I know you doubt me but YOU can impress a crowd with something most people think is difficult. Pulled pork (or beef) is one of the world’s easiest things to do, and can be done in an oven, on stovetop, or even in a Crockpot. It simply involves long, slow, low temp cooking! For some … More PULLED PORK: Great for a beginner!
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)
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!
Tomorrow is Christmas, and believe it or not, I forgot someone. My “Go To” is always food, and I am always looking for something easy that looks hard. I always thought jams seemed complicated and difficult, and kind of mysterious. But I learned that they are really pretty simple. Just choose a vegetable … More IN A JAM? MAKE JAM!
HAM AND CHEESE ROLL UPS 1 can Pillsbury Crescent Rolls (I get my hubby to open them for me cause I don’t like the “pop” I don’t like balloons popping either) Sliced ham (enough to cover a bottom layer) Grated cheese (Cheddar, Jack, any good one you like). enough to make a layer Roll up … More HAM & CHEESE roll ups. Don’t you love the Pillsbury doughboy?
I went to a beautiful, elegant, wedding shower at Allison’s house. There was lots of simple, sort of “retro” food (egg salad, little tea sandwiches, fabulous beverages). But for some reason, these simple nuts caught my eye (and tongue!). As long as I have been cooking, I have never made those basic sugary nuts they … More GO NUTS! Holiday Treat–so easy
If you follow me on instagram, I posted this with pictures of the ingredients. I want to repeat my acknowledgements: my grandson Steven, who sent this to me, correctly deducting that it was something I would like. And Jennifer Satley, a lovely Vlogger, (like me) who does a blog called “Carlsbad Cravings”. I’ve never met … More When life gives you cheese, make a cheeseball!
Stetson salad originated in Scottsdale at one of our old favorite restaurants, Cowboy Caio. The restaurant is Now closed, but versions of this salad just keep popping up in other places. I have been to at least two that have ‘stolen’ the idea and changed the dressing slightly. Basically the dressing is a … More That “Stetson” Salad. Happy Birthday to me!
BEEF SKEWERS (marinade) 1 cup soy sauce 1/2 cup Banana Catsup (see below) 1 Tbsp. Black Pepper 1 head garlic, crushed 1 tsp. Paprika Mix all above—-WHHHAAATTT? Banana Catsup? Believe me, I thought I had seen it all. Never heard of this ingredient. Welcome to Google! It seems that this is a very popular ingredient … More Beef Skewers/Philippino Style! And, I learned something new! You can too.
HOMEMADE RICOTTA CHEESE Don’t be afraid to try this. As long as you don’t let it boil over, and you use a good loose weave cotton dishtowel (or several layers of cheesecloth), you’ll be ok and you can amaze your friends! I mean, who makes their own cheese these days except Dr. Mike? And … More HOMEMADE RICOTTA CHEESE.. Do it!