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

Homemade Twinkies

This post brings us to the halfway point of this year’s 12 Days of Oscar.  The 2008 film Milk tells the story of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California.  After three unsuccessful political campaigns, Milk is elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977.  Soon … More Homemade Twinkies

Egg Rolls

It seems like for the last few years, I’ve taken a break from writing here and then I crawl out of hibernation sometime around mid-February.  First, the days get shorter.  Then the holiday season starts.  Once that’s over, I’m tired and I want to focus on making tried-and-true favorites that don’t really demand much from … More Egg Rolls

White Queso Dip

Today marks our last installment of this year’s 12 Days of Oscar.  This is the last film in this year’s lineup and the fourth film nominated for an Oscar this year.  Boyhood  was shot intermittently over twelve years with the same cast.  The film shows Mason (Ellar Coltrane) growing from grade school to college, living … More White Queso Dip

Baked Buffalo Wings

Today’s installment of 12 Days of Oscar is another of this year’s Oscar nominees.  Based on a comic book, Big Hero 6 is about Hiro Hamada who spends his time participating in back-alley robot fights until his older brother Tadashi brings him to the robotics lab at his college.  There, he meets Tadashi’s friends including … More Baked Buffalo Wings