Get ’em while you can!

The 2016 Southern Living Christmas Cookbook has arrived at Dillards! I look forward to these festive books every year at this time and usually scoop up a few; one to keep for myself, the rest to give as gifts. At only $10 each, they are perfect holiday presents for teachers, bus drivers, coaches & office…

OOOPS… I did it again!

  Yes…I did it again. Not that I do it every day.. but even once in a blue moon is one planet too many. I made a beautiful roast in my crock pot with red wine  and garlic and freshly cut oregano and basil cooked it for 6 hours to serve another day because I…

AVOCADO-SO GOOD FOR YOU!

  The Aztecs used to call the avocado tree “ahuacati” or the testicle tree. 😂 (God love those Aztecs ..never realized they had such a great sense of humor…did you?) Avocados are not vegetables, they are single berry fruit. Avocados are incredibly healthy..one fruit contains 975 mg of potassium-a banana only  contains 487. They also…

Spicy Szechwan Chicken

This is the first recipe in my empty nest cookbook… …YAWN No, that’s not the title, but seriously, it’s hard to feel inspired right now when the messy room that used to house my ever-hungry teenager looks like this: (Insert cricket sounds here..) 😟 But hey, I took the opportunity to clean out my spice…

Delicious, easy, homemade pizza.. Yes, you can do it!

After years of making my own terribly heavy and seriously yucky pizza crust, I finally realized I could purchase raw dough at my favorite pizza parlor.. and now at my own grocery store! The dough comes in a box or bag, and I simply take it out of the fridge about 90 minutes or so…

Two new favorite marinades!

So I guess you’re never too old to learn. That’s the conclusion I came to recently as I tried a new cut of beef to bar-b-cue. FLAP steak (yes flap) is the happy  middle ground between skirt steak (too thin and fatty) and flank steak (too tough.) My local grocer actually carries this cut of…