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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Urgent Request....

A member of our Rizzles community has been in a serious car accident today.  Many of you know @AwesomeSauce10 on Twitter.  He could use all your prayers, thoughts, or light a candle, whatever it is you believe in.  He's been in surgery for 5 hours now and could really use the positive vibes.

Photo of the Day!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Photo of the Day

We are always so impressed with you ladies and the talent you have for these sorts of things. Well done!

They're Messing With Us

But in a good way. Personally, we here at RGB think that everyone else on set is lucky to working with gorgeousness that is Sasha, Angie, and Rizzles.

Angie Says...

Well... poo! Angie, we think it's safe to say that we speak for everyone when we say that is just too darn far away. What can we do to fix that? Clearly, there's been a mistake, and you meant to say that R&I starts tomorrow, right?

Photo of the Day

(Find it here)

We're mostly for Team Rizzles around here, but this will also do.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Photo of the Day

You get a two fur cuz Liv said so!

(Find it here)

True story! Try it yourself. This really happens on Google image searches.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

PCM Interview Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander

If you haven't read this interview, then you need to. It's a great little piece done while they were shooting season one. Here's a little blurb from it:

"You know when we were trying to find the woman to play Maura you know it was kind of like a no-brainer when Sasha came in, and we just - you know we knew it was her and she did such a fantastic job, and you know - and, I mean, she got the job right then and there in the room and it was - it was great."

This was a fun read on where our two favorite actresses are coming from. Go enjoy it. We're glad PCM had the chance to yak with our ladies.

Photo of the Day

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Holiday Wishes from the Ladies

We wanted to make certain all of you ladies saw this. Our favorite doctor and detective are truly thoughtful ladies, don't you think? :)

What the heck is Möndlugrautur?

Dr. Isles seems to have confounded a few of us, so we thought we'd clear this up. Möndlugrautur is an Icelandic Christmas dish. It's a type of rice pudding with an almond hidden inside it. The person who eats the almond is supposed to have good luck for the upcoming year.

Let us hope either Jane or Maura find it!

Photo of the Day

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Photo of the Day!

What do you think Jane is saying in this photo?  And why is Maura laughing?

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Q & A with Det. Barry Frost

Ok y'all, you're questions have been sent to the good detective. We need to be patient because it's the last weekend before Christmas and word is, Boston PD Homicide has had their hands full the last few days. We're giving Frost a few extra days to get his answers together and hope his last week of work before the Holidays isn't too brutal for him, Jane, Maura, Vince and the rest of the crew up there in Homicide..... Let's keep our fingers crossed for em'!

Photo of the Day

Jane on break during the documentary.. love her smile!

Friday, December 17, 2010

It's Because You're Such a Neat Person

We think it's just great how wonderful and welcoming the online community has been to Angie, and we also think it's really cute how excited Angie is about the welcome. Good job making our favorite brunette feel welcomed, girls. We're proud of you!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

At Least We Know!

Well, our prayers have been partially answered, ladies! Looks like we will be getting our R&I dvds after all. Sadly, we still don't know when that will be. We will do our best to keep you updated. Cross your fingers. Maybe we can get them as our Valentine's Day present. Really, who wouldn't want Rizzoli & Isles as their Valentine's present?

Angie Talks to CBS

"Pretty is as pretty does," Angie tells their girls. "To be pretty on the outside, one must be pretty on the inside. Every person is just like you...they laugh and cry the same."

We thought you ladies might enjoy a short and fun little piece where Angie talks about her family and the new promotion she's doing with Children's Advil.

Go check it out. It'll make you smile.

Photo of the Day

This is where the magic started. Let us hope that it will continue for ages to come!

Recipe of the Day
'Rizzolified' Wassail

So we're all ecstatic that Angie has finally joined us on Twitter....what not a better way to celebrate than with a holiday, classic brew like a core warming Wassail. Drink responsibly y'all.....Enjoy! ~Rizzo~


  • 8 lady apples
  • 4 whole allspice berries
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 liters ginger ale
  • 25 fluid ounces sherry
  • 1 cup brandy
  • 1 cup milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place whole apples on a baking sheet and bake until brown and tender, about 25 minutes.
  2. Gently crush the allspice berries and break up the cinnamon stick. Place the allspice, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger in a cheesecloth bag.
  3. In a large sauce pan place 2 cups of the ginger ale and the spice bag. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove spice bag and add the remaining ginger ale, the sherry and the brandy heat until hot. DO NOT BOIL! Whisk in milk and pour into a punch bowl garnish with the baked apples.

