Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

This time of year is filled with the sights and sounds of the holiday. Let's not forget the smells! Now is the time for baking sweet deserts! Nothing brings to mind wonderful memories like the smells from your oven.

Here we blend the tastes of a good English bread pudding with a New Orleans Bananas Foster! What a way to up the ante on your holiday feasts! Also for this recipe we chose to use a sugar substitute to show we care for friends & relatives who have to limit their sugar intake. Sugar might be off limits but not the sweet smiles of baked love.


  • 3 large eggs + 3 egg yolks
  • 1 qt half & half divided
  • 1 cup sugar substitute designed for baking
  • 3 bananas sliced into “coins”
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons spiced rum divided
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 6 cups cubed brioche, approximately 1 small loaf
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tsp Apple pie spice (or pumpkin pie spice will do)
Do your cutting: cube the bread and let sit on counter to become stale.
(Wait to cut the bananas)

In a microwave safe container heat 1 cup of the half & half mixed with 1 tsp apple pie spice for 2 minutes. You want it to reach about 180 degrees, not to a boil. Let that steep for about 5 minutes.

In a blender, mix the eggs & egg yolks and let beat together as you slowly add the 1 cup of sugar substitute. Now add the rest of the half & half and vanilla. If you have enough room, mix in the steeped half & half.
This will be the custard: if necessary you can make this up to 2 days ahead and keep covered in the refrigerator.

Now pour this over the bread cubes, its OK to have some left over. Place a piece of plastic wrap over the dish and push it down to the mix.

Let this sit overnight in refrigerator to blend.

Day of baking:
pre heat oven to 325 degrees and spray a casserole lightly.

Slice up the bananas and place in a layer on the bottom of dish.

With your hand, scoop out half of the bread into the casserole.
Sprinkle with dried cranberries and continue to empty the bread mix on top.

Bake for about 1.5 to 2 hours. This will swell up so place a sheet pan underneath to catch any drips.

Pudding will be ready when it reaches 165 degrees! Remove and let sit on the counter top.

Meanwhile, for the sauce. Be easy on yourself. Get a jar of caramel topping, heat with ½ tsp kosher salt. Stir in some spiced rum just before serving.

What a fantastic sight and aroma.

So happy to get to serve this to Master and His friends.


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Dan White

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Father Christmas Soup

Originally he was part of an unrelated and much older English folklore. Christmas had been personified for centuries.
Father Christmas first appeared in the mid 17th century in the aftermath of the English Civil War. The Puritan-controlled English government had abolished Christmas. Royalist adopted Old Father Christmas as the symbol of 'the good old days' of feasting and good cheer. Until Victorian times, Father Christmas was concerned with adult feasting and merry-making.

Unfortunately this is also the season of flu's! So here slave presents a flu fighting soup with a holiday flair. Breathe in the vapors and enjoy the hearty, good-for-you vegetables and a touch of spicy meat. Serve as an appetizer to your feast or just in medicinal applications when your soul needs a hug.

1 pound smoked sausages, cut into thirds
2 tbs olive oil
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 can red kidney beans drained.
1 quarts chicken broth (no salt added) (NOTE: use stock not broth)
1 can sliced new potatoes
6 ounces fresh spinach: washed, rinsed and torn
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
½ teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground

Do your cutting: chop the onion, garlic, and cut the sausages. Rinse and drain the spinach.

Heat 2 Tbs olive oil in dutch oven over medium heat.
Cook the sausage until it has started to brown and the skin is splitting, about 7 minutes. Remove the meat from the pot and set aside.

Add the chopped onion and stir for another 7 minutes then add garlic for 1-2 more minutes, stirring constantly to prevent the garlic from burning. 

Add 1 cup of the chicken stock. This will create some steam which allows the browned bits on the bottom of pan to be released into the soup. You want this for flavoring. If you do not stir this up it will burn on bottom of pan and soup will not be so good!

Add the beans, potatoes and rest of chicken broth and bring up to heat, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes.

Once this is hot, start adding the spinach by handfuls. It will wilt quickly down to almost nothing.
Return the sausages, reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 30 minutes.
stirring occasionally. 

Sprinkle with the vinegar and pepper and stir to combine. Let cook just until heated through. (about 5 minutes)
Taste and adjust seasoning. Serve hot.

This is one soup where it is beneficial to lean over the bowl! Breathe in the vapors to heal the sinuses.

So happy to be serving my Master Indy

To satisfy and restore.
To nourish, support and maintain.
To gratify, spoil, comfort and please,
to nurture, assist, and sustain
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Dan White


Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Molly House Rolls

Finger foods like these rolls have long been a welcome addition to any party or meal. Pasta wraps, stuffed with all kinds of mixtures were introduced with other oriental delights to the English people and incorporated into their everyday cuisine by the mid 18th century. These are designed to honor an important part of LGBT history: The Molly Houses of London. Please read the short article after the recipe.

Warm rolls of savory mustard sausage to be dipped into an Asian pear sauce! Excellent bites to start the appetites or just to stave off the “hungries”!

