Totcho (tater tots meet nachos)

A dear sweet friend sent me a page out of a magazine which gives all the cakes which were popular during the last century. It was so interesting to see how peoples taste change through the years. As I was looking over the cake info, I happened to turn the page over and wa la…here … Continue reading

Jalapeno Pepper Jelly

This morning it was such fun to go to a friends house with 3 other friends to make jelly. It reminded me of stories from women who use to meet with ladies to sew or make jelly or batches of cookies. We had a blast. Some chopped while others measured sugar or vinegar to pour … Continue reading

Caesar Mushroom Caps

Isn’t it great to receive those cooking magazines that all us to have wonderful evenings when we get to just sit and look through them for new ideas? Because Fall is (hopefully for those of us who live in the Sun Belt, known as Arizona) right around the corner, it seems like those kind of … Continue reading

Cheese Twists

Yesterday while I was baking in the kitchen, I happened to turn on the tv. Pioneer Woman had a whole show focusing on Puff Pastry and using it for appetizers and desserts. I ran (ok, maybe I took the car) to the store and bought a box of the Puff Pastry Sheets and came home … Continue reading

Za’atar Pita Bread

Yesterday Randy and I were on the last leg of our trip coming back from Dallas. We stopped in Tucson for lunch and because Randy is always so sweet to let me end our trips with a new restaurant which we have never been, we began to think about Lebanese food, so as I drove, … Continue reading

Bruschetta Melts

One of my favorite foods is bruschetta. Sometimes on a Friday or Sunday evening, instead of making dinner, we choose to just have a plate of bruschetta. When I saw this in a Taste of Home magazine from 2015 (ok, I have been kinda busy and am just sitting down to go through some old … Continue reading

Trudicita Makes Salsa

Going to the local farmer’s market on Monday got me in the mood to be daring and make my own salsa. For some reason, that is one of those things that I always meant to do,but never did. I guess because there was always a plethora of Tex-Mex restaurants close by, I opted for spending … Continue reading

Sister Schubert Roll Sandwiches

This week I hosted a Gingerbread Open House for ladies which live here in our community.  Trying to serve foods which were a little different from all the regular dishes which are served at open houses, at the last minute decided to try this. Because we are Sister Schubert roll addicts, I decided to serve … Continue reading

Green Chile Squares

Trying to decide what to serve when some of our kids from Texas come in, I went to the queen of Christmas recipes, Paula Deen. The kids had requested King Ranch casserole one night while here, so wanted to have a few side dishes that would compliment it. With a pot of pinto beans and … Continue reading

Cheese & Bacon Dip

Party Season is upon us!  This delicious and easy dip will be perfect for football parties or friends coming over for a visit! 1 (8oz) cream cheese, softened 8 oz of shredded Cheddar Cheese 1/2 cup milk 1/2 teas onion powder 1/2 teas dry mustard 3-5 drops of bottled pepper sauce (such as Tobasco) 6 … Continue reading