SAUSAGE POTATO SOUP….with homemade sausage!

I recently went to a new little interesting looking place called, “The Italian Lady”. It’s in Pinetop, Az., and is literally a shack with 3 ladies crowded inside, small kitchen, serving fabulous Italian food. We had two of the wonderful sandwiches, and I saw the soups at the bottom of the menu. We didn’t have … More SAUSAGE POTATO SOUP….with homemade sausage!

SMASHED POTATOES: an appetizer for Dummies (and me)

Please refer to my Instagram askmehowiknowcb to see the 60 second video of this easy appetizer. In Arizona every grocery store carries baby potatoes in little packages that you can microwave for 5 minutes.  If you can’t get those just get baby red potatoes and microwave them covered with plastic and about an inch of … More SMASHED POTATOES: an appetizer for Dummies (and me)

AN OATMEAL COOKIE…and a Thanks and Tribute to Christina Tosi

I first saw Christina Tosi on Masterchef Jr. with Gordon Ramsey.  I thought she was adorable, but I didn’t know much about her until I listened to Guy Raz’s Podcast, “How I Built This” from NPR.  There’s where the Girl Crush comes in.  Her story was fascinating to me, especially her innovative approach to baking. … More AN OATMEAL COOKIE…and a Thanks and Tribute to Christina Tosi

WHITE CHILI…..here comes a contest and a Secret Marinade!

In a couple of weeks my neighborhood will hold their annual Chili Cook off.  Last year I won!  If you want that recipe I posted it under soups, stews, main dishes and International.  Over the years I have won 4 other contests with that chili!  But this year I am taking a BIG risk, changing … More WHITE CHILI…..here comes a contest and a Secret Marinade!

Have a SHRUB!! Don’t trim it, Drink it!

If you saw my Instagram (askmehowiknowcb) about “shrubs” you know that I’m not talking about the kind you trim in your yard.  But I truly think the secret to staying young is learning something new everyday.  And last week I learned something great! Basically, a “shrub” is a flavoring for drinks.  Somewhat like a simple … More Have a SHRUB!! Don’t trim it, Drink it!