Archive for December, 2009

And A Happy New Year! (From Renee Ashley Baker)

December 26, 2009

NYE PARTY RECIPES: “Oysters Rockefeller Renee” and “Renee’s Pink Champagne Punch”

RECIPE 1: OYSTERS ROCKEFELLER RENEE (When Served With Pink Champagne)

24 oysters on the half shell
1 cup butter
1/3 cup finely chopped parsley
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
1/4 cup finely chopped shallots or scallions
1/2 small clove garlic, finely minced
2 cups chopped watercress
1/3 cup chopped fennel
1/3 cup fine, soft bread crumbs
1/4 cup anisette or Pernod
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

1. Preheat oven to hot (450 F)
2. Fill four tin pie plates with rock salt and
arrange six oysters on each.
3. In a skillet heat the butter, add the parsley,
celery, shallots and garlic and cook three minutes. Add the watercress and fennel and cook until the
watercress wilts, about one minute.
4. Pour mixture into the container of an
electric blender and add the remaining ingredients.
Blend until the sauce is thoroughly pureed,
about one minute. If a blender is not available, ut the ingredients through a food mill or pound in a mortar.
5. Place one tablespoon of the sauce on each oyster and spread to the rim of the shell. Bake the oysters just until the sauce bubbles, about four minutes.
6. Serve immediately with Pink Champagne.
Yield: 4 Servings

RECIPE 2: RENEE’S PINK CHAMPAGNE PUNCH (When Made With Pink Champagne)

6 lumps sugar
Dash of bitters
1 cup high-quality cognac
3 bottles chilled Pink Champagne

1. Place the sugar lumps in a punch bowl. Sprinkle with bitters and add the cognac.
2. At serving time, uncap the champagne and add to the bowl. Add ice. If desired, decorate with fruit.
Yield: 20 Servings

I, Renee Ashley Baker, will be having “champagne” this New Years Eve (in Denver) with a handsome, blonde haired, blue-eyed man who is from Highlands Ranch…..Now listen to Renee Ashley Baker’s Songs “Champagne” and “Diamonds”….

FIRST: “DIAMONDS”

DIAMONDS FOR CHRISTMAS? LUCKY YOU….

Renee Ashley Baker’s Favorite Gift To Get For Christmas? Read Then Listen Below:

“Diamonds”
by
Renee Ashley Baker
lyrics and music by Renee Ashley Baker
copyright 2003 by Renee Ashley Baker
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

(Renee Ashley Baker’s Aside: “This song was written by Renee Ashley Baker For Miss Barbra Streisand. Can somebody Please Tell Miss Streisand About This Website #@!?”)

“Diamonds”

(bridge)
I Only Know It Takes 3 C’s And Light

Diamonds
I’ll Stroke Them For Their Diamonds
I’ll Toke Them For Their Diamonds
I’ll Smoke Them For Their Diamonds–Diamonds
Diamonds
I’ll Stroke Them For Their Diamonds
I’ll Toke Them For Their Diamonds
I’ll Choke Them For Their Diamonds–Diamonds

(end chorus repeats and fades out)

CLICK WORD “DIAMONDS” BELOW TO LISTEN:

\"Diamonds\" by Renee Ashley Baker

PLUS….

Renee Ashley Baker’s Favorite Christmas Movies:

5. Holiday Inn
4. Babes In Toyland (1934)
3. White Christmas
2. It’s A Wonderful Life
1. Miracle On 34th Street

PLUS….

Renee Ashley Baker’s Favorite Christmas Ballet:

The Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker”

PLUS….

Renee Ashley Baker’s Favorite Christmas Address:

HEAR AT: http://www.youtube.com/TheRoyalChannel

PLUS….

Photo by Renee Ashley Baker

CLICK WORD “CHAMPAGNE” BELOW TO LISTEN:

\"Champagne\" by Renee Ashley Baker

(Renee Ashley Baker’s Aside: “This song was written by Renee Ashley Baker for A motion picture. A “romantic comedy” about a “couple who don’t seem to have a ‘ghost of a chance’ but who, through some ‘miracle’, are given a great and everlasting love” …. Hopefully my motion picture will ‘Star’ Miss Barbra Streisand and Mr. Harrison Ford”….)

