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This is my favorite holiday pie. It was adapted from a Paul Prudhomme recipe by Chef Julie Sokolsky. I took her eighteen month Kitchen Academy for the Home Gourmet Cook program at The Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts (in Pasadena). I took pictures this year as I made it so I could share the…(Read More)

Today is a sad day for Hollywood: Stephen J. Cannell, one of our most prolific and well-respected writer/producers, passed away last night in Pasadena at the age of 69 from complications from melanoma. With over 1500 television credits (including The A Team, The Rockford Files and 21 Jump Street) as well 16 published…(Read More)

If you don’t know about LA ReUseIt: you should: This is a Yahoo Group of about 15,000 (that continues to grow) that encourages recycling of virtually everything under the sun (furniture, computer peripherals, baby clothes, canned food, pet supplies, bikes, moving boxes – you name it!) to keep…(Read More)

Psychic Calls Cat


Funny story: I have a psychic. A good psychic. Katherine Jones. Who I call, oh, about once or twice a year to check in on what the heck is going on in my life. Now, there are many of you who probably don’t believe in psychics or worse: may find them sacrilegious. I am…(Read More)

For those of you who don’t know (who don’t know me very well), I have a very fun-loving, competitive, game-playing family – filled with athletes (and plenty of competitive non-jock gamers or former football players remembering their hey days). Perhaps second only to our infamous 60+ player Turkey Day Monopoly marathon…(Read More)

While it’s admittedly a little intimidating and overwhelming to be shooting in less than a week (especially for our amazing Art Department, I’d imagine!), it’s mostly a relief to me because I’ve been chompin’ at the bit for two years now to get these characters (their worlds, situations and themes) up…(Read More)



How can we stop the world’s financial crisis from spiraling out of control? The twelve wealthiest and most influential families in the world handpick a group of highly trained specialists to devise a “global blueprint for success.” Once set in motion, the plan’s authors must be exterminated to hide the puppeteers’ identities and…(Read More)