Mulange Me Blogs

Authentic Paella

I think Paella is the perfect dish for large gatherings with friends and family because everyone can choose from the variety of ingredients according to their taste.  Since recipes such as this use so much chicken stock, the quality of your stock will have an impact...

Songs To Make You Laugh!

It comes to mind that we could use some laughs this winter. Some good belly laughs at the absurdity of mankind. Genius is taking life in hand and having a good time. Not at anyone's expense but rather laughing at ourselves… which is what we generally laugh at. Peace...

Christmas Time Karaoke!

It's time to forget 2021 and move on to the future, but in this brief moment between the end and beginning it is great to take some time, get past the mockery of Uncle Leon, and sing in the Christmas Season. So, gather together anytime and sing a few good ol'...

Spanish Cava Sparkling Wine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6gGjcl22eY Anna Codorniu Cava Blanc de Blanc Brut Reserva Made With:  70%, parellada 15%, xarel·lo and macabeo 15%. Aging:  Aged 30 Months on Lees MSRP:  $18.99 Taste:  Medium dryness with a hint of white peaches on the...

Italian-Style Pot Roast

I consider myself very fortunate to work with Mary Ann Esposito, the founder and host of the popular PBS Television series Ciao Italia, and an expert on Italian regional cooking.  The inspiration for this dish comes from Mary Ann Esposito’s cookbook Ciao Italia Family...

Happy Thanksgiving!

I've never been more thankful in my life! Have you? It may be hard to find those events or moments but in the cracks of our shared consciousness of 2021, there were beautiful moments that were truly memorable and worth giving thanks for even if you have no religion at...

A Musical Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Pianist/Composer Jeffrey Biegel spoke to Opera Joe about his journey to creating this musical tribute to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for the anniversary of her passing and the tremendous feelings it brought about for him last year in the time of Covid-19...

Horror Movie Soundtracks We Love

Since the time many of us were wee, we'd go out and get the latest news, gossip, and stories of the next great monster movie and stories from the movies of the past. Today, this happens primarily through YouTube, but there are still some of us who just revel in the...

Mountain Biking the Alps, Part Two

During my second weekend in Europe during a recent business trip to experience the cheeses of Switzerland, I was scheduled to cross over the Alps again and planned a stop for a quick mountain biking adventure. The previous weekend trip to Zermatt provided the...

Mountain Biking the Alps, Part One

On my recent business trip to Switzerland and Italy, I had around 24 hours of free time, so I decided to check out some of the world-renowned mountain bike riding in the Alps.  I landed in Milan, Italy, and drove my rental car north past Lake Maggiore and up over...

Back To School Music!

Well, that time of year is here again and it is never easy to get the family motivated to get back in the swing of things. Of course, it will be complicated, there will be worries and concerns, and health-consciousness, as it should be. Being a parent in this century...

Olympic Anthems for Athletic Inspiration

The 2020 Olympics are finally here! These amazing games give inspiration to us all to get off the couch and run around the neighborhood, or hijinks in the backyard, trampoline games. Just to feel a part of it all for a moment!...

Fresh Summer Garden Tomato Soup

When it gets hot in summer I usually start to crave this wonderful cold tomato soup.  As the fresh garden vegetables and herbs come to market, it’s possible to gather this fresh assortment of ingredients to go in the tomato juice.  I make homemade croutons cooked in...

A Special Fourth of July Dinner

Greek Marinated Chicken Kabob I like serving this recipe for chicken kabobs when I am serving many people because everyone can take as little or as much as they like.  This marinade is a classic Greek style and can flavor the chicken in as little as 6 hours or can...

Americana Forever!

America's history is deep with song, music, and passion that lay in the founding of the country and the manifest destiny that bore a nation. Built by the people and their efforts to construct a nation for all. Folk songs from our melting pot of over three hundred...

Songs My Father Taught Me

For generations fathers have been singing to their children. Every #fathersday I remember the songs my father would sing to me. A tune he had picked up along his travels that he thought was perfect for the occasion. Sometimes, it was with drink and friends, and...

Happy Pride Month!

Since the age of cassettes and CDs, it has been a tradition of mine to make a "Big Gay Playlist" every year. I love to look at Queer History through music and it has always represented the cutting edge of history. Pride was not always a thing or a way to express...

Casa M Spice’s Rockin’ BBQ Playlist

When we say, "live life deliciously" we aren't kidding, we want all the best for you! Something we found we had in common with our #MemorialDay sponsor Casa M Spice. The founders Dr. Mike & Manny Hernandez wanted to share their passion for spices, and spice...

Reggae BBQ Playlist

This Memorial Day weekend you may want a variety of playlists with which to entertain your family and friends. Something with a special beat and beloved by folks around the world, here we give you a Reggae BBQ playlist perfect for hanging, getting wide, and enjoying...