Vincent Price’s Chicken Livers en Brochette

It was the idea of TOAST POINTS that made me want to try this recipe.  I had never heard of such a thing before and now I am obsessed with the idea of serving TOAST POINTS with everything.  Not least because in a recently watched Murder, She Wrote, a waiter noted that a particular dish […]

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Jennifer Jones’ Sour Cream Molasses Cake

Oooh, I do NOT like making cakes.  I find it toooooo stressful!  BUT, there is always an upside.  People love homemade cake, even if you think it is a disaster. Not actually my cake.  Someone else’s cake wreck. So it was with Jennifer’s cake.  We were having a bake sale at work in aid of […]

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Merle Oberon’s Goodwood Herrings

In my massive decluttering purge I came across this recently… It was in a box of paperwork from a house I lived in about 15 years ago and I have no recollection of buying it, but it has brought me a lot of fun just recently. I put a photo of it on Instagram and […]

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Christmas Cooking With Columbo Cookbook Giveaway!

The authority on all things Columbo, the wonderful LC who runs the genius Columbophile website… is running a competition to win a copy of my Cooking With Columbo book – well 3 copies actually! Competition is open until 16th December – get amongst it! The Cooking With Columbo cookbook has episode guides for all 69 […]

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Elisha Cook Jr’s Beef Stroganoff “Black Bird” vs Harry Morgan’s Stroganoff with Vincent Price’s Pimento Rice

I am a big fan of stroganoff as it is quick and easy to make on a weeknight and feels like a BIG TREAT.  I have made two movie star versions recently – both destined for the Vincent Price Co*Star cookbook.  They were both delicious (although not very photogenic) but I think in the taste […]

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Pat Phoenix’s Jacket Potato

It was double days at my nephew’s brewery recently and I had an absolutely fab time.  On Saturday I had my little pop-up bread and mustard shop, I made some pumpkin fougasse to get in the Halloween mood. Then on Monday myself, Ma Baker and Battenburgbelle got amongst it being “brewers for the day”. This […]

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Jane Asher’s Chicken in a Pumpkin

Have you heard of turducken?  It’s a “dish consisting of a deboned chicken stuffed into a deboned duck, further stuffed into a deboned turkey.” Blog reader Melanie asked if Jane Asher’s Chicken in a Pumpkin should be called a pumpricken – hahahahahahahah! When I saw this photograph in Jane Asher’s Easy Entertaining cookbook with the chicken’s little […]

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Elizabeth Taylor’s Protein Drink

Well, this was weird.  I think if I had made this before my experiments with the Peter Fonda’s “Easy Rider Smoothie” and his sister Jane Fonda’s Smoothie I might have thought this was groovy.  BUT, I am now used to protein drinks that effectively are the texture and volume of a huge McDonald’s milkshake. Liz’s […]

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Michael Caine’s Chicken and Bacon Pie – Woodside Park – The Great Bear Project – Stop #3

You know when you spend about five hours making something, and when you come to eat it, it’s a massive disappointment?  Well, this was 100% NOT the case with Michael’s pie.  It was absolutely DIVINE! I’d been wanting to make this pie ever since the Michael Caine Blogathon organized by Gill at ReelWeegieMidgetReviews.  The pie […]

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Diana Dors’ Black Magic

Happy birthday Diana!  I am celebrating today by eating a WHOLE BOX of Black Magic.  Well, actually I have eaten ONE chocolate and am sharing the rest with work colleagues. Why?  Because when Diana was on Desert Island Discs she said that a box of Black Magic would be her luxury item. I only knew […]

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Ava Gardner’s Southern Coleslaw

I am a big fan of coleslaw in any shape or form.  I don’t mind if it is hoity-toity coleslaw or bog standard supermarket coleslaw, I love it all.  Although I haven’t seen it on the shelves recently I am particularly fond of “Mexican coleslaw” which I am sure is a made-up thing.  I also […]

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Diana Dors’ Breakfast Crunch

Diana’s breakfast mash-up has got lots of things in it that I like, and as I’ve reported here before, I do love me a recipe that serves one.  Living alone as I do, it pleases me when recipe writers tip their hats to those of us who aren’t part of a nuclear family. I am […]

