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FRIDAY NIGHT SOCIAL – AUGUST 3, 2018 at THE DISTRICT BY HANNAH at 6:30 pm.

by on Jun.21, 2018, under events, Featured

Friday Night Social Event ~ August 3, 2018 ~ NEW LOCATION

 

Event Date: Friday, August 3, 2018 || Starts at 6:30 pm  || Co-sponsoring with Jennifer Grisanti and Final Draft.

Friday Night Social is a networking group that meets the first Friday of every month. It started as a way for TV and feature writers to meet one another and has evolved into so much more. This is a great way to “Network”. Plan on meeting people from different areas and levels in the entertainment industry.

This networking event is on a first name basis and everyone will receive a name tag with their first name only, this is best for the more established professional entertainers to maintain their anonymity which will allow them to network as well.

 

Please REGISTER before 10:00 pm on Thursday, August 2, 2018.

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ADMISSION:

FREE to attend.  Please pay for your own food, cocktails & parking. We ask everyone to purchase one drink, minimum, please.

***$1 Cocktail is available through the HOOCH app, with the invitation code: “SCRIPTWRITERS”. You can download the app prior to arrival. The venue will have 3 different drink offers and the attendees using the HOOCH app can pick and redeem the drink of choice by showing the bartender. (see more info below)

~Check in with us at the entrance to receive your name tag.

 

MORE INFORMATION:

This month’s Friday Night Social is being held at The District By Hannah AnPlease join Jennifer GrisantiFinal Draft and The Scriptwriters Network at this location for this month’s Friday Night Social “Networking” event. 

Intricately handcrafted to transport guests into Vietnam’s sensational past, The District by Hannah An is unlike any Vietnamese restaurant in the U.S. Before entering, guests are awestruck from the street by the Hoi An room, where Edison lights emit a welcoming glow reminiscent of the bustling “Lantern Town.” Let’s step inside.

What could easily couple as a museum, Hannah An’s newest creation delivers an authentic Vietnamese experience. From the manor home’s century-old doors to its patinated mirrors, no detail has been overlooked. But the design is just one part of her full orchestra.

Simply stated, Hannah has created an environment that thrives on harmony. The sounds of laughter enhance the room’s energy, which bolsters the mood in the kitchen, where food is prepared and dished with love, which is enjoyed by those same jovial guests. Repeat. Everything is part of and a distinct reflection of everything.

 

 

Below: Photos from previous Friday Night events:

FNS Hostesses, L to R: SWN’s Secretary Jill Narciso, Final Draft’s Kala Guess, Jen Grisanti (Consultancy) and SWN’s President Melessa Y. Sargent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Event starts at 6:30 pm – Ends at 9:30 pm

LOCATION:

The District By Hannah An

8722 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Call: 310.278.2345

Happy Hour menu (Mon-Friday: 3 – 7pm)

 

PARKING:

Valet parking is $9.

Plenty of additional parking close to location – public parking structure on Robertson.

The District By Hannah An

8722 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
  Event Date: Friday, August 3, 2018 || Starts at 6:30…

 

***More information about HOOCH:

 

HOOCH is a cocktail, craft beer and wine society and a discovery phone app. Find your next bar, lounge or restaurant with the app and redeem a complimentary drink! Members get one complimentary drink a day from any HOOCH venues around the world (55+ bars, lounges and restaurants in LA). Drinks include cocktail, beer, or wine. Membership cost $9.99 a month.

 

The Scriptwriters Network Special: Get the first month of membership (month of drinks/30 drinks) for $1 with unique code “SCRIPTWRITERS”. Welcome to unsubscribe anytime.

 

 

ALTHOUGH networking is a priority at this event, so is your safety. If you choose to drink, do so responsibly!

Happy Networking!

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FRIDAY NIGHT SOCIAL, FRIDAY, JUNE 1st, 2018 at The District by Hannah 8722 West 3rd Street Los Angeles, CA 90048 at 6:30 pm

by on May.17, 2018, under events, Featured

Friday Night Social Event ~ June 1, 2018 ~ NEW LOCATION

 

Event Date: Friday, June 1, 2018 || Starts at 6:30 pm  || Co-sponsoring with Jennifer Grisanti and Final Draft.

Friday Night Social is a networking group that meets the first Friday of every month. It started as a way for TV and feature writers to meet one another and has evolved into so much more. This is a great way to “Network”. Plan on meeting people from different areas and levels in the entertainment industry.

