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Amy Ephron is a novelist, screenwriter and producer who lives in Los Angeles. Her latest book "Loose Diamonds and other things I've lost and found along the way...". She is, also, the publisher of an online-food magazine called "One for the Table."

Entries by Amy Ephron

Cranberry Heaven

(3) Comments | Posted November 25, 2013 | 1:37 PM

I love cranberries. I do. I love Ocean Spray whole berry cranberry sauce. It has to be whole berry and I'm addicted to it. I can't even serve a roast chicken without cranberry sauce. We were once out of cranberry sauce (which I didn't realize) as I put the chicken...

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I Miss My FitBit

(6) Comments | Posted July 8, 2013 | 3:40 PM

I have a curious on-line/tech dependency on my husband. I do not have an iPod -- therefore I am totally dependent on him at times (on road trips, for example) for "his" music choices. His daughter tried to fix this for me and loaded some of my favorite albums onto...

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Going Rogue

(579) Comments | Posted July 2, 2013 | 6:41 PM

Dear Edward Snowden,

You had me. I was on your side; honest, I was. Not that I thought you were the "whistleblower" you thought you were. A lot of left-leaning journalists (and executives at various phone and Internet companies and Senators and Congressmen) had been aware of the NSA phone...

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I'll Be Watching You

(23) Comments | Posted June 20, 2013 | 12:13 PM

This week's stunning news that the FBI is using drones as a surveillance tool in the United States almost veered into black comedy -- certainly ripe for a song parody, or rather a parody-song-medley:

Sung to the melody of "Send in the Clowns"

"Send...

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Not Good Enough, Not By a Long Shot

(767) Comments | Posted December 28, 2012 | 4:50 PM

Todays headline: "Dems to Introduce Gun Control Law on First Day of Congress." But look beneath the headline and find that it's not really a gun control bill at all. It's not even a halfway measure, its actually Dems to introduce bill to ban the production of high...

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Thanksgiving

(86) Comments | Posted November 21, 2012 | 11:36 AM

Has anyone noticed that there's no debate this year? To stuff or not to stuff... To brine or not to brine... Yes, you can fast-cook a turkey at high-heat but should you? I think we all have debate fatigue; election fatigue; Washington gridlock fatigue -- and it's all somehow spilled...

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'Friends'

(173) Comments | Posted November 12, 2012 | 9:15 PM

Here's what I don't understand -- if Jill Kelley was such a good friend of General David Petraeus, why didn't she contact him when she got the "threatening" emails? His name was in them. They were close personal friends. Why didn't she email him or call his secretary and say,...

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Me and My Keurig

(195) Comments | Posted February 8, 2012 | 5:56 PM

I have a complicated relationship with my Keurig. It was given to us at Christmas by my husband's children. It was an amazing gift, thoughtful, inventive, and big. It is big. It is also streamlined and beautiful. I'd never seen anything like it before, which made them laugh hysterically (as...

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My Father's BBQ Ribs

(41) Comments | Posted June 15, 2011 | 3:21 PM

I have an image of my father wearing a blue and white canvas pin-stripe apron over his clothes that my mother gave him (with good reason), standing over the barbecue in our backyard alternately spraying charcoal fluid (with big effect) on the briquettes and a few moments later spraying, using...

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Nicky, After You Pick up the Kids, Can You Sort the Mail?

(279) Comments | Posted October 5, 2010 | 2:08 PM

There are so many things wrong with Meg Whitman's story that it's difficult to know where to start. Meg Whitman was paying Nicky Diaz Santillan, her housekeeper, $23.00 an hour for 15 hours a week. Who pays their housekeeper $23.00 an hour? Answer (and I've researched this): Nobody. But...

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Meet Me at the Ritz

(17) Comments | Posted February 11, 2010 | 1:46 PM

I admit it -- I have a soft spot for hotel bars partly because the first time my present husband declared himself to me was at a hotel bar -- albeit it was coming on the heels of "I think you have another girlfriend (true) or two (also true) and...

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Holiday Shortcuts: Cherry Strudel

(9) Comments | Posted November 9, 2009 | 12:11 PM

Food has styles and fashions. And in the last few years, as we've gotten out of the habit of ready-to-eat frozen foods or canned foods in favor of fresh, home-made, and preservative free. But there are still a few stand-outs that make holiday cooking easy, elegant, delicious and less...

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Help Save the Moon

(205) Comments | Posted October 7, 2009 | 4:58 PM

On Friday, NASA is planning to crash into the moon. I'm just wondering: who gave them permission to crash into the moon? Not once, but twice. The rocket and satellite will smash into the moon at 5600 mph (more than seven times the speed of sound). The size of the...

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Serious Barbecue

(4) Comments | Posted July 28, 2009 | 12:50 PM

I have to confess -- my relationship to the barbecue is voyeur at best. Occasionally, I'm assigned "Bri-ing me a-nother platter," which is ordered up as a faint cry from the deck where hopefully someone else is keeping "the barbecuer" company as I sort of regard "the grill" as a...

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A Higher Calling

(20) Comments | Posted July 6, 2009 | 2:41 PM

I predict there's another shoe that's going to drop (not sure where she bought this one, but it's coming).

Everything about Sarah Palin has been stunning and spectacular since John McCain announced her as his running mate -- to the "surprise" announcement that she was resigning, followed by the...

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Our Golden State

(13) Comments | Posted June 22, 2009 | 1:43 PM

California has always seemed idyllic, cutting edge, a source of endless natural resources and opportunities. But our Golden State has been so mismanaged that it's, now, threatening to crash under its own weight. As the deadline to plug the 24 billion (yes, that's right 24 billion) dollar deficit in California...

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Stop the Short Sellers

(83) Comments | Posted March 30, 2009 | 1:51 PM

There's probably a baseball analogy in here somewhere but I'm not sure where it is. Oh well, here goes. A shortstop's job is to stop players from getting to third base and if you can't get to third base, there's no way you can score a run. And while I'm...

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A New Movement

(14) Comments | Posted February 5, 2009 | 12:24 PM

There is a movement to strip billions of dollars from the stimulus bill led by Ben Nelson of Omaha (whose Democratic status is debatable) and Susan Collins (Republican) of Maine.

Included in the cuts are $50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts (of course), $14 million...

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Christmas Dessert with Jamie Oliver

(3) Comments | Posted December 23, 2008 | 11:28 AM

My son Ethan and I once tried to cook our way through Jamie Oliver's Italy -- Ethan was going off to school and had some delusional fantasy that there would be a kitchen in his dorm (not!) and that he would be able to cook for his friends and his...

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Crash Test

(30) Comments | Posted November 12, 2008 | 11:57 AM

Dear Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid,

You've been writing to me for months (years), now I'm writing to you....
Why are we bailing out the auto industry?

We have enough cars sitting in new car lots and used car lots across the country that nobody can buy. Why do...

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