SAUSAGE POTATO SOUP….with homemade sausage!

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!

LIKE SALAD? HERE’S A GOOD ONE! “FIESTA SALAD”

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, Nick’s Golden Cuisine Sauce or Labne….???

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….???

GREEN CHILI…”CHOPPED” STYLE…THANKS, VIRUS!

I hope you are reading this in 2026 (and that I am still around….) you may not remember the Chinese virus from 2020 (Covid 19).  But right now people are having trouble finding certain foods:  eggs, flour, chicken.  Fortunately because I cook so much I always have lots of food available.  Since there are only … More GREEN CHILI…”CHOPPED” STYLE…THANKS, VIRUS!

CORNED BEEF & CABBAGE–Happy St. Patrick’s Day…a day late!

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!

Chili Cookoff news: I won again! But, wait…..there’s MORE!

WHITE CHILI SAGA (If you get bored reading this I understand.  Scroll down to the bottom and I have listed the ingredients.) A couple of weeks ago I posted my white chili recipe that I was going to enter in our annual Chili cookoff here at Red Mountain Ranch.  You have to make enough for … More Chili Cookoff news: I won again! But, wait…..there’s MORE!