Author: JoAnn

Easy Chicken Ball

1  8 oz. cream cheese                               1  12.5 oz canned white chicken breast meat 1  pkg Ranch dip mix Mix together with your hands.  Form a large ball. Pecans are optional for outside of ball. Chill until served.  Best with “Carr’s” water crackers. Please follow and like us:


Was very excited about making Enchiladas Verdes from my favorite cookbook, America’s Test Kitchen.   I was skeptical about trying the tomatillos.  I had never bought them before, much less cooked them, especially roasting them!  I marched off to my local chain grocery store and asked the produce manager for tomatillos.  He pointed to a green,

Growing Herbs at Home

The springtime brings new warmer weather, entertaining on the deck and fresh, light meals.  April also brings the planting season for your culinary herbs.  Home cooks do not need a vast, huge English herb garden that can become to large to maintain.  Here are my six favorite varieties that I am growing this year and

Update on BBQ ribs

The ribs were UNBELIEVABLE! One rack was coated in Budweiser BBQ sauce and another rack in Sweet Baby Ray’s sauce. I thoroughly enjoyed the Budweiser brand. The ribs were fall off the bone tender and the smoke ring beautiful. Cole slaw and leftover barbecue beans were our side items. Ribs cooked on the Big Green

New Year

Starting the new year off right, cooking pork baby-back on a ceramic Egg.  They have been maranating for the past 16 hours in the fridge with a smooth coating of yellow mustard on them. They will need to cook on the Egg for approximately 3 hours, sitting in a Steven Raichleen rib rack.  The ribs