“CHAMPAGNE”
by
Renee Ashley Baker
lyrics and music by Renee Ashley Baker
copyright 2003 by Renee Ashley Baker
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

(chorus)

It’s not sane
But why complain
Can’t sell me love
Oh heaven above
The reason is plain

It’s near and its far
From earth to the stars
A ting–ly lie
That I’ll never buy
Till death do they part

He said, I’ll try every day to get by just say that you love me
She said, Yes–I’ll only be yours, for your love I’d kill
He said, Dear I must have you now you know you can own me
I say, Why–suddenly fry–just refill

Decision is made
Plans are laid
Just wait till dawn
They’ll both be gone
All Devils get paid

A dagger is art
A poisonous heart
Oh change your mind
Just take more time
It’s death or you’ll part

He said, Now our betrayal is done he’ll never own you
She said, Yes our love is one, forever you will
Cop said, Now we see it again two lovers who’ll know me
I say, Bye, I’d rather get high, just refill

(music interlude)

He said, Now our betrayal is done he’ll never own you
She said, Yes our love is one forever you will
Cop said, So we see it again two lovers who’ll know me
I say, Bye, I’d rather get high, just refill

With champagne
Thoughts get made
It’s east or its west
The worst or the best
Its sun or its shade

It’s near and its far
From earth to the stars
A ting–ly sigh
I’ll bubble on by
But I’ll never part
With champagne
(The End)

PLUS….JUST FOR FUN BY RENEE ASHLEY BAKER

(CLICK WORDS “JUST FOR FUN” BELOW AND LISTEN)

Just For Fun: From Renee

ABOUT RENEE ASHLEY BAKER

Renee Ashley Baker will sign a contract with Ford Modeling Agency for representation to 21 Companies–for $21 Million Dollars. (The 21 companies include, Chanel, Chanel cosmetics–“Renee Perfume By Chanel”–Jimmy Choo,AT&T, IBM, Rolex of Switzerland and Swarovski for a line of jewelry boxes designed by Renee Ashley Baker called, “Pandora’s Box”…)

Note: Renee Ashley Baker’s answer is still “NO”
to Gale Hurd and “NO” to Gail Katz.

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For Wednesday….Merry Christmas

December 22, 2009

John, Robert, Edward ….

Eunice Kennedy Shriver

Renee Ashley's mother--Mrs Ashley--the Queen (Too)

Renee Ashley Baker’s Aside: “My mother–Mrs. Ashley– had steak on the stove when I came home from school. My mother–Mrs. Ashley– had great fashion style (Her stores were Stix, Baer, Fuller and Famous Barr in St. Louis). My mother–Mrs. Ashley–brunched every Sunday at the Brown Palace Hotel (In Denver). My mother–Mrs. Ashley, is pictured above at a party in The Hamptons….

PLUS….THE SHEPHERDS

THE STORY OF THE CANDY CANE

Of all the beautiful traditions of Christmas, few are so ancient in the meaning and so rich in the symbolism as the Candy Cane.

Christmas Tree decorations in Europe, from wich our tradition comes, were customarily made of food–principally cookies and candy. This symbolically expresses thanks for our daily bread as well as providing a treat for children. Thus, the shepherd’s crook became the candy cane.

Candy Canes on the Christmas Tree symbolize the Shepherds in the field on that first Christmas night–Shepherds who heard the angel chorus and came to worship at the crib of the newborn King.
–Bob’s Candy Canes (Minnesota)

PLUS….THE MERMAID

Renee Ashley Baker as Mermaid

plus….

I, Renee Ashley Baker, have 100 “love matches” on eHarmony. So–I’ll be calling you guys!

Plus…. Merry Christmas (and Much Love) To All Of My Men, My 21 Companies (which includes Chanel–“Renee Perfume by Chanel”, Jimmy Choo, AT&T, IBM, Yahoo/Bing, Rolex of Switzerland, and Swarovski for a line of jewelry boxes to be designed by Renee Ashley Baker called, “Pandora’s Box”….)

Plus….Did You Know?

