Have a SHRUB!! Don’t trim it, Drink it!

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!

HAM & CHEESE roll ups. Don’t you love the Pillsbury doughboy?

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?

BANANA PUDDIN’ (an oldie but goodie!)

Today I am very excited!  I am invited to my Philippino friends house for an “International Lunch”.  There will be many countries represented, including France, the Philippines, Portugal and West Virginia!  (that’s ME!). Tess is even printing out a flag of West Va.  When she invited me to bring a dish from my “Home Country” … More BANANA PUDDIN’ (an oldie but goodie!)

CHOCOLATE OATMEAL NO-BAKES. Invented by Satan for Potlucks! You just can’t stop eating!!

This could easily go in my Retro section, as I remember similar recipes from my childhood.  Even my hubby says his mom would let the boys make this kind of dessert  because they weren’t allowed to  use the oven. (probably a wise decision).   So, here it is. Simple.  Easy.  AND Delish! CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER … More CHOCOLATE OATMEAL NO-BAKES. Invented by Satan for Potlucks! You just can’t stop eating!!

TALK ABOUT RETRO….CHICKEN CACCIATORE AND A 50TH ANNIVERSARY!

Last year our kids gave us the most memorable 50th anniversary party ever!  We told everyone to dress like it was 1967–NOT Rock and Roll, but “Mad Men” elegant cocktail party style.  Fake cigarettes were everywhere.  What a night!  Our 3 kids are all great cooks, and they re-created some of my favorites from the … More TALK ABOUT RETRO….CHICKEN CACCIATORE AND A 50TH ANNIVERSARY!

Retro Vegetable Soup from Geri..my Mom… around 1952…3 ingredients!!

I’ve told you before about my Mother, Geri Jones.  When I had a small catering business, I would work for weeks on menus and cooked many dishes ahead for large parties (My limit was  up to 50 people).  Without exception, my Mom would make some simple side dish to “fill in” and then it would … More Retro Vegetable Soup from Geri..my Mom… around 1952…3 ingredients!!