2016 Twelve Days of Oscar Roundup

It’s time to close out another 12 Days of Oscar.  The 88th Academy Awards ceremony will air tonight hosted by Chris Rock, from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.  This year’s awards are laden with criticism concerning the lack of diversity among this year’s nominees.  Several of Hollywood’s elite are boycotting this year’s awards, while several … More 2016 Twelve Days of Oscar Roundup

Creamed Spinach

Today is the third  film in this year’s 12 Days of Oscar.  Carol starts at Christmastime 1952 where Therese, an aspiring photographer working at a department store in Manhattan, meets Carol, a gorgeous customer who leaves her gloves behind.  Carol, who is going through a difficult divorce, invites Therese to lunch to thank her for … More Creamed Spinach

Guacamole (and How to Make a Hat-Shaped Tortilla Bowl)

Today’s second 12 Days of Oscar post is the first of this year’s nominated films.  It is also the only one of this year’s nominees with a script I know by heart.  Despicable Me 2 is nominated this year for two Oscars, for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song.  I was actually pretty miffed … More Guacamole (and How to Make a Hat-Shaped Tortilla Bowl)

Skillet Cornbread

For those of you playing along at home, today is day two of the 12 Days of Oscar.  The second movie in the series this year was also nominated for but did not win an Oscar.  The 1999 film The Green Mile, based on the Stephen King novel, is a story told in a flashback … More Skillet Cornbread

Funeral Potatoes

In women’s Olympic bobsledding yesterday, history was made at the Sochi Winter Games when Elana Meyers and Lauryn Williams won silver and Jamie Greubel and Aja Evans took bronze.  This is the first time two U.S. women’s bobsleds have won medals in an Olympics.  Additionally, Williams is now the fifth Olympic athlete to medal in … More Funeral Potatoes

Grostl (Potato, Bacon, and Onion Hash)

At the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics yesterday, the U.S. gained a third gold medal for snowboarding when Kaitlin Farrington won the women’s halfpipe competition.  She beat Australia’s Torah Bright who took home silver this year, and U.S. teammate Kelly Clark who won bronze in the event.  In pairs figure skating, Russian pair Tatyana Volosozhar and Maksim … More Grostl (Potato, Bacon, and Onion Hash)