Did you know that the Christmas Song “I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day” was written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and was originally called “Christmas Bells”? And–that the same song “I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day” was written during the Civil War and has two verses that were removed because they referred to the war….

WINNERS! SONGWRITING CONTEST!

I, Renee Ashley Baker, have selected/chosen the winners for my First Annual “Christmas Song Songwriting Contest (on MySpace)”….

To Hear The Winners Visit My Blog At: http://www.Myspace.com/ReneeBakerStudios

OR LOG ONTO:
http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.ListAll&friendId=50830403

Christmas Couples,Christmas Cupcakes, Christmas Movies, Christmas Songs….

December 21, 2009

Mr. and Mrs. James Brolin

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Cruise

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Spielberg

Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Fox

“Always Looking Up”

and….

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Gates

“Always Looking”

Plus….

CUP CAKES ANYONE?

Neiman Marcus CupCake Cars

plus….

Christmas Movies (At A Theatre Near You)

“Inglorious Bastards” (starring Brad Pitt)

Sherlock Holmes (From Baker Street)

and…

“Avatar”
(aka Pandora’s War)

Plus…

DVD Movies (At Amazon,Netflix,Blockbuster)

Disney’s “UP” and Disney’s “Earth”

WINNERS SONGWRITING CONTEST!

I, Renee Ashley Baker, have selected/chosen the winners of the First Annual “Christmas Song Songwriting Contest (On Myspace)”. To hear the winners visit my Blog at:
http://www.MySpace.com/ReneeBakerStudios

OR LOG ONTO:
http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.ListAll&friendId=50830403

CHRISTMAS: TIS THE SEASON FOR GIVING AND GIFTING….

December 16, 2009

Renee Ashley Baker's Atlas by Jimmy Choo

TIS THE SEASON TO BE GIVING:

Below Are Websites To Give You Some Ideas or To Help You Decide How To Give (Charitably)

http://www.SpecialOlympics.org (Renee’s Kennedys)
http://www.ToysForTots.com (Renee’s Marines)
http://www.AnnFrank.com (Renee’s Great)
and….
http://www.CharityNavigator.org
http://www.CharityWatch.org
http://www.Interaction.org,
http://www.Guidestar.org
http://www.Give.org
http://www.CShares.org
and
http://www.TreesForTroops.org (Renee’s Soldiers)
http://www.Flatdaddies.com (Renee’s Daddies)

TIS THE SEASON TO BE GIFTING

RENEE PERFUME BY CHANEL?

I, Renee AshleyBaker, am a woman who loves fragrance. So much so that I want to produce and market my own fragrance. I’ll call it “Renee #9 by Chanel” or “Renee Perfume by Chanel” …(Of course I’ll be talking in greater detail with Chanel about this). Anyway–there is nothing like wafting into a room and leaving a scent flowing behind you. (The looks on peoples faces when I enter a room wearing a fragrance can only be described as ‘delightful). Below are some websites for women who just have to wear a “fragrance”. And Below is the only fragrance for a woman to wear—“Chanel”….

Fragrance Websites:
NowSmellThis.com
Boisdejasmine.com
PerfumePosse.com
Sniffapalooza.com

CHRISTMAS SONG SONGWRITING CONTEST

HEAR CONTESTANT ENTRIES (ON MY MYSPACE BLOG) AT:

WWW.MYSPACE.COM/RENEEBAKERSTUDIOS

OR

LOG ONTO:
http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=50830403&blogId=522364884

Christmas Dinner Recipes…plus Happy Hanukkah…plus John and Frank

December 15, 2009

SALADS

YEHUDI MENUHIN’S BEET SALAD

1. Mix grated raw beets and finely grated almonds.

2. Stir in cream and lemon juice to right consistency.

3. Serve in individual nests of butter lettuce with olive oil and lemon dressing on only the lettuce.

WATERCRESS-ENDIVE SALAD

1 bunch watercress
6 heads Belgian endive
1/2 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon minced onion

1. Before untying the bunch of watercress, cut off part of the stems to make short sprays. Discard the remaining stems. Untie the bunch.

