Pork Chile Verde Recipe

  My son-in-law’s friend, Jesse Amezcua, brought this wonderful Mexican Pork Chile Verde to a potluck gathering and the whole crowd fell in love with this dish. A quote from … Continued

JELL-O Sawdust Salad Recipe

  This JELL-O Sawdust Salad  is another classic JELL-O recipe from the 1950’s that is found in most southern cooks’ recipe files.  One of my daughter’s dear friends, Janice Martin, … Continued

Red Hot Applesauce JELL-O Salad

Red Hot Applesauce JELL-O Salad Recipe

This Red Hot Applesauce JELL-O Salad is another JELL-O recipe whose origins are from the 1950’s or 1960’s.  The Red-Hots are used to add a tasty cinnamon flavor to this … Continued

Red Cabbage Salad with Bacon and Goat Cheese Recipe

  This delicious Red Cabbage Salad with Bacon and Goat Cheese makes a great side dish.  The flavor is so delicious with the bacon and goat cheese!  This is definitely … Continued

Peeling Fresh Tomatoes

Peeling Fresh Tomatoes

  How To Peel Fresh Tomatoes – Photo Tutorial   You probably are saying, “Why peel tomatoes?”  The answer is very simple – peeling gives a better texture that is … Continued

Asiago and Sage Scalloped Potato

Asiago & Sage Scalloped Potato Recipe

Asiago & Sage Scalloped Potato recipe is my family’s favorite scalloped potato recipe.  This is the most delicious scalloped potato recipe you will have ever tried.  I especially like to … Continued

How to Shuck Oysters

      Equipment Needed for Shucking Oysters: A stiff bristle brush Heavy protective glove A clean bar towel A good-quality oyster knife (one with a sturdy blade that won’t … Continued

Thousand Island Dressing in a glass cup

Thousand Island Dressing History and Recipe

  Homemade Thousand Island Dressing is so easy to make and so good!   I serve this wonderful Thousand Island Dressing with salads, spread on sandwiches (especially Reuben Sandwiches), and … Continued

Homemade Blender Mayonnaise

How to Make Homemade Mayonnaise

  Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe – Blender or Food Processor Instructions   Fresh, homemade mayonnaise is so much better tasting than the store-bought commercial mayonnaise.  It is easy-to-make, inexpensive, and so … Continued

Aioli Fusion Mayonnaise Sauce Recipe

    Aioli Fusion Mayonnaise Sauce is an excellent garlic sauce with a little “zip” that is great served as a dip with poached fish, crab cakes, or a spread … Continued

Milk Gravy Recipe

  Milk Gravy is a very easy-to-make gravy recipe that will drive most men crazy!  They love it because their mother used to make it.   People from the South … Continued

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

      Homemade Spaghetti Sauce is a good staple to learn to make.  Once you know the basic ingredients and preparation, you can make this sauce from memory. Of … Continued

Classic Cocktail Sauce

Classic Cocktail Sauce Recipe

  Classic Cocktail Sauce is a wonderful easy to make and very a delicious seafood sauce to serve with your next Shrimp Cocktail, Oysters On The Half Shell, or Grilled Oysters.  I am … Continued

Beef Au Jus

Beef Au Jus Recipe

Beef Au Jus (prounced oh-ZHOO) is a French term meaning “with juice.”  The term is used to describe the serving of meat, most often prime rib roast, surrounded in or … Continued

Bechamel Sauce

Bechamel Sauce – Basic White Sauce Recipe

  In France, Bechamel Sauce (bay-shah-mel) is one of the four basic sauces called “meres” or “mother sauces” from which all other sauces derive.  Bechamel Sauce is also know as … Continued