Farm-Style BBQ Ribs Recipe

MAKES: 4 servings TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours Ingredients 4 pounds bone-in beef short ribs 1 can (15 ounces) thick and zesty tomato sauce 1-1/2 cups water 1 medium onion, chopped 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 3 tablespoons cider … [Read more...]

Pat’s Zucchini Pasta Bake

Pat says:   I'm a bit sloppy with my exact quantities - I tend to look at a recipe and then arrange it as I go along - and substitute some items according to what I have available.  This is like a vegetarian lasagna, but without all the layering - and all the cheese!  It's also very quick … [Read more...]

Donita’s Thai Green Mango Salad

Donita Hart made this fabulous salad as part of the meal served for the fundraiser for Wayland at Philo's in May.  Donita says this is the perfect time of year because the mangos are in season.  Serves 4 as a main salad; 6 as a side salad. 2 firm unripe mangos 1/4 cup shredded coconut 2 … [Read more...]

Dave’s Roast Salmon

Another from one of the men! Dave says: I like easy recipes, and better still if they only produce the minimum of clearing up – so this almost one dish wonder -  is one of my favourites! Serves 4 persons: Ingredients: 500 grams small potatoes cut in half. 2 tsp olive oil Salt … [Read more...]

Tony’s Shepherds’ Pie

This is the first recipe from "you guys can cook - of course!"  Feel free to submit your own favourite!   Tony says:   A true Shepherd’s pie was made with lamb, and a cottage pie  made with beef – sometimes with cheese sprinkled on the top of the potato.  But nowadays most … [Read more...]

Diana’s Smoked Salmon & Cheese Twice Baked Mini Potatoes

Diana says:   This is a recipe similar to twice baked potatoes, but by using the smaller ones and topping with smoked salmon, they are ideal for appetisers.  You can prepare in advance.  Allow one whole small potato cut in half per person.  Ingredients: Small potatoes 1 teasp … [Read more...]

Chicken Tostadas

This recipe was the cooking demonstration at the Tercera Edad for February. To make 12 tostadas (serving 4 people) Ingredients: 12 Crispy Tostadas 3 cups cooked shredded chicken salt and freshly ground black pepper Refried beans, warm, recipe follows 3 ounces cotija cheese  (ask for … [Read more...]

Nordstrom’s Tomato Basil Soup

Here's another recipe from Karen Knapp, our Chef de Bucerias extraordinaire! Ingredients Yield: 4  quarts 6 tablespoons olive oil 4 large carrots, peeled and diced 1 large onion, sliced 3 tablespoons dried basil, crushed 3 28-ounce cans whole peeled Roma tomatoes 1 quart chicken … [Read more...]

Karen’s Ginger Cookies

By popular request Karen Knapp has provided us with the recipe for these yummy cookies, she gives them the full name of:- MOLASSES GINGER COOKIES (with a nod to America's Test Kitchen) First, preheat your oven to 375F. Next, gather your dry ingredients and whisk them together in a bowl or … [Read more...]


This is the recipe that was used at the cooking demonstration at the Tercera Edad in January 2014. Ingredients  To Serve 4: 5 Red Tomatoes 2 chiles "guajuillo" 15 Tortilla triangle chips 1 onion (half for the salsa and half for decoration for the plates) 100 gms cotija cheese sour … [Read more...]