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!
Here’s another recipe from the Food Network that reminded me of something I used to make a lot of years ago when I was catering. Cinnamon Rolls and dinner rolls were my specialty, and I had lots of unusual combinations. Some of my favorites included a “Pina colada” version, with Pineapple, coconut and rum frosting. … More BACON/CARAMEL ROLLS….SO unhealthy! And SO yummy!!!
I taught a lot of cooking classes at church and for private organizations in the 80’s and 90’s, and one of them was called “The Food Doctor”. I always had to explain that the class had nothing to do with eating healthy. Instead, it was what my Mom used to say when we’d comment on … More PINEAPPLE PORK…”Doctoring Up” food…..nothing to do with health!
I gave a baby shower yesterday for one of my favorite people, Beckie. What a labor of love! Before I got so old, I used to give a LOT of showers and parties. Although I have slowed down, I still just love the planning, the cooking, and (some of) the decorating. The decorating part is … More Beckie’s Baby Shower and Praline French Casserole!