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The Kats! Bureau at this writing is “The Sweets’ Spot” YouTube studio. Or, Melody Sweets’ living room-kitchen suite where the series is created and posts live at 10 a.m. Fridays through December on Sweets Spot TV.

Sweets is baking white chocolate, strawberry, pistachio truffles (full recipe below). Or, as we call them, holiday dessert balls. The recipe involves salted butter, vanilla extract and heavy cream. The star just asked, hypothetically, “Don’t you just want to stick your face in that?”

Special guests are favorite Vegas burlesque performer Buttercup; co-creator and wicked comic talent Anais Thomassian (the original Penny Pibbets of “Absinthe”), drummer-for-hire Mike “Beans” Benigno, and “Mystere” performer Jimmy Slonina. Sweets is familiar to Vegas audiences dating to the origin of “Absinthe,” where she played the Green Fairy.

Slonina plays a mobster in the series, and just made a crack about spoting my ‘67 Mercury Cougar parked outside. “Kats brought his Cougar! And also his car!”

Thomassian said she thought Jimmy was funny, and he said in his Joe Pesci-“Goodfellas” voice, “Oh, you find me funny? You calling me a clown?” “You are a clown,” Thomassisan said, referring to Slonina’s Brian Le Petit usher character in “Mystere.”

Sweets and Thomassian are performing a tribute to the pottery scene from “Ghost” with the buttery-creme concoction in the bowl. “You’re a baker!” Thomassian just said. “You can’t say ‘Ewww!’ to flour!”

John Di Domenico as Guy Fieri — or is it Fieri as Di Domenico? — is to be featured in an upcoming episode.

Mike Thompson was on hand, behind the camera, as Light Forge Studios of Las Vegas shoots the series, and worked on “The Sweets’ Spot” original YouTube series. Sponsor Jordan Adler of Beach Money Cigars was also part of the studio/house audience.

The live show is organically Vegas, filled with local talent. It’s great fun, sexy and stylish, and ending with an actual baked dish. Everyone wins, including Sweets’ adorably clumsy dogs Pearl and Bleu, wresting and slobbering their way through the holidays. We should all be so lucky.

John Katsilometes’ column runs daily in the A section. His “PodKats!” podcast can be found at reviewjournal.com/podcasts. Contact him at jkatsilometes@reviewjournal.com. Follow @johnnykats on X, @JohnnyKats1 on Instagram.





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