Celebrity Nibbles by Nora, Episode 7

November 20th, 2011

In this episode I create a treat based on The Band Perry’s favorite snacks.  Perry Pieces are so good, they may make you want to sing! 🙂

Celebrity Nibbles by Nora, Episode 7, Sweets to Sing About…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXsfat0tV3s

Inspired by White Chocolate Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cookies from picky-palate.com and The Band Perry Official Fan Club, http://www.thebandperryofficialfanclub.com/.

Perry Pieces Ingredients

Perry Pieces

1/2 cup margarine

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup sugar

1 egg

1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract

1 1/4 cup all purpose flour

1 cup Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal, slightly crushed up

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

12 oz pkg Mini Peanut Butter Cups, chop each cup in fourths

2 cups Cocoa Rice Krispies

12 oz Dark Chocolate, melted

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cake pan and set aside.

In small bowl beat margarine and sugars together until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla until well combined.

In large bowl combine flour, Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal, baking powder and salt. Slowly add wet ingredients along with Mini Peanut Butter Cup chunks until just combined.

Spread mixture evenly into cake pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until edges start to turn golden brown.

Let cool. Then crumble bars. Place half of the crumbles in a bowl. Spread the other half over a wax paper lined baking tray. Set tray aside.

Add Cocoa Rice Krispies to bowl and mix with crumbles. Then add  Dark Chocolate until mixture is coated.

Spread Dark Chocolate mixture evenly and firmly over crumbles on tray.  Place tray in refrigerator to let mixture harden.

Once mixture is hardened, break into pieces and Enjoy!

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Aimee Todoroff

And here’s info on the “Before They Are SuperStar’s Taste Tester”, Aimee Todoroff‘s theatre company fundraiser

Elephant Run District “Babes in New York” Fundraiser

Monday, November 21, 2011 – 7-10pm

Please join us for an evening celebrating the first year of the Elephant Run District and fundraiser for next year’s production of “Rabbit Island,” a Coney Island themed comedy about fitting in, freaking out, and becoming a “real” New Yorker.

We’ll be having fun raffle prizes, amazing silent auction items, and some stellar performances by some of New York’s most talented transplants.

Hosted by Chad Lindsey, featuring Adam Wade, Cathryn Lynne and Laura Butler.

$30 suggested donation at the door.

If you are unable to attend, or would simply like to support the work we do, please make a 100% tax deductible donation through our profile with The Field: https://www.thefield.org/Profile.aspx?SAID=946

Thank you and Much Love from The District.

PS- Please “like us” on Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/pages/Elephant-Run-District/185593531461387

Celebrity Nibbles by Nora, Episode 6

September 5th, 2011

Now you can celebrate #Jerzday everyday with this Snooki inspired recipe on this episode of “Celebrity Nibbles by Nora”!

Celebrity Nibbles by Nora, Episode 6, Tastes Like Jersey Shore … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1TsWcaieGY

Inspired by Savory Cornmeal Cookies Recipe from Countryliving.com and “Snooki Cookies” suggestion from youtube viewer, Lola801.

Snooki Cookies

Snooki Cookies  

About 3 Dozen Cookies

Ingredients

1 cup white cornmeal

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup baking cocoa*

1 tsp sugar

1 tsp baking powder

3/4 tsp chili or cayenne pepper

1/2 tsp cinnamon*

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

1/2 cup sharp Cheddar cheese (shredded)

1/2 cup dill pickles pulp (chopped well in blender)

2 Tbsp margarine (melted)

1 egg

1/3 cup dill pickle juice

1/4 cup water

*optional

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Grease baking sheet(s).

In a medium mixing bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, cocoa, cinnamon, chile/cayenne and black peppers. Stir in cheese and dill pickle pulp. Then add melted margarine, egg, pickle juice and water. Mix until all ingredients are incorporated. Place in refrigerator for 10 minutes or more to let batter firm up a little.

Drop rounded Tablespoons of dough onto prepared baking sheet(s).

Bake on top or center rack in oven for 10-12 minutes. Remove from baking sheet and cool on wire rack.

Enjoy!

Note: Leftover Snooki Cookies can be stored in an airtight containers for up to 2 days.

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And here’s info on the “Before They Were SuperStar’s Taste Tester”, Zach

Zach McCoy

McCoy‘s Show that he’s in, “The Birthday Boys”.

ArtEffects Theatre Company Presents:

The Birthday Boys By Aaron Kozak

Directed by: Montserrat Mendez

Winner of the 2010 Hollywood Fringe First Award (world premiere) and the LA Fringe Award (LA Theatre Review Critic’s Choice).

