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)
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
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!
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!
Tomorrow is Christmas, and believe it or not, I forgot someone. My “Go To” is always food, and I am always looking for something easy that looks hard. I always thought jams seemed complicated and difficult, and kind of mysterious. But I learned that they are really pretty simple. Just choose a vegetable … More IN A JAM? MAKE JAM!
I went to a beautiful, elegant, wedding shower at Allison’s house. There was lots of simple, sort of “retro” food (egg salad, little tea sandwiches, fabulous beverages). But for some reason, these simple nuts caught my eye (and tongue!). As long as I have been cooking, I have never made those basic sugary nuts they … More GO NUTS! Holiday Treat–so easy
If you follow me on instagram, I posted this with pictures of the ingredients. I want to repeat my acknowledgements: my grandson Steven, who sent this to me, correctly deducting that it was something I would like. And Jennifer Satley, a lovely Vlogger, (like me) who does a blog called “Carlsbad Cravings”. I’ve never met … More When life gives you cheese, make a cheeseball!
My beautiful Granddaughter, Michael, and I took a cooking class together. I still love to learn. But the fun part is being with her. So, we have recently become acquainted with a fabulous little bakery in Tempe, Tracey Dempsey Originals. Tracey makes perhaps the worlds greatest Cakes (well, my Pineapple Rum is pretty good……I … More NAAN….(no jokes please. It’s bread)
HOMEMADE RICOTTA CHEESE Don’t be afraid to try this. As long as you don’t let it boil over, and you use a good loose weave cotton dishtowel (or several layers of cheesecloth), you’ll be ok and you can amaze your friends! I mean, who makes their own cheese these days except Dr. Mike? And … More HOMEMADE RICOTTA CHEESE.. Do it!
It all started when my wonderful neighbor, Shelley, and I had a long talk about how she hates to cook (or just doesn’t know how), and how she couldn’t believe how much I cook! To her it was too complicated, too much trouble, too difficult and she simply could not believe that she could EVER … More SHEET PAN MEALS…a Passing Trend?