The Tower of Terror

The Tower of Terror

        Welcome to The Hollywood Tower Hotel Where you are entering……..   The Twilight Zone Do, do do do, Do, do do do, Do, do do do………. “You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension – a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You’ve just crossed over…

Advertisements
Read More

Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds

Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds

     Alfred Hitchcock to me, is the most famous director of the 20th. Century.  He has made a tremendous impression on me for my entire life.  His movies inspire me as well as entertain me.  So for this  Halloween, I wanted to recreate my version of the movie, The Birds.  Here I have selected some stills from the movie and you will see my attempt at bringing this old vintage movie to life in my…

Read More

Ghoulish Granola with Jeepers Peeper’s Tacos

Ghoulish Granola with Jeepers Peeper’s Tacos

Ghoulish Granola We recently visited Universal Studios in Orlando and I wanted something healthy to snack on during our time there and not be beholden to the unhealthy and expensive fast food snacks that theme parks seem to provide. I wanted something that would taste good, provide us with a bit of energy to handle all that walking, and something that would not only satisfy us, but also keep my blood sugar from spiking.  I…

Read More

Gordon and the Sledge Homer

Gordon and the Sledge Homer

          Universal Studios Orlando, Florida The Simpson’s Duff Beer   Gordon  and I outside the Duff Beer Brewery at Universal Studios We spent the day at Universal Studios in Orlando recently.  Had a wonderful time, but I don’t recommend anyone ride The Simpson’s ride.  It was horrible!!  I felt like I had been in a few car wrecks by the time the ride was over.  However…….. There were other things to…

Read More

Dia De Los Muertos

Dia De Los Muertos

        Dia de los Muertos Mexico’s The Day of the Dead The cute little donkey planter that I bought over the summer at an antique mall in Georgia.  He holds the Mexican Heather that border our landscaping in the front of our house that I planted myself. (The Day of the Dead) November 1, is Mexico’s Day of the Dead, a holiday about honoring the deceased.  Other than my immediate family and…

Read More

Toad in the Hole

Toad in the Hole

      Toad in the Hole w/ Onion Gravy This is a British dinner that I have wanted to try for a very long time now.  Nigella Lawson has a recipe, also Pippa Middleton and Tom Parker-Bowles, Camilla Parker-Bowles son, she is married to Prince Charles.  I have all of their cookbooks.  I’m also sure that most British have their own favorite recipe.  This one however, is Pippa Middleton’s.  We actually enjoyed it very…

Read More

Haunted Mansion Halloween

Haunted Mansion Halloween

  The Haunted Mansion The Magic Kingdom The Haunted Mansion is one of my most favorite rides at The Magic Kingdom ever since I was a child and I do think that it was subconsciously my inspiration for our Halloween decorations last  year. Our floating Ghost and our Pumpkin Top Hat Pumpkin I did move it to the front of our house for the trick-or-treaters for Halloween night. Fog Machine Underneath I look at this…

Read More

Julie Barefoot Cookies and Beachy Edible Gifts

Julie Barefoot Cookies and Beachy Edible Gifts

      Welcome to our Beachy Edible Gifts We hope to fill this page with edible gifts that are especially beach themed or related.  For example, my Julie Barefoot Cookies.  So tune in every now and then see what we have come up with.  We are so happy to have you here! A Cake Always Makes A Nice Gift Julie’s Angel Food Cake Seafoam Frosting and Seashells (See Recipe Down Below) ——————————————–   Julie…

Read More

Preserved Lemon

Preserved Lemon

        This is truly perfection! Ingredients: 8-10 lemons 2 cups rock salt (We used a combination of Himalayan Sea Salt and New Zealand Sea Salt.) About 6 Bay Leaves 1 teaspoon Caraway Seeds 1 teaspoon Coriander Seeds 1 1/2 cup Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice   You want to halve your lemons and then slice them down the middle without cutting all the way through.  Also sqeeze the juice out of them and…

Read More

Blue Hawaiian’s and Huli Huli Chicken

Blue Hawaiian’s and Huli Huli Chicken

Aloha!  Gordon and Julie atop Diamond Head, 1986 Welcome to: Blue Hawaiians and Huli Huli Chicken Excellent Cocktail     Blue Hawaiians  -3 oz. Rum -1 oz. Blue Curacao -2 oz. Pineapple Juice -1 oz. Simple Syrup (We used the juice from a can of Jackfruit in place of this. You can find it at your local Asian supermarkets.  I love this fruit!  It tastes like gummy bears in syrup to me.   This is…

Read More