This networking event is on a first name basis and everyone will receive a name tag with their first name only, this is best for the more established professional entertainers to maintain their anonymity which will allow them to network as well.

 

Please REGISTER before 10:00 pm on Thursday, May 31, 2018 

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ADMISSION:

FREE to attend.  Please pay for your own food, cocktails & parking. We ask everyone to purchase one drink, minimum, please.

***$1 Cocktail is available through the HOOCH app, with the invitation code: “SCRIPTWRITERS”. You can download the app prior to arrival. Roof Deck Lounge will have 3 different drink offers and the attendees using the HOOCH app can pick and redeem the drink of choice by showing the bartender. (see more info below)

~Check in with us at the entrance to receive your name tag.

 

MORE INFORMATION:

This month’s Friday Night Social is being held at The District By Hannah AnPlease join Jennifer GrisantiFinal Draft and The Scriptwriters Network at this location for this month’s Friday Night Social “Networking” event. 

 

Intricately handcrafted to transport guests into Vietnam’s sensational past, The District by Hannah An is unlike any Vietnamese restaurant in the U.S. Before entering, guests are awestruck from the street by the Hoi An room, where Edison lights emit a welcoming glow reminiscent of the bustling “Lantern Town.” Let’s step inside.

 

What could easily couple as a museum, Hannah An’s newest creation delivers an authentic Vietnamese experience. From the manor home’s century-old doors to its patinated mirrors, no detail has been overlooked. But the design is just one part of her full orchestra.

 

Simply stated, Hannah has created an environment that thrives on harmony. The sounds of laughter enhance the room’s energy, which bolsters the mood in the kitchen, where food is prepared and dished with love, which is enjoyed by those same jovial guests. Repeat. Everything is part of and a distinct reflection of everything.

 

 

Below: Photos from previous Friday Night events:

FNS Hostesses, L to R: SWN’s Secretary Jill Narciso, Final Draft’s Kala Guess, Jen Grisanti (Consultancy) and SWN’s President Melessa Y. Sargent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Event starts at 6:30 pm – Ends at 9:30 pm

LOCATION:

The District By Hannah An

8722 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Call: 310.278.2345

 

PARKING:

Valet parking is $15-$25.

Plenty of additional parking close to location.

 

The District By Hannah An

8722 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
  Event Date: Friday, June 1, 2018 || Starts at 6:30 pm…

 

***More information about HOOCH:

 

HOOCH is a cocktail, craft beer and wine society and a discovery phone app. Find your next bar, lounge or restaurant with the app and redeem a complimentary drink! Members get one complimentary drink a day from any HOOCH venues around the world (55+ bars, lounges and restaurants in LA). Drinks include cocktail, beer, or wine. Membership cost $9.99 a month.

 

The Scriptwriters Network Special: Get the first month of membership (month of drinks/30 drinks) for $1 with unique code “SCRIPTWRITERS”. Welcome to unsubscribe anytime.

 

 

ALTHOUGH networking is a priority at this event, so is your safety. If you choose to drink, do so responsibly!

Happy Networking!

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FRIDAY NIGHT SOCIAL – MAY 4TH AT THE MOMENTS HOTEL ROOF DECK LOUNGE (NEW LOCATION)

by on Apr.21, 2018, under events, Featured

Friday Night Social Event ~ May 4, 2018 ~ NEW LOCATION **UPDATE**

 

Event Date: Friday, May 4, 2018 || Starts at 6:30 pm  || Co-sponsoring with Jennifer Grisanti and Final Draft.

**UPDATE**LOCATION CHANGE – PLEASE CHECK LOCATION BELOW

Friday Night Social is a networking group that meets the first Friday of every month. It started as a way for TV and feature writers to meet one another and has evolved into so much more. This is a great way to “Network”. Plan on meeting people from different areas and levels in the entertainment industry.

This networking event is on a first name basis and everyone will receive a name tag with their first name only, this is best for the more established professional entertainers to maintain their anonymity which will allow them to network as well.

 

IMPORTANT:

Please REGISTER before 10:00 pm on Thursday, May 3, 2018

register_button

 

ADMISSION:

FREE to attend.  Please pay for your own food, cocktails & parking. We ask everyone to purchase one drink, minimum, please.

