- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Thu, Jan 30, 2014 9:53 AM EST | Comments
We all know the real winner of the Super Bowl is the food. Not sure what to make for the party? Chef and Cooking Channel host Kelsey Nixon shares some of her favorite Super Bowl snack ideas from her first cookbook, "Kitchen Confidence."
8 tomatillos, husked, rinsed, and coarsely chopped
3/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1 avocado, roughly diced
1/2 onion, coarsely chopped
½ jalapeño, coarsely chopped (with seeds)
2 garlic cloves, smashed
Juice of 1 lime
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Tortilla chips, for serving
In a food processor or blender, combine all ingredients through salt and pulse until combined. Serve with tortilla chips.
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2 cups red wine vinegar
1 ½ cups sugar
¼ cup kosher salt
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
¾ teaspoon coriander seeds
½ teaspoon celery seeds
¼ teaspoon whole black peppercorns
2 garlic cloves, smashed
1 red Fresno chi
From playing a sex addict on "Shameless" to a six-packed pirate on "Black Sails," Zach McGowan fills the bill for the latest edition of "Ali Interviews a Hot Guy." The sexy actor made waves in 2012 for his full-frontal scene on "Shameless." Zach's past time spent modeling for art classes helped him ease his anxiety about the scene. "At first I got really nervous," he says, "but then after a while it became, like, no big deal."
With notoriously cold sets, shrinkage is a definite concern. Zach was on his own to make sure his member looked its very best. "There's no fluffer, unfortunately," he says, admitting he searched online for tips to look great naked. "You kind of just have to keep yourself warm. If you drink a lot of water, that helps."
Zach's enjoying his most recent project, playing Charles Vane, a pirate captain with a vicious temper on the Starz show "Black Sails." "They've taken Treasure Island, and you're meeting many of those ch...Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Wed, Jan 29, 2014 10:22 AM EST | CommentsDo you ever worry that you're pushing your kids too hard? Dr. Kristen Race, author of "Mindful Parenting," stopped by "Daily Shot" to tell us how an overstuffed schedule can affect a child's life.
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Children today have 50 percent less free time than they did a generation ago, and they spend an average of 53 hours a week interacting with some sort of screen media. Plus, they're sleeping less. "Life is crazy for families today," the psychologist says. "What I'm trying to do is help parents understand the impact of this craziness on our brains and on our children's brains, and how we can create balance in some really simple ways."
So how can you tell if your child is overstressed? Race suggests looking for attention problems that seem similar to a sudden onset of ADHD. "When kids are stressed, it's difficult for them to use the part of their brain that helps them pay attention and solve problems," she explains. If your child is impulsive or more distracted than usual, "th...Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Tue, Jan 28, 2014 10:24 AM EST | Comments
Buddy Valastro is known for his over-the-top cakes, but there's one cake-tastrophe that he still can't believe ever happened to him. The baker and "Cake Boss" star designed a cake replica of the carousel at Atlantic City's Steel Pier, which tipped the scales at 2,000 pounds, stood seven feet tall, and moved like the real thing.
When the bakery staff opened the delivery truck for the big reveal, they were met with the horrifying scene of a collapsed carousel cake. "We got to Atlantic City, we opened the back of the truck, and I just lost it," Buddy says. "Not even God could have come down and fixed that cake himself."
This season on "Cake Boss," Buddy is looking forward to working with some exciting clients and creating more incredible cakes. Though he's worked with a number of celebrities, such as Snooki, Isaac Mizrahi, Mario Lopez, and Willie Nelson, Buddy says there's one person who still remains a dream client. "It's always been a dream of mine to mak...Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Mon, Jan 27, 2014 10:14 AM EST | Comments
James Giuliani used to be a street enforcer for the Mafia and spent 20 years running in circles with John Gotti before a chance encounter with a dog in need inspired him to turn his life around.
"When you're growing up in my neighborhood, you went out and made your own fun," James says. "My fun was hanging out on the streets. You start messing around with the drugs and see the street guys making money, and you're like, 'Wow.'" During his time in the Mafia, James says he spent "20 years beating the hell out of myself."
Two events saved the former gangster's life: meeting the right girl, and meeting the right dog. While he and his girlfriend (now his wife) were on a coffee date, the pair spotted what looked like an old carpet on the side of the road. It turned out to be an abused puppy. "It had maggots on it," he says; "it was dying."
James took in the dog, which he named Bruno, and brought the pup back to health. Later, when B...Read More »