Last Reply by kaplan206 | Started by Leah Williams in Fashion Talk, Hosts & Personalities, TSV Talk
I have a lot of Dennis Basso “stories”. With his larger-than-life personality and infectious enthusiasm, there have been many memorable moments. But my favorite Dennis anecdote is this one...
For years, Dennis had been a frequent guest on AM Style. Always appearing on air impeccably dressed in a suit and tie. I never gave much thought to the fact that, in order to arrive on time for our early morning show, he traveled by car from New York City in the wee hours. As you might expect, for the drive down, he wore his comfy clothes -- sweat pants.
Driving from NY to QVC
One particu... Continue Reading
Last Reply by linzmom2 | Started by Leah Williams in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities
After you’ve had your fill of turkey and stuffing, you might be ready to lighten up.
Granola is great as cereal but it’s also delicious as a crunchy snack. I think homemade granola is the best. This recipe is yummy, and really easy to make. It also makes great gifts when packed into cello bags and tied with ribbon. If you have any left over, just store it in an airtight container like lock & lock (K39435). Enjoy!
Crunchy Cranberry Granola
1 1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup water
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt
8 cups rolled oats
2 cups chopped wal... Continue Reading
Last Reply by kmcshopper | Started by Leah Williams in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities
Earlier this year while I was on vacation, I had the best pancakes I had ever eaten. They were light and fluffy with just the right buttery, but not-too-sweet taste.
My pancake breakfast at the hotel on vacation
Those pancakes were clearly not from a box, so I set about trying to recreate the recipe. I tried several different ones. Some were too thick, some were too salty, some were too dry. I finally stumbled on a recipe that came pretty close to those pancakes that I had on vacation. Since it’s the weekend, I thought I’d share the recipe with you. Pancakes and AM Style sounds... Continue Reading
Last Reply by LadyJ12 | Started by Leah Williams in Hosts & Personalities, All About Handbags, TSV Talk
I love a red bag for the "pop" it adds to an outfit. With neutrals, it's an unexpected surprise. With classics like black, white or navy, it's a bold contrast.
I have red bags in my personal wardrobe which range from "fire engine" to "Zinfandel". Red is definitely an attention-grabbing color -- so grab your red bag and make a splash!
Be sure to check out the red bags during Dooney Days when everything is on EZ pay, and don't forget the Today's Special Value tonight at midnight.
Leah Continue Reading
Last Reply by BKGIRL | Started by Leah Williams in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Cookie Exchange
Did you know November is "National Peanut Butter" Month? I know, I know... it’s surely some marketing gimmick crafted by the peanut butter industry. But I enjoy peanut butter, so I’m ok with a little PB self promotion. How about you? Are you a fan of peanut butter?
I thought it would be fun to take a poll to see what tops the list of peanut butter favorites. And for good measure, I included the easiest peanut butter cookie recipe ever. If you have peanut butter and fifteen minutes, you’re golden!
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Last Reply by kjjules | Started by Leah Williams in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities
The forecast for most of the country is chilly this Thanksgiving. A great way to chase away the cold is to wrap your hands around a cozy cup of cocoa in front of the fireplace. This cocoa beats store bought any time!
Fireside Hot Cocoa
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 pinch of salt
1/2 cup of water
3 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
marshmallow cream (aka fluff)
In a medium saucepan mix cocoa, sugar, cinnamon, salt and water. Bring to a slow boil, stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute. Stir in milk and heat until hot (do not boil). ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by delaney | Started by Leah Williams in Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends, All About Shoes
Did you know over the last two decades FFANY (The Fashion Footwear Association of New York) raised over 40 million dollars for Breast Cancer Awareness and Research? Each year they host a gala and this year marked its 20th Anniversary. It was held at the magnificent Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City and because of my new, "Leah Loves Shoes" show, I was honored with an invitation.
I had the opportunity to meet many survivors and supporters. The event included a "Shoe Salon" filled with amazing shoes for sale with the proceeds to benefit FFANY's efforts. The entire evening was a s... Continue Reading
Last Reply by sugarbabe3 | Started by Leah Williams in Beauty Banter, Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends
My 7-year-old nephew sent me a Flat Stanley! If you don't know the story, it's a book about a boy who gets flattened by a bulletin board and gets mailed away on adventures. My nephew's 2nd grade class just finished the book and they mailed their own Flat Stanley's as a class assignment.
My task? -- return Flat Stanley to the class with proof of his adventures in Philadelphia. So, I took him to Independence Hall, the birthplace of the United States!
Where would you send Flat Stanley on an adventure?See you in the morning!Leah Continue Reading
Last Reply by vabreeze | Started by Leah Williams in Beauty Banter, Fashion Talk, Hosts & Personalities
It’s homecoming week at my Alma Mater. It’s hard to believe it’s been 30 years since I graduated from Howard University.
Kim and me graduation day 1983
I found a post card that I wrote to my grandparents my first week at college. I wrote that “I liked my classes...” and that I “met a lot of nice people from all over the United States”. Washington, D.C. felt like I was a world away because I’d never been that far from home before.
Post card to grandparents 1979
But it wasn’t long before I made new friends that I would have for a life... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Megsali | Started by Leah Williams in Beauty Banter, Fashion Talk, Hosts & Personalities
Within any given season, there are certain items in my wardrobe that get a lot of wear. I call them H.R.I.'s -- “Heavy Rotation Items”. They are the pieces in my closet that make it into the heavy rotation because, they’re versatile, appropriate, mix easily with other things, and I like the way they work for me. Now that November is here and transition dressing has morphed into full blown fall, I thought I’d share the handful of items that are my current H.R.I.'s.
Black Short Sleeve Turtleneck -- Do I even need to explain?
Animal Print Pencil Skirt -- I ... Continue Reading