HRM Pat Condelli, THE Cookie Queen, invites you to stop by The online Cookie Castle to see what her company can do to serve you. Cookies - cakes - cookbooks - cooking classes - and entertainment are her specialties.
The Cookie Queen bakes the world’s most delicious all-natural cookies. She will be happy to plan special cookie displays for your event. She is known for speedy service when cookies are needed for a funeral or a sick friend.
The Cookie Queen also is the director, choreographer and lead soprano for The Original Class Act, a group that has been performing together since 1992. There are 18 programs from which to choose.
Cookie Queen Cookies are simply the most delicious cookies you can buy. They are made fresh daily in the spotless kitchen of the Cookie Queen's Castle in the town of New Kensington, Pa., near Pittsburgh. There are 42 varieties of Cookie Queen Cookies. E Mail The Queen for a list of current offerings and their prices. email@example.com.
The Cookie Queen makes wonderful-tasting cakes for any occasion .. like this cherry-infused cheesecake. Live and silk floral bouquets are the only decorations. The Queen makes only butter cream and whipped cream frostings. She does not make fondant icing (it tastes terrible).
The Cookie Queen has published three books: "Royal Recipes From The castle of The Cookie Queen," "Hassle Free Holidays" and "Never Scrub Another Toilet." You can order copies from the Queen at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Word Association Publishers 724-226-1255.
Just like the old movie story - a group of friends got together to “put on a show” for the church fun fair way back in 1992. They presented a program of Cole Porter music. The 3-day gig stretched into many years and many shows as the phone never stops ringing. Everyone wants to book this group for a retirement home, church dinner, women’s club, lodge meeting, holiday party.
After what we all have been been through this past year some inspirational music would be just the ticket for getting back into the swing of entertainment in 2021.
The Original Class Act used our time during Covid shutdown to add a new program to our repertoire. We have chosen music from Broadway, movies and religious collections to comprise our latest offering - Let Us Lift You Up.
The program includes medleys from The Sound of Music, Godspell, Sister Act,
Jesus Christ Superstar and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
We’ll do the Celtic Woman hit “O America,” The Diamond Rio version of “In God We Still Trust,” Chris Mann’s “Roads,” and the Celine Dion/Josh Groban duet of “The Prayer.”
Solos include “You Raise Me Up,” “God Help The Outcasts” and “Scarlet Ribbons.”
There will be an opportunity for everyone to sing along to “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” “God of Our Fathers,” “Lord of All Hopefulness” and “The Lord’s Prayer.”
We’ll close out the show with some of our personal favorites: “El Shaddai,” “All God’s Creatures,” “Hallelujah,” “Child of Peace” and “May The Good Lord Bless and Keep You.”
The program is suitable for outdoor venues if your Covid restrictions are still being enforced.
The Original Class Act is available for both daytime and evening performances on weekdays and weekends.
We come with our own sound system.
To schedule a performance of Let Us Lift You Up with The Original Class Act, you may phone director Pat Condelli at 724-339-0920 or email to email@example.com
Owner of Cookie Queen Cookies,Cookbooks & Entertainment, Pat is the director and lead soprano of The Original Class Act. Pat also can be booked for a one-woman show - 20 songs in one hour.
Vocal coach for this group of outstanding musician, Terry is our alto and also plays the piano, organ and guitar and does solo gigs for weddings and funerals. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren. Terry is wearing one of our new St. Patrick show costumes which we made in January.
Ladies swoon when Bill holds their hands and sings directly to each special lady in the audience. Bill is available as a wedding and funeral soloist.
Joe Biden participated in a CNN town hall in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Wednesday evening. Very few people attended - only 20% of the seats were filled.
And very few watched on TV. Viewership averaged 1.5 million from 8-9:30 p.m., while Fox News averaged 2.7 million viewers during the same time period. MSNBC averaged 1.6 million, which pushed CNN's chat with Biden to last place among relevant cable news stations. (And this clown claims he won 70 million votes tin he 2020 election.)
Everyone (even those not interested in politics) needs to know what he said or tried to say. I am still having difficulty understanding his comments. I provide this summary as a public service.
Thanks to Joel Pollack of Breitbart news for the word for word compilation of the 12 most ludicrous list of words strung together …. ever ….. Keep in mind as you try make sense of his comments that these are VERBATIM and that the senile old fool speaking is in charge of the Nuclear Codes.