***$1 Cocktail is available through the HOOCH app, with the invitation code: “SCRIPTWRITERS”. You can download the app prior to arrival. Roof Deck Lounge will have 3 different drink offers and the attendees using the HOOCH app can pick and redeem the drink of choice by showing the bartender. (see more info below)

~Check in with us at the entrance to receive your name tag.

 

MORE INFORMATION:

This month’s Friday Night Social is being held at The Moment Hotel’s Roof Deck LoungePlease join Jennifer GrisantiFinal Draft and The Scriptwriters Network at this location for this month’s Friday Night Social “Networking” event.

The Moment Hotel sets the scene for the Instagram-worth rooftop dining and socializing. Enjoy 2,000 square feet of outdoor space overlooking Sunset Blvd and the Hollywood Hills. The Roofdeck Lounge is the perfect spot for intimate gatherings, a pre-screening reception, private launch party, or any occasion that requires an elevated level of cool. Sip on craft beer or signature cocktails and nibble on small gourmet plates while hanging out with your friends and colleagues in our stylish open-air setting.

We also dish up breakfast and dinner items to either fuel you up or help you unwind from the day. The center bar and comfortable lounge seating invite you to mingle with fellow guests before a night out or to catch up on work during the day. Take in the stunning view of the city as you drink and dine under the sun.

 

Join us at The Moment Hotel’s Roof Deck Lounge:

Below: Photos from previous Friday Night events:

FNS Hostesses, L to R: SWN’s Secretary Jill Narciso, Final Draft’s Kala Guess, Jen Grisanti (Consultancy) and SWN’s President Melessa Y. Sargent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Event starts at 6:30 pm – Ends at 9:30 pm

LOCATION:

The Moment Hotel’s Roof Deck Lounge

7370 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Phone # 323-822-5030

 

PARKING:

Valet parking is $15-$25.

Plenty of additional parking close to location.

 

The Moment Hotel’s Roof Deck Lounge

7370 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
  Event Date: Friday, May 4, 2018 || Starts at 6:30 pm…

 

***More information about HOOCH:

 

HOOCH is a cocktail, craft beer and wine society and a discovery phone app. Find your next bar, lounge or restaurant with the app and redeem a complimentary drink! Members get one complimentary drink a day from any HOOCH venues around the world (55+ bars, lounges and restaurants in LA). Drinks include cocktail, beer, or wine. Membership cost $9.99 a month.

 

The Scriptwriters Network Special: Get the first month of membership (month of drinks/30 drinks) for $1 with unique code “SCRIPTWRITERS”. Welcome to unsubscribe anytime.

 

 

ALTHOUGH networking is a priority at this event, so is your safety. If you choose to drink, do so responsibly!

Happy Networking!

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FRIDAY NIGHT SOCIAL – FRIDAY, MAY 4TH AT THE KIMPTON EVERLY’S HOTEL EVER BAR

by on Apr.12, 2018, under events, Featured

Friday Night Social Event ~ May 4, 2018 ~ NEW LOCATION

 

Event Date: Friday, May 4, 2018 || Starts at 6:30 pm  || Co-sponsoring with Jennifer Grisanti and Final Draft.

Friday Night Social is a networking group that meets the first Friday of every month. It started as a way for TV and feature writers to meet one another and has evolved into so much more. This is a great way to “Network”. Plan on meeting people from different areas and levels in the entertainment industry.

This networking event is on a first name basis and everyone will receive a name tag with their first name only, this is best for the more established professional entertainers to maintain their anonymity which will allow them to network as well.

 

IMPORTANT:

Please REGISTER before 10:00 pm on Thursday, May 3, 2018

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ADMISSION:

FREE to attend.  Please pay for your own food, cocktails & parking. We ask everyone to purchase one drink, minimum, please.

***$1 Cocktail is available through the HOOCH app, with the invitation code: “FREE”. You can download the app prior to arrival. Ever Bar will have 3 different drink offers and the attendees using the HOOCH app can pick and redeem the drink of choice by showing the bartender. (see more info below)

~Check in with us at the entrance to receive your name tag.

 

MORE INFORMATION:

This month’s Friday Night Social is being held at The Kimpton Everly Hotel’s Ever Bar.   Please join Jennifer GrisantiFinal Draft and The Scriptwriters Network at this location for this month’s Friday Night Social “Networking” event.

We raise the bar in this casually stylish social hub where the neighborhood gathers over drinks and snacks. With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the intersection of Argyle and Yucca, the Capitol Records building, and downtown Hollywood, Ever Bar transforms throughout the day; from laidback living room to social bar scene to all-day work hub and after-hours mecca for fashion, music, and other cultural happenings.

