Asian Inspired Salad for a healthy choice!

Asian Inspired Salad for a healthy choice . . . In looking for a salad to go with the Pepper Steak I was making for our dinner, I decided to go in the direction of an Asian Inspired Salad, for a healthy choice. It would have many of the fresh vegetables associated with an Asian salad, and use a Ginger Dressing.  I compared several recipes and decided to create my own. The reason is that we like certain ingredients in some salads and not some of the others. The result was actually a cross between an Asian salad and an American green salad. It worked great for us! As I was putting this salad together I was taken by how beautiful the colors were and how well they complemented one another. The brilliant red of the red bell pepper, the bright … [Read more...]

3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Pork Chops!

Slow Cookers for easy dinners! One of my New Year's resolutions is to find and make more meals in my Crockpot, or slow cooker. I found this slow cooker pork chop recipe on The Frugal Girls website. They called theirs "Crockpot BBQ Coca-Cola Pork Chops"! Well, since it only used 3 ingredients, I decided to name mine, "3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Pork Chops". Three ingredients makes this slow cooker recipe even better! Plus you don't have to brown the pork chops, which adds to the ease in which you can put this dish together. Some benefits of using a slow cooker, i.e., Crockpot . . . I have never, until now, been very interested in using a slow cooker . . . Crockpot. When I was being taught how to cook, slow cookers didn't even exist! You … [Read more...]

Mama’s Glazed Apple Cookies, a bitesize delight!

Mama's Homemade Glazed Apple Cookies . . . Nobody makes Glazed Apple Cookies like Mama does. She has been making them for years, and they are now a family favorite. My niece has been known to "request" Mama make these cookies for her! Need I say more? The only problem with making these cookies now is Mama's age. That's where I came in . . . Making Mama's Homemade Glazed Apple Cookies . . . There are several steps to making Mama's homemade Glazed Apple Cookies. While they are full of delicious ingredients, like  fresh chopped apple, raisins, pecans, and homemade applesauce, the apple has to be chopped, the pecans have to be chopped, and, if you make it as she always had, the homemade applesauce has to be made. Three steps in preparation … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies for Grandkids!

Cookies for Grandkids! Benjamin and Randa came over Sunday. Randa said, "Do you want to bake something?" I said, "Sure. What do you want to make?" The usual is Chocolate Chip Cookies, so we decided to add some M&M's to the dough to make Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies . . . a dressed up version of an old favorite:) Besides, everyone likes chocolate-coated candies, i.e., M&M's. . . right? I had some of the M&M candies left from Christmas so it was a good idea to use them. We gathered all our ingredients together, and then the baking began . . . Making the Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies . . . Benjamin generally does not like "sweets". Randa, on the other hand, likes them, especially cookie dough. In fact, when we make them . … [Read more...]

Celebrate Life: Martin Luther King Day

"I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear." Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, January 16, 2017 is Martin Luther King Day. I'm sending out this post a few days early to give you the opportunity to plan some things to do to celebrate this day. Maybe a Soul Food Dinner, or watch a video of one of his speeches. Maybe use this as an opportunity to teach the younger generation about Dr. King's life and his work to bring people together. Our country desperately needs that at this point in our history. I hope as you look over the information in this post, you will find some things to implement for your family. And, in all, celebrate the day with your loved ones. Celebrate Life: Martin Luther King Day Each year … [Read more...]