Well isn’t this a pretty picture!!! Above you see bones that I bought at my local Mexican Ranch Market. Along with everything you would ever need to make great Latino foods they have unusual things you don’t normally see in American Markets–such as CHICKEN FEET! When was the last time you bought Chicken Feet? However, … More BONE BROTH….for your Bones!!
One of the best things about living in Arizona is that it is a place where there are literally two different worlds. The desert–which is hot. And the mountains, which are cool. We spend time in the White Mountains–Show Low, Taylor, Greer–which is full of Pine trees. And the desert in the winter, which is … More BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP–and other surprises!
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!!
I’ve posted many soups in the last year. And I’m always going to say the same thing: Get the BROTH right!!! I use the soup bases I have shown you before. In this case I used chicken base. A good rule of thumb is one tsp. paste or powder per one cup water. And … More Tortilla Soup…Happy Cinco de Mayo! plus some garnish surprises… …
(I’m ShaSha to my Grandkids…..Kelly started it…..23 years ago!) This is my beautiful granddaughter, Michael. She is about to graduate from Red Mountain High School, but she is still my little munchkin. She has a bad cold, and when she asked if I had any soup at my house, what do you think I did? … More ShaSha’s Vegetable Beef Soup fixes everything….
Wow! One of the greatest things about getting older but feeling younger is learning new things! I was frankly afraid to try different “creams” in creamy dishes, because it might change the flavors too much. Wow!!! I was Wrong! (write down the date, Larry Burleson–I said ‘wrong’!) So anyway, when my sweet Granddaughter, Kelly, asked … More Cream of Bell Pepper Soup….Dairy Free!!
My baby son, John, recently had a health scare (which turned out fine, Thank the Lord). But whenever anything happens to anyone, including my own family, all I can think of to do is cook something for them. I love to make soups, and I make a fabulous Cream of Mushroom (which I blogged a few … More Hungarian Mushroom Soup John’s Favorite
Just so you know, I have won 3 contests with my chili (Realtors, Church, and private party). But alas, not this time. We had a really fun event at Red Mountain Ranch with 15 competing cooks. I didn’t win****, but graciously have decided to share my “secret” recipe anyway, since obviously mine was the … More My Chili….(I lost the contest. Go figure!) But… that was LAST year. Now I’m a winner!
If anyone reading this is Asian, I apologize. I wanted to call this post “Tom Yum for Gringos”. Meaning I sort of came up with my own version of the wonderful Tom Yum and Tom Yum Gai soups you get in Thai restaurants. This is a difficult one to break down into a recipe, but … More Thai Coconut Soup…by popular demand…(2 guys and a couple of relatives..)
Those of you who follow me on Facebook know about these hams I get at Costco. I love them for lots of reasons…..not only are they delicious, but they are cheaper. All meat, and about $10. I have made them lots of ways, but yesterday for Easter I put two of them into a … More Great Beans…..by Accident!