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
A lot of people think Arizona is all desert. If you have never been to this spectacular State, you need to look into the White Mountains. You’ve probably heard of Flagstaff, which is another gorgeous area with a Ski Resort, Northern Arizona University, and the San Francisco Peaks. But I’m guessing if you live in … More SWEET CORN SEASON! A new method for Corn Chowder and Corn Soups
It all started when my wonderful neighbor, Shelley, and I had a long talk about how she hates to cook (or just doesn’t know how), and how she couldn’t believe how much I cook! To her it was too complicated, too much trouble, too difficult and she simply could not believe that she could EVER … More SHEET PAN MEALS…a Passing Trend?
The Ask Me How I Know family has had a tough month. Two surgeries, one planned, one a surprise. Thank God all came out well, but I think when anything happens health wise, you start thinking and cooking healthy…….sure, it only lasts a few weeks, but you can pull out some GREAT things in your … More Broccoli-Cauliflower, (raw)….Can you make this taste good? I can!!!
For the last 13 years our whole family has gone in July to the beach In California to our Timeshare in Carlsbad, California: Grand Pacific Palisades. This is our 13th year, and the memories of taking turns watching a 2 year old on the Jungle Gym, fast forward to today, All but one has a … More KALE SALAD…Whaaaaat? (never thought I’d say those words in this Blog!)
We go to an absolutely adorable and yummy little restaurant in Pinetop/Lakeside Arizona called “The Bistro at Annie’s”. Justin and Heather run a homey, delicious, friendly restaurant which is mostly lunch, but open 3 nights for dinner. One of my favorite things there are their salad dressings. My favorite is Prickly Pear Ranch, with Apple … More HOME HOME ON THE RANCH…. fun recipes with Ranch Dressing!
I want to be sure I give TOTAL credit for this idea and recipe to Rachel Ray. Just happened to catch her show after the Kitchen one day. When I saw this recipe my mind went Bazooka! Of course I can make this as she did it, but just think of the FUN ideas you … More BUFFALO CHICKEN SALAD thanks to Rachel Ray (and my tweaks)…
To the cool guy at the bar the other night, Jeff, (don’t get excited….his gorgeous wife Dara was there too). I was picking up food to bring home and tasting Rose, and ended up staying two hours talking food with this cute couple. (We laughed a little too). Jeff asked if I could make a … More COUNTRY CREAMY POTATO SOUP thanks to the cute guy at the Bar at Alessia’s!
This week I learned something new. Believe it or not, I have never had a jello shot in my life. I know about them, I’ve seen them and I know that servers run around in clubs at night and give them to people (do the customers pay for them? I don’t know….) So, I was … More JELLO SHOTS….do not read this if you are not an adult beverage fan!
This Post is not so much a recipe as an idea. When you are having people over, why not set up a Salad bar? Use your imagination as to what you include. There are so many advantages to using this method. One obvious one is that you can feed a Vegetarian like Steven! Another is … More A SIMPLE SALAD BAR