Eleanor Mahoney & Marilyn Pula—Cooking Stars

The newest TV hit at Linden Ponds is Cool Cooking, a segment that airs on LPTV6, the campus TV station. Directed by Marilyn and hosted by Eleanor, Cool Cooking features fast, easy and delicious recipes that require only a few ingredients.

'I think [cooking is] very creative,' says Eleanor, the author of a 53-page cookbook entitled Mom, do you have the recipe for… 'You really can get into it.'

Eleanor knows a thing or two about cooking. A mother of six, she's been cooking and entertaining for most of her life, and she brings her vast culinary experience to the show.

Before each episode, Eleanor and Marilyn meet to select a theme. One popular past segment showcased the British convention of high tea. Viewers learned the history of the early evening meal while discovering how to make traditional tea sandwiches. The episode was such a big hit that it inspired a luxurious high tea event at Linden Ponds.

The duo credits the show's success to its simple, no-fuss recipes, which anybody can make. Past segments have featured instructions for a decadent 5-minute chocolate mug cake, freezer cucumber pickles and two-ingredient Marvelous Microwave Marmalade.

Eleanor Mahoney & Marilyn Pula