Saturday, December 31, 2011

~The Apartment...Week-End Movie/New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone out there. I have been kind of MIA of late , but I did want to leave everyone with a New Year treat. This is one of the best holiday films out there. Proof that no matter what took place the year before with New Years you can start over fresh again.
The Apartment (1960)

A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.

"Jack Lemon Drop New Year Champagne Cocktail. "
1 (12-ounce) can lemonade frozen concentrate, thawed
1 bottle extra-dry Champagne
1 1/2 cups sparkling water
1 lemon, thinly sliced
1/3 cup lemon drop candies, crushed
In a pitcher, stir to combine lemonade concentrate, Champagne, and sparkling water. Using a slice of lemon, moisten the rim of each glass. Dip rim into crushed lemon drop candies. Pour in the Champagne mixture and garnish with sliced lemons

Thursday, December 8, 2011

~Audrey Hepburn Quote

"I'm half-Irish, half-Dutch, and I was born in Belgium. If I was a dog, I'd be in a hell of a mess!"
~Audrey Hepburn

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

~Christmas TV Movie List

Happy Holidays to everyone! This is one of my favorite times of the year & I love Christmas movies. Here is a list of some of the tons of movies coming to a tv close to you. These times are set up as MST so you might have to check out the times in your area. Also, I had to pull these from a few sites so check ahead of time for the right times. I also included a few links to of lists to help fill in the blanks. :)

Dec. 1
7:00 pm
Santa Claus, Town

The voice of Fred Astaire. Animated.

A mailman (the voice of Fred Astaire) explains why Santa has whiskers, lives at the North Pole and brings presents once a year. Animated.

62 ABC
Mickey's Christmas Carol

A re-telling of the classic Dickens tale with Disney's classic characters. Animated.

62 ABC
Winnie the Pooh

North Pole trek. Animated.

Fearing that Santa may not get it in time, Pooh carries his friends' wish list to the North Pole. Animated.

9:00 PM
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (ABC Family)

Sat. Dec. 3
It's Wonderful Life

Ruined by a miser on Christmas Eve, a suicidal family man sees life anew thanks to his guardian angel.

A Christmas Proposal

Two opposing lawyers -- one-time sweethearts -- battle over the development of a ski resort.

Save Christmas

A pit bull spreads Christmas cheer.

Santa's pit bull, Hercules, challenges a mischievous young orphan to help spread Christmas spirit to a troubled soul.

130 HALL
Farewell Mr. Kringle

A widowed writer for a magazine travels to the town of Mistletoe to meet a Santa Claus impersonator.

A Princess for Christmas (Hallmark)

Nothing Like The Holidays

Secret revelations, major life-changes and inevitable bickering mark a Chicago family's Christmas reunion.

Sun. Dec. 4
Undercover Christmas
Assigned to protect a waitress, a workaholic FBI agent brings her to his parents' home for the holidays.

130 HALL
November Christmas

A community works together to help a couple bring an early Christmas to their sick 8-year-old daughter.

Dear Santa

Crystal, a rich party girl, finds a little girl's letter to Santa asking for a new mother, and she vows to win over the father and daughter before the holidays.

131 LMN
Christmas Angel

A woman assists a man who secretly helps others during the holidays.

Dec. 5th
7:00 pm
Charlie Brown Xmas

Meaning of Christmas.

The award-winning ``Peanuts'' special returns with Charlie Brown and Linus searching for the meaning of Christmas.

62 ABCFamily
Rudolph's Shiny Year

New Year Baby in fog.

Rudolph the reindeer comes to the rescue when an evil bird kidnaps the New Year baby. Voices of Red Skelton, Frank Gorshin, Morey Amsterdam.

130 HALL
The Santa Clause

An adman takes over for the bearded, big-bellied fellow after a rooftop mishap on Christmas Eve.

Prep & Landing

Recovering classified technology.

Lanny and Wayne race to recover classified North Pole technology that falls into the hands of a naughty kid.

Rudolph/Misfit Toys

The famous reindeer and his friends must save Christmas when the evil Toy Taker steals all of Santa's toys.

71 TCM
A Christmas Carol

Dickens' London miser Ebenezer Scrooge meets the ghosts of Christmases past, present and yet to come.

131 LMN
Boyfriend for Christmas

A strangely familiar man may be the answer to a 33-year-old woman's long-ago holiday wish for true love.

