Lunch Date with Ina Garten


   Williams Sonoma, South Coast Plaza California Friday, November 11, 2010 12:33pm   Kathleen, “Hi Ina, how are you today” {it was loud and I was standing}   Ina {smiles}   Kathleen, squats down to eye level “what is your most favorite recipe from this book?” Ina, “the lemon chicken breasts (see below) add some couscous and vegetable. Throw it […]

DH’s Favorite Spaghetti with Meat Sauce Recipe


As newlyweds DH asked me to make his favorite spaghetti from his childhood. It was a recipe from his next door neighbor all the years of his youth. In 1995, I called Mrs. Lung to ask for this famous recipe.  She picked up on the second ring. I explained to her that her adopted son […]

Vampire Slayer Chicken {Chicken with Forty+ Cloves of Garlic}

Welcome to Day TWO of Chicken Recipe Week.  In the spirit of Halloween today we are featuring Vampire Slayer Chicken due to its heavy Garlic content. Don’t worry the garlic is not overwhelming and pungent tasting in this recipe. It is roasted bringing out a nutty smokey flavor. This chicken recipe is one of my favorites. I’ve made […]

Pecan Crusted Pesto Chicken Recipe

I hear you friends. You have requested more “How To Cook Recipes” With that said, help today is day one of recipe week. ~~ CHICKEN ~~ That’s right I am going to feature 5 Chicken Dishes. Some Fast. Some Fancy. All tasty. To start off the week, ask here is a simple and fast one. […]

Mac’ n Cheese for the Tween years


The Hotline rang.  A request had come in. A youth group needed a killer Macaroni and Cheese dish for 12 youths. 12 youths and I had 3 hours. I was concerned. Even though it was not a Dinner Impossible episode, viagra sale I was up against a picky tween palate. What is a tween?  A […]

Perfect Pancetta and Asparagus Lasagna for a 4th of July Potluck


Invited to a 4th of July block party and need to arrive with a homerun ‘everyone-will-be-talking-about-it’dish? Here is your answer. Pancetta and Asparagus Lasagna courtesy of Giada. (Had the opportunity to chat with Giada at South Coast Plaza last year. And yes, like all of those famous women, she is tiny.tiny.tiny. Much like Lea Michele, […]

New York Steak with a Humdinger Enhancement


A great quality New York steak is what I love to order in fine steak houses and purchase at Costco to make for guests and family. A New York USDA Prime cut has a full-bodied texture that is slightly firmer than a rib eye or a Filet Mignon. It is my favorite. When I was […]