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?
If you follow me on Instagram (askmehowiknowcb), you know that I do 60 second videos, “teasers” to direct readers to my blog for a full recipe. I hope that you will be intrigued enough to check it out and read my always hilarious stories and fascinating culinary offerings.😂😂😂 I have posted a video … More RED VELVET CAKE…YOU CAN’T BEET IT!
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)
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!)
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!
I want to be sure I give TOTAL credit for this idea and recipe to Rachel Ray. Just happened to catch her show after the Kitchen one day. When I saw this recipe my mind went Bazooka! Of course I can make this as she did it, but just think of the FUN ideas you … More BUFFALO CHICKEN SALAD thanks to Rachel Ray (and my tweaks)…
My neighbor asked me today what my favorite cooking show is…..very hard to say, although I’ve always loved Ina Garden. But Pioneer Woman is great too. The Kitchen, any cooking competitions, especially the Next Food Network Star (how’d that work out for you, Guy Fieri?). Master Chef, Top Chef, Lidia Bastianich, the old Julia … More FRENCH ONION POPCORN
Jim and Liz came over the other night for a “simple” wine and cheese. We’ve been friends for over 40 years, and Liz and I have cooked many wonderful things together. Some of my favorites over the years have come from her (corn tamale dip in the crockpot she served at Christmas was awesome!). And … More PESTO/CHILI JELLY. (green & red) What is this? Christmas??