So here’s what you do: Start with a crispy baguette. Slice in half longwise. I like to toast mine with a little olive oil. The meat can be prepared ahead, and store -bought. But I like to get those little pork loins and bake them according to package directions. The flavored ones are nice, … More Bon Mee?? or Banh Mi?
If you saw my Instagram (askmehowiknowcb) I’ll remind you that I do 60 second videos and I did one today about this recipe. The Chicken, the veggies and the method are pretty standard. (Super hot skillet, preferably cast iron but not mandatory, peppers, onions, oil, garlic, and your choice of beef, chicken, fish or shrimp.) … More FAJITA NIGHT……Just Safeway and Me!
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
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?
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!
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?