Garlic Parmesan Drumsticks

I followed the recipe used for wings 😜 damn delicious 😋 the only thing I did differently was I poured the GARLIC butter over chicken in a big metal bowl, THEN rained on parmesan & tossed again … ⤵️

My pics are going backwards 🤭 I added parm & chili powder on my corn 🌽 😋 … & good ol’ chicken rice-a-roni

Corn on the cob 🌽 with herb compound butter 🧈 🌿 parsley

Homemade Flour Tortillas

By King Arthur ⤵️ 🌮 🌯 Simple Tortillas

I bought these last ones, but I definitely have to start making my own; we are picky, want them large (most of the time), THIN, & fresh!

We have local stores with GOOD ones, but still 😉 homemade 😋 yum!


I’ve been MIA around here; saved pics, but haven’t posted.

Here’s some of what I’ve been eating…grilling…cooking 😜 I ‘might’ come back to add recipes 🤭

Parmesan cauliflower


Quick easy, still family favorite 😉

Reason for QUICK & easy 🫠 for rest of the year…I’ll be jumping in the pool during grilling 🥵 🔥
Brats AND all beef Hebrew National hot dogs 🌭

Just some Stubbs Sticky & Sweet bbq sauce & red onion are good enough for me.

Thank you God.. for corn 🌽 😋


Ribeyes ‼️ with a fresh salad, damn delicious 😋

Sautéed onions & mushrooms 🍄 🧅🧄

The best 👌
Chili …

Sloppy Joes & Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes

w/ #McCormickSloppyJoesSeasoningMix @mccormickspice
– “we”  like that best & I’ve tried a lot over the last 50 years, including homemade, of course 😉  a personal preference thing.

NOTE: speaking of personal preference, I don’t use the word “hate” much, so I’ll ‘just’ say that I can NOT eat #manwich ; never could stand it! *shudder* 😵‍💫 remembering the taste.

Now… the #sweetpotatoes ⁉️ YUMM 😋
I peeled, cut into approximately 1 inch cubes, trying to keep in similar size for even cooking; I put 1/4 cup of evoo, 1/4 cup of homemade delicious honey (special friend does this 🐝🐝🐝🍯 & sent me some 🥰), @celticseasalt & fresh cracked black pepper in a bowl, added sweet potatoes & tossed thoroughly, to get all well coated. I know…that was a lot 🤭 but it turned out SO good that I’m not changing it; I’ll be doing this with carrots too! @ 450° (convection oven), time depends on size; I set it at 15 minutes to start, checked with fork & added another 15, watch closely; maybe it was bigger than an inch 🤷‍♀️ delish 🍠🍯🧡 dash of cinnamon would be good too. And  maple syrup would work really good in place of honey. Anyway, topped it off afterwards with a sprinkle of more finishing salt.

Yes, some green would be easy to add to this 😜 salad, cucumber, pickles…. but this was enough for us.

And I have a LOT of pickles 😅

Grilled Pork Chops

I know, I recently posted grilled pork chops, but they’re bone-in this time 😋 The kind ‘i’ prefer, with just a little bit of fat. 😉

Along with some potatoes and salad 🥗 small mix of potatoes (red & gold), cut in half, tossed in evoo, garlic & rosemary. Salad was a spring mix with ingredients used in a Cobb salad.

Until temperature reaches 140° – 145°; I go with 140° because I’d rather have them less done than too done 🫠

I split one with my daughter 🥰
Obviously, my granddaughter likes seasoning and CHIVES 🤭

Beef Roast with Potatoes, Carrots and Onions

Reload 😉 ⤵️

My Dutch oven wasn’t big enough, so I used my roasting pan (that’s too old for me to remember 😅). I seared SEASONED beef and vegetables first in cast iron skillet, then added each to roasting pan, adding broth halfway up meat and low slow roast for a couple/few hours, depending on size; or when temperature is 140° – 145°


Adapted from bobbiskozykitchen NOTE: since my daughter moved in, I haven’t been doing the “crispy” step 😉 she likes it juicy, and it’s all good to me 😋 instead…ours drip like birria 😜🌮🌮🌮 I also use dried chile pods, then strain them out. I sear my meats before placing in slow cooker.

4 pound pork shoulder
1 1/2 cups orange juice
3/4 cup lime juice
8 cloves garlic, rough chopped
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon Mexican oregano
3 teaspoons ground coriander
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
18 small flour tortilla (can use corn if preferred)
Pico de Gallo
Fresh cilantro leaves

Place pork in the slow cooker, then add all of the other ingredients. Cook 6 to 8 hours. Remove the pork from the slow cooker and shred the meat with two forks. Scatter the shredded meat on a rimmed baking sheet. Spoon some of the liquid from the slow cooker over the meat.

Preheat the broiler to high. Cook the meat under the broiler for 3 to 5 minutes, toss the meat and cook an additional 3 minutes or until the meat has some crispy edges.

Meanwhile, wrap the tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave on high for a minute or two so they are soft and warm.

Place some of the pork carnitas in a tortilla, top with pico de galla and some fresh cilantro leaves.

Serve with rice and beans

Serves 6 to 8


And some cotija cheese 🧀 optional, like most toppings 😁