Angie Knows...

Well, sort of... We'll take it!

Angie Harmon is on Twitter!

(Thanks to alkyone for making this really awesome gif)

You heard us correctly, ladies. The woman who looks a heck of a lot like Detective Jane Rizzoli is on Twitter! @Angie_Harmon Go show her some love, but don't run her off! We want her to stick around so she can be as cool as Sasha is.

Now, come join us in our squeeing and dancing of the happy!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

At the Top, Baby!

Look what show is at the top of the running for 2010. We know you're not surprised. If you're anything like us (and you would have to be to be here), you're just nodding your head yes because you know this is how it should be.

Can we get an 'amen'?
"Yes Jane....we know you like handcuffs. Can we get a 'Shaboooowww'!"

Credit to
cleo2584 @ eala_icons.livejournal.com
Recipe of the Day
'Rizzolified Christmas Morning Pie'

Could you imagine being with the Rizzoli's during the holidays? I think Angela would be a huge fan of this breakfast masterpiece, as it feeds a lot and invites hearty appetites like Frankie's and Jane's and lord knows who else. I'm sure they're used to 'stragglers' showing up this time of year at their house, and I can't really see Angela turning anyone away, especially when there is food involved. So give this one a try, everybody has a slew of people on Christmas morning that need to be fed! Enjoy..... ~Rizzo~


  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage with sage, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 (9 inch) unbaked pastry shells
  • 6 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped green pepper


  1. In a bowl, combine sausage and cheese. Place half of mixture in each pastry shell. Combine eggs, milk, onion and peppers. Pour half over sausage in each shell. Bake at 350 degrees F for 55-60 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Recipe of the Day
'Homemade Original Irish Cream'

This recipe by far is my favorite, it's the most popular and most tasty. I can totally see our favorite girls whipping up a few batches of this alcoholic delight and bringing it to holiday gatherings, giving a few bottles away as gifts, or sipping some from a snifter all nestled close beside a fire, spending some quality time sharing...uh..yeah well, anyway...it's good stuff and easy to make so give it a try!! It stays well in the fridge too...Enjoy! ~Rizzo~


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 half bottle (approx. 2 cups) of Irish whiskey (Jameson is the best!)
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract


  1. In a blender, combine heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, Irish whiskey, instant coffee, chocolate syrup, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Blend on high for 20 to 30 seconds. Store in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator. Shake well before serving.

Photo of the Day!

Monday, December 13, 2010

This Scene Should Have Happened

Go check out the script for this deleted scene.

Now, come back here and lament with us that it didn't actually happen.

Thanks to Drumchik84 for pointing this out.

Fan Fiction Author Highlight

Today we're highlighting sailor8t

She's been writing Buffy FF, but we've gotten lucky, and her new obsession is Rizzoli & Isles. Her writing style is very smooth and holds true to the characters. Her stories are well thought out, and we think she's just doing a wonderful job all around. So, go give her work a look. We promise it won't be disappointing!

A Little Knowledge - Rating T
It takes time for what Maura and Jane know about themselves and each other to surface.

A Sidebar - Rating T
One-shot companion piece to Hero. Korsak and Frost talk.

Best Gift Ever - Rating T
For the RGB challenge. Jane receives the best present ever. Unwrapping it's pretty good, too.

Fridge - Rating K
"I put pizza leftovers for lunch in the fridge over an hour ago...who ate them for breakfast? *This* is why I don't use that fridge!" Maura Isles via Twitter

Halloween - Rating T
Maura hosts a party.

Hero - Rating T
Maura stays with Jane while she recovers from being shot. Yeah, I know, I suck at summaries, and will gladly change any of them if you can give me one that's better.

Karaoke - Rating T
Just because Maura and Jane aren't talking doesn't mean they can't go to karaoke with everyone.

Percentages - Rating T
Maura won't guess, or speculate, but she will use math to figure how close she is to Jane.

Stay reviews - Rating T
Maura doesn't ask. one shot

Photo of the Day!

