Tzatziki sauce, Nick’s Golden Cuisine Sauce or Labne….???

Tzatziki Sauce is a Greek sauce basically made with cucumbers, spices and various creamy ingredients. Nick’s Golden Cuisine sauce is a Greek sauce from a restaurant famous in Arizona in the 70’s and 80’s made from cucumbers, spices, and various creamy ingredients. Labne is a dip that my daughter, Christian, has been making at our … More Tzatziki sauce, Nick’s Golden Cuisine Sauce or Labne….???

Onion-Olive Bread….and a tribute to Tracy Dempsey Originals

In the College town of Tempe, Arizona, there is a wonderful Bakery/Wine store plus a lot more, called Tracy Dempsey Originals.  One of the terrific aspects of this local business are the Cooking classes Tracy teaches in her professional kitchen.  My granddaughter Michael and I took a bread baking class from her and made many … More Onion-Olive Bread….and a tribute to Tracy Dempsey Originals

Alma’s Salsa…..omigosh! I’ve never blogged it! What was I thinking?

My sweet Hispanic friend, Alma, gave me this simple salsa years ago.  Yesterday I was cruising through this blog and couldn’t find it.  Even though it is on my all time favorites list.  You just do it in 5 minutes in a blender. Alma’s Salsa 1 can tomatoes (Alma insisted on S&W, but you can’t … More Alma’s Salsa…..omigosh! I’ve never blogged it! What was I thinking?

CRANBERRY BRIE APPETIZER from Jean!

We’ve been watching the Bachelor for at least 10 years….since the very beginning.  Remember Alex DeMichele?  And that’s where Trista came from when she was rejected and then became the first Bachelorette…….oh well, I digress.  ANYWAY:  Jean has been with us from the beginning.  Last week she brought this excellent appetizer. CRANBERRY BRIE APPETIZER  (delightful) … More CRANBERRY BRIE APPETIZER from Jean!

SMASHED POTATOES: an appetizer for Dummies (and me)

Please refer to my Instagram askmehowiknowcb to see the 60 second video of this easy appetizer. In Arizona every grocery store carries baby potatoes in little packages that you can microwave for 5 minutes.  If you can’t get those just get baby red potatoes and microwave them covered with plastic and about an inch of … More SMASHED POTATOES: an appetizer for Dummies (and me)

Have a SHRUB!! Don’t trim it, Drink it!

If you saw my Instagram (askmehowiknowcb) about “shrubs” you know that I’m not talking about the kind you trim in your yard.  But I truly think the secret to staying young is learning something new everyday.  And last week I learned something great! Basically, a “shrub” is a flavoring for drinks.  Somewhat like a simple … More Have a SHRUB!! Don’t trim it, Drink it!