Memorial Day is sacred in our country, as it should be. I wanted to honor my Dad today, who was a World War II veteran. This is a photo of the ship on which he served during the war, The USS Porter. I would also like to honor my friend Lisa’s son, Will, bravely serving in […]
Just in time for barbecue season to begin, here is a great outdoor cookbook from the Culinary Arts Institute, published in 1975. There are recipes for picnics, backyard barbecues, a rib and corn fest, beach parties, cooking on a boat, camp cooking, and backpack meals. This is a great cookbook! I use mine all the […]
Everyone seems to love stuffed eggs for a picnic, especially to celebrate Memorial Day. These are my absolute favorite eggs to bring to a picnic. They are always gobbled up very quickly, leaving me wishing I had made a double batch! Pesto-Stuffed Eggs 8 hard-cooked eggs, halved1/3 cup fresh basil leaves1/4 cup mayonnaise2 Tablespoons butter, […]
I have been making these baked beans for years. The variety of beans makes it a little more interesting than the average baked beans! It’s really good and will feed a Memorial Day crowd. 6-Bean Bake 1 package (12 ounces) bacon, diced1 large onion, diced1 can each of cut green beans, lima beans, kidney beans, […]
First thing I have to say is Happy 33rd Anniversary to my sweetheart! Bill and I were married on May 28, 1977 in Marin County, California. Our marriage produced two of the best daughters any parents could ask for. We are truly blessed. I love you, Bill! I bought this cookbook on our honeymoon in […]
What’s more fun than Disney World for a family summer vacation?! On a recent trip to Orlando to report on the Pillsbury Bake-Off, I had the pleasure of meeting the Disney chefs and tasted some of their marvelous offerings. There is literally a world of food to be found at the magic of Disney. At […]
Hey, Readers! I just received a very nice email from Bravo about today’s blog featuring Marcus Samuelsson. They sent a link so we can watch a sneak preview of tonight’s episode of Top Chef Master! Fun!! Thanks, Nicole at Bravo! http://www.bravotv.com/top-chef-masters/videos/wearing-down It looks like it could be a nail-biter, but we all have faith in Marcus!!
Marcus Samuelsson, the NRA, and Bacardi does not mean the famous chef packed heat and ordered a rum drink; instead it means all three of those combined to make a memorable weekend in Chicago! This past weekend was spent at McCormick Place attending the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show! And what a show it was. My […]