Santa Fe Wrap for a tasty meal!

What's your favorite wrap? I'm always thinking about and looking for new wraps for quick meals. And last week, I made a new one, a Santa Fe Wrap, and I think it may be a new favorite of mine. Other wraps that I have shared on my blog that are some of my favorites are the Cameron Wrap, Chicken Bacon Ranch Wrap, Chicken Bacon Tomato Ranch Wrap, Buffalo Chicken Wrap, and Chicken Salad Spinach Wrap. All are wraps are made with baked chicken, which I try to keep in my freezer at all times. Then all I have to do is take some out, let it thaw, then make a wrap for an easy lunch or a light dinner. Making the Santa Fe Wrap . . . I had made a batch of the Corny Mexican Dip last week, which is one of the ingredients in this wrap. That, plus … [Read more...]

Apple Cake with Cream Cheese Pecan Frosting!

There's nothing better than homemade apple cake in the fall! Last week, I decided to make an Apple Cake with Cream Cheese Pecan Frosting with the apples my husband brought home. I looked through several apple cake recipes, and finally decided to make this one from my, once again, Katy's Corner cookbook. I wasn't in the mood to make a bundt cake, nor did I want to make a layer cake. So, this one, made in a 9x12-inch sheet cake pan, was perfect. Making the Apple Cake with Cream Cheese Pecan Frosting . . . In looking at Katy's recipe, I noticed that it called for 1 1/2 cups of oil. That seemed like a lot of oil, but with 3 cups of chopped apples, maybe it was ok. I checked out one of Mama's recipe, and it uses 1 cup of oil, so the extra … [Read more...]

Bacon and Cheddar Quiche, easy and delicious!

Bacon and Cheddar Quiche, a perfect choice for "no time to cook"! Years ago, Mama and I would go to different tearooms for lunch. Little Rock had two or three, and then there was Katy's Korner Tearoom in Eureka Springs. Usually we would get the quiche, and it would be served with fruit, a small green salad, and an assortment of muffins. I loved it! And that love led me to find a recipe for this Bacon and Cheddar Quiche! I began looking for easy quiche recipes. Something that could be made fairly quickly, frozen, then taken out and eaten later. My thoughts are always on young mothers because of my daughter and daughter in laws. They are SO busy, and I know it is difficult to find the time to cook. I found this recipe on from The … [Read more...]

“The Star Spangled Banner”, our National Anthem

September 13, 1814 . . . the birthday of "The Star Spangled Banner" Wednesday, September 13, marked the 203rd anniversary of "The Star Spangled Banner". While it was originally written as a poem by Francis Scott Key, it was later set to music. In 1931 it became our National Anthem. History of "The Star Spangled Banner" . . . Francis Scott Key wrote the words to this famous poem after witnessing the British bombardment of Fort McHenry, in Maryland, during the War of 1812. History records that the battle was brutal, lasting 25 hours. The American patriots were far outnumbered and their weapons were no match for the canons of the British. Even Francis Scott Key thought the battle would be lost. Things surely seemed dire. But the valor and … [Read more...]

Jennifer’s Chicken and Veggie Fry! Mmm, so good!!!

Jennifer's Chicken and Veggie Fry, a delicious and easy main dish! Every week, I go teach my son, Trey, and daughter-in-law, Jennifer's three children piano lessons . . . three of my TEN grandchildren--Bethany, Brady and Benson. They are so smart and talented, I count it an honor and a joy to teach them. And, just about every time I go, Jennifer bags supper up for me to take home for our dinner! And, last week was no exception! She made her, Jennifer's Chicken and Veggie Fry! And, I can tell you, it was delicious!!! (L to R, Back row) Jennifer, Trey, Bethany (L to R, Front row) Brady and Benson Jennifer, like me, cooks like our mothers cooked. I call it "country cookin'". Nearly always there is meat and vegetables. And, in this … [Read more...]