1. Asked whether the coronavirus is in retreat:
“So it’s gigantically important that you act like — we all act like Americans who care about our fellow Americans to get — there’s legitimate questions people can ask that they worry about getting vaccinated. But the question should be asked, answered, and people should get vaccinated. But this is not a pandemic. We’ve made sure that since I got in office, we’ve inoculated over 160 million people, 85 percent of people over the age of 50.” VERBATIM
2. He tried to address concerns that coronavirus vaccines were still only operating under temporary approval:
“And the question is whether or not we should be in a position where you are — why can’t the experts say we know that this virus is, in fact — is going to be — or, excuse me — we know why all the drugs approved are not temporarily approved, but permanently approved. That’s underway, too. I expect that to occur quickly.” VERBATIM
3. Biden pushed back against the idea that the vaccines had been developed quickly — a claim he made repeatedly during the campaign, when he warned that they were being rushed. He tried to argue that the technology, at least, behind the COVID vaccines had been in development for over two decades, though the virus is new:
“Look, for example, everybody talks about how, you know, this virus came, this — the drugs that are designed to kill the virus came along so quickly. They’ve been working on it for two decades. There’s nothing quick about this. It’s been over two decades.” VERBATIM AND NOT TRUE
4. Biden incorrectly claims you won’t get COVID if you have the vaccine:
“But, again, one last thing. We don’t talk enough to you about this, I don’t think. One last thing that’s really important is, we’re not in the position where we think that any virus, including the Delta virus, which is much more transmissible and more deadly in terms of unvaccinated people, the — the various shots that people are getting now cover that. You’re OK. You’re not going to — you’re not going to get COVID if you have these vaccinations.” VERBATIM AND NOT TRUE
5. In answering a question about vaccine hesitancy in the black community, Biden botched the history of the Tuskegee experiment, which began before the Second World War and continued thereafter. The problem with the study was not the fact that an experiment was run — clinical trials with human subjects are common, subject to ethical constraints — but that the participants were lied to and were denied medical treatment.
“You know, you go back just to — even World War II, African-Americans were used as experimental — they were almost like guinea pigs in terms of — they were — anyway, it — and your mom and dad remember that and your grandparents remember that.” VERBATIM AND NOT TRUE
6. Biden trying to describe trusted sources of information on the coronavirus vaccine:
“Think of the people, if your kid wanted to find out whether or not there were — there’s a man on the moon or whatever, you know, something, or, you know, whether those aliens are here or not, you know, who are the people they talk to beyond the kids who love talking about it?”
7. Biden tried to name-check Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), who was working on an infrastructure deal, but had to be reminded by CNN’s Don Lemon that Portland is a member of the Senate, not the House.
“For example, if we get this bill done that I’ve been — put together a long time ago — and by the way, I want to say, I’m in his territory. You know, there’s — Portman is a good man. Portman is a congressman from this area. I talked to him before I — and I really mean it. He’s a decent, honorable man. And he and I are working on trying to get this infrastructure bill passed.” VERBATIM
8. Biden was trying to argue that the Capitol riot of January 6 was important. (He was given a false prompt by CNN’s Lemon, who claimed that it was “the biggest attack on our Capitol in 200 years,” which is incorrect). Biden said:
“No, I mean it. I’m not being facetious. Democrats and Republicans. I don’t care if you think I’m Satan reincarnated. The fact is, you can’t look at that television and say nothing happened on the 6th. You can’t listen to people who say this was a peaceful march. No, I’m serious. Think about it. Think of the things being said. I’ve been through the other end of this when the Democrats 35 years ago were way off to the other side. Think about it. … But some of the stuff — I mean, Qanon, the idea that the Democrats or that Biden is hiding people and sucking the blood of children and — no, I’m serious. That’s — now you may not like me, and that’s your right.” VERBATIM
8.Biden repeatedly (seven times) reassured his audience he was not “joking” or being “facetious,” though it was not clear why he felt he had to do so as there was nothing to joke about. In talking about the governing model of China and Russia, for example, he said:
“I talked to Xi Jinping in China, who I know well. We don’t agree on a lot of things. He’s a bright and really tough guy. He truly believes that the 21st century will be determined by oligarchs, by — not a joke — democracies cannot function in the 21st century, the argument is, because things are moving so rapidly, so, so rapidly that you can’t pull together a nation that is divided to get a consensus on acting quickly. So autocrats, autocracies. … I had a long meeting with Putin, and I continued — I know him well. These guys actually are betting — I’m not joking — on autocracies. Democracy has to stand up and demonstrate that it can get something done. It’s not just important that we are — no, I really mean it.” VERBATIM WHAT IS HE TALKING ABOUT???
10. Asked by a restaurateur what to do about labor shortages, Biden told him that his employees had probably left to seek better opportunities:
“But all kidding aside, I think it really is a matter of people deciding now that they have opportunities to do other things and there’s a shortage of employees. People are looking to make more money and to bargain. And so I think your business and the tourist business is really going to be in a bind for a little while.” VERBATIM
11. After telling the audience that he could unify America, Biden accused Republicans of “Jim Crow” racism because of efforts to pass laws to improve ballot integrity, and questions about the 2020 election:
“We have election officials across the board that they’re deciding to push out of the way and if, in fact, tomorrow — let’s say we’re running last time, and these laws have been in effect, that are — these changes, in Georgia, the Georgia’s legislature, oh, Biden won by multiple thousand votes, they could say, “We don’t think it was legit,” and the state legislature votes, “We’re going to send electors up to Congress to vote for Trump, not Biden.” That’s never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever been tried before. This is Jim Crow on steroids, what we’re talking about.” VERBATIM
12. Biden threw in a reference to Hunter Biden, who is now under FBI investigation over his finances, and is facing scrutiny for lucrative art sales that pose severe ethical dilemmas for the White House:
“I’m so damn proud of my son. My son just wrote a book about how he overcame being addicted, and he did it, and he’s doing it, and he is in good shape, thank God.” (You don’t want to see some of the photos on Hunter’s laptop. I will never again be able to eat M&M candies without seeing Hunter’s hairy crotch. Very proud indeed.)
