Edward Scissorhands – Chicken, Zucchini, and Ricotta Sandwich

Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 American romantic fantasy film that shows the story of an artificial man named Edward, an unfinished creation, who has scissors for hands.

Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands opens as an eccentric inventor (Vincent Price) lovingly assembles a synthetic youth named Edward (Johnny Depp). Edward has all the essential ingredients for today’s standard body, with the exception of a pair of hands. For what is initially thought to be a temporary period, he is fitted with long, scissor-like extremities that, while able to trim a mean hedge, are hardly conducive to day-to-day life. When the kindly inventor dies, however, Edward is left lonely and cursed with some very heavy metal for hands. He is eventually taken in by Peg Boggs (Dianne Weist), an Avon lady who takes pity on him after seeing his bleak existence. Edward, in spite of his inherent ability to slay anyone he comes across, is a gentle soul whose only wish is to be loved. His impromptu family has, at best, a limited understanding of Edward, but he finds himself drawn to Peg’s weary but sympathetic daughter, Kim (Winona Ryder), who is dating Jim (Anthony Michael Hall), the neighborhood bully. Meanwhile, Edward finds himself a local celebrity after the town realizes that his talents include creative hedge trimming and an unrivaled ability to cut hair. His so-called friends are proven fair-weather when Edward is accused of a crime, after which his only supporters are Peg and Kim.

Dinner scene: When Peg invites Edward over for dinner, he struggles throughout the meal — having scissors for hands makes eating more than a little difficult. He fails to lift the silverware and can’t quite pick up his food, but the blades finally come in handy when he needs to butter his bread.

Let’s enjoy Chicken, Zucchini, and Ricotta Sandwich while watching this interesting movie. Even Peg can eat this with scissors for hands.


  • 2 medium zucchini, shredded
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 15 ounces whole-milk ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 4 5×4-inch pieces focaccia or ciabatta bread, halved horizontally
  • 2 large tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 2-4 roasted chicken breasts (about 1 pound), skinned, boned, thinly sliced crosswise


1 Mix zucchini and salt in medium bowl. Transfer to colander; set over bowl. Let stand 15 minutes to drain liquid from zucchini. Rinse and drain zucchini. Squeeze zucchini to remove liquid.

2 Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add zucchini and sauté 2 minutes. Remove pan to a bowl, cool slightly. Add ricotta, Parmesan and lemon peel to zucchini. Stir to blend. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

3 Preheat broiler. Arrange bread pieces cut side up on baking sheet. Broil bread just until lightly toasted. Spread ricotta mixture generously over 8 focaccia pieces. Broil until ricotta mixture is heated through and beginning to brown in spots, about 4 minutes.

4 Top 4 bread pieces with tomato slices, then with chicken slices, dividing equally. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover with remaining 4 bread pieces, ricotta-mixture side down. Cut sandwiches diagonally in half and serve.




James and the Giant Peach smoothie

James and the Giant Peach is a British-American musical fantasy film. If we had to live in a giant fruit and eat from it for breakfast, lunch and dinner, we’d go for a mango. Orphan James prefers a giant peach filled with friendly talking bugs, as a means to escape his horrible guardians, and go on an adventure around New York. Fun aplenty from this adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic.

A young boy’s discovery of a gigantic peach triggers an eventful journey across the sea in this strikingly designed and surprisingly twisted animated adventure. A live-action framing device establishes the dark yet fanciful mood one might expect from an adaptation of a Roald Dahl story, as young British lad James (Paul Terry) is orphaned by the death of his parents and forced to live with two cruel, repulsive aunts (played by noted British character actors Miriam Margolyes and Joanna Lumley of British TV hit Absolutely Fabulous). The visit of a mysterious stranger provides a means of escape, however, through a magic bag of “crocodile tongues” that bring about the appearance of the giant peach. The curious James soon winds up inside the fruit, at which point his body changes, and the film switches to a combination of stop-motion and digital animation. The new James meets up with a group of talking, oversized insects, including a vampish spider (voiced by Susan Sarandon), a sarcastic centipede (voiced by Richard Dreyfuss), and a matronly ladybug (voiced by Jane Leeves). These creatures become his traveling companions when the peach rolls into the Atlantic Ocean, and James and his new friends must brave a variety of dangers to reach the shore. Director Henry Selick provides further proof of the visual skill he demonstrated in The Nightmare Before Christmas, creating a fascinating, often eerie alternate universe, while Randy Newman provides the upbeat musical accompaniment. Young children may be disturbed by the story’s creepier overtones, but the mixture of remarkable visuals, oddball characters, and off-kilter fantasy will appeal to all other audiences.

