In Arizona we have about 3 months of fabulous citrus. You can literally drive down wide streets and stop along an orange grove and pick all kinds of citrus. I am always looking for lemon dishes to use especially. I freeze lemon or lime juice in ice cube trays. Each cube equals 2 tbs. juice. … More LEMON CREAM CHICKEN (end of citrus season)
Lasagna is so versatile. When Laurie gave John his 50th birthday party she made SIX different versions. I have previously posted Vegetarian Lasagna, made with Zucchini, but I realized the other day that I have never posted my recipe. I decided to describe how to “doctor up” a jarred sauce, the way I often … More Lasagna: Oldie/Goodie; Easy/Difficult
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 posted this 3 years ago when I started my blog. It was in my 5 all time recipes (thanks Christian!) But it bears repeating, and I have made some slight changes, since we are living a lo carb lifestyle now and we are skipping the Pasta. So it needs to be a dish for … More PASTA GENOVAISE…NORTHERN ITALY TO SOUTHWEST ARIZONA!
We go to an absolutely adorable and yummy little restaurant in Pinetop/Lakeside Arizona called “The Bistro at Annie’s”. Justin and Heather run a homey, delicious, friendly restaurant which is mostly lunch, but open 3 nights for dinner. One of my favorite things there are their salad dressings. My favorite is Prickly Pear Ranch, with Apple … More HOME HOME ON THE RANCH…. fun recipes with Ranch Dressing!
I want to be sure I give TOTAL credit for this idea and recipe to Rachel Ray. Just happened to catch her show after the Kitchen one day. When I saw this recipe my mind went Bazooka! Of course I can make this as she did it, but just think of the FUN ideas you … More BUFFALO CHICKEN SALAD thanks to Rachel Ray (and my tweaks)…
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)…