1 lbs pkg uncooked bratwurst
½ onion chopped
2 tbs yellow mustard
1 pgk egg roll wrappers
1 egg

1 can pears in heavy syrup
1 cup teriyaki sauce
¼ cup scallions
spiced rum optional


 Do your cutting: chop the onions finely.

For the sauce:
drain the pears and chop finely, cut up the scallions, set aside.

Make the sauce:

In a medium sauce pan heat the sauce with the chopped pears, stirring to blend and thicken (let simmer on low heat for 10 minutes. Set aside (add the scallions & rum just before serving)

Split the bratwursts down the side and empty the sausage out.

In a medium skillet, lightly brown the meat (about 10 minutes) break apart as it cooks, and drain.

Add onions to skillet. Stir occasionally as they soften. Stir in the mustard and let cook for about 7 minutes, or until mustard is well absorbed.

Remove to plate and Let cool completely. 
From the egg roll wrap package:

Assemble the rolls:
Lay out some waxed paper.
Beat 1 egg yolk into a small bowl with 1 tbs water. Get out your pastry brush.
Set up a rack to hold the rolls before cooking.

Lay out the stack of wrappers with a point towards you.

Add spoonfuls of mixture in the center of each wrap and “paint the two side points and the top.
Fold up lower point and fold in each side. Then roll it up. The egg wash will be a glue to hold it all together.

Stack on a rack as you finish the rolls.

Heat oil in a clean large skillet. Fry the rolls in batches so they are not crowded in the pan. Once the oil is hot it will only take 1 minute on each side. Flip when golden.

Set them in a 200 degree oven to stay warm as you cook.

When ready: set out the sauce and stir in the scallions and serve as a dipping sauce. May be heated if you wish. 

The sweet pear sauce makes a perfect counter point to the mustard sausage in the rolls.
What a treat!

So happy to be serving my Master Indy!


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To gratify, spoil, comfort and please,
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How did they survive?

Throughout history humans have shown basic needs. The need for air and food. The need to love and to have sex. These fundamental drives fuel growth and behaviors. They are essential for life.

For a moment, imagine yourself as a young gay man born back in 17th century England. A time when King Henry VIII proclaimed any type of gay sex punishable by death!

You had felt the urges but knew nothing about them. There was no place to learn what they were. No internet nor electricity. Few printed pages existed but not about that. In fact the chances are, you were never taught to read. How did you live? Find others? Fill your basic needs? Just because guys did not have the same tools we have today doesn't mean they were stupid. Never confuse knowledge with intelligence.

So young gays sought out large groups of men: joined the army or navy, or even became a priest or monk. If you were smart you found a way to teach or perform in entertainments that were the only available media at the time. There you found others!

Large groups of men at times offered chances of sex but also chances of extreme violence. You had to keep up your guard.

They developed their own gay language (Polari), so that finding others was less dangerous. Clubs or meeting places were established throughout London that were known as “molly houses”. The age of molly houses did not last long but established many things that allowed the development of what we now know as gay bars.

Molly Houses
In 1709, the London journalist Ned Ward published an account of “the Mollies Club.” In his descriptions of the “Gang of Sodomitical Wretches” is the clear image of a social club that sounds like a really good time. 

A “molly” was a common term for gay, bisexual or queer. A whole molly underworld found its home in London. The clubs and bars where these men congregated were scattered across the city.

The 1533 Buggery Act, sentenced those found guilty of “unnatural sexual act against the will of God and man” to death. In practice, this came to mean any kind of sexual activity between two men. At first, the law was barely applied, but as attitudes changed, enforcement became more vigorous.

Oscar Wilde called homosexuality “the love that dares not speak its name,” others saw it as a crime too shocking to name, with “language ... incapable of sufficiently expressing the horror of it.”

Most writers of the time, trying to wrangle with the idea, seem incapable of getting beyond the impossible question of why women would not be sufficient for these men.
Gay sex remained a capital offense until 1861. In this context, molly houses came to be the scenes of raids and arrests, and their customers the ideal target for blackmailers.

Loopholes in the buggery act

In order to obtain a conviction, it was necessary to prove that both penetration and ejaculation had occurred, and two witnesses were required to prove the crime.

Both the "active" and "passive" partner could be found guilty of this offense. But due to the difficulty of proving actual penetration and ejaculation many men were prosecuted with the reduced charge of “assault with sodomitical intent”.

From the late 1690s, the Societies for the Reformation of Manners, actively pursued: “prostitutes, Sabbath breakers and homosexual men”, through the means of spies to dismantle molly houses and prosecute individuals. The peak of this prosecution was the raid on the most famous molly house, Mother Clap's in 1726.

Molly houses were the most organized phenomenon of London's 18th century homosexual subculture. They were enclosed, private spaces where individuals gathered with a common purpose: socializing and seeking pleasure with partners of the same sex.

Tonight's recipe is to honor these 

establishments and the craftiness of the 

wonderful gay men and women that survived 

in much tougher times. In an era of hatred 

and fear, love flourished bravely! 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

McKuen Pizzeria Casserole

Here is a great casserole with the tastes of your favorite pizza. A good way to break the holiday “sameness” with a new taste! We have named this after a nearly forgotten LGBT hero: Rod McKuen – be sure to read a short article after the recipe.