Dec. 6
7:00 pm
Bublé Christmas

The singer/songwriter performs songs from his latest holiday album; comedy sketches; features appearances by Justin Bieber, Kellie Pickler, Thalia, Oscar the Grouch, The Puppini Sisters, Naturally 7, Tracy Morgan and Ed Helms.

Tue, Dec 06
TV-G |30 mins.
'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Joel Grey narrates an animated version of ``A Visit From St. Nicholas.''
71 TCM
A Christmas Story

In the 1940s, little Ralphie tries to convince his parents to get him a Red Ryder range-model BB gun for Christmas. Narrated by Jean Shepherd.

130 HALL
A Carol Christmas

An egomaniacal talk-show host has a chance to change.

The Polar Express

The conductor of a train to the North Pole guides a boy who questions the existence of Santa Claus. Animated. Based on a book by Chris Van Allsburg.

131 LMN
The Family Holiday

To claim an inheritance, a con man must prove he can settle down and raise a family.

130 HALL
Night Before...

A family must save Christmas when Santa Claus lands on the roof and loses his magic bundle.

Dec. 7
Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Jack Frost
The winter sprite falls in love and yearns to become human in this musical tale featuring the voices of Buddy Hackett, Robert Morse, Larry Storch and Dave Garroway. Songs by Maury Laws and Jules Bass.

9:00 PM
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (ABC Family)

10:00 pm
Comfort and Joy

Dec 8
7:00 PM
The Christmas Choir

A run-in with a homeless man inspires a recently dumped workaholic (Jason Gedrick) to organize a choir at a local shelter with help from a nun (Rhea Perlman). Tyrone Benskin, Marianne Farley, Cindy Sampson.


7:00 PM
Frosty the Snowman (CBS)

7:30 PM
Frosty Returns (CBS)

8:00 pm
Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus

8:30 PM
Cranberry Christmas

Elf on a Shelf

Dec. 10

9:00 PM
The Flight Before Christmas (CBS)

Dec. 12

8:00 PM
I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown (ABC)


8:00 PM
Christmas in Washington (TNT)

Dec. 17

9:00 PM
The Story of Santa Claus (CBS)

Dec. 20

9:00 PM
Saturday Night Live Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas (NBC)

Dec. 23

8:00 PM
Olive, the Other Reindeer (CW)

9:00 PM
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (CW)

Dec. 24

9:00 PM
It's a Wonderful Life (NBC)
A Christmas Story (marathon) (TBS)

Dec. 25

12:00 PM
Disney Christmas Parade (ABC)

Dec. 31

8:00 PM
New Year's Rockin' Eve: 40th Anniversary Party (ABC)

10:00 PM
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve (ABC)
New Year's Eve with Carson Daly (NBC)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

~Miss Piggy Quote

"How far should a girl go on the first date? Tucson. However, if you live in Texas, you can probably go a bit farther."

~Miss Piggy

~The Muppet Movie...Week-End

Happy Week-end to everyone out there in honor of the new up in coming movie , I thought I would take you back to the beginning. I was lucky enough as a kid to see this movie on a field trip for school. The Muppets will forever hold a place near and dear to my heart......

Tis the season for "Miss Piggy's Pink Peppermint Cake"

1 cup cake flour (sifted)
112 cups sugar (divided)
12 large egg whites
1 tsp cream of tartar
14 tsp salt
112 tsps vanilla extract

112 tsps fresh lemon juice
12 tsp almond extract
14 tsp food coloring (red)
12 cup peppermint (crushed hard, candy)
1 Preheat oven to 325ºF.
2 To make cake, lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and 3/4 cup sugar, stirring with a whisk.
3 Place egg whites in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed until foamy. Add cream of tartar and salt; beat until soft peaks form.
4 Add 3/4 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Beat in vanilla, juice, almond extract, and red food coloring.
5 Sift 1/4 cup flour mixture over egg white mixture; fold in and then repeat with remaining flour mixture, 1/4 cup at a time. Fold in crushed peppermint .
6 Spoon the batter into an ungreased 10-inch tube pan, spreading evenly. Break air pockets by cutting through the batter with a knife. Bake at 325°F for 55 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched.
7 Invert pan; cool completely. Loosen cake from sides of pan using a thin metal spatula. Invert the cake onto a plate.
8 Serve and enjoy!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

~Patti Stanger Quote

"Superficial fades dumb is forever ."

~Patti Stanger

Monday, October 31, 2011

~Velma & Dapne Quote

Daphne Blake: What I need is a real, live ghost.
Velma Dinkley: That's an oxymoron, Daph.

