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!!
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!
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?
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
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!
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?
My beautiful Granddaughter, Michael, and I took a cooking class together. I still love to learn. But the fun part is being with her. So, we have recently become acquainted with a fabulous little bakery in Tempe, Tracey Dempsey Originals. Tracey makes perhaps the worlds greatest Cakes (well, my Pineapple Rum is pretty good……I … More NAAN….(no jokes please. It’s bread)
Every year I give a “Paint and Sip” Party. Cutie Rachel is our teacher (above, left). In real life she’s a Kindergarten teacher, so she has no trouble dealing with old ladies! I am always looking for an easy appetizer, and this one sort of came out of my head, stemming from an old … More VERSATILE HAM & CHEESE APPETIZER/SANDWICH
I don’t care how old you get, there’s nothing like a PARTY with great friends and great food! We were invited to Gary and Karen’s house for a very special wine tasting and pizza night. One of the wonderful things about living in Arizona is that almost everybody came from somewhere else. And they bring … More HEY BUDDY! HOW BOUT A PIZZA?!?
JANELL’S ANTIPASTO SQUARES I decided to just print the recipe as given to me so I can show you some more pictures. NOTES ON THIS RECIPE: One of the reasons I blogged this recipe is that is is so versatile. It doesn’t have to be hot, so it can be on a buffet table or … More ANTIPASTO SQUARES….great for a party!