James and the Giant Peach (Apple) Smoothie

2 8-ounce carton low fat peach yogurt
1 6-ounce can frozen apple juice concentrate
1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
4 ice cubes


Add each of the ingredients in the order listed to a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into glasses and serve.

Hook- Rainbow cup cake

The film acts as a sequel to the 1911 novel Peter and Wendy by J. M. Barrie, focusing on a grown-up Peter Pan who has forgotten his childhood. Now known as “Peter Banning”, he is a successful corporate lawyer with a wife and two children. Hook kidnaps his children, and Peter must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy.

Peter Pan has become Peter Banning (Robin Williams), a 40-year-old mergers and acquisitions lawyer with a permanent scowl on his face and a cellular phone in his belt. Banning has lost any memory of being Peter Pan, and he is also in danger of losing his wife Moira (Caroline Goodall) and two children, Jack (Charlie Korsmo) and Maggie (Amber Scott). Peter and his family travel to London to visit Granny Wendy (Maggie Smith) who recalls Peter’s lost youth and asks him, “Peter, dear, don’t you know who you are?” With Peter’s children asleep in the same bedroom where the original Peter Pan story began, there is a blinding flash. Peter comes into the room to discover a note from Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman), informing Peter that he has kidnapped his children. Granny Wendy now tells him who he really is and encourages him to re-discover his happy thoughts, transform himself into the Peter Pan of the past, and go rescue his children. With the encouragement of Tinkerbell (Julia Roberts), Peter recalls the birth of his son and once again takes wing. Then it’s off to Never Land to rescue his kids.

Interesting Food scene: When the Lost Boys begin feasting from empty plates and dishes, Peter is confused. He quickly realizes that its part of their incredible imaginations, so he joins the fun, and an epic food fight takes off. Do you remember the food fight, yes throwing colorful cakes over each other.

Let’s have fun and make Rainbow cupcakes, of course without any fight.


  • 125 gram Butter
  • 125 gram Self-Raising Flour
  • 125 gram Caster Sugar
  • 2 Egg(s)
  • 0.5 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 3 tbsp Milk
  • 4 Food Coloring
  • 12 Cupcake Baking Case(s)


1 Preheat oven to 200 degrees C, round up your ingredients. Beat the sugar and butter together, until fluffy and light colored

2 Beat in the eggs one at a time, adding a little flour each time, until you’ve added it all.

3 Add the vanilla essence and mix one tbsp milk

4 Divide between 6 bowls

Bowl 1- Add half a cap full of red coloring

Bowl 2- Add half a cap full of red and half a cap full of yellow

Bowl 3- Half a cap of yellow

Bowl 4- Half a cap full of green

Bowl 5- Half a cap full of Blue

Bowl 6- Half a cap full of Blue, half a cap full of Red.

Mix after you’ve added the colorings

5 Divide the purple bowl between the 12 cases, smooth to form bottom layer.

Repeat with the other bowls in this order:

6 Put in the oven for 15-20 mins

7 Skewer to find out if it’s ready, if it comes out gunky, put it back in the oven! if clean, then pop on a cooling rack


Meet Joe Black -Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Now that you’ve stocked up on water, soup, and booze, to help battle fears of Armageddon, curl up on the couch and spend a few hours with your favorite food movie. How about Meet Joe Black, American fantasy romance film.

