Lasagna is so versatile. When Laurie gave John his 50th birthday party she made SIX different versions. I have previously posted Vegetarian Lasagna, made with Zucchini, but I realized the other day that I have never posted my recipe. I decided to describe how to “doctor up” a jarred sauce, the way I often … More Lasagna: Oldie/Goodie; Easy/Difficult
A lot of people think Arizona is all desert. If you have never been to this spectacular State, you need to look into the White Mountains. You’ve probably heard of Flagstaff, which is another gorgeous area with a Ski Resort, Northern Arizona University, and the San Francisco Peaks. But I’m guessing if you live in … More SWEET CORN SEASON! A new method for Corn Chowder and Corn Soups
Today I am very excited! I am invited to my Philippino friends house for an “International Lunch”. There will be many countries represented, including France, the Philippines, Portugal and West Virginia! (that’s ME!). Tess is even printing out a flag of West Va. When she invited me to bring a dish from my “Home Country” … More BANANA PUDDIN’ (an oldie but goodie!)
I posted this 3 years ago when I started my blog. It was in my 5 all time recipes (thanks Christian!) But it bears repeating, and I have made some slight changes, since we are living a lo carb lifestyle now and we are skipping the Pasta. So it needs to be a dish for … More PASTA GENOVAISE…NORTHERN ITALY TO SOUTHWEST ARIZONA!
I don’t care how old you get, there’s nothing like a PARTY with great friends and great food! We were invited to Gary and Karen’s house for a very special wine tasting and pizza night. One of the wonderful things about living in Arizona is that almost everybody came from somewhere else. And they bring … More HEY BUDDY! HOW BOUT A PIZZA?!?
If you follow my 60 second videos on Instagram* (and who doesn’t????) You saw this yesterday. Here’s the complete story and what I did with the recipe. Follow me on Instagram at askmehowiknowcb. The story is about a past show on Food Network called “Five Ingredient Fix”. That inspired me to make this “3 ingredient … More 3 INGREDIENT FIX: MEATBALLS & SAUCE
JANELL’S ANTIPASTO SQUARES I decided to just print the recipe as given to me so I can show you some more pictures. NOTES ON THIS RECIPE: One of the reasons I blogged this recipe is that is is so versatile. It doesn’t have to be hot, so it can be on a buffet table or … More ANTIPASTO SQUARES….great for a party!
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!
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??
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…