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!
When I started this blog, 2 years ago, I listed my five favorite recipes in the world. Even though I’m sure you’ve memorized them, here they are: Sunday Gravy, Praline French Toast Casserole, Ina Garten’s rosemary nuts, Pasta Genovaise, and “That Brie”. (All are in my table of contents–so go crazy). I got this Brie … More “THAT BRIE”
Twenty one years ago my daughter Christian gave me a great cookbook: “Marcia Adams Homeland Cooking”. It’s an absolute treasure to me. It’s mostly Amish, east coast small town country cooking. Two of my all time favorites are from this book. I have already blogged Praline French Toast Casserole, which I have renamed Christmas Morning … More GLAZED BACON–use a million ways…
I think Thanksgiving is my favorite. Maybe because I’m a cook! We usually have 20-30 people, and I have reluctantly sacrificed having it at my house to my son Adam’s house, which is everything Thanksgiving should represent. Both my grown sons bought 50 year old homes at auction, gutted them, and made them in to … More GREEN BEANS 3 WAYS…. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
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!
Well isn’t this a pretty picture!!! Above you see bones that I bought at my local Mexican Ranch Market. Along with everything you would ever need to make great Latino foods they have unusual things you don’t normally see in American Markets–such as CHICKEN FEET! When was the last time you bought Chicken Feet? However, … More BONE BROTH….for your Bones!!
Last year our kids gave us the most memorable 50th anniversary party ever! We told everyone to dress like it was 1967–NOT Rock and Roll, but “Mad Men” elegant cocktail party style. Fake cigarettes were everywhere. What a night! Our 3 kids are all great cooks, and they re-created some of my favorites from the … More TALK ABOUT RETRO….CHICKEN CACCIATORE AND A 50TH ANNIVERSARY!
I’ve been thinking about stuff I’ve done myself for 40 years, and I’m wondering if you have ever made your own sauces. Specifically, GREEN CHILI (not the meat, just a sauce); SWEET AND SOUR (so much you can do with this!) and Homemade TERIYAKI. They are all easy and can be used in so many … More LET’S GET SAUCED!!! Teriyaki, Sweet & Sour, Green Chili