This is going to be a strange post, because it’s almost an advertisement for a business that I have absolutely nothing to do with. A couple of years ago Steven called and said Lou Malnati’s was coming to town. So What? I said. Who’s that? But I always listen to the Italian side of my … More It’s all about LOU! Lou Malnati, that is….
Growing up, I never remember a picnic or family get together as a child that my Mom didn’t bring these baked beans. I haven’t done them in years myself, but they are still a staple at a lot of our family parties. I took them yesterday for a Memorial Day pool party at John and … More Mom’s Baked Beans (About 1950)
For a long time I have been wanting to simply write to you some party ideas. I catered for one 20 years, specializing in wedding rehearsal dinners. Most of my brides and grooms were on a budget, so they hired me to cook Mexican, Italian, American, or buffet because I was cheap. I was so … More How to give a party….
I’m just guessing that most of you do not make homemade crackers. I’ve made lots of them over the years, and this is one of my favorites. They are Soft, almost shortbread-like, and they have a nice hint of bleu cheese. They aren’t crispy like regular crackers, so if you put anything on them it … More Homemade Bleu Cheese crackers…. amaze your friends!
I do these every Easter. Hardly anybody ever eats them, but they are pretty! And I do love beets! Anyway, they are easy. Simply buy a jar of pickled beets and drain the liquid. Boil 6 eggs and peel them. Bring pickling liquid to a simmer, and add the eggs. Put all into a jar … More Purple Eggs…..didn’t your Mother do it?
` We are fortunate every year to be invited to our son’s neighbor’s, the Wonderful Bell’s for a giant Easter lunch. There are so many great cooks and such good food, and I always try to take something special……Doesn’t everyone take a traditional Jewish dish to a Christian Easter celebration? Why not? I got this … More Apricot Noodle Kugel
I know, I know. Thanksgiving is over. And it’s too late for anything with Sweet potatoes. Plus, you HATE sweet potatoes…….well, this could make you a believer. Especially if you like sweet, and fattening, and butter….(there’s always Christmas!) (Christy brought this to dinner….If I had known about it before, I would have told you!!) SWEET … More Cute Christy’s Sweet Potato Casserole
Every year in the White Mountains in the month of August, Taylor Farms bring their beautiful corn to the little towns like Pinetop, Show Low and Heber. I wait anxiously, and I always get too much. I like to cut it off the cob and spread it on a cookie sheet, freeze it, and then … More Corny stories and recipe…
I just realized what an influence my sweet friend, Stacey Loth (the really cute and healthy one), has had on my cooking! This is the second dish she gave me. The first was Broccoli-Cauliflower salad, which I posted a couple of months ago (in the Ceviche Post). This one is so simple I almost didn’t … More Cauliflower–Parmesan Roasted…..not pretty, but really great!
I’ve been making this dish for more than 50 years. The reason I know that exactly is that I got it from my High School Friend, Stephanie Hoeye. If you’ve been around Mesa awhile, you remember Brown and Brown Chevrolet–well, in the 60’s it was Brown and Hoeye Chevy. That was Steph’s Dad, and she … More Pasta ‘a Broccoli…..something old, just like new