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

~The Many Looks of Audrey

Everyone talks about Audrey Hepburn's over the top fabulous fashion's in movies & in real life. But, what about her more casual looks? Here is my modern take on a few of those looks.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

~Endora Quote

Endora: [about being a witch] We are quicksilver, a fleeting shadow, a distant sound... our home has no boundaries beyond which we cannot pass. We live in music, in a flash of color... we live on the wind and in the sparkle of a star!

One of my favorite Halloween's was being Samantha to my Mom's Endora. Just thinking about her hair again cracks me up.!

~Bedknobs and Broomsticks ...Week-end

Happy Halloween-weekend everyone !Ok my week-end movie pick isn't that scary but, I have always loved this movie. My favorite part is when they go to The Island of Naboombu. I can't help but, sing along. I'm a sucker for Disney what can I say.I hope you enjoy my Halloween treat for you.
Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)

An apprentice witch, 3 kids and a cynical conman search for the missing component to a magic spell useful to the defence of Britain.

How about munching on "Bedknobs and Broomstick Cookies" while you watch?
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
10 pretzel rods, about 8 1/2 inches long, cut crosswise in half
2 teaspoons shortening
2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Butterscotch-flavored chips, melted

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C). Mix brown sugar, butter, water and vanilla in medium bowl. Stir in flour and salt. Shape dough into twenty 1 1/4-inch balls.
2. Place pretzel rod halves on ungreased cookie sheet. Press ball of dough onto cut end of each pretzel rod. Press dough with fork to resemble "bristles" of broom.
3. Bake about 12 minutes or until set but not brown. Remove from cookie sheet. Cool completely on wire rack, about 30 minutes.
4. Cover cookie sheet with waxed paper. Place brooms on waxed paper. Heat shortening and chocolate chips over low heat, stirring occasionally, until melted and smooth; remove from heat. Spoon melted chocolate over brooms, leaving about 1 inch at top of pretzel handle and bottom halves of cookie bristles uncovered. Drizzle with melted butterscotch chips. Let stand until chocolate is set.

Makes 20 snacks.

Nutritional Information
1 Serving:
Calories 150 (Calories from Fat 65 ); Total Fat 7 g (Saturated Fat 2 g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 170 mg; Total Carbohydrate 21 g (Dietary Fiber 1 g); Protein 2 g
% Daily Value: Vitamin A 4 %; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 0%; Iron 4 %
Exchanges: 1 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 Fat

Source: Betty
Date: October 19, 2005

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

~Zsa Zsa Gabor Quote

"Macho doesn't prove mucho."
~Zsa Zsa Gabor

Monday, October 17, 2011

~Fashion Retro TV

Ok I love fashion in tv and Pan Am is ranking up there filling in my Mad Men void. Anyone else watching this show? Also, The Playboy Club had some great fashion on it's show before it went off.Watch are you guys watching? I thinking I see some popular Halloween costumes....

Pan Am...

Playboy Club. I'm not a woman that thinks Playboy magazine is a great thing in fact I dislike the concept ,but the show is super stylish.

Mad Men...Oh how I still miss you.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

~Mona Lisa Smile...Week-End

Yes the week-end movie and the yummy treat is back....:D
Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
A free-thinking art professor teaches conservative 50's Wellesley girls to question their traditional societal roles.

Mona Lisa's Molten Caramel-Apple Gingerbread
box (14.5 oz) Betty Crocker® gingerbread cake and cookie mix

cup chunky applesauce

cup warm water

tablespoons butter or margarine, melted


cup chopped pitted dates

to 3/4 cup caramel topping

cup whipped cream

Monday, September 26, 2011

~I'm Back...Miss Me?

Tickled Pink

Ok I think Google and I got all the bugs out of my blog after it got hacked. I have had Blogger withdraw , so I have been doing tons of Pintrest and Polyvore. If any of you is on there make sure to find me. Mean time I'll try to get caught up on my Blogs. Thanks for the emails...I've missed you too. :)

Find me on Polyvore

Monday, September 12, 2011

~Hackers Suck!

*photo source

OMG! Sorry bloggers my account got hacked & it has taken my forever to get it fixed. I hope to get back to blogging here on that i can get back on. Thanks to all of you for your kind words of wanting me back on. I'm glad to be back...missed you guys! :)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

~Janeane Garofalo Quote

“I guess I just prefer to see the dark side of things. The glass is always half empty. And cracked. And I just cut my lip on it. And chipped a tooth.”
~Janeane Garofalo

~10 Things I Hate About You...Week-End

Who else is ready for the week-end? This week-ends movie is...
"10 Things I Hate About You"
is a 1999 American teen romantic comedy film. It is directed by Gil Junger and stars Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Larisa Oleynik, David Krumholtz, and Larry Miller. The screenplay was written by Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith.

