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??

MEATBALLS & MUSHROOM APPETIZER fast, but takes all day…..huh??

  See this recipe on Instagram:  askmehowiknowcb. I’m in a hurry.  So I’m going to make this great appetizer that takes all day……whaaaaat??? This is great because you can put everything in a crockpot and leave it all day.  So about 5 minutes of effort for a fantastic appetizer…..or, with a little extra you could … More MEATBALLS & MUSHROOM APPETIZER fast, but takes all day…..huh??

CREAMY BAKED EGGS thanks to the Kitchen for this yummy idea!

CREAMY BAKED EGGS Ever since we have been on the lo carb lifestyle, I have struggled with breakfast.  I simply love things like cereal and toast, and it’s hard to give them up.  But with this totally no carb egg dish, I serve myself 1/2 slice of crispy toast (8 grams of carbs).  Dr. Mike … More CREAMY BAKED EGGS thanks to the Kitchen for this yummy idea!

WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU A NICE PIECE OF BEEF, MAKE SHISH KEBABS!

We get together a lot, and Larry makes the world’s greatest steaks.  But once in awhile you need something different.  This is a fun dish for lots of reasons, not the least of which is that you can use whatever veggies you like.  I usually skewer the veggies separately from the meat. SHISH KEBABS Beef … More WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU A NICE PIECE OF BEEF, MAKE SHISH KEBABS!

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…

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!