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!!
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
BEEF SKEWERS (marinade) 1 cup soy sauce 1/2 cup Banana Catsup (see below) 1 Tbsp. Black Pepper 1 head garlic, crushed 1 tsp. Paprika Mix all above—-WHHHAAATTT? Banana Catsup? Believe me, I thought I had seen it all. Never heard of this ingredient. Welcome to Google! It seems that this is a very popular ingredient … More Beef Skewers/Philippino Style! And, I learned something new! You can too.
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
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!
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!
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…