In a couple of weeks my neighborhood will hold their annual Chili Cook off. Last year I won! If you want that recipe I posted it under soups, stews, main dishes and International. Over the years I have won 4 other contests with that chili! But this year I am taking a BIG risk, changing … More WHITE CHILI…..here comes a contest and a Secret Marinade!
My daughter, Christian, texted me one day and asked if I knew how to make a Shepherd’s Pie. I answered my usual answer: “Of course I can!” In truth, I had never made one in my life. But I knew what it was, and after googling several recipes for it I came up with my … More SHEPHERD’S PIE– From a Yank!!
Recently my kids went to Italy. Almost every day they sent me a picture of something delectable that they were eating. One of the most intriguing sounding dishes was one that Laurie described. Something like this: “I just had the best mushroom pasta! It was SO simple. I think it was only mushrooms, olive oil, … More MUSHROOM BUSINESS…ever seen these?
We had quite an international night recently with our Philippino friends and food. I made chicken enchiladas, and Les made curried chicken. The extent of my curry cooking experience consists of a Curry soup I made years ago in my Thai Phase. I do like it at restaurants, but Les’s version makes me want … More CURRIED CHICKEN…another great one from Les and Tess
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
Every year I give a “Paint and Sip” Party. Cutie Rachel is our teacher (above, left). In real life she’s a Kindergarten teacher, so she has no trouble dealing with old ladies! I am always looking for an easy appetizer, and this one sort of came out of my head, stemming from an old … More VERSATILE HAM & CHEESE APPETIZER/SANDWICH
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
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?
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?!?