The film, a modernization of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, is titled after a poem written by the film's female lead to describe her bittersweet romance with the male lead. The film was released March 31, 1999, and it was a breakout success for stars Stiles and Ledger.

"Ten Things I Love Layered Chocolate Cake"

2 cups Sugar
1 3/4 sticks margarine
3 cups self rising flour
1 cup milk
4 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla

Mix. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes in 3 eight inch pans. When the layers cool, cut each layer into half lengthwise.

Chocolate Sauce Icing:
2 cups sugar
1 stick margarine
3/4 of large can of evaporated milk
6 Tbsp. cocoa
2 tsp. vanilla

Mix sugar and cocoa. Add milk and vanilla. Add margarine. Boil 10 minutes. Cool icing completely and beat with spoon.

This sauce is also good on ice cream or pound cake.

I alternate between these two frosting below. I like them because I love an icing that is more like old fashion hard fudge. Which of these two I use, will most often depend on whether I have squares of chocolate in the pantry, or if I only have cocoa. Also the second recipe is sweeter but both are a boiled frosting that set up hard the way I like it:

Old Fashioned Hard Fudge Frosting:
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp. butter
1 tsp. vanilla
2 squares unsweetened chocolate

Add sugar and milk, butter. Stir until boils HARD! Boil HARD 6 minutes. Don't stir while boiling. Remove from heat. Add vanilla and chocolate. Stir until chocolate melted. Pour over cake. Will be a hard, shiny frosting. Tastes like fudge. Frosting sets up very quickly.

Old Fashioned Fudge Frosting:
2/3 cup Hershey's cocoa
3 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup butter
1 tsp. vanilla

Thoroughly combine dry ingredients in heavy 4 quart saucepan. Stir in milk. Boil without stirring to soft boil stage. Add butter. Remove from heat. Beat until it has cool some; add vanilla. Frosting will set up hard.

Source: Southern Living

Sunday, August 7, 2011

~Lucille Ball Quote

"I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done."
~Lucille Ball

~Fancy Pants...Week-End

In honor if Lucy's 100th birthday I bring to you dear bloggers...
"Fancy Pants"(1950)
An American actor (Arthur Tyler) impersonating an English butler is hired by a nouveau riche woman (Effie Floud) from New Mexico to refine her husband and headstrong daughter (Aggie). The complications increase when the town believes Arthur to be an Earl, and President Roosevelt decides to pay a visit. Written by Erica Schulman

"Fancy Fruit Sorbet"

1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 fresh rosemary sprigs
3 cups orange juice
1/3 cup lemon juice


In a large saucepan, bring water, sugar and rosemary to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Cool. Strain, discarding rosemary. Stir in orange juice and lemon juice. Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer two-thirds full; freeze according to manufacturer's directions. Allow to ripen in ice cream freezer or firm up in the refrigerate freezer for 2-4 hours before serving.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

~Judy Garland Quote

"For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul."
~Judy Garland

~Shall We Dance...Week-End

After a finals and a trip home to see the family. I finally have time to share a week-end movie blog with you all. Hope you enjoy!
"Shall We Dance"
A romantic comedy where a bored, overworked Estate Lawyer, upon first sight of a beautiful instructor, signs up for ballroom dancing lessons.

"Shall We Dunk? Biscotti "

1 7.4 oz package chocolate chocolate chip muffin mix
2 tbsp extra light olive oil
1 tbsp butter
2 tbsp sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup coarsely chopped pecans
1/3 cup white chocolate chips
1/3 cup dried cherries, roughly chopped
1 cup milk chocolate chips for dipping


In a medium bowl, cream together oil, butter and sugar. Mix in egg and vanilla. Add muffin mix, stir well, and fold in nuts, white chocolate chips and cherries. On a parchment lined cookie sheet, flatten dough with greased fingers, into a 9 X 4 inch flat log about 1/2 inch thick. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove, slice into 10-12 pieces, cut on the diagonal, and turn pieces on one side. Cook 5 minutes, flip to the other side and cook 3-5 more minutes. Stay alert and watch carefully so edges do not burn. Cool completely and dip into melted chocolate chips.