Friday, January 10, 2014

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Lens of the Day: The Beck Stone

Posted: 10 Jan 2014 05:28 AM PST

Review of the Day: Just IMAGINE

Posted: 10 Jan 2014 04:00 AM PST

2014 Golden Globe Nominated Movie & TV Show Reviews

Posted: 09 Jan 2014 12:59 PM PST

Frozen - Disney Puts Sisters before Misters

1. Frozen – Disney Puts Sisters before Misters

During the first week of Christmas break, my 9- year- old daughter, my sister, my 4- year- old nephew, and myself went to the theater to see Frozen. I had seen the previews and knew the movie was going to be good, but I didn’t know how good, until nea…

Breaking Bad | Season 1

2. Breaking Bad | Season 1

I did not start watching Breaking Bad immediately. I am not much of a television watcher. My son was talking about it and one night I thought I would give it a try. I was prepared to switch it off after a preliminary few minutes. I was hooked immediately….

Screen Shot 2014-01-09 at 4.01.54 PM3. The Utterly Gripping Space Thriller that is Gravity

If you want to see a movie that grips you like a vice from start to finish, leaves you breathless with wonder long after it ends, and generally thrills you to the core of your being, then this incredibly exciting, visually amazing film – about two astronau…

Rush - a 200 mph biopic

4. Rush – a 200 mph biopic

First, you don’t have to be a Formula 1 Grand Prix fan to love this film. It’s not about the cars, or the engines, or the racetracks. It’s about the rivalry between two very different men – a rivalry so intense that each of them was prepared…

The Blacklist a dark crime drama

5. The Blacklist a dark crime drama

Blacklist is a dark and compelling crime series on NBC. Who says Network TV is dead, especially if they keep putting out hard- hitters like this show. I personally cannot wait to watch this show each week and am really looking forward to Season 2. I usuall…

12 Years a Slave-The Best Film of 2013

6. 12 Years a Slave-The Best Film of 2013

I knew this was going to be a difficult movie to watch but I really wanted to see this film. I have tried to watch Steve McQueen movies before. He is a brutally honest director and I had such a hard time going to such a dark place, I just couldn’t do…

Inside the World of Ray Donovan

7. Inside the World of Ray Donovan

Ray Donovan (Liev Schrieber) has a complicated life. He has a wife, a son, and a daughter. He also has two brothers that live nearby. The brothers all transplanted to outside of Los Angeles from Boston. His mom died of cancer, his sister committed suicide….



I believe that I was working on one of my Squidoo lenses one night. I took a break and went into the other room where my wife was watching television. She asked me if I wanted to watch this new series that she had recorded, and I asked what is it. She said…

Mandela Long Walk to Freedom

9. Mandela Long Walk to Freedom

My husband was a freedom fighter. In 1971 he was recruited by Ronnie Kasrils to go in secret to South Africa, from London, and help to keep the ANC and the struggle alive. He kept this extremely dangerous mission a secret from everyone for over 40 years, b…

Frozen (Merry Christmas...)

10. Frozen (Merry Christmas…)

This is one of the unimpressive Disney movies I have watched, Frozen is about how Elsa, afraid of harming her sister Anna again, had shut herself off into an emotional wall. There is more to that, but I am trying not to spoil anything for anyone who has no…

Would You Kindly Cook For Me

11. Would You Kindly Cook For Me

The meanings of our lives may be as simple as ’42%’, or as meaningful as to leave a legacy. To give everything for the people you love – better half, children – will often times stretch your comfort zone. For the people that we are, the morals th…

Dallas Buyers Club Review

12. Dallas Buyers Club Review

‘I am my own physician. ‘ – Ron Woodroof Matthew McConaughey gives a riveting performance in Dallas Buyers Club, his portrayal of Ron Woodruff takes viewers on an emotional roller coaster, as we watch this man struggle to deal with the reality of…

Are You Hooked on The Blacklist?

13. Are You Hooked on The Blacklist?

The Blacklist: The Complete First Season DVD I am one of many fans who are absolutely hooked on The Blacklist! Actually, I was surprised at myself! After watching the first episode, I really didn’t intend to watch another. It was more violent than I u…

It All Started with The Big Bang...

14. It All Started with The Big Bang…

The Big Bang Theory came into my life like the most natural thing ever. Let me just state that I’m a science nerd – always was. So, when my room- mate watched this series on her laptop, while I was struggling with my economics subjects in college, my…

Modern Family and its Funniest Moments - Honest Review

15. Modern Family and its Funniest Moments – Honest Review

Modern Family Season 4 is the funniest of all! Let me kick of this TV show review with a fact – Modern Family won the Emmy’s for the Best Comedy TV Show in 2013 for its fourth season aired in 2012 – 2013. This is a big thing because it had already won…

Where’s The Beef? Not here.

Posted: 09 Jan 2014 11:32 AM PST

The RocketSquids went meatless for a challenge and came up with some great meat-free recipes. Delicious!!!!!

Tomato Sauce Recipe Delicious and Quick

1. Tomato Sauce Recipe Delicious and Quick

I have a delicious tomato sauce recipe that I make each week. I don’t feel right if I haven’t got some freshly made in the fridge. I then add it to various dishes like pasta, lasagna, rice, casseroles, soups etc. as and when I need it. It’s…

Easy Semolina Sweet Balls Called Sooji Laddoo or Rava Laddoo

2. Easy Semolina Sweet Balls Called Sooji Laddoo or Rava Laddoo

Laddoos or laddus are small sweet balls made with flour and sugar along with few other ingredients. Rava laddoo or Sooji laddoo is an easy Indian sweet made using semolina flour which is often made during festivals and family celebrations. It is extremely…

Cheesy Stuffed Mushrooms with Flax

3. Cheesy Stuffed Mushrooms with Flax

Stuffed Crimini Mushroom Caps. I had some crimini mushrooms to use up, with odds and ends in the kitchen. As an experiment, I developed this recipe. I was very pleased with the results! My empty plate can testify to that. These mushrooms are a great idea f…

Perfect-Best Burrito

4. Perfect-Best Burrito

When I was newly married, I went to my best friend’s apartment. She was also newly married, and we both loved to cook and needed to do it on a budget. She had a pot of pinto beans on the stove. She made me a burrito by smashing the hot pinto beans dow…



I use to always think cheese paste was disgusting and blah. Until one of my Indian friends gave me this recipe which contained no egg yellows which was what I found most gross in the original cheese paste recipe. Now I love to serve this as an Hors d’…

Tasty Pancakes

6. Tasty Pancakes

Pancake is a cake prepared from fried batter. The batter is mainly composed from some kind of flower and a liquid (usually milk). It is simple but popular food in many countries. The recipe here is very easy to make, and I am sure you will enjoy it!

Kevin's Orange Pistachio Cookies

7. Kevin’s Orange Pistachio Cookies

A scrumptious light and crisp, orange flavored cookie, with a slight salty pistachio tang. Many moons ago, when my husband and I were still in college, a friend of ours was a chef who made the most extravagant meals with mouthwatering desserts. One of the…

A great Trifle recipe for Sunday dinner!

8. A great Trifle recipe for Sunday dinner!

This is a great recipe for a traditional trifle for that all important Sunday dinner! This version doesn’t use any jelly, so if you have a few vegetarians with you for dinner, there’s no need to crack open the ‘special jelly’ (FYI, my g…

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