Easy Chicken Stew with Brown Rice!

What's for dinner? The eternal question for working moms . . . and even us retirees: What's for dinner? When I work at Candace's shop, the last thing I want to think about is cooking dinner. I look for recipes I can put together fairly quickly, and still be tasty and nutritious. That's where this Easy Chicken Stew with Brown Rice comes in. I found a collection of Sukkot recipes. (For those of you who don't know what Sukkot is, it is the Harvest feast of the Jewish people . . . similar to our Thanksgiving. Lots of fresh fruits and vegetables in these recipes.) One of the recipes was for a Chicken Okra Stew. It looked really good, but, I didn't have any okra, AND I didn't want to go to the grocery store to get some. Anyone been there? So, … [Read more...]

Mama’s Chicken and Dumplings. . . comfort food!

Mama's Chicken and Dumplings, Comfort food. . . One of the things I like about fall is comfort food, and there's nothing better than Mama's Chicken and Dumplings! Comfort food takes us back to our childhood; they reminds us of certain meals that we really liked, people we loved, family times, or places we were fond of. One of those dishes for our family was, and is, Mama's Chicken and Dumplings. Mama has made them as far back as I can remember. She always makes them for our family holiday dinners (Thanksgiving and Christmas). In her words, she has to now make "4 recipes" of the dumplings since our family has grown to 33 people. What she could do by herself in the past, she now has to have help. Mama. . . (This was a picture take of … [Read more...]

Pasta Primavera for a Vegetarian Main Dish!

Pasta Primavera, a Pizza Classic special . . . Years ago my first husband and I opened a pizza restaurant in our hometown of Hazen, Arkansas. It was called Pizza Classic, and was located in the old Aycock building, which also housed the old movie theater. We renovated the building, and once we opened, the restaurant was instantly a success. I sold the business in 1992 prior to moving to Little Rock, but I kept many of our signature dishes. One of those was the Pasta Primavera, a pasta dish that can be made with fresh or frozen vegetables, drizzled with chicken broth infused with Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning. It is then topped with sliced almonds which adds a delightful crunch to this tasty dish. We served the Pasta Primavera on … [Read more...]

Bacon and Cheddar Quiche, easy and delicious!

Bacon and Cheddar Quiche, a perfect choice for "no time to cook"! Years ago, Mama and I would go to different tearooms for lunch. Little Rock had two or three, and then there was Katy's Korner Tearoom in Eureka Springs. Usually we would get the quiche, and it would be served with fruit, a small green salad, and an assortment of muffins. I loved it! And that love led me to find a recipe for this Bacon and Cheddar Quiche! I began looking for easy quiche recipes. Something that could be made fairly quickly, frozen, then taken out and eaten later. My thoughts are always on young mothers because of my daughter and daughter in laws. They are SO busy, and I know it is difficult to find the time to cook. I found this recipe on Yummly.com from The … [Read more...]

Jennifer’s Chicken and Veggie Fry! Mmm, so good!!!

Jennifer's Chicken and Veggie Fry, a delicious and easy main dish! Every week, I go teach my son, Trey, and daughter-in-law, Jennifer's three children piano lessons . . . three of my TEN grandchildren--Bethany, Brady and Benson. They are so smart and talented, I count it an honor and a joy to teach them. And, just about every time I go, Jennifer bags supper up for me to take home for our dinner! And, last week was no exception! She made her, Jennifer's Chicken and Veggie Fry! And, I can tell you, it was delicious!!! (L to R, Back row) Jennifer, Trey, Bethany (L to R, Front row) Brady and Benson Jennifer, like me, cooks like our mothers cooked. I call it "country cookin'". Nearly always there is meat and vegetables. And, in this … [Read more...]