I recently had a gang over for Mexican food, and I made Fajitas. Its a fun dinner for a group, but requires LOTS of prep work. Another problem: What do you serve as a side dish? True, you may not really need one. But I just can’t seem to get past those old rules. I … More Calabisitas….(Kal-ah-bah-see-tas) Got some squash, corn, and cream?
I am in a panic because I just posted this recipe on my Instagram (askmehowiknowcb)and I forgot one of the MOST important ingredients: Sugar!!! In the olden days we used to make our own salad dressings. I still do, but this is one I haven’t made in years. Angela came over and mentioned she likes … More MY MOMMA’S FRENCH DRESSING 1938
This soup is SO deelish!! I make lots of soup for lots of people, and this is the one nobody ever asks for, because they are unfamiliar with it. But once they have tasted it, and the “mystery” is gone, they are hooked. I guess ginger, galangal, lemon grass, and Kaffir lime leaves aren’t really … More THOM YUM. YUMM!! (thai coconut soup. Thom Yum Gai)
PANCIT I have written many times before about my Philippino girlfriends up in the Arizona White Mountains and our Zumba Class. We have so much fun together and Ginema and Tess have become really close friends. Last week we had them and their hubbies over for dinner. Tess and Les have a great love story. … More PANCIT…….HUH? what did you say?
I recently went to a new little interesting looking place called, “The Italian Lady”. It’s in Pinetop, Az., and is literally a shack with 3 ladies crowded inside, small kitchen, serving fabulous Italian food. We had two of the wonderful sandwiches, and I saw the soups at the bottom of the menu. We didn’t have … More SAUSAGE POTATO SOUP….with homemade sausage!
I sure raised some good cooks! The other night my youngest son, Adam, had us over and made a new appetizer…..OBOY! it was good. Basically it’s the ingredients that are in a caprese salad: mozzarella, tomatoes, and proscuitto. ADAM’S CAPRESE APPETIZER (Mozzarella Caprese di Adamoli) Sliced mozarella Proscuitto cherry tomatoes Olive oil and vinegar (or … More CAPRESE APPETIZER Thanks, Adam
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”
Tzatziki Sauce is a Greek sauce basically made with cucumbers, spices and various creamy ingredients. Nick’s Golden Cuisine sauce is a Greek sauce from a restaurant famous in Arizona in the 70’s and 80’s made from cucumbers, spices, and various creamy ingredients. Labne is a dip that my daughter, Christian, has been making at our … More Tzatziki sauce, Nick’s Golden Cuisine Sauce or Labne….???
So here’s what you do: Start with a crispy baguette. Slice in half longwise. I like to toast mine with a little olive oil. The meat can be prepared ahead, and store -bought. But I like to get those little pork loins and bake them according to package directions. The flavored ones are nice, … More Bon Mee?? or Banh Mi?
I love cruising through YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and other sights with an eye out for authentic old recipes and old cooks. I follow “Pasta Grannies”, “Friends Who Love Italian Food”, and just anything that pops up when I google a recipe. A few years ago we went to Puerto Rico and I fell in love. … More Cabbage Rolls….a different way…