One of my favorite vegetables is zucchini and I have maybe a gazillion recipes for them - but this is one of my favorites and the easiest. I use them in place of pasta. All you need to make them is a vegetable scraper to “peel” them into long thin pieces that sort of look like fettuccini. Some folks call them “zoodles” instead of noodles. I hate that name — it’s moronic. And once you have your bowl full of thinly sliced zucchini all you have to do is saute them in a little olive oil or butter for three minutes and they are ready for you to pour on our favorite sauce. The one pictured here is a pesto made from mint and parsley.
2 cups mint & parsley
1⁄4 cup olive oil
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 garlic clove
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
How To Make It
* Blend the ingredients in a food processor.
* Serve over your favorite pasta or zucchini noodles. Good on baked potatoes too.
Want to learn how to make the best pie crust in the world?
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HRH Pat Condelli, The Cookie Queen, also known as "the practical Martha Stewart," teaches all the tricks of the trade in fun-filled classes at the Castle in New Kensington, Pa.
Home Economist Pat Condelli
Pat received her degree in Home Economics at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and has been teaching cooking, baking and home making since 1968.
Choose one of the following classes or tell the Cookie Queen what you would like to bake or cook and she will plan a class specifically for you and your friends.
Pat also is available for LIVE consultation on SKYPE. If you have a web cam, message Pat on the internet for a time for a live SKYPE consult on your computer.
* Dough Re Mi - How to handle all types of doughs - yeast, phyllo, pizza, pie, biscuit. Hands on. Sampling. Take home something wonderful.
* Hassle-Free Holidays -. Save time and your sanity with easy holiday recipes. Hands on. Sampling. Take home something scrumptious.
* Kids Can Cook - Easy recipes. Lots of fun. Hands on. Sampling. Take home something to show your family what you made. Class limited to six children.
* Cookies to Die For, Cry For, Lie For - Learn to make "professional-looking" cookies that taste fabulous. Men of all ages really love this class. Hands on. Sampling. Take home some goodies.
* Yes, You CAN Make a Pie - Anyone can and I’ll teach you how.
* Intro to Cooking for the Single Man -Basic cooking skills for guys. Prepare wonderful meals for you and your buddies. Food safety. Learn how to host a party. Hands on. Sampling. Something to take home.
* Carry Me Back to Old Italia - Grand recipes from the North and South of Italy. Family-tested for generations. Hands on. Sampling. Something to take home.
* Ethnic Cooking With American Flair - You’ll get a little bit of everything in this class - Italian, Greek, Polish, German, Mexican, Dutch, Indian, Chinese. Six sessions.$300. Come for dinner. We eat first. Then I’ll show you how to make it. And you can take some home for your family to taste. Class size limited to six students.
All classes feature hands-on (not just watching me do it) experience. And everyone gets to take home something they themselves made.
Most classes are just one 2-3-hour session. There are morning, afternoon, evening and weekend sessions available.
Individual Classes: $40-$60 (depending on items being prepared), which includes recipes and something delicious to take home.
To register for a class, phone the Cookie Queen at 724 339-0920 or E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have not been following the 2020 election audit in Arizona - you should know that they have found a lot of — hmmm — how shall I say this nicely? They have found some inconsistencies:
Over 120,000 unreconciled votes
15,000 mail-in ballots sent out of state
1,823,148 mail-in ballots were sent out and 2,589,242 were sent back
21,000 confirmed dead voters
Over 300,000 voter registrations were removed AFTER November 3
Canvassing effort in Montgomery County found 78,000 phantom votes
Over 10,000 people voted by mail whose ID doesn’t exist in the system
There were more than 29,000 duplicate registrations
7,857 registrations whose date of birth was changed in 2020
55,823 voters were backfilled into the system
4,458 voters whose registration date changed in 2020
1,059,547 voters whose only vote on record was the 2020 election
And these were just questionable items found without having access to the voting machines which the county refuses to allow even though access has been ordered by a court.
Are all of these discrepancies due to incompetence, fraud or outright criminal activity?
Whatever the reason something must be done to reverse the election results to the rightful winner (Donald Trump) and measures must be taken so that this kind of flim-flamery never happens again.
Some very smart statisticians have noticed similar issues in election tallies in many other- not just the swing states.
And now it appears there may be full audits in every state to root out the incompetence or criminality and learn what the actual true vote counts were.
If you want to know where your stand stands on vote auditing go to
https://www.auditthevotepa.com/. Replace “pa” with YOUR state abbreviation. Sign the petition for YOUR state. Then locate the telephone numbers and e mail addresses of your state legislators ….call them AND message them (do both) and tell them you want your state vote count audited too.
It is up to we the people to defend voting from fraud or incompetence. States who do not cooperate prove one thing - they have something to hide. We need to find out what they are hiding. This will happen only when We The People demand that it happen.
Are you planning a special event? Are you looking for performers for a variety show? Send me a message about your plans, and I will get back to you soon.