The cycle of life on Earth hangs in the balance when Death becomes emotionally involved in this romantic fantasy. William Parrish (Anthony Hopkins) is a tremendously wealthy and powerful man who oversees a worldwide multi-media empire. Despite the loss of his beloved wife, William is content with his life, and he’s very close to his two daughters, Allison (Marcia Gay Harden) and Susan (Claire Forlaini). One night, as William is fighting a hostile takeover of his company and Allison is planning an elaborate party to celebrate her dad’s 65th birthday, William begins displaying the symptoms of a severe heart attack, and he is visited by a mysterious stranger, Joe Black (Brad Pitt). Joe is actually the angel of death, who has taken the form of a man who recently passed on to pay William a call. It seems that William is due to move on to the next world, but he doesn’t want to go. Joe, on the other hand, is curious to know what life is like for mere mortals, so the two men strike a deal — William will have some time to get his affairs in order, and Joe will wait and see what it’s like to be a human being. Joe decides that he likes it very much when he falls in love with Susan, but negotiating the slippery slopes of romance is no easier for Joe than for any ordinary man.

When Death (“Joe Black”) tastes peanut butter for the first time, it’s one of the greatest moments he’s ever had, so he immediately goes for round two and three and four. Enjoy the movie with Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Pancakes.


  • 1 cup(s) multigrain pancake mix,
  • 1 large egg
  • cup(s) all-natural peanut butter
  • 1 cup(s) milk
  • teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
  • 1 cup(s) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon(s) unsalted butter


  1. Heat oven to 200 degrees F. Stir the pancake mix, egg, peanut butter, milk, vanilla, and chocolate chips together in a large bowl. Melt about 1 teaspoon butter in large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Pour three to four 1/4-cupfuls of batter on the heated skillet to form pancakes and cook until the tops bubble and the edges begin to crisp. Turn and continue to cook for about 2 more minutes, until both sides are golden brown. Transfer pancakes to a baking pan and keep warm in the oven until ready to serve. Repeat with remaining batter.

Big – Warm Corn Chowder Salad with Bacon and Cider Vinegar

Big is a fantasy film directed by Penny Marshall, and stars Tom Hanks as Josh Baskin, a young boy who makes a wish “to be big” to a magical wishing machine and is then aged to adulthood overnight. Between eating ears of baby corn kernel-by-kernel and his putrid reaction to tasting beluga caviar, Josh Baskin (played by Tom Hanks), certainly shows his true age in this scene.

Enjoy the movie with this healthy warm Corn Chowder Salad with Bacon and Cider Vinegar


  • 4 slice(s) (4 ounces) thick-cut bacon, cut crosswise 1/2 inch thick
  • 1 pound(s) Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 2 red bell peppers, cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 8 ear(s) corn, kernels removed
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup(s) cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) crushed red pepper
  • Salt


  1. In a large skillet, cook the bacon over moderately low heat, stirring a few times, until it is crisp, about 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to paper towels and let drain.
  2. Pour off all but 3 tablespoons of the bacon fat in the skillet. Add the potatoes and cook over moderate heat until they start to brown, about 3 minutes. Stir and cook for about 2 minutes longer, until almost tender. Add the diced red peppers and cook, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes and peppers are tender, about 5 minutes. Add the corn kernels and cook, stirring, until heated through, about 3 minutes.
  3. Transfer the vegetables to a large bowl and stir in the onion, cider vinegar, crushed red pepper, and bacon. Season the salad with salt and serve.

Beetle Juice – Shrimp Cocktail

Barbara and Adam Maitland were a happy married couple who decided to spend their vacation at their new home decorating it. After driving back from their trip into town, they had a car accident, caused by swerving to miss a dog in the road, which unfortunately causes their death. Although they have suspicions that they might be dead, it is for sure confirmed when the Deetzes move into the house.


Lydia Deetze, the only daughter from the first marriage of Mr Deetze, is a very goth girl. She is not happy with life in general and is especially not happy about moving in to the new house with her dad and new stepmom. Lydia discovers that there are ghosts in her new house, when Barbara and Adam try to scare the Deetzes away by dressing up in sheets and ghosts, and makes an effort to befriend them.

Lydia encourages the Maitland’s to scare away her parents and so Barbara and Adam decide to get the help of a freelance ghost to scare, named Betelgeuse. They find out that they have to say his name three times in order for him to appear. Betelgeuse tries to scare the Deetzes from their home by making them dance and sing to the song Day-o while they are having a dinner party and eating Shrimp Cocktail, to no avail. It is soon realized that Beetlejuice is more interested in marrying Lydia so that he can come back to life, then helping them at all. They have to figure out a way to get rid of him before he succeeds in dooming Lydia to be his wife.