2. Crisp the watercress sprays and endive in ice water about fifteen minutes before using. Dry gently in paper towels.

3. Cut the endive heads in half lengthwise, beginning at the root ends. Cut into bite-sized pieces.

4. Combine the olive oil, vinegar and seasonings. Mix well.

5. Place the endive and watercress in a salad bowl and sprinkle with the salad dressing . Toss lightly.
YIELD: 6-8 Servings

PLUS….

HAPPY HANUKKAH!

PLUS…

JOHN and FRANK

PLUS…SONGWRITING CONTEST ENTRIES
To View Entries Into Renee Ashley’s “Christmas Song Songwriting Contest” Visit Renee Ashley’s MySpace Blog At:
http://www.Myspace.com/ReneeBakerStudios

OR Visit:
http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=50830403&blogId=522364884

Safeway and Albertson’s are Renee Ashley’s favorite stores.

*Renee Ashley Baker’s answer is still “NO” to Gale Hurd and “NO” to Gail Katz.

Russia: Bold, Brainy, Beautiful and Blooming!

December 14, 2009

Oksana in pink

Perfect in pink….

Oksana in white

Perfect in white….

WHO IS OKSANA BAIUL?

(Renee Ashley Baker’s aside: “Oksana Baiul is The Bolshoi meets The Ice Capades !”)

RUSSIA’S RICHEST:
Did you know that the total net worth of ‘Russia’s 100 Richest People” is $142 billion dollars? And that 32 Russian billionaires made ‘Forbes 100 Richest List” (Russian edition)

MOSCOW’S RACIEST
Did you know that top Formula-1 Teams careened around The Kremlin on July 14-17 2009, Formula 1 racing backer Peter Sweenkles says that Moscow is ready to host a Formula 1 event. (A Formula 1 race track is presently being built in Moscow and will be completed in the year 2010)

MOSCOW’S RESORTIEST
Did you know that Moscow now has golf courses ranked among the ‘Top 100 Golf Clubs’ in the world? Yes, Moscow now has clubs the Moscow Golf and Country Club and Le Meridien Moscow Country Club. Membership? Membership in Moscow’s golf and country clubs start at $25,000 a year….

MOSCOW’S RITZIEST
Did you know that the new Ritz-Carlton (in Moscow) is a $350 Million Dollar, 334-room hotel for Russian billionaires? The hotel has an Imperial Russian facad with a roof top bar (the “OZ” lounge) that has a glass dome, black tile floor, red velvet cacoon chairs, and white leather furnishings. The hotel also has a restaurant (“Jeroboam”) which will serve the “Tsars Breakfast”. (The “Tsars Breakfast” costs $700 per person and includes a bottle of Crystal Champagne. The “Tsars Breakfast” also includes an “Omlet” made with Kobe beef steak, parmigiano cheese, reggiano cheese, and truffle fois gras; along with carmelized apple and pain brioche, sour cream, quail eggs, and blinis with 56 grams of Beluga Carviar….

SO HOW’S THE AMERICAN ECONOMY?

The American Economy Is So Bad That….

“The rich people on Park Avenue all fired their nannies and LEARNED their childrens’ names”

“The Motel 6 WON’T leave the light on for you anymore”

“The cashiers at the McDonald’s are now asking ‘Can you AFFORD fries with that burger?’ ”

Jokesters Unknown….

Tiger Woods: “The Tiger Wife Rap”

December 5, 2009

COMPLETED! ….COMPLETED!….COMPLETED!….

READ “THE TIGER WIFE RAP”

(ON MY MYSPACE BLOG AT)

http://www.MySpace.Com/ReneeBakerStudios

OR

(LOG ONTO MY MYSPACE BLOG LINK BELOW)

http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=50830403&blogId=521124378

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO LINK TO THIS BLOG PAGE….

Note: I, Renee Ashley aka Renee Ashley Baker, will NOT be accepting $9 Million Dollars from anyone. I, Renee Ashley aka Renee Ashley Baker, will be accepting $21 Million Dollars As A Spokes Model Via Ford Modeling Agency…There is “NO Book”…. Now….Please Feel Free To Link To This Blog Page….

