How I Got to Madison Avenue. And beyond.

As with life, this blog is developing and changing. It began with a lot of stories that occurred on my career path from Albany to Madison Avenue and back.

There were some similarities to the AMC series "Mad Men," and then I went even farther back in time with a somewhat fictionalized version of growing up in Troy's Little Italy.

And now, a new development. As my free lance advertising and marketing career winds down, I'm becoming more interested in the theatre arts that my father and his 3 brothers helped instill in me as I grew up.

As a result, I've volunteered to help promote the Theatre Institute at Sage, and now, to continue a long-interrupted desire to be behind the proscenium, I've joined the newly formed Troy Civic Theatre, and was actually fortunate enough to appear in their first production.

So, I hope you'll enjoy the new stories that will develop from this latest turn.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Predicting a Winner

Went to a potluck dinner last night, and brought dessert. Chocolate was the consensus, so I dug around and found this easy-to-make recipe.
No matter who you're rooting for today, no matter who wins, I predict you'll score big with...

Double Chocolate Bundt Cake

SIMPLE INGREDIENTS: (Best to have all ingredients at room temperature.)

1 package devil's food cake mix

1 package instant chocolate pudding mix

4 eggs

1 cup sour cream (I used no-fat and it worked fine.)

1/2 cup canola oil

1/2 cup water

2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray with cooking spray, then lightly flour a 10 inch Bundt pan.

2.In a large bowl, stir together cake mix and pudding mix. Make a well in the center and pour in eggs, sour cream, oil and water. Beat on low speed until blended. Scrape bowl, and beat 4 minutes on medium speed. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared pan.

3.Bake in the preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

He bakes.... he scores!

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