RECIPES

Worknight Cincinnati Chili

Worknight Cincinnati Chili

What’s Cincinnati chili, you ask. It’s a deliciously spiced chili that is served over spaghetti, then topped with shredded cheddar cheese and chopped sweet onion. Hey, it’s not that crazy. Just think of the chili as spaghetti sauce, and the cheddar cheese as Parmesan cheese. Remember that pot of Spicy Ground Beef Chili  I made a few months ago? I don’t mean to boast, […]

By April 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Fried Cornmeal Mush

Fried Cornmeal Mush

Richard’s been after me to make this for a special weekend breakfast. So, here it is. Yummy, yummy, yummy, old fashioned fried mush. Just like mom used to make! Imagine soft creamy polenta, sandwiched between two really crispy, crunchy crusts, and topped with a drizzle of sweet maple syrup. That’s fried mush. Far superior to any cornmeal pancake (in my humble […]

By January 31, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
My Favorite Slow Cooker Pot Roast

My Favorite Slow Cooker Pot Roast

There are scads of slow cooker pot roast recipes on the internet. Most of them consist of a combination of packaged seasoning mixes and condensed soup poured over a beef roast. I’ve tried several of these types of recipes. This one is my favorite. I found the recipe on Pinterest. It’s from the website You’re Too Crafty. This is certainly a popular recipe. It has been pinned over 9000 times. […]

By January 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Lisa’s Spicy Ground Beef Chili

Lisa’s Spicy Ground Beef Chili

I’ve had a pot of chili on the stove for the last few hours and the aroma is driving me crazy. I’m making  my Spicy Ground Beef Chili. This is my hearty, winter, all-beef chili. It has lots of ground beef, two types of beans, and a bit of spicy heat. Believe me, it’s just as […]

By January 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Glazed Pumpkin Cookies ~ Santa’s Favorite

Glazed Pumpkin Cookies ~ Santa’s Favorite

I leave these pumpkin cookies out for Santa on Christmas Eve. ~ Every year, he leaves a clean plate, not even a crumb left. The recipe for these cookies was given to me way back in 1973 by my college, freshman roommate, Allison Chenoweth. I’ve made them every year since. It’s not Christmas without a batch of these […]

By December 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Sugar ‘n’ Spice Pecans

Sugar ‘n’ Spice Pecans

My lovely friend Cory makes these sugar ‘n’ spice pecans to give at Christmas time. It was Cory who shared her delicious Mexican Coleslaw recipe on my website. Well, her sugar ‘n’ spice pecans are also worthy of a post. They have a touch of cayenne pepper in the sugar coating. Not enough to make them hot, but just […]

By December 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Holiday Toffee

Holiday Toffee

It’s beginning to feel like Christmas at my house. Yesterday, I dug out the ornaments and decorated our tree. We have a very old-fashioned tree with colored lights, silver tinsel, strands of beads, and tons of glass ornaments. Richard and I have been collecting figural glass ornaments for the past 30 years. Each year we add a  few new ones to the tree. This Eiffel Tower […]

By December 11, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Easy Pumpkin Cheescake Pie

Easy Pumpkin Cheescake Pie

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I want to share this no-fuss pumpkin cheesecake pie recipe.  This pumpkin cheesecake is a regular at my Holiday table. When I’m busy doing all the hundreds of things that it takes to put together a big Thanksgiving meal, I appreciate the fact that this pie is quick and easy to make and that it can […]

By November 1, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Baked Sweet Sauerkraut with Tomatoes and Bacon

Baked Sweet Sauerkraut with Tomatoes and Bacon

Aah, it’s October. The desert heat is subsiding. I can use my oven now without worrying about heating up the house. Here’s a recipe for an extra special, super tasty, baked sauerkraut. I’ve been thinking about this sauerkraut since my sister’s, Amy and Emily, came to visit me here in Arizona earlier this month. We made the scenic drive up Tucson’s Mt. Lemmon. At […]

By October 23, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Thai Grilled Chicken Thighs

Thai Grilled Chicken Thighs

I used to own a Weber charcoal grill. When I moved to Arizona, I purchased a gas grill which I love. It’s is so darn convenient. With just the turn of a knob, my fire is ready. But, I don’t get the charcoal flavor that I got on my old grill.  I’ve learned that I can make up for the […]

By July 26, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Coctel de Camarones / Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Coctel de Camarones / Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

It’s been ridiculously hot here this summer. When it’s 106 degrees, I have no desire to cook. The other day, I was searching to see what ingredients I had on hand for a cold dinner. I had lots of tomatoes in my garden, several avocados in my veggie bin, and shrimp in my freezer. I thought to myself, hey, maybe I […]

By July 5, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Apricot Nectar Cake

Apricot Nectar Cake

I have fond memories of my mother serving this cake at outdoor summer gatherings. This cake is perfect for summer. It has a light texture, no heavy frosting, and it’s full of summertime apricot-lemon flavor.   The cake has a very delicate sweetness resulting from the use of apricot nectar. You can find apricot nectar in the juice section or the Hispanic food section […]

By June 23, 2014 5 Comments Read More →