CRANBERRY BRIE APPETIZER from Jean!

We’ve been watching the Bachelor for at least 10 years….since the very beginning.  Remember Alex DeMichele?  And that’s where Trista came from when she was rejected and then became the first Bachelorette…….oh well, I digress.  ANYWAY:  Jean has been with us from the beginning.  Last week she brought this excellent appetizer. CRANBERRY BRIE APPETIZER  (delightful) … More CRANBERRY BRIE APPETIZER from Jean!

Chili Cookoff news: I won again! But, wait…..there’s MORE!

WHITE CHILI SAGA (If you get bored reading this I understand.  Scroll down to the bottom and I have listed the ingredients.) A couple of weeks ago I posted my white chili recipe that I was going to enter in our annual Chili cookoff here at Red Mountain Ranch.  You have to make enough for … More Chili Cookoff news: I won again! But, wait…..there’s MORE!

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)

AN OATMEAL COOKIE…and a Thanks and Tribute to Christina Tosi

I first saw Christina Tosi on Masterchef Jr. with Gordon Ramsey.  I thought she was adorable, but I didn’t know much about her until I listened to Guy Raz’s Podcast, “How I Built This” from NPR.  There’s where the Girl Crush comes in.  Her story was fascinating to me, especially her innovative approach to baking. … More AN OATMEAL COOKIE…and a Thanks and Tribute to Christina Tosi

WHITE CHILI…..here comes a contest and a Secret Marinade!

In a couple of weeks my neighborhood will hold their annual Chili Cook off.  Last year I won!  If you want that recipe I posted it under soups, stews, main dishes and International.  Over the years I have won 4 other contests with that chili!  But this year I am taking a BIG risk, changing … More WHITE CHILI…..here comes a contest and a Secret Marinade!

Have a SHRUB!! Don’t trim it, Drink it!

If you saw my Instagram (askmehowiknowcb) about “shrubs” you know that I’m not talking about the kind you trim in your yard.  But I truly think the secret to staying young is learning something new everyday.  And last week I learned something great! Basically, a “shrub” is a flavoring for drinks.  Somewhat like a simple … More Have a SHRUB!! Don’t trim it, Drink it!

IN A JAM? MAKE JAM!

  Tomorrow is Christmas, and believe it or not, I forgot someone.  My “Go To” is always food, and I am always looking for something easy that looks hard.   I always thought jams seemed complicated and difficult, and kind of mysterious.  But I learned that they are really pretty simple.  Just choose a vegetable … More IN A JAM? MAKE JAM!

HAM & CHEESE roll ups. Don’t you love the Pillsbury doughboy?

HAM AND CHEESE ROLL UPS 1 can Pillsbury Crescent Rolls (I get my hubby to open them for me cause I don’t like the “pop”  I don’t like balloons popping either) Sliced ham (enough to cover a bottom layer) Grated cheese  (Cheddar, Jack, any good one you like). enough to make a layer Roll up … More HAM & CHEESE roll ups. Don’t you love the Pillsbury doughboy?