Yesterday a friend asked me if I had a Sangria recipe. Of course I said yes, because I have been making Sangria for more than 30 years. But when I felt pinned down to come up with an actual ingredient list, I stuttered a little. You see, Sangria is one of those things you can … More SANGRIA….GOOD OLD SANGRIA. 3 WAYS
I’m almost embarrassed to tell you that I was in my 30s before I ever made my own pickles. How can any self-respecting amateur chef admit to that kind of neglect??? It all started when I got a jar of pickles from a friend for Christmas, way back in the 70’s. When she told me … More PICKLING…..it’s not just for pickles anymore
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
I wanted to remind you about one of my all time favorite fun “dishes”. Years ago we fell in love with a restaurant called Brio, an Italian restaurant. Before your meal they give you a little dish of breads, and these wonderful, crispy, hard breads are featured. I was determined to go home and make … More CRACKER BREAD…..ADDICTIVE!!
Recently on Instagram I posted on making soup out of almost anything. On March 17, (St. Patrick’s Day), I made our usual dinner of corned beef and cabbage. I have learned that corned beef is one of the most stubborn meats God ever made, so you have to cook it for hours to get it … More Make soup! Have fun with “leftovers”
I make bread literally all year. I have some “Go To” rolls that I always make and I don’t even need a recipe, I’ve been making them for so long. But on Thanksgiving I go all out and make Parkerhouse. They are a little more difficult and have a couple more ingredients (egg, more butter). … More PARKERHOUSE ROLLS… nothing else to say!
Angela surprised us at Bachelorette last night with these cookies. I’ll be honest. While I love pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving, I am not necessarily crazy about a lot of other pumpkin products…..that is, until I took a bite of one of these! They are dee-lish! And they are a little “cakier” and softer than I … More PUMPKIN COOKIES… tis the season!
I sure raised some good cooks! The other night my youngest son, Adam, had us over and made a new appetizer…..OBOY! it was good. Basically it’s the ingredients that are in a caprese salad: mozzarella, tomatoes, and proscuitto. ADAM’S CAPRESE APPETIZER (Mozzarella Caprese di Adamoli) Sliced mozarella Proscuitto cherry tomatoes Olive oil and vinegar (or … More CAPRESE APPETIZER Thanks, Adam
If you are familiar with my blog, You know that the Salad section is the least populated in the table of contents. But Jackie came over for dinner last night with the Swinging’ Singles. (That’s our widowed 3 neighbors, Scott, Shelley and Jackie, who are in their 70’s and 80’s who are more fun than … More LIKE SALAD? HERE’S A GOOD ONE! “FIESTA SALAD”
Tzatziki Sauce is a Greek sauce basically made with cucumbers, spices and various creamy ingredients. Nick’s Golden Cuisine sauce is a Greek sauce from a restaurant famous in Arizona in the 70’s and 80’s made from cucumbers, spices, and various creamy ingredients. Labne is a dip that my daughter, Christian, has been making at our … More Tzatziki sauce, Nick’s Golden Cuisine Sauce or Labne….???