The Deetzes and the Maitland’s battle back and forth between who gets to live in the house and who does not, but in the end it all works out for the best and Beetlejuice gets what he deserves… or does he?

Shrimp Cocktail Recipe


  • 25-30 cooked shrimps
  • 1/2 cup bottled chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup catsup
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 5 teaspoons bottled grated horseradish
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • few drops Tabasco sauce
  • 1 lemon


  1. Set the shrimp aside.
  2. Mix all the other ingredients and place it into a large glass cup.
  3. Garnish with lemon slices.

Cooking time: 10 minutes.Servings: 4.Back to Top

The Princess and the Frog – Beignets

Tiana is a young New Orleans woman who has always worked hard to achieve her dreams. She works two jobs to gather the money she needs to open up her restaurant, inspired by her late father. While she is concentrating on getting her restaurant, her friend Charlotte has had only one concern her whole life: marry a prince and become a princess. When Prince Naveen  comes to New Orleans it seems as though Charlotte’s dream will come true. When she asks Tiana to cater with some beignets, Tiana finally has enough money to get her restaurant.

The Princess and The Frog

But not all goes according to plan. Prince Naveen starts messing around with Dr. Facilier, a voodoo doctor, and becomes transformed into a frog. He pleads with Tiana to kiss him so that he will turn human again as told in The Frog Prince fairy tale book. When she finally complies, she finds that not only did Naveen not turn human, she turned into a frog instead.

Tiana and Naveen travel all around New Orleans to find a way to break the spell and turn human again. Friends join them along the way, including Louis, a jazz trumpet playing alligator and Ray, a Cajun firefly. Together they must race against time and Dr. Facilier if they ever wish to be human again.

Beignets Recipe


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  • 1 1/2 cups lukewarm water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 envelope active dry yeast
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 7 cups bread flour  1/4 cup shortening
  • Nonstick spray
  • Oil, for deep-frying
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar


  1. Mix water, sugar, and yeast in a large bowl and let sit for 10 minutes. In another bowl, beat the eggs, salt and evaporated milk together. Mix egg mixture to the yeast mixture.
  2. In a separate bowl, measure out the bread flour. Add 3 cups of the flour to the yeast mixture and stir to combine. Add the shortening and continue to stir while adding the remaining flour. Remove dough from the bowl, place onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth. Spray a large bowl with nonstick spray. Put dough into the bowl and cover with plastic wrap or a towel. Let rise in a warm place for at least 2 hours.
  3. Preheat oil in a deep-fryer to 350 degrees F. Add the confectioners’ sugar to a paper or plastic bag and set aside.
  4. Roll the dough out to about 1/4-inch thickness and cut into 1-inch squares. Deep-fry, flipping constantly, until they become a golden color. After beignets are fried, drain them for a few seconds on paper towels, and then toss them into the bag of confectioners’ sugar. Hold bag closed and shake to coat evenly.

Cooking time: 2 hours 30 minutes.Servings: 3 dozen.Back to Top

Groundhog Day – Lime Tart

What would you do if you only had one day to live? For egotistical weatherman Phil Connors, just about anything he wants. After being sent out to cover the infamous Groundhog Day event in Punxutawney, Pennsylvania, Connors finds himself trapped in a time warp where there is literally no tomorrow.

Groundhog Day

Every morning his alarm goes off at 6a.m. and the same song is playing. The same radio hosts announce the same information, and everyday is Groundhog Day. It’s not long before Connors realizes that when everyday is exactly the same, there are no consequences.

So now what? At first, he doesn’t know what to do. Even suicide doesn’t break the curse. But slowly, he lets loose. After a romantic one night stand and two wild goose chases with the cops, Connors can no longer ignore his feelings for his co-worker, Rita. So instead of living on the edge, he devotes everyday to learning more and more about her, to eventually win her heart.

Pop in this 90s classic and endure the feeling of redundancy. But don’t do it alone. Make sure to have a batch of Lime Tarts for company, one of the many treats on Connors’ plate at a Punxatawney local diner.

