Lucille’s Meatballs

This recipe is my sister-in-law’s.  Try it , it is sooooo good! 1 egg slightly beaten 1/2 cup milk 3/4 cup cracker crumbs. Mix together and let sit until milk is absorbed. Add: 1  1/2 lbs hamburger, salt and pepper to tastes and fresh chopped parsley. Mix into 1” balls and brown in a large…

Feel the Autumn

The sun is brightly shining today and the crispness of Autumn is upon us. So Don and I are going to go golfing this morning and try to improve the putting end of this game and relieve some of the frustrations. Give me a kitchen and a dinner to prepare for and it is an…

Bed and Breakfast Quiche

Serve this with warm muffins and freshly brewed coffee. Serves  4 1-9″ unbaked pie shell from frozen puff pastry 2 tsp. butter 12 slices bacon, chopped 1 large red pepper, seeded and diced small 2 cups whipping cream (of course it’s good for you) 4 large eggs 1/2 tsp. salt pinch of cayenne pepper 1/2…

Making A Dessert “44” Liqueur

I got this off the television. It reminds me a little of Grand Marnier. You will need: 1 large orange Paring knife 44 coffee beans 44 sugar cubes 1 bottle of orange flavoured vodka Large glass jar. For each coffee bean, cut a slit and push it into the orange. When done, put orange into jar. Now…

Queen of Spades

Card night with the girls? Start the evening with this drink and who know…you might win. You will with the drink alone. 2 parts vanilla vodka 1 part opal nera 1 part anise liqueur Pour ingredients into shaker with ice and shake well. Strain and pour into chilled martini glass. Garnish with (what else?) a…

Grocery List

Go over all your recipes for the evening you have planned. Make your grocery list and start picking up things you will need. Now look at WHEN you need to prepare them. Timing is so important. Hot foods should be served nice and hot and cold should be served really cold. Can anything be prepared…

Ideas from everywhere

I know it sounds crazy, but I can’t get Christmas out of my head. Once I get the basic plans written down, I can forget about it for a while and get on with other dinners that will be coming up soon. So far, I have my guest list and my menu sorted out. Next…

Nut and Chocolate Smoothie

This is a different smoothie but the kids will love it (provided they don’t have allergies). It could also serve as breakfast if you slept in and are in a rush to go to work. You? Nah. 2 bananas 3 tbsp. smooth peanut butter 2 scoops premium chocolate ice cream 5 tbsp. vanilla yogurt 1…

Raspberry Cafe Martini

This has been on before, but I thought you would like to try it again as Spring (whenever it will arrive) is a precursor to summer and wonderful berries. You need: 2 parts raspberry vodka 1 part chocolate raspberry liqueur 1 part white chocolate liqueur Pour ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake well. Strain and…

Egg Salad Sandwich-Tuscan Style

This is a new slant on the egg salad sandwich. I know if you try it you will really like it. Don says this is the best egg salad sandwich I have made. 2 bacon slices, cut in half, cooked crisp 2 large hard-boiled eggs, chopped 1 large rib of celery, strings removed 3 chopped green…