I’d like to thank my Dear Friend Jean, who just made my life miserable by telling me about these Mini Pastry cups. Her sister told her about them. She does lots of large events, so for her these are fabulous. What I forgot about is that I no longer cater big parties…..so 160 of these … More Lo Cal Pecan Pies (not!) just the size… what to do with 160 mini pastry cups??
This week I learned something new. Believe it or not, I have never had a jello shot in my life. I know about them, I’ve seen them and I know that servers run around in clubs at night and give them to people (do the customers pay for them? I don’t know….) So, I was … More JELLO SHOTS….do not read this if you are not an adult beverage fan!
I have catered and taught cooking for almost 50 years! Wow, I must be old! But recently I started searching for this old recipe and thought I had lost it! Fortunately I found it in a cookbook I wrote for my daughters in 1990. Over the years I have added addendums, and additions, and separate … More THE CAKE THAT WOULD HAVE MADE ME FAMOUS…PINEAPPLE RUM NUT…
GERI’S CABBAGE ROLLS When I was growing up, Every year since I can remember, my mom, Geraldine Jones, (Geri), made stuffed cabbage rolls. 51 years ago I interviewed a bunch of guys and finally found one who would eat sauerkraut so I married him. He was gonna have to endure these every year for the … More Geri’s Cabbage Rolls…Happy New Year!
This should be in my top 5 all timers, because I’ve made it for so long and for so many occasions. I always give it at Christmas, or to a new neighbor, or for a birthday and so many more. It’s quick and easy, but PLEASE NOTE: It can be dangerous! I’ve always shied away … More ENGLISH TOFFEE…MERRY CHRISTMAS!
I will say one thing about my family. We really have wonderful parties. I think this one might have been the best ever. I am not going to feature a recipe this time, although there was one dish I especially loved and thought I’d share. In the picture, look at the bright red plate about … More MY LITTLE BOY IS 50! PARTY TIME…
I know I do. I made a wonderful cranberry relish which I blogged along with Christy’s equally wonderful one a couple of weeks ago. And recently I went to a party and there was a terrific little appetizer there made with cranberries which had been spiced up. Gail Bruning gets total credit for this one! … More Bet you have some CRANBERRIES left…
When I started this blog, 2 years ago, I listed my five favorite recipes in the world. Even though I’m sure you’ve memorized them, here they are: Sunday Gravy, Praline French Toast Casserole, Ina Garten’s rosemary nuts, Pasta Genovaise, and “That Brie”. (All are in my table of contents–so go crazy). I got this Brie … More “THAT BRIE”
NUTTY BAKLAVA This is not a difficult recipe, but it is labor intensive, and requires a thorough “Prep” ahead. You want to have all the ingredients ready and willing to be layered. Fillo dough is SO temperamental. But, it is also very forgiving, as you are going to do 5 layers at a time and … More BAKLAVA….NOT YOUR AVERAGE TREAT!
My sweet friend Cassie (I call her Classy Cassie), sends me the most scrumptious recipes. I took special interest in this one because it reminds me of a recipe my high school best friend brought me in the 60’s. She called it Mustard Cream and poured over hamloaf. Cassie wrote me a history of this … More Mustard Custard…use so many ways!