“A high-tension, clock-ticking-away dramatic thriller.” — LAist.com

Three Marines captured by insurgents during an unheard-of infiltration of the Al Asad green zone struggle with the horror of captivity and their unknowable fate. But what first appears to be a kidnapping unravels an emotionally complex trio of characters dealing with major values such as honor, good, evil, commitment, ethics, God and country. Tense, hilarious and frequently heart-wrenching, The Birthday Boys keeps us guessing on the edge of our seats, as we barrel towards a shocking climax.

Producers:

Kristi McCarson

Phil Newsom

Stage Manager: *Mary Spadoni

Starring:

Lowell Byers

Walker Hare

Zach McCoy

Abraham Makany

Jevon McFerrin

Patrick Cann

Roland Lane

(*courtesy of actors equity, an equity approved showcase)

PR/Marketing: Lanie Zipoy lanie.zipoy@gmail.com

Graphic Design: Theresa Evangelista

Lighting Design: Porsche McGovern

Set Design: Jason Bolen

Sound Design: Patrick Metzger

Costume/props: Rebecca Snyder/ Kristi McCarson

Performance Dates:

Thurs. Sept 15th, 8pm

Fri. Sept 16th, 8pm

Sat. Sept 17th, 8pm

Sun. Sept 18, 3pm and 8pm.

Wed. Sept 21, 8pm

Thurs Sept 22, 8pm

Fri, Sept. 23, 8pm

Sat, Sept 24, 8pm

Sun, Sept 25, 3pm

Location:

Access Theatre

380 Broadway (at White Street)

New York, NY 10013 (2 blocks South of Canal)

4th Floor

Tickets price: $18

Purchase online at

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/186960

or Reserve tickets at: ArtEffectstheatre@gmail.com

Discounted tickets available for military personnel and Veterans for $10 (Please email for details).

Website: www.ArtEffectsTheatre.org

 

Celebrity Nibbles by Nora, Episode 5

July 12th, 2011

Toast Harry Potter and his pals in their last film with a Potter Pie Shake in this episode of  “Celebrity Nibbles by Nora”!

Celebrity Nibbles by Nora, Episode 5, Farewell Harry … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=El7h-PAm78c

Inspired by the flavors of Butterbeer and Pumpkin Juice and by the Butterscotch Pumpkin Pie Recipe from McCormick.com, Cream Soda Sauce Recipe from grouprecipes.com and shake assembly suggestions from foodpluswords.com.

Potter Pie Shake

Potter Pie Shakes

Makes 8 Servings

Butterscotch Pumpkin Pie Ingredients

1 frozen pie crust (from 12 oz deep dish package)

1/2 cup butterscotch chips

1 egg, slightly beaten

1/4 cup sugar

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp salt

6 oz fat free evaporated milk

1 cup canned pumpkin

Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.  

Microwave chips in medium bowl in 15 second intervals, stirring each time until chips are completely melted. Set aside.

Mix egg, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla and salt in large bowl until well blended. Stir in pumpkin, milk and melted chips until well blended. Pour into crust.

Place pie on a baking sheet (in case it bubbles over) and bake for 15 minutes. Then reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F and bake for 40-45 minutes or until knife inserted 1 inch from crust comes out clean.

Cool on wire rack.

Cream Soda Topping Ingredients

1 cup cream soda

1 package (2 packets) whipped topping mix

1 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp rum extract

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk together until thickened.

Assembly

***Additional ingredient – 1 gallon vanilla ice cream***

Cut pie into 8 slices.  

Place 1 slice of pie, 1/4 cup cream soda topping and 4 scoops of ice cream in the blender and blend well.  You can increase or decrease cream soda topping/ice cream based on your preference for thickness of shake.

Drink immediately or store in freezer until ready to enjoy!

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And here’s info on the “Before They Were SuperStar’s Taste Tester”, Kristin

Kristin Cantwell

Cantwell’s improv group that she’s in, Equipo Jesus.

Upcoming Equipo Jesus performances:

July 15th, 10pm @ The Magnet Theater – Part of “The Circuit” performances (“Equipo Jesus” rotates Fridays).

Cost: FREE!

http://www.magnettheater.com/viewshow.php?showid=37349

July 25th, 8pm @ The PIT – Part of the Secret Crush Show.

Cost: FREE!

http://thepit-nyc.com/daily_downstairs.html?y=2011&m=07&d=25



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