#RNCinCLE – Republican National Convention 2016 in Cleveland – Day #1 Top Tweets

Scott Baio RNC Republican conventionShit, my TV is broken, the screen is nothing but a harsh blinding white glare, and…oh, wait, it’s just the #RNCinCLE

are those empty seats I’m seeing or is that just Clint Eastwood’s entourage? #RNCinCLE

“War is not about bathrooms”…that’s a real thing a person said that got a crowd fired up. In real life. In America. In 2016. #RNCinCLE

Republican delegates really should not be allowed to dance around. #RNCinCLE #RNC2016

Updated GOP Convention Schedule 1. Johnny Manziel 2. Scott Baio 3. Alf 4. Josef Stalin Hologram 5. Westboro Baptist Preacher

Let’s build a wall around the #RNCinCLE.

It’s fun when 14 or 15 people all chant “Trump” in there. #RNCinCLE

Donald Trump, his 3rd wife and a bunch of kids who are trying to figure out which one belongs to which mother will speak at the #RNCinCLE

I can’t wait to see what Melania’s not wearing tonight. #RNCinCLE

The #RNCinCLE is a real who used to be who of celebrity.

Scott Baio RNC Republican conventionNext week, Scott Baio will be speaking at my garage sale #RNCinCLE

What time does Scott Baio speak so I can time when the mushrooms kick in? #RNCinCLE

RNC convention Republican Willie Robertson“Please welcome avid hunter and business man, Willie Robertson!”  As long as the priorities are straight.   #RNCinCLE #DuckDynasty

“They don’t like to hang out with regular folks like us,” says Willie Robertson, net worth of $10 million. #RNCinCLE

It was nice of Willie Robertson to step in when Honey Boo Boo had to cancel. #RNCinCLE

Donald Trump will have your back, whether you like it or not. We will all be forced to wear his Made in China dress shirts. #RNCinCLE

And now Scott Baio. At lease Clint Eastwood did some great movies. #RNCinCLE

“That was Scott Baio.. who drew the first cheers AND rousing boos of the evening.” #RNCinCLE

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Huevos Poco Cocido with Queso Sauce (How to do Eggs Sunnyside Up)

There’s a blue index card on my desk. It’s sitting between my laptop and the back half of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich I should definitely not be eating so close to dinnertime.

It’s a list I made: “List of Things I’m Going to do While I’m Not Working.”

I need to make this list, or I won’t get anything done.

Here’s what’s on it:

Click Here and Learn How to Make Huevos Poco Cocido with Queso Sauce

Brown Butter Pumpkin Pie for “Let’s Make a Deal”

Pumpkin pies are trickier than they deserve to be. You’ve got a to keep an eagle’s eye on them as they cook.  A few too many minutes in the oven, and you’re chancing custard cracks.  They don’t show up right away either; it’s not until after you’ve let the pie cool for a bit on your counter that they make their ignoble appearance.  One minute, you’re looking at a shiny, smooth, buttery tan surface.  The next thing you know, it’s face of a geriatric bloodhound.

This pie was for national television, so room for error was zero.   It needed to not only look pretty – like “prop pie on a stove at an appliance store” pretty.  But at the same time, Wayne Brady and Jonathan Magnum were going to eat it on camera in front of 200 audience members.  So it needed to be the richest, most fragrant custard ever whipped up.  My reputation was at stake.

So I recruited (begged) my sister, Jodi, a baking master from whom I’ve learned much.  She introduced me to pie crust stencils.  Have you ever seen a pie dotted across the surface with adorable little elm tree leaves and thought to yourself, “A delightful, holiday touch!”  Well, good!  That’s what you’re supposed to think.

Custard pies are likely to crack at least a little bit.  You should not take it personally.  But you need to be prepared.  Leaf stencils can save the day!  You can buy them at any kitchenware store, and also at most larger art supply stores.  Or you can also just go into the yard, grab a leaf, set it on top the dough, and cut around it.

The browned butter in this recipe gives the pie a gentle hint of butterscotch that I think is perfect for autumn, for the Thanksgiving table, or when you need to make a good impression at the television show where you work.  

Pop your leaves in separately, on a slightly greased, room temperature pan, at the same oven temperature you used for the pie.  Pull them out when they begin to puff in the middle and brown around the edges.  Baking time varies based on how big you’ve cut them and how many you have, so it’s best to just babysit them.  They don’t take long.

This pie recipe, and the entire segment from the “Let’s Make a Deal” Thanksgiving episode where it appeared, follows after the jump below.  I thought it all went quite well!  And the pie makes a re-appearance at the end of the segment, so be sure to watch the entire thing, or just scrub to the last thirty seconds to watch a pie thief caught in the act.

Oh yeah, you get to see me too!  Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

Brown Butter Pumpkin Pie Recipe HERE