What happens when you get a family full of West Virginia Hillbillies mixed with Italians? A LOT of food and a LOT of fun! Steven graduated from college and that deserves a huge celebration. So, my granddaughter Kelly designed another gorgeous table. She started by covering their kitchen counter with butcher paper, took a trip … More OOPS….WE DID IT AGAIN! What a Party!
CREAMY BAKED EGGS Ever since we have been on the lo carb lifestyle, I have struggled with breakfast. I simply love things like cereal and toast, and it’s hard to give them up. But with this totally no carb egg dish, I serve myself 1/2 slice of crispy toast (8 grams of carbs). Dr. Mike … More CREAMY BAKED EGGS thanks to the Kitchen for this yummy idea!
We get together a lot, and Larry makes the world’s greatest steaks. But once in awhile you need something different. This is a fun dish for lots of reasons, not the least of which is that you can use whatever veggies you like. I usually skewer the veggies separately from the meat. SHISH KEBABS Beef … More WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU A NICE PIECE OF BEEF, MAKE SHISH KEBABS!
When Rachel got back from Montreal for her Transgender surgery, (See “Becoming Rachel” on You Tube). Or, the Channel 12 special with Mark Curtis called Becoming Rachel). I did what I do best: Took FOOD! Her first request was Chicken Enchiladas. So of course, I made a casserole out of it…..thus, “Becoming Enchiladas” in … More Becoming Chicken Enchiladas (A Casserole for Becoming Rachel)…
Whenever anyone gets sick, has an operation, moves in or out, has a baby, gets mad at me, gets a good grade, does me a favor, oh well…..you get it. ANY occasion, I do what I do best. Make SOUP! People ask me a lot what my favorite things to cook are. And I … More HUNGARIAN MUSHROOM SOUP…. John’s favorite. And we aren’t even Hungarian!
I’ve been blogging for almost 2 years now (March), and I just realized I have never posted one of our all time favorite things. My friend Jean mentioned to my daughter “I haven’t seen those those dried tomatoes your Mom used to make all the time”. She’s right! I used to make them every week … More TOMATO “CANDY” I almost forgot!
Laurie asked me to bring Gooey Butter Cake to Super Bowl. Gosh, I thought it was such an unusual thing to think of for Super Bowl, but being an obedient Mother in Law, I did it. We have been making this dish for at least 40 years, but today I decided to change it up … More Gooey Butter cake “Bites” an oldie but goodie!
Today I am going to tease you a little because I am going to make you go to my blog to get the chili recipe! I found out yesterday that a lot of people (even though they get my emails and read my recipes), have no idea how to go to my blog! To date … More MAMACITA’S ESPECIAL CHILI….I won!!
I have catered and taught cooking for almost 50 years! Wow, I must be old! But recently I started searching for this old recipe and thought I had lost it! Fortunately I found it in a cookbook I wrote for my daughters in 1990. Over the years I have added addendums, and additions, and separate … More THE CAKE THAT WOULD HAVE MADE ME FAMOUS…PINEAPPLE RUM NUT…
This should be in my top 5 all timers, because I’ve made it for so long and for so many occasions. I always give it at Christmas, or to a new neighbor, or for a birthday and so many more. It’s quick and easy, but PLEASE NOTE: It can be dangerous! I’ve always shied away … More ENGLISH TOFFEE…MERRY CHRISTMAS!