National Grilled Cheese Day – April 12th

Click for this Recipe – photo by LA Times

Grilled Cheese is great any day but you gotta make one for National Grilled Cheese Day on April 12th!

My favorite Grilled Cheese Recipe is very simple….

2 Slices of American Cheese
2 Slices of your favorite Bread

Slap some butter on one side of 2 slices of bread
Place Cheese between 2 slices of bread (keeping butter sides on the outside)
Grill on a frying pan

Coleman Camp CookerIf you are camping then use the Coleman Camp Cooker over an open fire.

Sneak some Mayo inside the sandwich after you grill it and enjoy!


Egg Salad Sandwich (Martha Stewart)

daisydesign photography
daisydesign photography

If you colored a bunch of eggs for Easter then its time to make Egg Salad Sandwiches out of them!  This is one of Martha Stewart’s Recipe that I modified.  See her site for her version.


  • 6 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup Homemade Mayonnaise, or prepared mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • 3 tablespoons freeze dried celery
  • Dash of salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon mild curry powder
  • 1 8-inch round bread loaf, cut in half crosswise (or any bread is fine)
Martha Stewart's Recipe
Martha Stewart’s Recipe


In a medium bowl, combine eggs, mayonnaise, mustard powder, celery, salt and pepper to taste, and curry powder. Gently mix until combined.

Put egg salad on bread and top with lettuce or arugula if you want. Cut the sandwich into wedges. Serve immediately.  (I store leftovers in the fridge up to a few days)


Lewis Bartlett’s Green Fried Tomato Recipe

photo by Jenni Field's Pastry Chef
photo by Jenni Field’s Pastry Chef

Green Fried Tomato Recipe (by Lewis Bartlett)

  • wash & dry tomatoes
  • slice toms about 1/4 inch thin

  • beat up an egg or two with a pinch of salt & pepper to taste

  • dip each slice of tom into the egg mixture – let the egg drip off of each piece

  • dregs the egg coated piece into either flour or fine bread crumbs (that can be seasoned to taste with Italian herbs, etc.)

  • place the pieces after they have been egged and coated onto a dry plate (so they all can go into the flying pan of oil all at once)

  • heat a pan with enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan & a pat of butter (for taste and browning)

  • when oil gets wrinkly and when you sprinkle a little water in it and it then “spits” then it’s hot enough. Usually I turn the stove dial to = 5-6 o’clock

  • if the toms need a finial coating of flour or bread do it now and then put them into the hot oil

  • fry until the bottom side is brown (peek after a minute or two) turn and fly until brown on the other side

  • to test for doneness – stick a fork into the toms and it should go in & out easily

  • remove from heat & place on paper towels to absorb excess oil

  • Bon Apete 

  • any left overs can be heated up the next day in a toaster oven if you have one or the regular oven


Easter Lilies are extremely poisonous to cats

photo from WGN Tv
photo from WGN Tv

This is a reminder that Easter Lilies are extremely poisonous to cats, and just 1-2 leaves (or even the pollen) can kill a cat! Even small ingestions can result in severe kidney failure.

Sources of poisoning: Many plants of the Lilium and Hemerocallis species are very poisoning.  Read more from the Pet Poison Helpline.

Read article posted last year on Betty’s Tips about Peace Lilies

WGN TV article in the news 2 days ago

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