Eggs in Purgatory – Mary Ann Esposito – Ciao Italia

Eggs in Purgatory  Mary Ann Esposito – Ciao Italia * Eggs in Purgatory Wonderful Recipe from the Past * When I was much younger my mom used to make something where the rendered tomatoes filled the deep dish frying pan and then she broke eggs into the middle of the tomatoes.      It was […]

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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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Annette Funicello – Original Mouseketeer – Biography

Annette Funicello  Biography * Annette Joanne Funicello (October 22, 1942 – April 8, 2013) was an Italian-American actress and singer. Annette Funicello began her professional career as a child performer at the age of twelve. She rose to prominence as one of the most popular Mouseketeers on the original Mickey Mouse Club. As a teenager, she transitioned to a successful […]

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Dean Martin surprised by Jimmy Durante – Priceless circa 1965

Dean Martin surprised by Jimmy Durante Priceless circa mid 60’s * If you recall the Dean Martin Show then you remember how he used to open the door and a mystery celebrity would enter the room much to the surprise of everyone including Dean. This one features Jimmy Durante. Priceless * The Dean Martin Show, […]

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A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes – Annette Funicello story

A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes Annette Funicello story * Anyone that remembers the Mickey Mouse Club remembers Annette Funicello. She was just a wonderful young girl when on that show and a lovely lady in later life. Sadly she is gone now but her memory lives on. In addition to appearing in […]

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Arancini – Rice Balls – Chef Pasquale in his adorable Broken English

Arancini – Rice Balls – Chef Pasquale in his adorable Broken English * Arancini  are stuffed rice balls which are coated with bread crumbs and then deep fried. The most common filling are: “al ragù” or “al sugo”, filled with ragù (meat or mince, low temperature and long time cooked with tomato sauce and spices), mozzarella and/or caciocavallo cheese, and often peas and “al burro” or “‘a bburro” filled […]

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