Monthly Archives: October 2017

Beef and Broccoli

This is a quick dinner to throw together, fits the bill on weeknights, and the fellas love, love, love it! 

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Calexit – The Anthology

My latest book cover – ten stories by ten authors in this anthology collected by J.L. Curtis. When California declares independence, their dreams of socialist diversity become nightmares for many from the high Sierras to the Central Valley. Follow the … Continue reading

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Looking South – Lamb & Veal

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Banana Bread Crumb Cake

Due to an excessive amount of “senior” bananas in the fruit bowl, I made this Banana Bread Crumb Cake. Makes getting out of bed on a Monday morning a little easier! 

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Plywood the Cat

Sunday will mark a year since Plywood has taken up residence in our home. It didn’t take him very long to make himself at home – understandable, since a sofa cushion is much more comfortable than a trash can lid. … Continue reading

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When I was 21…

A warning sign attached to a fairly scary bar in the Grays Ferry section of Philadelphia was the inspiration for this year’s anniversary card.

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Twenty-One

In 1996, we got all gussied up and hitched at St. Paul’s. It’s been a rollercoaster, but I can’t think of anyone else I’d rather be on that ride with. Happy anniversary, Joe!

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South Philly Pumpkin Patch

 

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A Chat with Christopher Lee

Being that Halloween is right around the corner I thought I would share this odd but delightful rarity that I discovered while fishing for something to watch on my Roku. If you are unfamiliar with the Roku, I’ve written about … Continue reading

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Pappardelle with Butternut Squash and Arugula

This is the perfect fall dish – pappardelle tossed with roasted butternut squash, walnuts, and baby arugula in a brown butter sauce. I made my pasta, but you can buy sheets of fresh pasta in your local specialty store and … Continue reading

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Apples

 

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Italian Love Cake

This cake is a total cheat – it’s made with chocolate cake mix, Cool Whip, and pudding mix.  Cake batter is poured into a baking dish, and topped with a ricotta cheese mixture – the layers will switch during the … Continue reading

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Philadelphia: The Great Experiment

An ongoing television documentary series on the history of Philadelphia was being filmed on 9th Street on Monday. Pictured above is actress Olivia Phillips, who portrays one of the period shoppers in the market. SaveSave SaveSaveSaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

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Philadelphia Columbus Day Parade 2017

Who’s Sorry Now? Not me, I got to meet the magnificent Connie Francis, Grand Marshal of Philadelphia’s Columbus Day Parade held yesterday on Broad Street. Pictured is Ms. Francis with disc jockey Jerry Blavat – “The Geator with the Heater”. More photos … Continue reading

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