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Recipe of the Day
Gourmet Mushroom 'Rizz'otto

Whatever your main course is this holiday, fancy it up with this fabulous side of fresh mushroom risotto. Made the slow and painful way, but oh so worth it! Give it a try....I'm sure it will be on the Rizzoli's dining room table somewhere this season....Enjoy! ~Rizzo~


  • 6 cups chicken broth, divided
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound portobello mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound white mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 2 shallots, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups Arborio rice
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • sea salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped chives
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  1. In a saucepan, warm the broth over low heat.
  2. Warm 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in the mushrooms, and cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Remove mushrooms and their liquid, and set aside.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to skillet, and stir in the shallots. Cook 1 minute. Add rice, stirring to coat with oil, about 2 minutes. When the rice has taken on a pale, golden color, pour in wine, stirring constantly until the wine is fully absorbed. Add 1/2 cup broth to the rice, and stir until the broth is absorbed. Continue adding broth 1/2 cup at a time, stirring continuously, until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is al dente, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat, and stir in mushrooms with their liquid, butter, chives, and parmesan. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Recipe of the Day
"Holy Holiday Guacamole!"

So, this is an interesting twist on an old favorite. I tried this recipe at a friend of the family's, and it is such an interesting variation to traditional guacamole. I wanted others to be able to try this, as it not only tastes great, but looks nice as well. Don't be scared off by the ingredients, it's great with unsalted tortilla chips, or fresh baked pita bread. Enjoy..... ~Rizzo~


  • 1/2 white onion, minced
  • 4 serrano chile peppers, minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 avocados - peeled, pitted and diced
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 pear - peeled, cored and diced
  • 1 cup seedless green grapes, halved
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds


  1. Mix the onion, chile peppers, and salt in a bowl. Fold in the avocados and lime juice. Stir in pear, grapes, and pomegranate. Chill until serving.

Photo of the Day!

This picture is so touching.  No words are even needed.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Unicorns are Here

Our thanks to @ for this wonderfulness. We think this is a total win in our books. In fact, we think we'd love to see more. If you have a picture of Jane, a unicorn, and/or Lucky Charms, please feel free to send it our way. We'll post it here because it's full of awesomesauce.

(Plus, Liv thinks it'd be really cool if we could start an internet meme with Jane and unicorns, but we're still pretty sure she has a death wish going on.)
Recipe of the Day
"Rizzolified" Protein Packed Omelette

It's hard this time of year to stay focused with diet, but this protein packed beast of an omelette, makes it easy to stay on track. Even the 'Boss' would agree... Enjoy! ~Rizzo~


  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup thawed chopped spinach
  • 1/4 cup sauteed mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup grilled or sauteed chopped onions
  • 1/4 cup shredded Alpine Lace fat free Baby Swiss Cheese
Pour egg whites into a hot pan coated with a light swipe or spray of Olive Oil. Once eggs start to whiten, add all ingredients and fold egg whites over once stable. Flip the omelette to ensure even heat through on both sides.

Unicorns, Jane, and Her Lucky Charms

Liv says we have to share this. She's been mumbling something about getting Jane's Lucky Charms while riding her one-horned animal. But, we're not certain she's actually talking about these pictures. We're actually starting to worry a little bit about her.

Photo of the Day

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Recipe of the Day
'Beer Cheese Spread'

Ok, so this recipe idea actually came from a #RizzlesGirl follower..... @Brd999. She suggested we post a recipe that is 'Jane' inspired. Ask and you shall receive! We thought quick on our feet, and decided to take a little of both Jane & Maura here. Since Jane is such a beer lover and Maura a true cheese connoisseur, we thought, what not a better combination than a tasty cheese spread! Plus, it's great to make this time of year and bring to your next holiday gathering...all in all, total WIN! Enjoy.... ~Rizzo~

Beer Cheese Spread

This is a great cheese spread that's quick and easy to prepare. Wynkoop suggests using its Railyard Ale in the spread, but any full-bodied ale can be used. Its strong flavor can enough to stand up to the biggest, hoppiest beers, even a barley wine. Serve it with crackers, warm pretzels or beer bread.

6 ounces cream cheese, softened
6 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
12 ounces sharp white cheddar cheese, grated
1/4 cup minced green onions
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
1/2 cup ale

1. Combine all ingredients except beer in the bowl of a food processor or electric mixer. Mix or blend until everything is well incorporated.
2. Slowly add beer while processor or mixer is running. Place mixture into a crock or serving bowl, and chill for at least 2 hours.