Enjoy an eclectic cocktail list with enough variety to satisfy all palates – from our culinary driven Riffs on classics to our Re-issued plays on nostalgic drinks you’re sure to be turned on to something new and unexpected. In addition to local wines and craft beers on tap, the cocktail list is complimented by a bar bites menu that features such staples as a Duck Confit Monkey Bread, Buffalo Cauliflower, and Fizzy Melon with Prosciutto.

Join us at The Kimpton Everly Hotel’s Ever Bar:

Below: Photos from previous Friday Night events:

FNS Hostesses, L to R: SWN’s Secretary Jill Narciso, Final Draft’s Kala Guess, Jen Grisanti (Consultancy) and SWN’s President Melessa Y. Sargent.

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Event starts at 6:30 pm – Ends at 9:30 pm

 

LOCATION:

The Kimpton Everly Hotel’s Ever Bar

1800 Argyle Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Phone # (213) 279-3532

Kimpton Everly Hotel

 

PARKING:

Valet/Building parking is $15-$20.

Additional parking lots close to location

 

The Kimpton Everly Hotel’s Ever Bar

1800 Argyle Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
  Event Date: Friday, May 4, 2018 || Starts at 6:30 pm…

 

***More information about HOOCH:

 

HOOCH is a cocktail, craft beer and wine society and a discovery phone app. Find your next bar, lounge or restaurant with the app and redeem a complimentary drink! Members get one complimentary drink a day from any HOOCH venues around the world (55+ bars, lounges and restaurants in LA). Drinks include cocktail, beer, or wine. Membership cost $9.99 a month.

 

The Scriptwriters Network Special: Get the first month of membership (month of drinks/30 drinks) for $1 with unique code “FREE”. Welcome to unsubscribe anytime.

 

 

ALTHOUGH networking is a priority at this event, so is your safety. If you choose to drink, do so responsibly!

Happy Networking!

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HAWAII TV & FILM WRITING SEMINAR – MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 5/26/18

by on Apr.02, 2018, under events, Featured

 

THE WAIKOLOA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION AND THE FAIRMONT ORCHID HOTEL CO-PRESENT THEIR VISITING ARTIST FILM WORKSHOP

What: Screenplay Writing for Television and Film

Where: The Fairmont Orchid Hotel, Kohala Coast, Big Island of Hawaii

When: Saturday, May 26 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Who: Jennifer Grisanti is one of the leading consultants, mentors, coaches, and instructors in the field of screenplay writing and development for television and film. She has a story system that has led 52 of her clients to sell their pilots. Six of them went to series. Jen was a studio executive for 12 years at Spelling Television Inc. and CBS/Paramount. She staffed over 15 primetime shows in her career. Aaron Spelling was her mentor. She is also the writing instructor for Writers on the Verge at NBC, a blogger for The Huffington Post, the author of three books—her latest is Change Your Story: Change Your Life: A Path to Your Success–, and an international speaker who has participated in writing conferences, retreats, seminars, film festivals, and writing expos around the world.In this day long workshop, Jen will share the techniques, insights, and dynamics of her Story System, an approach that has led so many writers to success in the television and film arenas. Discussions will center on the elements of strong and compelling story structure and development, writing a script that sells, writing a TV pilot script or screenplay that can’t be ignored, writing memorable characters and character dynamics, adding truth to your fiction, mastering the set up of your story through structure, setting up a season one arc, and Jen will offer plenty of time for career advice, insights into how and what Hollywood is looking for these days and how it works, and general Q&A from participants.

Why: This workshop is a must for those looking to develop their craft and skill in professional areas of screenplay writing for
television and film, those looking to “polish” their skills in these areas, or for those looking to better understand the craft of writing for film and television and how these skill sets relate to the overall production process.

How: Email John Mason at johnmasonkona@gmail.com for more information, questions, or to register. Give him a call at 808-464-4379. Check out also the web site of the Hawaii Island Film Office at www.hawaiiislandfilm.com. There is a small registration fee which will include light refreshments.

 

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FRIDAY NIGHT SOCIAL – Friday, March 2nd at Palomar Hotel at 6:30 pm

by on Feb.13, 2018, under events, Featured

Friday Night Social ~ March 2, 2018 ~ Double Take Restaurant and Lounge

 

Event Date: Friday, March 2, 2018 || Starts at 6:30 pm  || Co-sponsoring with Jennifer Grisanti and Final Draft.

