Upside Down Caramel, Almond, Coconut, Banana Cake FTL!! and the Weekly Help Broadcast

What Happened?


I failed. Right there. Live, on .tv. Epic Fail! I had not planned to make a dessert tonight. There was no baking in my future when I got home from work, but after surfing over to one of my favorite food blogs, seeing the photos of a DEElicious looking cake, I decided I would make one on the show tonight. I did not have walnuts, but I made a simple adjustment, I used almonds and toasted coconut. What could be bad, right?

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Getting in the Spirit and The JTV Anniversary Contest Winner Announcement

Serenity NOW

There I was, getting ready to head to the store when I launched and what did I see, but our good friend, the JTV Monkey (I believe his name is … Monkey) in the #1 position on the bar with balloons, streamers and a party hat! So, it looks like I am not the only crazed JTV fan observing the big day, am I? Above is the banner that is now appearing on the Lifedoc channel.

Now, where are those JTVA meetings held anyway? And exactly who or what is the higher power they are talking about when a monkey is the mascot? I have only succeeded in achieving the first step. Alright! I admit I am powerless to the Monkey, but what power can restore me to sanity when a monkey rules? I am so confused!


Another simple dinner tonight – Grilled chicken breast, pomme frites (fried potatoes) and steamed broccoli

I suppose the ball is in my park. I am going to need to gather up the strength to extricate myself from the ties that bind me, keeping me hooked to JTV. So, I’m here, waiting for someone to give me the address for my local JTVA meeting.



Now, what you’ve been waiting for … the announcement of the contest winners. I thought the contest was fun. It brought some of you to the blog that had not previously been readers and some of you discovered and hopefully will be regular viewers. Not as many people as I expected played in the game, but those of you that did were diligent about your research! In all, there were 7 responses. The only question that was a little hinky was the final question. I thought the answer was clear, but it seems it was quite open for interpretation so, that said, all but one of you got all 7 answers correct. And I have decided to be very generous… since there were 7 respondents and the contest was 7 days I have decided to award all 7 with a prize!! I am just appreciative of the fact that you paid attention, that you took the time and made the effort to read and that you are Justopia Cooks fans! Thank you!

The winners:

  • Kittiebeatz
  • Texgal
  • Tenten
  • KSPoet2007
  • Dezining4U
  • Peekers
  • OddNumber

Congratulations to all!

JTV 1 Year Anniversary Trivia Contest Questions

  1. What did I call the mode of transportation Justin rode to the airport on the day I first made the proclamation that I was a “JTV convert?”
  2. In which blog post did I note that for the first time Justin was not publishing?
  3. Quote one of the items I stated I did not purchase on my first trip to Costco in 4 years.
  4. Which of the blogs in my blogroll is based in one of the countries/cities I have lived in the past? NOTE: This response requires no date or blog title!
  5. What nick name did we give the guest who appeared on the Justopia Cooks show to help me prepare a DEElicious Indian meal?
  6. What was on the menu the night I created “The Chef’s Table” due to technical problems with the dining room camera which mandated the need to dine in the kitchen?
  7. What do I state is the reason “why I live in Justopia?”

I suppose you’d like the answers? Well, here you go:


Please send me an address where I can send your prize. I will get them packaged up and mailed out when I am off next week.


Happy Anniversary JTV!!!! To Celebrate … or Mourn? Instant Gratification, and a New Leaf on Life?


NOTE:  The questions to the JTV Anniversary Contest are listed at the bottom of this post.  Remember, I’m looking for the title of the blog post, the date of the post and the answer to the question.

Mazel Tov!


We had a Korean dinner tonight — Bi Bim Bap — it was DEElicious!

By all accounts, today is the one year anniversary of JTV, or as I define it, my obsession with all things having nothing to do with reality. Today is one day shy of the event that changed life as I once knew it. March 18, while not π day or the Ides of March is still a monumental one for me. It is the day a 23 year old Yale graduate, living in San Francisco with three of his buddies launched a startup that they hoped to … they wanted to … they planned to … well, I really can’t say what they hoped for the future. I have yet to have the opportunity to chat one on one, via voice with any of them other than a brief 2 minute conversation, a call I had with Michael about 3 months ago as, Powered by JTV, was launching.

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Invitation and a Nod to Mooncricket’s Artistry



A modern twist on an Irish Dinner — Peppercorn steak with maple burbon sauce, cabbage salad and roasted Dutch potatoes

I remember the days when we didn’t need invites to get us to go to a channel on the service. We just knew who was broadcasting and who would be in the rooms. Well, yeah, there were only a couple of rooms — Justin and iJustine and eventually ParrisHarris. But nevertheless we knew our friends, our 2D friends would be parked in the rooms and chatting away and we expected to “see” each other.

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Take Back the Kitchen! a Happy Accident and a JTV Anniversary Contest Reminder



Cheddar, Mortadella and Tomatoes. Just what the doctor ordered after 8 hours at work Saturday, Preparing, cooking, serving, and cleaning an Easter Brunch. I made a Cook’s dinner — Grilled Cheese! 🙂

I woke up this morning to a dream of moving the PC out of the kitchen and returning the space to what it was originally intended for — Cooking! It’s funny how we can work things out in our sleep. I can’t recall if I’ve ever experienced this before. As I woke up I was lugging the big hulk of a desktop machine off the top of the refrigerator and into the office.

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Categories and the Channel Bar



Short Ribs with Carolina BBQ Sauce, Roasted Veggies and Papas Fritos al Garlic Aioli — DEElicious!

Did you notice the changes at JTV tonight? As promised, there are now categories for lifecasters. I had looked for it a few times earlier in the day and it wasn’t until a little bit before I headed into the kitchen to prep for tonight’s broadcast that the change was executed. I know I can be dense at times and I get how it works, but I don’t get how this helps with whatever people were complaining about. I guess it’s part of the whole “Lifecaster vs. Chatcaster argument that some lifecasters have been complaining about. Frankly, I don’t care what it’s called and I’ve written about it a few times, although it was a long time ago, probably in the summer.

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I Need to Get Some Sleep! A New Member of the Lifecasting Addicted! and Where Are They Now?

The Chicken or the Egg?


Now THAT’s a piece of chicken!

Am I tired from working or am I tired from playing? Let’s see how this adds up. I work (sometimes) and then come home and put in some time on the computer checking out what’s happening on JTV, the blog stats, my various email accounts and a bit of news. Then I sit huddled up on the couch in that state of being chilled to the bone when you are so exhausted you can barely see straight, too tired to reach over and turn on the variety of remotes that lie so peacefully in their place on the table next to my favorite place to site on the couch that I hate. Surely you know what I am talking about. It’s the kind of extreme fatigue you feel when you’ve just gotten off a plane that you’ve been cooped up in for hours and have crossed multiple time zones. I know you know what I’m talking about. Even if you haven’t crossed the international dateline or the Atlantic or Pacific. You’ve had an encounter with your body not wanting to go on behaving like its’ normal self.

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