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Pat Phoenix’s Jacket Potatoes

100% comfort food!  What a great thing to do with a jacket potato! This takes me back to my childhood for many reasons. Neither of these girls is me, I will return later and replace with a very similar photograph that IS me.  All British photos from the 1970s looked like this… Firstly, in my […]

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Mae West’s Salada de Tuna

“I never worry about diets, the only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond.”  Wise words Mae, wise words. I often get a craving for Mae’s salad on a Saturday, I have no idea why.  I love all of the ingredients in this salad (I’m a big fan of “chicken […]

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Vincent Price’s Buckingham Eggs

This is one of those things that I get a mad craving for every now and then. Usually when I have a hangover on a Saturday. Which I did, last Saturday. Therefore, as I was home alone and I had all the wherewithal, I rustled some up. SOOOOOOOOO GOOD! Vincent’s recipe serves 6 but I […]

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Peter Fonda’s Blender Breakfast

I’ve had a colourful week breakfast-wise.  Peter’s smoothie is now a firm favourite here at Silver Screen Suppers Towers and it always looks pretty much the same slightly-odd-but-worthy colour green whenever I make it… But this week, I went a little bit off-piste on the recipe.  I had some crushed pineapple leftover from my Vincent […]

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Robert Quarry’s Texas Potato Salad

This recipe is a winner.  When you have folks round for lunch you can present them with a great big bowl of pleasing looking and super tasty potatoes.  This dish is easy to prepare and lip-smackingly good.  Totally recommended. I made this for my Pieathalon guests.  Taryn of Retro Food For Modern Times was in […]

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Johnny Cash Chilli in Birmingham!

Hello, all you lovely folks in and around the Birmingham, UK area.  There’s a special event happening this Sunday to celebrate Peter Falk’s birthday. I’m giving an illustrated talk about Columbo and there will be JOHNNY CASH CHILLI made by a top chef.  Oh yes!   This dish is famous from the Columbo Bowl Chilli Cook-Along […]

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Vincent Price’s Pineapple Nut Bread

Whenever the Muswell Hill and District Horticultural Show rolls around (3 x per year) I always panic slightly about what cake to make to donate to the cake stall. Unlike Battenburgbelle, I am not a natural born cake maker.  I like making bread, I like making soup, I like making all manner of savoury things, […]

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Raquel Welch’s Wonder Soup

I’ve been on a Raquel Welch binge recently after accidentally buying a box set.  I say accidentally because for some reason I thought Myra Breckenridge was in the set, and when it arrived it wasn’t.   I am dying to see Myra Breckenridge… not least becaue the cookbook that accompanies that film is BONKERS and […]

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Elizabeth Taylor’s Chicken Steamed in Wine

Battenburgbelle is writing a cookbook.  It’s mostly for her daughter (my Goddaughter) who will be flying the nest soon and BB wants her to have a collection of recipes that are do-able for a beginner.  She asked if I would contribute something and I can’t think of anything better than Elizabeth’s recipe for chicken. I […]

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Mary Carlisle’s Bacon and Cheese Omelet

I’m very glad that my work colleague James tipped me off to an obituary in yesterday’s Guardian because that led me to check on my recipe spreadsheet to see what I had for Mary Carlisle. I’d fully intended making Lee Grant’s Mozzarella Marinara for my dinner tonight as I’m going to be writing about this for […]

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Pearl Bailey’s Jean’s Broccoli

Whose broccoli would win in a fight?  Pearl Bailey’s or Yul Brynner’s?  There’s only one way to find out! Well, looking back on my previous entry for Pearl’s broccoli I see that I’d decided Pearl’s was the best, but now I announce, I have changed my mind.  They are both very good, but having had […]

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Yul Brynner’s Sautéed Broccoli

I’ve been on a virtual reality writing retreat this month at Camp NaNoWriMo – it’s the 8th time I’ve participated and the 1st time I’ve hit my target early.  2 days early in fact! Yeah!  I am a WINNER.  I decided to pat myself on the back with some broccoli.  But not just any broccoli, Yul Brynner […]

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