a decadent meal, or incentive to roll out of bed in the morning for a slice and a cup of hot coffee. I’m a big fan of one pan, no frosting, fruit studded cakes, and this one does not disappoint! Continue reading

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Getting in that Halloween Spirit

Mystery MatineeIf you’re burning the midnight oil working on a Halloween costume and want some background noise in the spirit of the season, here is nearly 12 hours of old time radio shows that will give you the creeps. These are from the Lights Out program which ran on radio in one form or another from 1934 to 1947. There was also a short lived television program that aired during the dawn of television, but it was very tame compared to the radio program. It also had a tough time competing with the theater of the mind that audio dramas provided. Listeners’ imaginations were always greater than the shoestring visuals of early television.

To me, these are the obvious inspiration for some of the over-the-top horror tales illustrated in EC Comics’ notorious classics such as Tales from the Crypt and The Vault of Horror. I don’t doubt that writers up against a deadline lifted an idea here and there from a Lights Out or Suspense program.

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Feline Friday


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Mister HYDE

Mister HYDEI was trying to come up with another idea for a Halloween Head when I realized I had never done Dr Jekyll’s monstrous alter-ego Mr Hyde. It was high time I gave half of this split personality my full attention!

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Zombie Girl

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Pineapple Cake

This cake is a total cheat – it’s a doctored up yellow cake mix, with vanilla pudding mix in the frosting, and (clutch your pearls) Cool Whip. However, if you have to make a cake for an occasion, are short on time, and want everyone to love your dessert – this is your recipe! Continue reading

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Feline Friday

Lansdowne Kitty

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Happy Birthday, Tina!

It’s Tina’s birthday, and I made her another Halloween themed birthday as I have in the past. Happy birthday, Tina!

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Colors of the Season

Urban Pumpkin Patch

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