Pasta, sausages, mushrooms, mozzarella, and sauce: it's a pizza in a casserole! Try it tonight, just the thing to share while watching the holiday movies.


  • ½ package large pasta shells
  • 16 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 jar pizza sauce
  • 1 pkg. smoked pork sausage
  • 1 cup fresh sliced mushrooms
  • ½ yellow onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and spray a baking dish lightly.

Do your cutting: chop the onion, rinse the mushrooms and let dry.
Boil a large pot of water and cook the shells for 10 minutes. Drain the pasta shells and place the shells on a lightly greased baking sheet to cool. 

While that is cooking, add 2 teaspoons of oil to a skillet over medium high heat and cook the sausages until they are browns. About 7 minutes.
Remove the meat to a cutting board. Slice into ½ inch pieces.

Keep the skillet on and saute the onions & mushrooms for about
7 minutes, stirring occasionally.

By now the pasta should be finished, rinsed and drained well.
Spoon into sprayed casserole along with sausage pieces and the onion/mushroom mix.

Pour in the pizza sauce and mix well.
Stir in half the cheese and season with the Italian seasoning.

Cover the dish with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil sprinkle with rest of cheese and bake for 10 more minutes uncovered.

Serve with a side green vegetable if you wish.
For our music:   

What a new exciting way to enjoy the taste of pizza!
So proud to be serving this ot my Master.

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Rod McKuen

When the generation of baby boomers started to develop their own sense of sexuality and self, apart from that of their parents, often they sought out Rod McKuen.

His words, voice, and leadership helped guide questioning youth all over the globe. He truly was a Hero. At the height of his career, he used his not inconsiderable celebrity clout to fight for LGBT freedoms.

Rod McKuen was a singer-songwriter, musician and poet. In fact the best-selling poet in the United States during the 1960s and 1970s. Throughout his career, McKuen produced a wide range of recordings, including popular music, spoken word poetry, film soundtracks and classical music. He earned two Academy Award nominations and one Pulitzer nomination for his music compositions.
McKuen’s songs sold over 100 million recordings worldwide, and 60 million books of his poetry, according to the Associated Press.
What is little remembered is McKuen’s queer past and his gay activism work.
A real cowboy
Rod McKuen was born in California at the tail end of the depression. At eleven, he left home to work at jobs that took him throughout the western United States as Rodman on a surveying unit, cowhand, lumberjack, ditch digger, railroad worker, and finally rodeo cowboy.

The more than 1500 songs penned by McKuen include such standards as:
The French performing society named IF YOU GO AWAY the song of the millennium.

His endeavors on behalf on anti-discrimination won him a second medal from the Freedoms Foundation and he was twice been named Variety Clubs Man of the year.

McKuen is past president of
The National Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse and came out publicly in his 1977 best selling book FINDING MY FATHER about his own abuse at the hands of a sadistic stepfather.
McKuen was a longtime supporter of gay rights. In the 1950s, he held a leadership role in the San Francisco chapter of the Mattachine Society. McKuen also publicly opposed Anita Bryant and dubbed her:  ‘Ginny Orangeseed’—and gave benefit performances in Miami and at gay discos in New York and LA to raise money for gay rights groups to fight her. He also engaged in AIDS activism for well over a decade, participating in numerous fundraisers in support of AIDS related charities.

The cover for his 1977 Slide… Easy In album, depicts an arm with his fist filled with Crisco, hovering above a can with the label “disco” on it. The so-called “Crisco/Disco” album featured the song “Don’t Drink the Orange Juice,” released during the national “gaycot” of Florida orange juice in response to the Anita Bryant campaign.
Later that same year the Associated Press asked McKuen if he was gay. He responded: “I’ve been attracted to men and I’ve been attracted to women. I have a 16-year-old son. You put a label on.”

McKuen refused to label his sexual activities:
Am I gay? Let me put it this way, Collectively I spend more hours brushing my teeth than having sex so I refuse to define my life in sexual terms. I’ve been to bed with women and men and in most cases enjoyed the experience with either sex immensely. Does that make me bi-sexual? Nope. Heterosexual? Not exclusively. Homosexual? Certainly not by my definition.
I am sexual by nature and I continue to fall in love with people and with any luck human beings of both sexes will now and again be drawn to me. I can’t imagine choosing one sex over the other, that’s just too limiting. I can’t even honestly say I have a preference. I’m attracted to different people for different reasons.
I do identify with the Gay Rights struggle, to me that battle is about nothing more or less than human rights. I marched in the 50’s and 60’s to protest the treatment of Blacks in this country and I’m proud of the fact that I broke the color barrier in South Africa by being the first artist to successfully demand integrated seating at my concerts. I am a die-hard feminist and will continue to speak out for women’s rights as long as they are threatened. These, of course, are all social issues and have nothing to do with my sex life (although admittedly I’ve met some pretty hot people of both sexes on the picket line.)
When Rod McKuen died in 2015 most news outlets erased the fact that for over half a century McKuen selflessly and proudly advocated for gay rights while refusing to put sexual labels on himself.