Travel: Jet Set or Jet Blue (Pampering, Planning, and Photographing)

December 2, 2009

globetrotter-luggage

Renee Ashley’s Red ‘Globetrotter’ Travel Case

PAMPERING:
It is inevitable that you’ll get stuck in an airport somewhere, sometime, so why not relax while you’re waiting?

Get Pampered: At Detroit Metro Airport, you can get a facial, a massage, and a shower in McNamara terminal.

Listen to Chopin: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has a pianist to serenade irritable would-be passengers.

Tee Off: At Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport, you can play 36 holes of golf on airport property–if you’ve got the time.

Up Your Culture Quotient: Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport has spent millions on its world-class art collection.

Sample the Chardonnay: At Baltimore/Washington International, a wine bar serves flights of wine during delays.

PLANNING:
Fly Early In The Day. At airports scheduled to capacity, any delay in the morning means there will be at least that much of delay for every flight thereafter.

Depart A Day In Advance. For crucial trips, such as a business meeting or a wedding.

Check the Delay Statistic For your flight: For how often that flight is more than 15 minutes late on a scale of 1 to 9 (the lower the number, the more often it’s late)–before you book your tickets. Airlines are required by law to give you the stat if you ask for it: many post it on their websites. If the number is 5 or below and time is of the essence, consider another flight.

Sign Up for the registered traveler program. At (tsa.gov/approach/rt/travelers.shtm)to take some of the pain out of the preflight experience. Travelers who pass a voluntary background check can use special lanes to whisk through security at nearly 20 U.S. airports, including in Denver, Oakland, Orlando, and San Francisco.

Make A Call– If you get to the gate and the airline says you’ve lost your seat: Contact the ‘Coalition for an Airline Passangers’ Bill of Rights’ at 877-359-3776. Kate Hanni, the group’s founder, says stranded passengers have told her that seats were suddenly found for them when they called CAPBOR from the airport and let airline personnel know they’d done so. If your flight is canceled, the group’s volunteer staff will help you book hotels, research your flight status, offer alternative routes, help with car rental, and relay weather information.

Understand Your Options: When you’re stuck on the ground for hours after boarding, there’s a reason. “If the airlines lock the doors, the don’t have to provide refunds, credits, lodgling, and food expenses” says Paul Hudson, executive director of the Aviation Consumer Action Project. You can circulate a petition demanding to be let off the plane and take it to the cockpit. An airline can’t hold people against their will unless there is a safety reason, and the Captain has the authority to let people off. If the situation worsens, call the police or a local TV or radio station from your cell phone. CAPBOR hotline volunteers can also put you in touch with the media.

Join The Fight: To enact an Airline Passengers’ Bill of Rights federal legislation that would mandate, among other things. that passengers be allowed to deplane when they are held on the tarmac for more than three hours as well as require airlines to provide delayed passengers with food, water, sanitary facilities, and medical attention. Know, however, that the major U.S. carriers are dead set against the bill, arguing that cockpit crews should make these calls. For more information on the Passenger’s Bill visit: http://www.flyersrights.com

PHOTOGRAPHING:
Want To Take stunning pictures of your ‘holiday’ ? DIYphotography.net offers camera basics for beginners, with tips on lighting and low-cost ways to replicate expensive equipment.

Want To Load your holiday pictures onto one website and have them ‘magically appear’ on every website you have? Then try: Posterous.com, Friendfeed.com, Tripit.com,

GET 29:
Did you know that in 1929 the city of St. Louis hired Archie League, the country’s first air traffic controller? He uses two signal flags to direct planes. Red means hold; black-and-white means go.

ABOUT RENEE ASHLEY BAKER

I, Renee Ashley Baker, will be singing a contract with Ford Modeling Agency for representation to 21 Companies and for $21 Million Dollars (companies that include Chanel, Chanel Cosmetics–“Renee Perfume by Chanel”, Jimmy Choo, AT&T, IBM, General Motors, and Swarovski for a line of jewelry boxes to be designed by Renee Ashley Baker called, “Pandora’s Box”).

Renee Ashley Baker will reside in Germany (Berlin) and in Monaco, Monte Carlo).

special thanks: Reader’s Digest special thanks: eHarmony