Yield: 1-1/2 pounds

Photo of the Day

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Photo of the Day

Winners of the First FF Challenge!

The results are in!

To Hell with Mistletoe (cleo2584 & future_imp47)
29 (22%)
Half Past Eight (cleo2584 & future_imp47)
40 (31%)
Maura the Red Nosed Reindeer (breezie531)
30 (23%)
Bob's Mistletoe (Drumchik/Anne)
14 (10%)
That Christmasy Feeling (notsure2010)
15 (11%)
When Christmas Comes to Town (StrykerWolf/AshoundBordeaux)
7 (5%)
Traditions (unMaskedSmile)
13 (10%)
Best Gift Ever (sailor8t/Mary Frances)
6 (4%)
Merry Christmas (Adm_Hawthorne/Liv)
18 (13%)
Elvis & Bing (Belfpepper/TheSaxyOne/Heather)
7 (5%)
Mistletoe Mayhem (rutgers/3doorsfan)
14 (10%)
First Christmas with the Family (nograsonreality/Aud M)
5 (3%)
Just a Present (boobtuber1978/Tbird1978)
8 (6%)
La Perla Christmas (starbuckjade)
40 (31%)
Gift Exchange (fleshnblood)
10 (7%)
Snow Love (ailikaerikevna)
8 (6%)
Christmas Everyday (Flashpoint321/RizzoliQuotes/Rizzo)
9 (6%)

As you can see, we had a tie. After careful consideration last night while having drinks with The Ladies at the Dirty Robber, we've decided to give the win to both. So, congrats to starbuckjade for "La Perla Christmas" and to cleo2584 & future_imp47 for "Half Past Eight"!

It was a tough competition, and everyone did a fantastic job. We want to thank you all for participating and everyone for reading and voting.

So, what do you win? Well, you get out love and appreciation. You also get cute photos of Jane and Maura. Enjoy!

Detective Frost is Coming For a Visit

Everyone be on their best behavior! Detective Barry Frost swung by the Dirty Robber last night, and he said he was up for coming for a visit. So, ladies, put your thinking caps on. It's time to pull out your questions for our favorite newbie detective.

Send us your questions! You can post them as a response to this post, send us a tweet or post to our Facebook post. However you decide to send it to us, make sure you do so before Friday, December 17th. We want to give the detecive the weekend. After all, he's a busy man.
Monday night at 'The Dirty Robber'

A good time was had by all last night at the 'Robber' to say the least, and we even had a few surprise guests stop by to say 'Hello'....

Jane, Maura and Det. Frost made their appearances, whilst Jane teased poor Barry about hanging out having a few drinks 'with a bunch of girls'!

We thought it would be fun as long as we're planning to make Monday nights the 'new Friday', to feature @_DirtyRobber_'s drink special so you all can enjoy them at home. Last night, since we're sticking with the holiday theme and it was colder than a witches t....yeah, well...nevermind...it was COLD...without further hesitation, we Rizzles Girls give you the 'Robber's "Chocolate Winter"....enjoy and drink responsibly!

Chocolate Winter

  • 1 packet of Hot Chocolate prepared in a tall/large mug
  • 2 count of 'Bailey's Irish Cream'
  • 2 count of 'Kahlua'
  • 2 count of 'Amaretto'
Recipe of the Day
"Chocolate Rum Balls"

It's that special time of year again & whether you are staying home or making the rounds to friends & family, this quick and easy recipe is sure to please. Your holidays will sparkle brighter when you whip up a batch of these chocolate favorites. It makes a lot, so sharing is a must! Enjoy.... ~Rizzo~


  • 3 1/4 cups crushed vanilla wafers
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup rum


  1. In a large bowl, stir together the crushed vanilla wafers, 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar, cocoa, and nuts. Blend in corn syrup and rum.
  2. Shape into 1 inch balls, and roll in additional confectioners' sugar. Store in an airtight container for several days to develop the flavor. Roll again in confectioners' sugar before serving.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Photo of the Day

If you don't understand what tuna for lunch means, please check the RG Dictionary. It's conveniently located to left of the page. Then, please proceed to laugh your behind off as we did. Enjoy!