If you saw my Instagram (askmehowiknowcb) about “shrubs” you know that I’m not talking about the kind you trim in your yard. But I truly think the secret to staying young is learning something new everyday. And last week I learned something great! Basically, a “shrub” is a flavoring for drinks. Somewhat like a simple … More Have a SHRUB!! Don’t trim it, Drink it!
Tomorrow is Christmas, and believe it or not, I forgot someone. My “Go To” is always food, and I am always looking for something easy that looks hard. I always thought jams seemed complicated and difficult, and kind of mysterious. But I learned that they are really pretty simple. Just choose a vegetable … More IN A JAM? MAKE JAM!
HAM AND CHEESE ROLL UPS 1 can Pillsbury Crescent Rolls (I get my hubby to open them for me cause I don’t like the “pop” I don’t like balloons popping either) Sliced ham (enough to cover a bottom layer) Grated cheese (Cheddar, Jack, any good one you like). enough to make a layer Roll up … More HAM & CHEESE roll ups. Don’t you love the Pillsbury doughboy?
I went to a beautiful, elegant, wedding shower at Allison’s house. There was lots of simple, sort of “retro” food (egg salad, little tea sandwiches, fabulous beverages). But for some reason, these simple nuts caught my eye (and tongue!). As long as I have been cooking, I have never made those basic sugary nuts they … More GO NUTS! Holiday Treat–so easy
If you follow me on instagram, I posted this with pictures of the ingredients. I want to repeat my acknowledgements: my grandson Steven, who sent this to me, correctly deducting that it was something I would like. And Jennifer Satley, a lovely Vlogger, (like me) who does a blog called “Carlsbad Cravings”. I’ve never met … More When life gives you cheese, make a cheeseball!
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?
My beautiful Granddaughter, Michael, and I took a cooking class together. I still love to learn. But the fun part is being with her. So, we have recently become acquainted with a fabulous little bakery in Tempe, Tracey Dempsey Originals. Tracey makes perhaps the worlds greatest Cakes (well, my Pineapple Rum is pretty good……I … More NAAN….(no jokes please. It’s bread)
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.
HOMEMADE RICOTTA CHEESE Don’t be afraid to try this. As long as you don’t let it boil over, and you use a good loose weave cotton dishtowel (or several layers of cheesecloth), you’ll be ok and you can amaze your friends! I mean, who makes their own cheese these days except Dr. Mike? And … More HOMEMADE RICOTTA CHEESE.. Do it!
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