Lime Tart Recipe

lime pie


  • 5 beaten egg yolks
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup key lime juice
  • 1 prepared graham cracker crust


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Combine the egg yolks, sweetened condensed milk and lime juice. Mix well. Pour into unbaked graham cracker shell.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Allow to cool. Top with whipped topping and garnish with lime slices if desired.

Cooking time: 15 minutes.Servings: 8.Back to Top

10,000 B.C. – Wild Hog Roast

In 10,000 B.C. things were a lot different from nowadays. The environment, nature, technology, life style, how about love? Love was and will always be the same. “10,000 B.C.” is a heart touching story of a male hunter, named D’Leh, who falls deeply in love with the blue-eyed girl of his village, Evolet.

10000 bc

Nothing can separate such a strong bond except one thing: excruciating violence. In fact, one day a cruel group of warriors attacks their village and imprisons the young woman. This is the very beginning of a long journey for you, in the past, and for D’Leh, who’s in search of revenge and of his loved one. Wrath, anger, and obstinacy are the key words in this movie and the only elements that will lead D’Leh and his people to victory.

What else is different in this era? Food. The savages eat whatever they can get, but they sure know how to enjoy it to the fullest. Picture a tasty and fat wild hog roast, no side dish and no futile ornaments. Just pure meat. Dive into the movie and the roast, and for this one time only don’t care for eating manners!

Wild Hog Roast Recipe

Wild Hog Roast


  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 dried juniper berries,crushed
  • 1/2 tesp. crushed coriander seed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 lg. ripe tomatoes, quartered, seeded
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 2/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 Tbl. ground red chile
  • 1 dried medium-hot red chile, crushed
  • 2 tesp. salt
  • 1 oz. square unsweetened chocolate, grated
  • 4 lb. or 5 lb. wild hog


  1. Heat oil in a large heavy saucepan and saute onions in it over medium heat until soft.
  2. Add garlic, juniper berries, coriander seed and bay leaf and saute for 2 to 3 minutes longer.
  3. Add tomatoes, water, vinegar, honey, ground and crushed chile and salt.
  4. Simmer, covered, 30 minutes. Add chocolate and simmer, uncovered, for 20 to 30 minutes, until fairly thick.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place roast fat side up in a roasting pan and baste generously with the sauce. Roast for about 3 hours, basting occasionally with sauce and pan drippings.
  6. Let roast sit for 10 minutes in a warm place before carving.
  7. Slice and spoon additional sauce over each portion.

Cooking time: 4 hours.Servings: 12.Back to Top

Ratatouille – Ratatouille

It’s Remy’s dream to be a great French chef. The only problem: he’s a rat. Chefs have enough problems with sanitation; throw a rat into the mix and you’ll have customers running for their lives.


Lucky for Remy, he finds himself in the sewers of Paris, right beneath a restaurant made by Auguste Gusteau, his favorite culinary hero. He enters the restaurant, and at the same time, so does Linguini, a clumsy young man who starts off as a garbage man. With the help of Remy secretly tossing in some of his own ingredients, Linguini accidentally creates a soup that is an instant hit at the restaurant. As a result, Linguini’s career as a chef begins, and Remy is left with the responsibility of upholding the standards.

Throughout the story, Remy encounters a few obstacles: proving to his family his dream can come true, finding Linguini a girl, and impressing an infamously hard to please food critic named Anton Ego, also known as “The Grim Eater.” His next project is to create the finest Ratatouille in all of France, in attempts to please this intimidating critic, and gain acceptance from his disapproving family.

Ratatouille Recipe

ratatouille dish


  • 1 medium sized onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium or large eggplant, diced
  • 1 can stewed tomatoes
  • 2 medium zucchini diced into large chunks
  • Add herbs as desired (try basil)
  • Olive oil (enough to sauté onion/garlic)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Sauté the onion and garlic until tender. Add eggplant and tomatoes, bring to simmer. Simmer, covered for 15 minutes.
  2. Add zucchini. Simmer for 10-15 more minutes until vegetables are suitably soft.
  3. Remove from heat. Stir in the herbs, season to taste.

Cooking time: 30 minutes.Servings: 4.Back to Top