Before you read this I want to ask you a question. What is a Gratin? (Graa-Tann) I am not one bit ashamed to tell you that even after all the years of cooking, teaching cooking, catering and generally living my life for food and the preparation, I have been wrong. I always thought it meant … More ITS APPLE TIME…..NOW WHAT DO WE MAKE?
I recently had a gang over for Mexican food, and I made Fajitas. Its a fun dinner for a group, but requires LOTS of prep work. Another problem: What do you serve as a side dish? True, you may not really need one. But I just can’t seem to get past those old rules. I … More Calabisitas….(Kal-ah-bah-see-tas) Got some squash, corn, and cream?
PANCIT I have written many times before about my Philippino girlfriends up in the Arizona White Mountains and our Zumba Class. We have so much fun together and Ginema and Tess have become really close friends. Last week we had them and their hubbies over for dinner. Tess and Les have a great love story. … More PANCIT…….HUH? what did you say?
I’ve been cooking a long time, and I have a lot of confidence. So, when my daughter Christian called me with this recipe, raving about it, I was excited. But she sent it to me in a 3 part text, and I misread the whole thing. Consequently, I made it all wrong. Then I wondered … More BOURBON CHICKEN…..OH, MY!
CHEESY POTATOES, AKA PARMESAN POTATOES…….A DELICIOUS VERSION OF SCALLOPED POTATOES For about 15 years we have taken our family vacation to beautiful Carlsbad, California at a place called Pacific Palisades. What used to be 14 of us has now expanded to 16 with a couple of very welcome additions. We have traditional places where we … More Cheesy Potatoes…Restaurant Hack from Blue Water Grill
So here’s what you do: Start with a crispy baguette. Slice in half longwise. I like to toast mine with a little olive oil. The meat can be prepared ahead, and store -bought. But I like to get those little pork loins and bake them according to package directions. The flavored ones are nice, … More Bon Mee?? or Banh Mi?
I love cruising through YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and other sights with an eye out for authentic old recipes and old cooks. I follow “Pasta Grannies”, “Friends Who Love Italian Food”, and just anything that pops up when I google a recipe. A few years ago we went to Puerto Rico and I fell in love. … More Cabbage Rolls….a different way…
If you saw my Instagram (askmehowiknowcb) I’ll remind you that I do 60 second videos and I did one today about this recipe. The Chicken, the veggies and the method are pretty standard. (Super hot skillet, preferably cast iron but not mandatory, peppers, onions, oil, garlic, and your choice of beef, chicken, fish or shrimp.) … More FAJITA NIGHT……Just Safeway and Me!
During this strange time where everybody is locked up in jail (Virus), I have kept myself busy doing what I love: Cooking. I haven’t had a “down” day or any depression! And, I have been playing a little game, since a grocery store trip isn’t as easy or advisable as before. I’ve been doing … More ORANGE CHICKEN…. I made it up!
We are going through a tough time in our country right now. Everybody is adjusting to new realities…..but I stick with my old one: Cooking. I have a lot of time on my hands these days, so I got out my giant cookbook that I’ve been keeping for over 50 years (doesn’t everyone have one … More Honey Dijon Chicken– a Fabulous discovery!