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!

Broccoli-Cauliflower, (raw)….Can you make this taste good? I can!!!

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!!!

KALE SALAD…Whaaaaat? (never thought I’d say those words in this Blog!)

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!)

HOME HOME ON THE RANCH…. fun recipes with Ranch Dressing!

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!

FRENCH ONION POPCORN

  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