Cheesy Potatoes…Restaurant Hack from Blue Water Grill

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

Election Night Dip…. Hot chicken, cream cheese, mmmmmm

During the election, (and with football season in full swing), it seems like every day I see a different party dip. Most of the dips contain chicken, cheese, cream cheese and other binders.. And of course, for protein, there is crab, shrimp, dried beef, ham…..which makes me think you could do what I did: Take … More Election Night Dip…. Hot chicken, cream cheese, mmmmmm

LIKE SALAD? HERE’S A GOOD ONE! “FIESTA SALAD”

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, Nick’s Golden Cuisine Sauce or Labne….???

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….???

Onion-Olive Bread….and a tribute to Tracy Dempsey Originals

In the College town of Tempe, Arizona, there is a wonderful Bakery/Wine store plus a lot more, called Tracy Dempsey Originals.  One of the terrific aspects of this local business are the Cooking classes Tracy teaches in her professional kitchen.  My granddaughter Michael and I took a bread baking class from her and made many … More Onion-Olive Bread….and a tribute to Tracy Dempsey Originals

SMASHED POTATOES: an appetizer for Dummies (and me)

Please refer to my Instagram askmehowiknowcb to see the 60 second video of this easy appetizer. In Arizona every grocery store carries baby potatoes in little packages that you can microwave for 5 minutes.  If you can’t get those just get baby red potatoes and microwave them covered with plastic and about an inch of … More SMASHED POTATOES: an appetizer for Dummies (and me)