Yesterday a friend asked me if I had a Sangria recipe. Of course I said yes, because I have been making Sangria for more than 30 years. But when I felt pinned down to come up with an actual ingredient list, I stuttered a little. You see, Sangria is one of those things you can … More SANGRIA….GOOD OLD SANGRIA. 3 WAYS
I make bread literally all year. I have some “Go To” rolls that I always make and I don’t even need a recipe, I’ve been making them for so long. But on Thanksgiving I go all out and make Parkerhouse. They are a little more difficult and have a couple more ingredients (egg, more butter). … More PARKERHOUSE ROLLS… nothing else to say!
Angela surprised us at Bachelorette last night with these cookies. I’ll be honest. While I love pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving, I am not necessarily crazy about a lot of other pumpkin products…..that is, until I took a bite of one of these! They are dee-lish! And they are a little “cakier” and softer than I … More PUMPKIN COOKIES… tis the season!
If you are familiar with my blog, You know that the Salad section is the least populated in the table of contents. But Jackie came over for dinner last night with the Swinging’ Singles. (That’s our widowed 3 neighbors, Scott, Shelley and Jackie, who are in their 70’s and 80’s who are more fun than … More LIKE SALAD? HERE’S A GOOD ONE! “FIESTA SALAD”
This is one of those things that is easy to make, but getting the beef tender while keeping the cabbage from getting sloppy and mushy is a little bit of a trick. One of my very favorite memories is dinner with our friends Alan and Susan several years ago on St. Patrick’s day. Susan did … More CORNED BEEF & CABBAGE–Happy St. Patrick’s Day…a day late!
We love ham at Christmas and Easter especially. But I always like to make some kind of topping and sauce for it, and especially if you serve rice or potatoes on the side you can drizzle the delicious juice over it. Here are two yummy choices, both easy and SO tasty! Bake the ham … More EASTER HAM? Make a topping. And use some jam!
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
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