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.
If you follow my 60 second videos on Instagram* (and who doesn’t????) You saw this yesterday. Here’s the complete story and what I did with the recipe. Follow me on Instagram at askmehowiknowcb. The story is about a past show on Food Network called “Five Ingredient Fix”. That inspired me to make this “3 ingredient … More 3 INGREDIENT FIX: MEATBALLS & SAUCE
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…
I love anything “custardy”. But Flan was always a mystery to me. It seemed like it must be complicated and too difficult to make. But my Puerto Rican friend, Yolanda, served it at one of her parties and I was fascinated. Remember Charo??? Well, Yolanda is a little like a Puerto Rican Charo. Beautiful, … More FLAN…a mystery until I met Yolanda!
Sometimes you just have to throw caution to the wind and try something. We love salsa, and we love HOT, so I went to the Mexican Ranch Market and bought 2 or 3 of EVERY chili they have. I don’t even know some of the names, but I know I had 10 little bags of … More SALSA….OR IS IT “HELLFIRE”?
My sweet friend Cassie (I call her Classy Cassie), sends me the most scrumptious recipes. I took special interest in this one because it reminds me of a recipe my high school best friend brought me in the 60’s. She called it Mustard Cream and poured over hamloaf. Cassie wrote me a history of this … More Mustard Custard…use so many ways!
This year Christy and I are going to have a cranberry duel! She made the one above. We will throw cranberries at each other all afternoon until someone is declared the winner……(it’s gonna get messy because we are having 6 kids under age 7!). It’s the MOST wonderful time of the year. CHRISTY’S CRANBERRIES 1 … More CRANBERRY CITY!!!
I’ve been thinking about stuff I’ve done myself for 40 years, and I’m wondering if you have ever made your own sauces. Specifically, GREEN CHILI (not the meat, just a sauce); SWEET AND SOUR (so much you can do with this!) and Homemade TERIYAKI. They are all easy and can be used in so many … More LET’S GET SAUCED!!! Teriyaki, Sweet & Sour, Green Chili