Cooking, Discovery, food, food, Italian, Recipe Jar, recipes, Uncategorized

ErinGoScratch Recipe: Christmas Lasagna Memories

This Christmas, like many Christmases before, I was involved in making a lasagna. This year I was the pilot of the operation, but many times in the past I was the sous chef for my mother's one signature dish. It isn't that my mother wasn't a good cook, she was, she just didn't have the… Continue reading ErinGoScratch Recipe: Christmas Lasagna Memories

Fiction, horror, NYC, Uncategorized

Urban Pirates- an original screenplay by James K. Shaffer- Part Five

INT. WATERFRONT- LUNCH TIME- NEXT DAY Mike and Ken are eating Italian heroes on a bench near the water. A laptop sits between them. Mike So now we have clear evidence that we are onto something. ANNA and I stayed up late figuring it out. Ken Rewind. You and Anna stayed up late, huh? Mike… Continue reading Urban Pirates- an original screenplay by James K. Shaffer- Part Five

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ErinGoScratch Recipe: Brown Butter Lobster Medallions Over Fettucine

"There must be hundreds of unsung heroes and heroines who first tasted strange things growing - and think of the man who first ate a lobster. This staggers the imagination. I salute him every time I take my nutcracker in hand and move the melted-butter pipkin closer." -Gladys Taber Ah, life’s simple pleasures. Lobster, now… Continue reading ErinGoScratch Recipe: Brown Butter Lobster Medallions Over Fettucine

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Urban Pirates- an original screenplay by James K. Shaffer- Part Four

EXT. THE NEXT MORNING DOCKSIDE- THE DAWN It is calm and sunny. Mike lowers Scuba tanks and wetsuits to Ken. Mike fires up The Dawn. Anna has hooked up the coffee & bagels and they eat as they pull into the bay. She passes it around. Mike Thank you. Good job on breakfast, Rookie. Anna… Continue reading Urban Pirates- an original screenplay by James K. Shaffer- Part Four

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Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, New York City

“You’ll find there’s never a dull moment in this house” -The Dowager Countess, Violet "EXPERIENCE THE HISTORY • THE FASHION • THE HOUSE Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, based on the beloved television show, transports you to post-Edwardian England, where the characters and the iconic house come to life. You’ll be immersed in the fascinating social… Continue reading Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, New York City

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Urban Pirates- an original screenplay by James K. Shaffer- Part Three

EXT. THE DAWN- MORNING, HELL’S GATE The Dawn is anchored in the channel. The tide is full and still. The sun rips down. MIKE & KEN are dragging the bottom with big treble hooks. They are dirty and pissed off. They pull up everything but treasure. Fishing tackle, a boot, Horseshoe crabs, etc… MIKE slams… Continue reading Urban Pirates- an original screenplay by James K. Shaffer- Part Three

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Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge 2018

Freezin' for a reason! This will be my twelfth plunge. Check off a bucket list item and join us! "Taking place on January 1, 2018 at 1pm sharp on the world famous Coney Island Beach is the 114th Annual Coney Island Polar Bear Club Plunge. All swimmers should meet at the Boardwalk & Stillwell Avenue… Continue reading Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge 2018