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Rigatoni with Special Secret Sauce Chef John of Food Wishes

Rigatoni Al Segreto  Rigatoni with Secret Sauce     Everyone has their own version of spaghetti sauce and Chef John is no different. However over the years we have grown to be drawn to certain chefs because of their passion and expertise. Chef John is one of those wonderful chefs.  Did You Know Tomato sauce (also known […]

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Dean Martin and Paul Lynde – Dean’s TV Show – Very Funny

Dean Martin and Paul Lynde  Very Funny * Remember Paul Lynde? He was hysterical on this episode of the Dean Martin show. Love this stuff. The Dean Martin Show, not to be confused with the Dean Martin Variety Show (1959–1960), is a TV variety–comedy series that ran from 1965 to 1974 for 264 episodes. It was broadcast by NBC and hosted […]

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Eydie Gorme’ – What did I Have? – Spectacular…!

Eydie Gorme’ – What did I Have? Spectacular * Early years. Gormé was born in the Bronx to Sephardic Jewish parents. Her father was born in Sicily, her mother in Turkey. They spoke several languages at home, including Ladino, which is rooted in Spanish.After graduating from William Howard Taft High School, which she attended with Stanley Kubrick, Gormé found a […]

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Roasted Rosemary & Garlic Potatoes Recipe – Laura Vitale

Roasted Rosemary & Garlic Potatoes  Laura Vitale * There is comfort food and then there is comfort food. This qualifies as one of the best.  What is it about roasted potatoes anyway. I just can’t get enough. Mom didn’t really cook with potatoes all that much when we were g rowing up so why now? […]

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Annette Funicello & Shirly Temple – 1961 Oscars – PRICELESS & REFRESHING

Annette Funicello & Shirley Temple 1961 Oscars  PRICELESS & REFRESHING * Shirley Temple and Annette Funicello are remembered as two of the most adorable child stars ever. This is a short clip of the two of them together at the 1961 Oscars. Annette accepting an award for Haley Mills. Extremely refreshing to see such a […]

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Dean Martin and Friends – Talented and Just Very Funny

Dean Martin with Lee J. Cobb – Buddy Ebson – Jackie Vernon and Charles Nelson Reilly Talented and just very funny * This is a wonderful piece featuring Dean and Buddy Ebson, Lee J. Cobb, Jackie Vernon and Charles Nelson Reilly….. a bunch of his very recognizable friends.  Jackie Vernon Buddy Ebson Charles Nelson Reilly […]

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Perry Como – Honoring Mr. Casual

Perry Como Honoring Mr. Casual * One of the many factors in his success was Como’s insistence on his principles of good taste; if he considered something to be in bad or questionable taste, it was not in the show or broadcast.  When a remark made by Julius La Rosa about television personality Arthur Godfrey on The Perry Como Show was […]

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Rigatoni with Genovese-Style Meat Sauce – Chef John of Food Wishes

Pasta alla Genovese – Rigatoni with Genovese-Style Meat Sauce * I love Rigatoni… Don’t know about you. Rigatoni is my favorite pasta. Sometimes Mom used to make Rigatoni with meat sauce so I thought I would post this recipe by Chef John. I always love his recipes   Rigatoni are a form of tube-shaped pasta of varying lengths […]

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Dion and the Belmonts – American Bandstand – Teenager in Love

Dion and the Belmonts American Bandstand Teenager in Love * Dion and the Belmonts were a leading American vocal group of the late 1950s. All of its members were from the Bronx, New York City. In 1957, Dion DiMucci (born July 18, 1939) joined the vocal group, The Belmonts. The established trio of Angelo D’Aleo […]

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Make Someone Happy – Jimmy Durante – Beautiful Sleepless in Seattle Clip

Make Someone Happy  Jimmy Durante  Beautiful Sleepless in Seattle Clip * Jackie Barnett Presented Jimmy Durante’s Album “Way of Life”… with the Gordon Jenkins Orchestra and Chorus in a 1964 studio album by Jimmy Durante, arranged by Gordon Jenkins.   It received a “Pop Special Merit” designation from Billboard upon its release, indicating “new releases of outstanding merit which deserve exposure and which could have […]

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