Margherita Chicken Pasta, a light and healthy meal!

Candace, Me, and Margherita Chicken Pasta! Years ago, Candace and I would make a light and healthy chicken spaghetti that was the best ever. But, over the years, that recipe has been lost. Even after searching on the internet off and on, I could not find it. Then, lo and behold, I found a similar recipe that had some of the same ingredients. So, Candace and I got together and re-created the chicken spaghetti that we have longed for. . . and gave it a new name: Margherita Chicken Pasta! Chicken Spaghetti vs. Margherita Chicken Pasta . . . From what we could remember about the light and healthy chicken spaghetti from the 1990's, it had tomatoes, celery, onion, chicken and spaghetti noodles. That was about it. I'm sure there were some … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Beef and Peppers for an easy meal!

Looking for an easy meal? I'm always looking for an easy meal, especially for Sundays. Years ago I made Pepper Steak in a skillet, which was really good. So I did some research on how to make a Slow Cooker Beef and Peppers. I needed something that I could put in the slow cooker, a.k.a. Crockpot, before church so it would be ready when we got home. And, this recipe worked out quite well! My Beef and Peppers vs. the Slow Cooker version: My Pepper Steak, as it was called, started with round steak, was cut into cubes, and then browned in a skillet. The green peppers were cut in strips, added to the meat with soy sauce, and then simmered until the meat was tender. It did not have onions. The Slow Cooker Beef and Peppers  that I made used … [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 that … [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 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...]