GREEN CHILI…”CHOPPED” STYLE…THANKS, VIRUS!

I hope you are reading this in 2026 (and that I am still around….) you may not remember the virus from 2020 (Covid 19).  But right now people are having trouble finding certain foods:  eggs, flour, chicken.  Fortunately because I cook so much I always have lots of food available.  Since there are only two … More GREEN CHILI…”CHOPPED” STYLE…THANKS, VIRUS!

CORNED BEEF & CABBAGE–Happy St. Patrick’s Day…a day late!

This is one of those things that is easy to make, but getting the beef tender while keeping the cabbage from getting sloppy and mushy is a little bit of a trick.  One of my very favorite memories is dinner with our friends Alan and Susan several years ago on St. Patrick’s day.  Susan did … More CORNED BEEF & CABBAGE–Happy St. Patrick’s Day…a day late!

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