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!
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!
It all started when my wonderful neighbor, Shelley, and I had a long talk about how she hates to cook (or just doesn’t know how), and how she couldn’t believe how much I cook! To her it was too complicated, too much trouble, too difficult and she simply could not believe that she could EVER … More SHEET PAN MEALS…a Passing Trend?
The Ask Me How I Know family has had a tough month. Two surgeries, one planned, one a surprise. Thank God all came out well, but I think when anything happens health wise, you start thinking and cooking healthy…….sure, it only lasts a few weeks, but you can pull out some GREAT things in your … More Broccoli-Cauliflower, (raw)….Can you make this taste good? I can!!!
For the last 13 years our whole family has gone in July to the beach In California to our Timeshare in Carlsbad, California: Grand Pacific Palisades. This is our 13th year, and the memories of taking turns watching a 2 year old on the Jungle Gym, fast forward to today, All but one has a … More KALE SALAD…Whaaaaat? (never thought I’d say those words in this Blog!)
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!
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
We go to an absolutely adorable and yummy little restaurant in Pinetop/Lakeside Arizona called “The Bistro at Annie’s”. Justin and Heather run a homey, delicious, friendly restaurant which is mostly lunch, but open 3 nights for dinner. One of my favorite things there are their salad dressings. My favorite is Prickly Pear Ranch, with Apple … More HOME HOME ON THE RANCH…. fun recipes with Ranch Dressing!
I want to be sure I give TOTAL credit for this idea and recipe to Rachel Ray. Just happened to catch her show after the Kitchen one day. When I saw this recipe my mind went Bazooka! Of course I can make this as she did it, but just think of the FUN ideas you … More BUFFALO CHICKEN SALAD thanks to Rachel Ray (and my tweaks)…
My neighbor asked me today what my favorite cooking show is…..very hard to say, although I’ve always loved Ina Garden. But Pioneer Woman is great too. The Kitchen, any cooking competitions, especially the Next Food Network Star (how’d that work out for you, Guy Fieri?). Master Chef, Top Chef, Lidia Bastianich, the old Julia … More FRENCH ONION POPCORN