Tasty BBQ sauce

Here is a quick bbq sauce that makes your chicken really tender.

3 cups Kraft original BBQ sauce
1/2 cup beer (I used Icehouse)
3 Tbs. garlic powder
3 Tbs. creole seasoning
1 tsp. black pepper

Mix all ingredients together.. Pour mixture over chicken, cover and put in 340 degree oven and bake for 40 minutes. If grilling, baste chicken as turning on grill.

Your chicken will come out quite tasty and tender. Enjoy


Some updates…

Well, I updated the status on the quesadilla makers at Wal-Mart.  They are in and I am going to buy a couple for gifts this year.  They aren’t expensive and I bet they will be appreciated gifts this year.  I got my poppyseed filling to make cookies and cakes  for the holidays.  I guess I will start baking after Thanksgiving.  I don’t do a lot of baking for Thanks giving.  I just go and buy a Mrs. Smith pumpkin pie.   We really like them.

I bought the Woman’s World mag today.  They have the most adorable Halloween cake on the front.  I think I will make that for the weekend before the ghosts and goblins night.  I will snap a photo of it and post it after the cake is decorated.  Oh, I guess that is this weekend.  I will post the pic Saturday.

Later World…


The Empty Baked Ruffles Bag…

Here lies the empty potato chip bag….

Oh, yes, it is empty.  I love the potato chips.  I have to force myself not to buy them.  They aren’t too salty and yet, so, crunchy!  I like them straight, dipped in French onion dip and the best way ever is with cottage cheese.  Low-fat, of course.  If you have never tried a potato  chip with cottage cheese, if you like cottage cheese, then you owe it to yourself to do it today!!  You will be washed away!!!!

Potato chips are one of the “perfect” foods in the world.  Too bad they are so darn fattening….

Well, I just HAD to share this with you.  Later World…

Ms.  La

Another of My Loves….

It is a quesadilla maker by George Foreman.  I bought it two years ago at Wal-Mart and LOVE it!  I just had to let you know about it before I start making them for dinner for Mikey.

I really only see them around the holidays in Wal-Mart.  If you find one or get a chance to get one before the holidays, DO!  You will not regret it!

Later World!


Hey, world, I see the quesdilla makers are in Wal-Mart stores already!!  It is time to buy one for yourself and for great holiday gifts!  You won’t be sorry!!


Nitrate Free Hotdogs for Dinner

four beautiful nitrate free hotdogs

Yes, I was so excited to see them in the store,  I literally squealed out “Oh, my gosh, NITRATE FREE HOTDOGS!”. Do you know how hard it is to find nitrate free hotdogs,  lunchmeats and bacon, etc.  Oscar Meyer makes them.  They come in regular size and bun length hotdogs.  I do not know how long they have been on the market, but now that I have found them I am in love. 

All of you Atkins diet folks that can’t eat meats with nitrates in them, are you in luck.  Go get ‘em!


B-B-Q Chip Chicken

I love this chicken!  I had to start out saying that.  My mom made this chicken for the family when we were just kids.  Trust me, that was a few years ago.  I have made this chicken for many years and it is always good.  Again, a recipe that is probably out there, but I have not seen a recipe for it.

This is a fun recipe for the kids to help with making.  I am all about kids in the kitchen.  Not only to learn to cook, but the conversations and fun that takes place.  I digress, but what a cake mix and some canned icing and tubes of decorating gels can do for bonding!

Back to the chicken…  This recipe is easy.  If rain or extreme heat is going to be in the forecast for your party plans this summer, then this recipe might just do you well.  When it’s too hot to go out and stand at a grill, this chicken will give you the feeling of outdoor food, but cooked in your oven.

This is going to be on my 4th of July menu with the cucumber salad recipe and a few other favorites.  As I am celebrating this 4th of July, I will also be singing Lee Greenwoods “Proud To Be An American”.  I hope you try this recipe and let me know if it is going to be on your summer menu.  Later.

La–Follow the link: http://youtu.be/1o5Do36d_s8

Do You Like Cucumbers?

Well, if you do , you may just like this little recipe.  Probably, many of you already make something like this, but if not you are in for a real taste treat.  Cucumbers and summer just go together.  There is nothing like a fresh cuke right out of the garden.  Bite into it and the crisp and crunch, not to mention, the flavor and aroma are out of this world!

This recipe is very simple and ohhhh so easy.  It is perfect for any occasion.  Grown-ups to kids will like this one! Why not try it for the upcoming 4th of July?  It could be a hit at your picnic, b-b-q or swim party.  Enjoy!


La–Follow the link: http://youtu.be/BCUv7DMg994

A Twist on French Bread Pizza

Ok, we all like pizza….right?  Well, except one of my nephews!  This is a twist on how I make my pizza that is really good and tasty.  It really isn’t a pizza, but I had no other name to use for it.

This pizza can be made on a French bread loaf, Italian bread loaf, Cuban bread, garlic loaf or whatever strikes your fancy.  Whatever kind you choose will be perfect.   You can also add some other veggies to it if you want.  I really like the tomatoes and zucchini, but have been known to add some onion.

If you are busy, like I am,  and try to prepare a few food items on the weekend to eat throughout the week then this mixture can be added to the list.  I sometimes wait until I am actually ready to make the pizza  to add the zucchini.  Either way is fine

Try the recipe and see if you like it.    Hope you enjoy it!  Later.

La——Follow the Link


Be Careful with Knives….

I do it every time I sharpen a knife.  I use it and always, always, always cut myself.  The Wusthof knife shaprener that I have, it was a gift, is the best darn one I have ever had.  I don’t know if it is the ceramic the knife blade runs across or what, but it is good.

So, to minimize any damage to your fingers, like my thumb from the other night, be careful.  Like it says in Rub-A-Dub Grub Cookbook for Kids…knives are sharp….



Thinking about iced tea….

I am a tea drinker. I like hot tea, as well as, iced tea. In fact, I like tea so much I have a small business selling high quality loose teas. I really enjoy the flavored teas and I am crazy about the rooibos. pomegranate is my favorite….hot or cold.
I will have to post my chicken recipe using tea as a marinade. It is quite tasty. I also like to marinade pork loin in garlic and black tea. It is also yummy. I will put them on the list to remember to post them.
Anyway, I am off to get a tall glass of Rising Sun iced tea. Later.