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...]

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo, a Quick and Easy Meal!

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo, anyone? It's summer . . . And that means everyone is busy with activities, going here, there and yon, as the old folks say. When you put that into the perspective of what to do when it's getting close to dinner, most people are looking for a quick and easy meal. After all, who wants to spend hours in the kitchen when you could be swimming with your kids or at ballgames? That's where this Chicken Broccoli Alfredo comes in . . .definitely a quick and easy meal! This recipe came from Mama's "stash" of recipes cut out of magazines and written on slips of paper. And, a couple of weeks ago, Mama made this Chicken Broccoli Alfredo for me when I went to visit. It was quite tasty! So, I made it for our dinner last … [Read more...]

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...]

Mama and Grandmama Hall’s Apple Pie!

 A warm piece of apple pie! There's nothing better, in my opinion, than a warm piece of apple pie! And, Grandmama Hall's Apple Pie has to be the best around! It's been one of our Family Favorite pies since I was a child eating it at Grandmama's house. This apple pie was one of her signature desserts. Grandmama's house. . . My Grandmama Hall was known in our small town for her delicious apple pie. She would often bake one and take it to someone who was sick, or had lost a loved one. In fact, Grandmama had TWO recipes for apple pie. . . her traditional one (pictured here), and one that she baked in a brown paper bag! I have that recipe, too, but I haven't made it. My mother, however, remembers Grandmama making the "brown paper bag" apple … [Read more...]

Rock and Roll Party Tonight Family Gathering!

Rock and Roll Party Tonight! Who doesn't LOVE the 1950's? Why not celebrate the 1950's with a "Rock and Roll Party Tonight" party? A Family Gathering with poodle skirts and pony tails, and rolled-up jeans with white t-shirts!  The 1950's were the best! More about the 1950's . . . I was born in the 1950's, so a lot of it was over before I was old enough to participate in all the fun things they did in those days. Remember "Leave it to Beaver"? And, "My Three Sons"? What about "I Love Lucy"! And then there were the westerns . . . lots of them, like "Gunsmoke", which Daddy watched faithfully. LOL! I remember watching them all . . . I was LITTLE then:) But, later we had "Happy Days" and the movie, "Grease" to remind is of those glorious … [Read more...]