Grilled Chicken Salad with Apples for a Spring Lunch!

Grilled Chicken Salad with Apples for a Spring Lunch . . . I love salads for lunch. The days I work at Candace's shop, I always eat a salad . . . the Strawberry Pecan Chicken Salad or the Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad. There's just something about a salad that is refreshing for lunch. When I found this recipe for a Grilled Chicken Salad with Apples, I thought, "What’s not to love about this recipe?"  I know I love the chicken and strawberries in the Strawberry Pecan Chicken Salad, so why wouldn't I love the one with chicken and apples? Making the Grilled Chicken Salad with Apples . . . When I looked at the two salads, I found that they are very similar: Both use boneless, skinless chicken breast meat Romaine lettuce And candied … [Read more...]

Love Themes Music Video, and “Hope”, a Forte Post!

What the world needs now . . . Love! Remember the song, "What the World Needs Now Is Love" by Dionne Warwick? Well, those words are as true today as back in the 1960's when she sang it . . . maybe more so. Because of all the issues around our nation and the world, I thought I'd share the music video from my Love Themes album. There are music clips of three of the songs, some of my favorite from this album.  The music video was done by Jadon Barnes, a young man who is a super talent with computer generated image work. And, I'm also sharing one of my songs, "Hope", that has been a favorite with my listeners. The "Love Themes" album . . . I wrote the songs for the "Love Themes" album in 2009-2010, but the album was actually released … [Read more...]

3 Ingredient Cream Biscuits for easy to make biscuits!

3 Ingredient Cream Biscuits . . . In case you haven't notices, I'm kinda on a "3 Ingredient" kick, and these 3 Ingredient Cream Biscuits are terrific! Much better, in fact, than I had thought. But anything made with heavy cream is great, don't you think? I first saw this recipe on Pinterest. Then I got an email with this recipe in it from Melissa's Southern Style Kitchen. So, my brain said, "Make these 3 Ingredient Cream Biscuits!" After all, how would you ever know if something is good or not unless you try it? So, it was biscuit making time at my house! Making the 3 Ingredient Cream Biscuits . . . These biscuits were so simple, it's unbelievable. In fact, anyone who thinks they can't make biscuits can make these.  The instructions … [Read more...]

It’s National Pigs in a Blanket Day!

It's National Pigs in a Blanket Day! Today is National Pigs in a Blanket Day! How will you celebrate it? Will you prepare and serve Pigs in a Blanket for your family as part of your dinner? Or, will you serve them as an appetizer? Anyway you choose, these pastry encrusted wieners have been, and continue to be, a favorite across America. I made them for my children, and I have also made them with my grandchildren. Who doesn't love Pigs in a Blanket? You are never too old to like Pigs in a Blanket! Kids and adults alike seem to love Pigs in a Blanket. Some like them prepared with link sausages, others with different types of wieners. Some like the crust to be biscuits, others prefer crescent roll dough wrapped around them. Because of … [Read more...]

3 Ingredient Crunch Bars for a tasty treat!

3 Ingredient Crunch Bars . . . I saw a post for 3 Ingredient Crunch Bars on Pinterest by Beaming Baker. They looked delicious! And I love Nestle's Crunch Bars! So, it's a win-win for me to make these! With that said, I decided to make some for us. After all, I do live with a "sweet freak" who likes to have something sweet to eat every day. Making the 3 Ingredient Crunch Bars . . . The original recipe for the 3 Ingredient Crunch Bars was a vegan recipe which required some ingredients I didn't have. So, I tweaked the recipe and made it with the ingredients I did have. I used regular chocolate chips instead of vegan chocolate chips. This time, I used semi-sweet chocolate chips, but I think the next time I will use milk chocolate … [Read more...]