Chicken Cobb Salad for a delightful lunch!

Chicken Cobb Salad, perfect for a delightful lunch! One salad I haven't made until recently is a Chicken Cobb Salad. Since I'm not a fan of avocados, I have steered away from this salad. But, because I like salads and/or wraps for an easy lunch, I decided to make my first one. Yum! I was pleasantly surprised at all the varied flavors in this delightful salad! If you, like me, don't know much about a Cobb Salad, here is a description in Wikipedia: According to Wikipedia, a Cobb salad is "a main-dish American garden salad typically made with chopped salad greens, tomato, crisp bacon, boiled, grilled or roasted chicken breast, hard-boiled eggs, avocado, chives, Roquefort cheese, and red-wine vinaigrette."  OK. I get the salad greens, … [Read more...]

Oreo Delight, a delicious cool dessert!

Oreo Delight . . . a "Mystery Meal" Dessert Our Back to School Dinner this year was a "Mystery Meal" dinner. My oldest son, Trey, suggested that we all make new recipes and potluck the meal. The rule: NO ONE COULD BRING ANYTHING THAT HAD BEEN MADE OR BROUGHT TO OUR DINNERS BEFORE! OK . . . Does anyone know how difficult this was??? But, by the same token, it was SO much FUN!!! So much so, that we decided to do it often! Since I was going to make one main dish and a dessert, I chose this Oreo Delight for the dessert. It is a recipe of Stacey Little's from Southern Bite. If you haven't checked out his blog, do it! He has LOTS of good foods and recipes! Almost everyone in my family likes Oreo cookies, so I knew this would be a winner! And . … [Read more...]

Three Ingredient Bagel Bites for an Easy School Snack!

School Snacks for School Days! School officially started today. I heard the car lines were something else! Been there and done that! But, I know that when the children got home from school, they headed for a snack! That's where these Three Ingredient Bagel Bites come in. They are super easy and can be frozen, then baked to give the children a hot, but delicious snack after school or anytime. And who knows? Maybe the adults might like them too! After School Snacks for my grandchildren . . . As I posted many times before, my Grandmama Hall had a "snack" for each of her 8 grandchildren throughout the years we all were in school. It might be a piece of her Chocolate Sheet Cake, a Snickers candy bar, a bag of Fritos, or homemade cookies. … [Read more...]

Mixed Berry Salad, Perfect for summer!

Mixed Berry Salad, perfect for summer. . . Summertime and salads go together like snow and winter and sunshine in the spring:) Salads are a perfect choice for a summer meal, especially this Mixed Berry Salad. Some of the reasons salads are great for summer are: Salads are relatively easy to prepare. They all allow you to utilize fruits and vegetables that are in season. They are generally lower in calorie than some other choices you might make. There's nothing better for a delightful lunch than a delicious salad--one that is full of berries of the season, chopped pecans, chopped chicken, and your favorite dressing. Pile the lettuce on your favorite plate, then layer with your choice of berries, or several berries of the … [Read more...]

Peach Jam in the Summer!

When the peaches are in season in Arkansas . . . The last time I made peach jam was a couple of years ago, I think just after we moved from Little Rock to our current "retirement" home:) This year, the peaches didn't do well because of all of a late freeze and all the rains. But, I'm sharing because some of you may have nice peaches in your area and can make Peach Jam. Our family has always loved peaches, and every year Mama and I freeze them in two cup portions to make cobbler or to just eat in the winter when we can't get fresh ones. And, every year I try to make peach jam. To me, homemade is always better than what you buy in the store, but that's my opinion:) This batch was made from a Peach Jam recipe I found in a Kindle book by … [Read more...]