JTV and Justopia Milestones with Pie Pictures


I am prompted to write about JTV and the announcement of all time high viewer counts — again. I worked late tonight, so there was no cooking and no food photos. Instead, let’s chat about the 101,000 simultaneous viewers on JTV. This is the blog post that communicated the milestone. What I found most interesting were some of the comments. There are complaints of a sluggish network and comments about how the removal of the Channel Bar is the sole reason for the spike in viewership.

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Justopian Visitors and a Brief Recipe

Jane and Emily

Em admitted to being a ham

I had visitors for dinner tonight. Real live people, in the flesh, to join me in cooking, dining, cleaning and just generally having fun. My sister, Jane, my niece, Emily and I made a simple, yet DEElicious dinner. Steak, Potatoes, Soy-Dipped Radishes and Steamed Broccoli.

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Back to the Food and Tomorrow’s Justopia.com Visitor Reminder!


Rather than cooking dinner last night, I baked cookies. I forgot to bring my lunch to work with me, so I came home to a DEElicious dinner of the leftover slow cooked lamb shank, Israeli couscous and cauliflower with bread crumbs and decided that I’d make some Chocolate Dipped Macaroons. They are very easy and wow, did they come out great! I adapted the recipe from a Sunset Cookies cookbook which I picked up in 1984. I think this was the cookbook I used to go to for Oatmeal Lace cookies. Next up! 🙂

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More Television and a Different Kind of Muse

What’s Next You Ask and Where’s the Food?!

Just when it seemed as though no spectacle could top the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, in less than 24 hours we have the Democratic Convention to draw our attention. No matter whom you favor for president, the conventions are likely to provide you with something riveting to watch each night. I don’t remember a convention being right smack on the heels of the Olympics in the past, but I’m happy the timing has turned out this way because I need something fun to watch in the wake of the Olympics.

Couldn’t I Just Tell You, it was Just Utopia for Me!

A Dream Lives on Forever

Opening the Show

Opening the Show with "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"

A friend and I went to see our musical idol last night. For 33 years now I’ve been a devoted Todd Rundgren fan and recently, when a coworker told me Todd was playing at Wolf Trap, just a few miles down the road in a beautiful outdoor venue, I got right on it. I only have one friend that is a Todd fan around here and when I let her know he was coming to town she was in.

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A Surprise Candidate and Another DEElicious Summer Dinner

Before the Food
You might want to check this out. Even Justin.tv can’t compete with this. The only place to get on this bandwagon is at Justopia.com! Thank you Peekers for discovering this news clip for us!
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A Perfect Friday Night Dinner

Slow Cooked Short Ribs, Corn and Tomato Salad and Home Made Flat Bread

The bread recipe was courtesy of The Smitten Kitchen. She is one of my go-to bloggers for inspiration and DEElicious recipes and you’ve seen her recipes highlighted here in the past. Check her out. You won’t be disappointed.

Crunchy, salty, quick and easy to make!

Crunchy, salty, quick and easy to make!

Now, how could you NOT vote for a candidate that makes a dinner as DEElicious as this?!

The Whole Foods Contest, a Tesla Coil and a Surprise Contest!

In Food

Another DEElicious Dinner with Justopia! Piping hot chicken and pasta

I just sent out a Tweet that I’ve created the recipe for the Whole Foods Market, Food Blogger Budget Recipe Challenge! I will work on refining it this weekend so that I can submit it before the deadline. I re-read the contest rules again and it looks like they are contacting food bloggers to request them to submit recipes, but that the food blogging community is encouraged to talk it up and get others to submit as well.

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