APPETIZER HEAVEN! Simple or difficult…you choose! Have some Cowboy Candy on your Mascarpone!

I got myself into trouble when we were invited to dinner at a friend’s house and I asked them if  could bring some appetizers that would blow their minds.  The trouble is, I had no clue what I was going to do!  Enter my sweet friend Jackie, who brought an appetizer to OUR house last … More APPETIZER HEAVEN! Simple or difficult…you choose! Have some Cowboy Candy on your Mascarpone!

PESTO/CHILI JELLY. (green & red) What is this? Christmas??

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??

CHILIES EN NOGADA….I thought I knew them all! Something new and different…

I was recently watching Beat Bobby Flay (one of my favorite shows on Food Network), and I saw a Chef Fernando Ruiz beat Bobby with this unusual dish.  I’ve lived In the Southwest since I was 5 years old, and both studied and taught (and eaten plenty of) Mexican cooking.  I have NEVER heard of … More CHILIES EN NOGADA….I thought I knew them all! Something new and different…

Becoming Chicken Enchiladas (A Casserole for Becoming Rachel)…

When Rachel got back from Montreal for her Transgender surgery, (See “Becoming Rachel” on You Tube). Or, the Channel 12 special with Mark Curtis called Becoming Rachel).   I did what I do best:  Took FOOD!  Her first request was Chicken Enchiladas.  So of course, I made a casserole out of it…..thus, “Becoming Enchiladas” in … More Becoming Chicken Enchiladas (A Casserole for Becoming Rachel)…

HUNGARIAN MUSHROOM SOUP…. John’s favorite. And we aren’t even Hungarian!

  Whenever anyone gets sick, has an operation, moves in or out, has a baby, gets mad at me, gets a good grade, does me a favor, oh well…..you get it.  ANY occasion, I do what I do best.  Make SOUP!  People ask me a lot what my favorite things to cook are.  And I … More HUNGARIAN MUSHROOM SOUP…. John’s favorite. And we aren’t even Hungarian!

DULCE DE LECHE FLUFF BROWNIES another good one from TNT!

DULCE DE LECHE FLUFF BROWNIES 6 oz. unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped 1 cup butter 2 cups sugar 4 eggs, beaten 2 tsp. vanilla 1 – 1/3 cups flour 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips 1 – 13.4 oz Dulce de Leche (get it at Walmart and Target) 1 – 7 oz. … More DULCE DE LECHE FLUFF BROWNIES another good one from TNT!