Friday Night Social is a networking group that meets the first Friday of every month. It started as a way for TV and feature writers to meet one another and has evolved into so much more. This is a great way to “Network”. Plan on meeting people from different areas and levels in the entertainment industry.

This networking event is on a first name basis and everyone will receive a name tag with their first name only. As we will not reveal who is in the room, this is best for the more established professional entertainers to maintain their anonymity which will allow them to network as well.

 

PLEASE click below to Register:

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IMPORTANT:

Please REGISTER before 10:00 pm on Thursday, March 1, 2018.

 

ADMISSION:

FREE to attend.  Pay for your own food, cocktails & parking. We ask everyone to purchase one drink, minimum, please.

**Check in with us at the entrance to receive your name badge.

 

MORE INFORMATION:

This month’s Friday Night Social is being held at The Palomar Hotel’s Double Take Restaurant and Lounge area.   Please join Jennifer GrisantiFinal Draft and The Scriptwriters Network at this location for this month’s Friday Night Social “Networking” event.

Double Take is all about the energy of the west Los Angeles modern bar scene that effortlessly compliments an avant-garde approach to classic comfort cuisine. With an edgy aesthetic that pays homage to the local independent filmmakers who took part in making Los Angeles what it is today.

Double Take, A New Beverly Hills Restaurant – Situated in the midst of Wilshire Blvd, between Beverly Hills and UCLA, Double Take at Hotel Palomar Beverly Hills is a dining hotspot inspired by a Hollywood backlot. Chef Bryan Podgorski’s serves up unfussy, market-inspired snacks, salads and entrées that shine with Southern California ingredients. Grab coffee and house-baked pastries on your way out in the morning or linger over breakfast while working in the lounge. After work, let Sarah Mengoni’s updated takes on classic cocktails mellow you into the evening.

Join us at The Palomar Hotel’s Double Take Restaurant and Lounge:

Below: Photos from previous Friday Night events:

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Event starts at 6:30 pm – Ends at 9:30 pm

 

LOCATION:

The Palomar Hotel’s Double Take Restaurant and Lounge

10740 Wilshire Blvd #101, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Phone # 310.475.8711

Toll-free: (800) 472-8556

Palomar Hotel

 

PARKING:

Valet parking is $10.00 – with validation at check-in.

 

 

DIRECTIONS:

Directions from the south and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

  • From the airport, take W. Century Way east for 1.8 miles.
  • Merge slightly right onto I-405 North. Go 9.3 miles.
  • Exit onto Wilshire Blvd. Go 1.1 miles.
  • Kimpton Hotel Palomar Los Angeles Beverly Hills is located at 10740 Wilshire Boulevard at Selby Avenue.

Directions from the north and the San Diego Freeway.

  • From I-405 South / San Diego Freeway, take the Wilshire Blvd. exit. Go 0.2 miles.
  • Turn right at Wilshire Blvd. Go 1 mile.
  • Kimpton Hotel Palomar Los Angeles Beverly Hills is located at 10740 Wilshire Boulevard at Selby Avenue.

 

 Happy Networking!

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FRIDAY NIGHT SOCIAL – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2018 AT 6:30 PM AT THE PALOMAR HOTEL

by on Jan.18, 2018, under events, Featured

Friday Night Social ~ February 2, 2018 ~ Double Take Restaurant and Lounge

 

Event Date: Friday, February 2, 2018 || Starts at 6:30 pm  || Co-sponsoring with Jennifer Grisanti and Final Draft.

Friday Night Social is a networking group that meets the first Friday of every month. It started as a way for TV and feature writers to meet one another and has evolved into so much more. This is a great way to “Network”. Plan on meeting people from different areas and levels in the entertainment industry.  

 

IMPORTANT:

Please REGISTER before 10:00 pm on Thursday, February 1, 2018
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This month’s Friday Night Social is being held at The Palomar Hotel’s Double Take Restaurant and Lounge area.   Please join Jennifer GrisantiFinal Draft and The Scriptwriters Network at this location for this month’s Friday Night Social “Networking” event.

Double Take is all about the energy of the west Los Angeles modern bar scene that effortlessly compliments an avant-garde approach to classic comfort cuisine. With an edgy aesthetic that pays homage to the local independent filmmakers who took part in making Los Angeles what it is today.

