Bacon Wrapped Dates

Photo: La Tienda

Chicken and Barley Soup

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How to Cook Barley

Barley Basics   There are several types of barley, flaked, flour, grits, hulled, pearl and more. Most of the barley you’ll find in the supermarket is pearl barley or polished…

Salisbury Steak


Holiday Roast

Prime Rib actually refers to the grade of the beef that you are using, prime grade is the best you can buy and you will pay dearly for it but…

Fudgy Peppermint Brownies

If you google how to bake brownies in a skillet you will find recipes that actually cook in the oven in a skillet rather than a recipe you can cook…

Mexican Skillet Fry

  I use this mix for tostada’s and scoop it over some great refried beans or top with tamale topping and bake or even spread on nachos or in tacos…

Cranberry, Apple & Pear Relish

Chicken Stew Cassoulet


Green Beans, Bacon and Caramelized Shallots

Grow a Second Crop of Green Beans In Southern California we are lucky enough to grow a fall crop of beans. With warm days still ahead the beans will sprout…

Hatch Chile Brownies

Fudgy, chewy, mild or hot…..a delicious treat!  

Hatch Chile & Potato Rajas