Greed is Good – Very, Very Good (Homemade 100 Grand Bars)

Friday, August 21, 2009


It seems like I just posted the roundup for Breakfast at Tiffany’s and it’s already time for another installment of Dinner and a Movie.  Where does the time go?!?!  This month’s DaaM is being hosted by my co-host Marc from No Recipes, and the film he chose is the 1987 blockbuster, Wall Street, directed by Oliver Stone and starring, Michael Douglas and Charlie Sheen.

Wall Street is a super slick, wickedly intelligent thinking person’s movie that has come to epitomize the blatant excess that was the 1980’s.  The movie features Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko, a wealthy, unscrupulous, megalomaniacal corporate raider and Charlie Sheen as Bud Fox, a young stockbroker desperate to make it big.  Fox plots to get Gekko as a client, feeding him insider information.   Gekko pounces on said information and in return takes Fox under his wing and on a wild ride in the ultra-capitalist world of hostile takeovers, insider trading, and corporate raiding.   Soon, Bud is living the high life and halfway through the movie, you just know this all isn’t going to bode well in the end for him!    But, I won’t spoil the fun.  You’ll have to watch the movie for yourself to see how it all shakes out. read more >>

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Breakfast at Tiffanys Roundup (Chicks in a Nest)

Friday, July 31, 200937 Comments

It’s time again for another great Dinner and a Movie roundup.  July’s movie selection is the delightful, yet occasionally dark film, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, directed by Blake Edwards and starring the luminous Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard.
While the reception I received upon choosing this film for DaaM, was …

July Dinner and a Movie: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Sunday, July 5, 200965 Comments

For this month’s Dinner and a Movie event, I’ve selected another one of my favorite films of all time – Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Released in 1961, Breakfast at Tiffany’s is an utterly delightful, yet occasionally dark film about life, love and following your dreams. It was …

Dinner and a Movie: Shirley Valentine Roundup (Taramasalata with Homemade Pita Chips)

Monday, June 1, 200914 Comments

Ack! I’m finally getting around to posting the roundup for this month’s Dinner and a Movie! I apologize for getting this up so late! I’ve been playing catch-up ever since I returned from my Great Seattle Adventure, and unfortunately, DaaM suffered for it. I hope you all subscribe to …

May Dinner and a Movie: Shirley Valentine (Souvlaki and Tzatziki)

Friday, April 24, 200930 Comments

Who hasn’t ever questioned the relevance of their place in this world? Very few, I would imagine. I think you know what I mean. Maybe you’ve stood in front of your mirror one day and asked yourself, “Who the hell am I, and what am I …

Dinner and a Movie: Wedding Crashers and Rumaki

Tuesday, April 21, 200929 Comments

Wedding Crashers is on the marquee this month at Dinner and a Movie. This romantic comedy is about Washington, D.C. divorce mediators John and Jeremy, business partners and lifelong friends, who share a unique hobby – crashing weddings! Their plan is to charm their way into any wedding – …

Dinner and a Movie: Moonstruck Roundup (Pasta alla Norma)

Monday, March 30, 200937 Comments

Moonstruck is a delightful and endearing romantic comedy about love and life set in New York City’s Italian-American community. In it, Loretta Castorini, (brilliantly played by Cher), an unlucky in love Italian widow (her first husband was hit by a bus) finds romance through the intervention of la …

March Dinner and a Movie: Moonstruck (Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe)

Thursday, March 5, 200941 Comments

Hey, fellow movie fans! Are you ready for another installment of Dinner and a Movie? Hope so, because this month I get to choose! And, I’ve picked one of my all time favorite films: Moonstruck!
Moonstruck is a delightful and endearing romantic comedy about love and life set in …

Dinner and a Movie: Chocolat (Chocolate Truffles)

Saturday, February 28, 200980 Comments

I’m very excited to be posting about the first installment of Dinner and a Movie, a new monthly blog event co-hosted by Marc of No Recipes and yours truly. Each month, Marc and I will select a new movie to watch, which will hopefully inspire you …

Don’t Miss the Premiere of Dinner and a Movie!

Monday, January 26, 200943 Comments

I have some exciting news for you! Well, I hope you’ll find it exciting, because I sure do. A while back, I told you all about my idea for a new monthly blog feature called Dinner and a Movie. As it turns out, the very talented …

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Hello and welcome to SGCC! I’m Susan, a professional writer, food columnist, recipe developer, wife, mother, daughter and sister, who used to be a lawyer in a previous life. My love of food comes from a long line of wonderful and creative Italian home cooks who didn’t always have a lot, but knew how to make a lot out of what they had. I hope that you enjoy yourself while you’re here, and visit often! read more >>

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