Amelia Hamilton

Ask Amelia: Be Your Best Valentine

 

Ed note: Lets have a warm welcome for Amelia Hamilton, as she graces the Spectacle blog with her best advice for how to negotiate a happy Valentine’s Day for you and your sweetie.  Welcome to Ask Amelia! Once a week, I will answer your questions, solve your quandaries, and life coach you through the trials […]

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RECIPE: Rand Paul’s Kentucky Bourbon Chicken

 

Rand Paul has officially entered the ring, battling for the title of 2016 GOP Nominee. Can we see our Kentucky ophthalmologist taking the title? Is there blue grass in his future? A real run for the roses? Or will he fade down the stretch, with only an old-fashioned to offer Southern comfort as he falls […]

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RECIPE: Ted Cruz’s Lonestar Tea Cookies

 

Finally we’re getting somewhere. Well ahead of Rand Paul, Ted Cruz became the first candidate officially to throw his hat in the ring. None of this nonsense “will he or won’t he” for him. Ted’s not one to tiptoe around the fact that he is in this race to stay — and win. With a […]

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RECIPE: Donald Trump’s Millionaire Shortbread

 

Donald Trump has formed an exploratory committee to help him determine if he should run for president in 2016. To celebrate him throwing his extravagant hair-covering twenty gallon hat part-way into the presidential ring, this installment of Amelia’s Kitchen offers a delicious tribute to Trump, from his Scottish roots to the thing that most defines […]

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Marco Rubio Cuban Beans and Rice

 

Spring is just starting to sprout and, as we emerge from hibernation, what do we see? Presidential hopefuls for 2016 jockeying for position. This week, we take a look at Florida Senator Marco Rubio. The handsome Rubio was elected to the upper house in 2010 and has been in the spotlight quite a bit since. […]

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RECIPE: Scott Walker Wisconsin Beer Cheese Soup

 

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RECIPE: Mike Huckabee’s Lime Jello Surprise

 

Mike Huckabee has departed Fox News to, in the twisted words of presidential ambition, consider his options. He’s clearly considering a presidential run. Is America ready for a folksy southerner who sometimes plays the bass guitar on TV for no apparent reason? [[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_large”,”fid”:”96810″,”attributes”:{“alt”:””,”class”:”media-image”,”height”:”480″,”style”:”float: right;”,”typeof”:”foaf:Image”,”width”:”315″}}]]When working on a recipe for Huckabee, I did a little crowd […]

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RECIPE: Sarah Palin Moose Track Cookies

 

In this installment of Amelia’s Kitchen, we’ll take on Sarah Palin, another of the early contenders making noises about a potential run for the White House. The former governor of Alaska burst onto the political scene in 2008, and has been playing presidential peek-a-boo ever since. Some may say that after giving a rambling, poorly […]

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RECIPE: Jeb Bush Chocolate Orange S’mores

 

In this installment of Amelia’s Kitchen, we will take on Jeb Bush. We’ve already had President Bush — twice. I voted for the latter — twice. (I wasn’t old enough to vote for the first, but I would have.) Have we already kind of had it with President Bushes? Or do we want s’more? JEB BUSH CHOCOLATE […]

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RECIPE: Mitt Romney Thrice-Baked Potatoes

 

We’re just barely into 2015, but the race for the Republican presidential nomination is already heating up. Incidentally, so is my oven. Throughout this Republican primary season, I’ll be offering politically themed recipes tasty enough to tantalize the taste buds of even the most picky primary voter. To begin, here’s a little number that embodies […]

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