Daddy’s Garden and Tomato Recipes

Tomatoes and Daddy's Garden . . . Ripe, juicy tomatoes are the king of a garden. When they are home-grown and allowed to ripen on the vine, they are full of healthy vitamins and minerals, that our bodies need. In fact, they are packed with Vitamins A and C, calcium, potassium, and lycopene. And, the flavor of vine-ripened tomatoes far exceeds that of those shipped into the stores. Though we think of tomatoes as a vegetable, they are actually a fruit. I found this to be interesting, my state, Arkansas, uses tomatoes as both the state fruit and the state vegetable. Most people who eat tomatoes slice them for sandwiches, toss them in salads, or cook them in sauces. Some people can them or make juice. But anyway you eat tomatoes,  they are … [Read more...]

Three Ingredient No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream!

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream! Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream is the perfect treat for the hot months of summer. And, this Three Ingredient No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream takes it one step further by making it SUPER EASY!!! If you don't have an ice cream maker, this ice cream recipe is for you! I found the recipe on Robyn Stone's Add a Pinch blog. She used a vanilla paste in her ice cream. It looked divine! I used vanilla extract because that's what I had on hand:) You might think that a 3-ingredient ice cream recipe couldn't possibly be good, especially since it's not made in an ice-cream maker. But, this Three Ingredient No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream is delicious! Sweet, cold, just right! At stated in the title of this recipe, there are only 3 … [Read more...]

Jenara’s Buttermilk Pie!

Buttermilk Pie, a southern favorite! Have you ever had a Buttermilk Pie? Personally, I had not, until I made Jenara's Buttermilk Pie! Since I had never made a buttermilk, pie, I asked Jenara, a young woman in my church, for her recipe. Thankfully, she was kind enough to give it to me! If you don't know what a Buttermilk Pie is, it is a classic, traditional southern pie. I've always heard it was similar to an Egg Custard Pie, but to me, it really is more like a chess pie.  But, it does not have cornmeal in it, which most chess pies do. So, I guess, it is a cross between an Egg Custard Pie and a Chess Pie. Making Jenara's Buttermilk Pie . . . The filling for Jenara's Buttermilk Pie consists of eggs, melted butter, sugar, cornstarch, … [Read more...]

Mama’s Meat Loaf, the Ultimate Comfort Food!

Mama's Meat Loaf . . . When it comes to Mama's Meat Loaf, there's nothing better. It is the ultimate comfort food, in my opinion. Her recipe doesn't have eggs in it, which is good for those who can't eat eggs. And, it is covered with a tasty sweet and sour sauce that is simply delicious. This meat loaf has become one of Mama's signature recipes--hence, we named it "Mama's Meat Loaf". And, everyone who eats it says it is the best meat loaf they have ever had! I think that say a lot for Mama's Meat Loaf. Making Mama's Meat Loaf . . . All of the ingredients for Mama's Meat Loaf are mixed together in a bowl, then shaped into a "loaf". The sauce is made separately, heated on the stove, then poured over the meat loaf. It can be baked at … [Read more...]

Chicken Bacon Ranch Wrap!

Chicken Bacon Ranch Wrap, a perfect lunch sandwich! Chicken and bacon are two of my favorite foods. And, two of my favorite things to eat for lunch are this Chicken Bacon Ranch Wrap and the Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad. Both use essentially the same ingredients. The only decision to make is . . . do you want a sandwich or a salad? Or, you can have both if you like! Just eat a smaller wrap and a smaller salad. Yum!!! Though the Chicken Bacon Ranch Wrap is filling, it is great for a quick and easy lunch during summer months. Just keep baked chicken breasts on hand, fry up a few slices of bacon, and you have the makings for this tasty lunch treat. Of course, you need to keep lettuce, cheddar cheese, and Ranch Dressing, and a few wraps, on hand … [Read more...]