Family, new friends, good food, kids, fun and games, our afternoon had it all. And it ended with the prospect of a new recipe or two.
While I’ve missed St. Patrick's Day by 24 hours, I'm ready to continue celebrating this weekend, and that's just fine by me.
One can see the connection, both include an “adult” beverage and are tried, true and delicious.
With St. Patrick’s Day coming up in less than two weeks, let’s see if we can bake a tasty bread for the expected corned beef or Reuben sandwiches.
Here’s good news, Feb. 18 is National Drink Wine Day. Yippee!
Here are two “to die for” chocolate recipes.
“I’m not sure the original name of this bread but the taste is reminiscent of Thomas’ English Muffins," Wendy began. “I guess the name English…
After baking, if cut into small pieces or wedges, these make a great appetizer. Arrange on serving plate, sprinkle with fresh chopped basil an…
After a deep dive into my files, I’ve found some “old friends” that are just right to round out almost any dinner and make life a little easier.
Mace and nutmeg are more than relatives, they are basically fraternal twins. Mace is the red, lace-like covering of nutmeg.
Brussels sprouts, you either love or hate them ... I’m a fan.
No brine, no buttermilk soak or seasoned coating, just down home, basic fried chicken that, if I do say so myself, tastes great.
I figure cookies are a safe bet this year, after all they are baked. And if packaged with love and rubber gloves, should be sanitary.
With the cooler climate nothing is homier than a hot pot of something stewing on the stove.
"This week I’m sharing another trial run in the quest for my ice cream utopia. It calls for buttermilk and whipping cream, as well as powdered…
Elaine Revelle - Years ago, way, way back in the '70s, a longtime friend and I enjoyed date nights at an Orcutt restaurant named Alexander’s H…
An outcome of our self isolation has been an increase in my television consumption and, no surprise here, I’m close to OD-ing on cooking shows…
A colorful red and blueberry crumble combined with a delicious, creamy homemade ice cream makes a flag-colored dessert.
While those kids didn’t step out of high school as their parents did, you can be sure it’s a graduation they won’t forget — and I have a coupl…
Found an interesting Korean beef ribs recipe that sounded right up my alley.
Refrigerate to macerate, which softens berries slightly and draws out enough juices to make a lovely light syrup.
Since I always have onions, garlic, cheese and tortillas on hand I immediately thought of my all-time favorite, chili verde.
Basically it’s a clean-out-the-refrigerator dish.
If you are old enough to remember the polio epidemic of the 1950s, there are a lot of similarities. Movie theaters closed and that was a big b…
With Easter this Sunday and shopping restricted, I say make a science lesson out of dying eggs. Natural dyes are all around us.
It’s back to basics at my house and I’m mining the contents of my pantry/freezer, cooking an old family favorite.