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??
What happens when you get a family full of West Virginia Hillbillies mixed with Italians? A LOT of food and a LOT of fun! Steven graduated from college and that deserves a huge celebration. So, my granddaughter Kelly designed another gorgeous table. She started by covering their kitchen counter with butcher paper, took a trip … More OOPS….WE DID IT AGAIN! What a Party!
CREAMY BAKED EGGS Ever since we have been on the lo carb lifestyle, I have struggled with breakfast. I simply love things like cereal and toast, and it’s hard to give them up. But with this totally no carb egg dish, I serve myself 1/2 slice of crispy toast (8 grams of carbs). Dr. Mike … More CREAMY BAKED EGGS thanks to the Kitchen for this yummy idea!
I’m sure you can imagine how many knives I have had over the years. Remember Cut-Co? I bought them cause I felt sorry for the kid selling them. And when I got richer I got a whole set of Henckel for Christmas from my hubby one year. I have always struggled with keeping them … More FUN WITH KNIVES!
This Post is not so much a recipe as an idea. When you are having people over, why not set up a Salad bar? Use your imagination as to what you include. There are so many advantages to using this method. One obvious one is that you can feed a Vegetarian like Steven! Another is … More A SIMPLE SALAD BAR
I love anything “custardy”. But Flan was always a mystery to me. It seemed like it must be complicated and too difficult to make. But my Puerto Rican friend, Yolanda, served it at one of her parties and I was fascinated. Remember Charo??? Well, Yolanda is a little like a Puerto Rican Charo. Beautiful, … More FLAN…a mystery until I met Yolanda!