I’m almost embarrassed to tell you that I was in my 30s before I ever made my own pickles. How can any self-respecting amateur chef admit to that kind of neglect??? It all started when I got a jar of pickles from a friend for Christmas, way back in the 70’s. When she told me … More PICKLING…..it’s not just for pickles anymore
CHEESY POTATOES, AKA PARMESAN POTATOES…….A DELICIOUS VERSION OF SCALLOPED POTATOES For about 15 years we have taken our family vacation to beautiful Carlsbad, California at a place called Pacific Palisades. What used to be 14 of us has now expanded to 16 with a couple of very welcome additions. We have traditional places where we … More Cheesy Potatoes…Restaurant Hack from Blue Water Grill
I wanted to remind you about one of my all time favorite fun “dishes”. Years ago we fell in love with a restaurant called Brio, an Italian restaurant. Before your meal they give you a little dish of breads, and these wonderful, crispy, hard breads are featured. I was determined to go home and make … More CRACKER BREAD…..ADDICTIVE!!
Recently on Instagram I posted on making soup out of almost anything. On March 17, (St. Patrick’s Day), I made our usual dinner of corned beef and cabbage. I have learned that corned beef is one of the most stubborn meats God ever made, so you have to cook it for hours to get it … More Make soup! Have fun with “leftovers”
This post will be a little different than usual because it’s more an idea than a written recipe. You will use your own meatball recipe, or buy them already made, and add any veggies you like (but this combination is fabulous). And the sauce is already posted in my blog under “sauces”. Nick’s Golden Cuisine … More Greek Chicken Meatballs…..never thought I liked Greek food….till now!
I make bread literally all year. I have some “Go To” rolls that I always make and I don’t even need a recipe, I’ve been making them for so long. But on Thanksgiving I go all out and make Parkerhouse. They are a little more difficult and have a couple more ingredients (egg, more butter). … More PARKERHOUSE ROLLS… nothing else to say!
I know. I know. I am repeating an old recipe I posted 2 years ago but until the whole United States of America knows about it, I’ll probably post it every year!! MOM’S GREEN BEANS (GERI JONES, MY MOM) 6 cans cut green beans (or large ones) 1/2 lb bacon, sliced in 1″ slices 1 … More GREEN BEANS…. Oops I did it again!
Angela surprised us at Bachelorette last night with these cookies. I’ll be honest. While I love pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving, I am not necessarily crazy about a lot of other pumpkin products…..that is, until I took a bite of one of these! They are dee-lish! And they are a little “cakier” and softer than I … More PUMPKIN COOKIES… tis the season!
During the election, (and with football season in full swing), it seems like every day I see a different party dip. Most of the dips contain chicken, cheese, cream cheese and other binders.. And of course, for protein, there is crab, shrimp, dried beef, ham…..which makes me think you could do what I did: Take … More Election Night Dip…. Hot chicken, cream cheese, mmmmmm
I recently went to a new little interesting looking place called, “The Italian Lady”. It’s in Pinetop, Az., and is literally a shack with 3 ladies crowded inside, small kitchen, serving fabulous Italian food. We had two of the wonderful sandwiches, and I saw the soups at the bottom of the menu. We didn’t have … More SAUSAGE POTATO SOUP….with homemade sausage!