Quick, easy and delicious appetizers, and one of my favorites. First cut off the stems of 12 jalapeños peppers. Cut the peppers in half lengthwise. Use a small spoon to scrape out ALL of the seeds and membranes inside the peppers. Fill each peppered with a spoonful of a mixtureRead More →

This dish is so simple and so good. In a large skillet melt 2 tablespoons of real butter. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and heat. Stir in 4-6 fresh brown mushrooms sliced, 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves torn in pieces, and 3 green onions chopped. Reduce heat and sautéRead More →

I like to experiment with different flavors and combinations. So now and again Ma’s Kitchen becomes a taste kitchen. Some of my best recipes have been by accident and others a product of my own imagination. Here is one I put together yesterday. It passed the Tom taste test forRead More →

My mother Bonnie Bowden often made Porcupine Meatballs. I remember when Mother and the Grandmothers and Aunties first heard about this dish they thought the name was pretty funny. They always assured everyone that it wasn’t really porcupine. I was just 18 when I married my late husband David. IRead More →

Mahi-mahi has long been one of my favorite dishes. I first tasted it at Harvey’s Top of the Wheel Restaurant in Lake Tahoe. There they served it topped with toasted macadamia nuts. Delicious! Over the years I’ve developed my own recipe for this delicate fish. I have made it bothRead More →

It’s not always about Ma and how she cooks. While visiting Cody, Wyoming I met Rich Herman a chuckwagon cook with 2 Mules Chuckwagon. Rich shared with me his recipe for Dutch Oven Beans and Sourdough Biscuits and gave to me his permission to share the recipes here on www.cooklikema.com.Read More →