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)

KALE SALAD…Whaaaaat? (never thought I’d say those words in this Blog!)

For the last 13 years our whole family has gone in July to the beach In California to our Timeshare in Carlsbad, California:  Grand Pacific Palisades.  This is our 13th year, and the memories of taking turns watching a 2 year old on the Jungle Gym, fast forward to today, All but one has a … More KALE SALAD…Whaaaaat? (never thought I’d say those words in this Blog!)

HOME HOME ON THE RANCH…. fun recipes with Ranch Dressing!

We go to an absolutely adorable and yummy little restaurant in Pinetop/Lakeside Arizona called  “The Bistro at Annie’s”.  Justin and Heather run a homey, delicious, friendly restaurant which is mostly lunch, but open 3 nights for dinner.  One of my favorite things there are their salad dressings.  My favorite is Prickly Pear Ranch, with Apple … More HOME HOME ON THE RANCH…. fun recipes with Ranch Dressing!