Nothing says SUMMERTIME like Watermelon: Corn-on-the-cob and grilled hotdogs loaded with good home made coleslaw Here’s how I make mine….. I assemble the suspects:  cabbage, onions, carrots, dill pickles, sugar, pepper (to taste) and mayonnaise.   First I use my Kitchenaid to shred the cabbage, onions, carrots, and pickles.  Then I add enough mayonnaise to coat […]

No-Roll Pie Crust

I get rave reviews on this pie crust and it is super easy since there is no rolling. What you need: 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour ½ teaspoon salt 1/3 cup vegetable or canola oil 2 tablespoons cold water Right in the pie pan combine the flour and salt. With a fork, add oil […]

Cream Cheese Frosting

What you need: 8 oz cream cheese (softened) ¼ cube  butter or margarine 1 TBS vanilla 6-8 cups powdered sugar (to taste) Mix cream cheese and butter.  Add vanilla. Mix in powdered sugar a little bit at a time, until desired taste and thickness.  Yum!   Enjoy! Cream Cheese Frosting  


I didn’t eat my first bagel until I was in college.  Aghast!!  See, where I grew up we ate the all mighty BISCUIT.  Imaging my delight to find the miracle that is the bagel.  Ahhhh….. Fast forward 25 years and the bagels are going thru my kitchen like a whirl-wind.  Every time I go to […]

How To Shred Chicken In Less Than A Minute

I love chicken and I love recipes that use chicken.  But I have always hated shredding chicken.  Using two forks on hot chicken (no, I never seem to cook it far enough in advance to allow proper cooling) is not my idea of a good time.  Then my friend Tammy told me about this nifty […]

How to Poach Chicken

More of a technique than a recipe, poached chicken is a wonderful way to cook chicken for all of your favorite recipes without adding sodium or fat.  The result is moist, flavorful chicken.  It is wonderful to use in chicken salad, chicken enchilidas or any recipe calling for chicken whether shredded, diced or sliced.  Adding […]