Double Take, A New Beverly Hills Restaurant – Situated in the midst of Wilshire Blvd, between Beverly Hills and UCLA, Double Take at Hotel Palomar Beverly Hills is a dining hotspot inspired by a Hollywood backlot. Chef Bryan Podgorski’s serves up unfussy, market-inspired snacks, salads and entrées that shine with Southern California ingredients. Grab coffee and house-baked pastries on your way out in the morning or linger over breakfast while working in the lounge. After work, let Sarah Mengoni’s updated takes on classic cocktails mellow you into the evening.

Join us at The Palomar Hotel’s Double Take Restaurant and Lounge:

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HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS COOKIE RECIPES

by on Dec.22, 2017, under Featured, Personal tips

White Chocolate Dipped Ginger Cookies
Author: Kara
Yield: 5 1/2 dozen
Ingredients
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 4 cups + 2 Tbsp flour
  • 4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • Sugar for rolling
  • 3 cups white chips (I use Guittard brand)
  • 3 Tbsp oil or shortening
  1. Beat oil, sugar, eggs, and molasses in a large mixing bowl. Whisk together the dry ingredients in a small bowl. Stir into the sugar mixture till well combined. Roll dough into small balls and roll in sugar.
  2. Bake on lightly greased cookie sheets at 350° for about 6-7 minutes. Cool completely.
  3. Combine chips and oil in a small glass bowl. Microwave at 50% power, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth. Dip cookies halfway into the white chocolate and lay on parchment paper or silicone pan liners till set.
Notes
-The 2 tablespoons of ginger is not a mistake. It’s what makes them really good. The spiciness is a perfect balance for the white chocolate, trust me!
-When you get to the last of the cookies, it will be hard to dip them. You can just spread the chocolate over the top of them, kind of like frosting.
Christmas Magic Bars
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
How to make 7 Layer Magic Bars with a Christmas theme.
Created by: Beth Jackson Klosterboer
Recipe type: Dessert
Category: Christmas
Makes: 24-30 bars
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Line a 9×13 baking pan with non-stick aluminum foil.
  3. Mix crushed Original Oreo Cookies with melted butter.
  4. Press into and even layer in the 9×13 baking pan.
  5. Sprinkle on toffee bits, peanuts, and pretzels.
  6. Pour sweetened condensed milk over top and spread evenly.
  7. Add the pieces of red cream filled Oreos cookies, 1/2 cup of the red and green M&M’s and 1/2 of the bag of Holiday morsels.
  8. Bake for 25-27 minutes until the sweetened condensed milk has caramelized. Remove from oven and sprinkle on the remaining red and green M&M’s and Holiday Chocolate Morsels.
  9. Return to oven for 3 minutes.
  10. Remove pan from oven, and tap it on the counter a few times. This will help secure all the M&M’s.
  11. Cool completely.
  12. Peel off foil. Cut into 24-30 squares.
  13. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.

Step-by-step photo tutorial (see the video tutorial below):

Oreo Cookie crust

Mix crushed Original Oreo Cookies with melted butter. Press into and even layer in the 9×13 baking pan.

Heath bar dessert

Sprinkle on toffee bits, peanuts, and pretzels.

Magic Bar recipe

Pour sweetened condensed milk over top and spread evenly.

Christmas dessert ideas

Add the pieces of red cream filled Oreos cookies, 1/2 cup of the red and green M&M’s and 1/2 of the bag of Holiday morsels.

Christmas dessert recipes

Bake for 25-27 minutes until the sweetened condensed milk has caramelized. Remove from oven and sprinkle on the remaining red and green M&M’s and Holiday Chocolate Morsels. Return to oven for 3 minutes. Remove pan from oven, and tap it on the counter a few times. This will help secure all the M&M’s. Cool completely.

Raspberry Almond Thumbprints

Yield: 31 cookies

Ingredients

    • 8 ounces unsalted butter, room temperature
    • 2/3 cup sugar
    • 1/2 tsp. pure almond extract
    • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 tsp. salt
    • raspberry jam for filling
Amaretto Glaze
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. + 1 and 1/2 tsp. amaretto

Instructions

    1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
    2. Add almond and vanilla extracts and continue to mix.
    3. Add flour and salt, scraping down the bowl as needed.
    4. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill for a few hours.
    5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookies sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
    6. Scoop cookie dough using a cookie scoop that yields 3/4 ounce of dough and place on prepared cookies sheets.
    7. Roll cookie dough into balls and make an indentation in the middle with your thumb.
    8. Using a 1/4 teaspoon, fill the indentation with jam.
    9. Bake cookies for 12-14 minutes, rotating once halfway through.
    10. Allow to cool on cookie sheets for a few minutes and then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
Amaretto Glaze
  1. In a small bowl whisk together powdered sugar and Amaretto, adding a little amaretto at a time until you get the right consistency.
  2. Spoon glaze over completely cooled cookies. You can also use a piping bag to drizzle the glaze.

