On my mom’s birthday this year we watched bombshell diva extraordinaire Diana Ross in Mahogany. This is Miss Ross at her absolute Miss Rossiest! The costumes, the hair, the drama– plus Billy Dee Williams sans Colt 45 and original psycho Anthony Perkins. I could watch Diana Ross in Mahogany a million times although the message of it sucks to high heaven. Hey women– follow your own career to a path or drugs and destruction but stand by your man and all is well.

We kicked off our Bombshell Cooking series with original recipes from Marilyn Monroe and Josephine Baker. But what does a sexpot like Diana Ross enjoy cooking? Well, the closest connection that I could find to the fabulous “Dirty Diana” and food was an old album cover where the goddess is eating an apple.

But never fear!! Your Official Lifestyle Passionista is here. I did learn that Diana Ross and the Supremes were the first fans of Famous Amos’ chocolate chip cookies back when Wally Amos was apparently a Motown exec. Diana Ross encouraged Wally to make Amos famous and voila! The cookies we love were born.


Source: The Recipe Detective aka Gloria’s Famous Nameless Cookies

  • 3/4 lb. butter
  • 3/4 c. Crisco oil or corn oil
  • 1 1/2 c. packed brown sugar
  • 2 c. granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 c. flour
  • 7 oz. pkg. flaked coconut
  • 12 oz. pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 6 oz. pkg. broken pecans

Combine as listed and shape into 2-inch balls 2-inches part on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes. Transfer at once from baking sheets to paper toweling to cool.
These freeze well either before or after baked.

Serving: Makes 4 dozen

Source: Gloria Pitzer’s Secret Recipes Newsletter

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