Triple Chocolate Gingerbread Cake

A while back I posted that a precious friend of ours, from California, passed away a couple of years ago. When I was out visiting with his wife, she passed on to me hundreds of Dave’s recipes which he loved. This is one of those recipes. It also gives a little background about McCormick Cinnamon, … 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

Squash Casserole

6 Tables unsalted butter, divided 3 lb yellow squash, sliced thick (about 5 medium squash) 1 medium size yellow onion, chopped 2 teas kosher salt, divided 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 (8 oz) sour cream 4 oz sharp cheddar cheese 2 oz Swiss cheese, shredded (about 1/2 cup) 1/2 cup mayonaise 2 teas chopped … Continue reading

Princess On The Porch

It is so exciting to know that Jodi, our daughter, came by and worked on my blog so that ordering the book, Princess on the Porch, is now very easy. All you have to do is click on the name of my book (which is located on the side bar on the right of the … Continue reading

SouthernWestern Hospitality

It is time to speak up. During my 60 years of living in Texas, you hear and observe hospitality in many different ways. When we lived in California for about 5 yrs off and on, we discovered that hospitality certainly was alive and well in the neighborhoods where we lived, even though we lived in … Continue reading

Hot Onion Souffle

6-8 oz. frozen chopped onions (about 1 1/2 to 2 cups) 12 oz softened cream cheese 1 cup grated parmesan cheese 1/4 cup mayonaise 3 dozen frozen phyllo cups (I use Pepperidge Farm which are found in the frozen food isle by the frozen bread dough) Thaw onions and roll in paper towels. Squeeze to … Continue reading