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!

IN A JAM? MAKE JAM!

  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!

When life gives you cheese, make a cheeseball!

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!

NAAN….(no jokes please. It’s bread)

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)

WINE TUTORIAL FOR DUMMIES (please do not read if you already know it all)

I want to start this post with a huge disclaimer:  I do NOT work for the wine companies mentioned in this article.  I am not licensed, or affiliated, or compensated in any way from any of them.  But I certainly have consumed enough of them to at least have an opinion!  And the whole idea … More WINE TUTORIAL FOR DUMMIES (please do not read if you already know it all)