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)…
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!