 

 

Cognac Chocolate Chip Cookies

45 min Prep Time | 8-10 min Cook Time| 55 min Total Time

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons Rémy Martin 1738 Cognac
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips or chunks
  • 1/2 cup walnut (or pecans)

 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream the butter.
  3. Mix in both sugars slowly to the creamed butter.
  4. Mix till smooth.
  5. Add cognac and egg.
  6. Stir in flour, baking soda, salt.
  7. Add chocolate and nuts.
  8. Give ample space between cookies as place put on the greased cookie sheet. I only did 6 cookies at a time. When on the baking sheet, put in fridge for 15 minutes so the dough becomes firm before baking.
  9. Bake 8 to 10 minutes at 350 degrees. The cookies should be crisp with browned edges, and centers baked through.

 

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FRIDAY NIGHT SOCIAL – JANUARY 5TH at Palomar Hotel at the Double Take Restaurant at 6:30 pm

by on Dec.14, 2017, under events, Featured

Friday Night Social ~ January 5, 2018 ~ Double Take Restaurant and Lounge

 

Event Date: Friday, January 5, 2018 || Starts at 6:30 pm  || Co-sponsoring with Jennifer Grisanti and Final Draft.

Friday Night Social is a networking group that meets the first Friday of every month. It started as a way for TV and feature writers to meet one another and has evolved into so much more. This is a great way to “Network”. Plan on meeting people from different areas and levels in the entertainment industry.  

 

IMPORTANT:

Please REGISTER before 10:00 pm on Thursday, January 4, 2018:

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This month’s Friday Night Social is being held at The Palomar Hotel’s Double Take Restaurant and Lounge area.   Please join Jennifer GrisantiFinal Draft and The Scriptwriters Network at this location for this month’s Friday Night Social “Networking” event.

Double Take is all about the energy of the west Los Angeles modern bar scene that effortlessly compliments an avant-garde approach to classic comfort cuisine. With an edgy aesthetic that pays homage to the local independent filmmakers who took part in making Los Angeles what it is today.

Double Take, A New Beverly Hills Restaurant – Situated in the midst of Wilshire Blvd, between Beverly Hills and UCLA, Double Take at Hotel Palomar Beverly Hills is a dining hotspot inspired by a Hollywood backlot. Chef Bryan Podgorski’s serves up unfussy, market-inspired snacks, salads and entrées that shine with Southern California ingredients. Grab coffee and house-baked pastries on your way out in the morning or linger over breakfast while working in the lounge. After work, let Sarah Mengoni’s updated takes on classic cocktails mellow you into the evening.

Join us at The Palomar Hotel’s Double Take Restaurant and Lounge:

Below: Photos from previous Friday Night events:

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Event starts at 6:30 pm – Ends at 9:30 pm

 

LOCATION:

10740 Wilshire Blvd #101, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Phone # 310.475.8711

Toll-free: (800) 472-8556

Palomar Hotel

 

DIRECTIONS:

Directions from the south and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

  • From the airport, take W. Century Way east for 1.8 miles.
  • Merge slightly right onto I-405 North. Go 9.3 miles.
  • Exit onto Wilshire Blvd. Go 1.1 miles.
  • Kimpton Hotel Palomar Los Angeles Beverly Hills is located at 10740 Wilshire Boulevard at Selby Avenue.

Directions from the north and the San Diego Freeway.

  • From I-405 South / San Diego Freeway, take the Wilshire Blvd. exit. Go 0.2 miles.
  • Turn right at Wilshire Blvd. Go 1 mile.
  • Kimpton Hotel Palomar Los Angeles Beverly Hills is located at 10740 Wilshire Boulevard at Selby Avenue.

 

PARKING:

Valet parking is $10.00 – with validation at the bar.

 

ADMISSION:

FREE to attend.  Pay for your own food, cocktails & parking.

**Check in with us at the entrance to receive your name badge.

 

 Happy Networking!

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