THE CAKE THAT WOULD HAVE MADE ME FAMOUS…PINEAPPLE RUM NUT…

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…

“THAT BRIE”

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”

GLAZED BACON–use a million ways…

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…

TALK ABOUT RETRO….CHICKEN CACCIATORE AND A 50TH ANNIVERSARY!

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!

LET’S GET SAUCED!!! Teriyaki, Sweet & Sour, Green Chili

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