Quick and Easy Chicken Dishes!

Quick and Easy Chicken Dishes for busy moms! Quick and Easy Chicken Dishes is a great resource for busy moms! With the end of school around the corner, we are all going to be looking for faster meals to prepare for our families. So, I compiled four of my favorite Quick and Easy Chicken Dishes to share with you. Most have ingredients that you would already have on hand in your refrigerator or your pantry, and can be prepared quickly. Here are some suggestions for preparing these Quick and Easy Chicken Dishes: Keep premium white meat chicken in your pantry as a staple, or buy chicken breasts, cook them, then cool and freeze in 2-cup amounts. Always keep several on hand so you will have them. Buy cream of chicken soup and chicken … [Read more...]

Old-Fashioned Beef Stew, like Grandmama used to make!

Looking for a hearty one-pot meal? If you are looking for a hearty one-pot meal, this Old-Fashioned Beef Stew is the one for you! It is full of tender beef chunks simmered in a tasty beef broth with chunks of potatoes and carrots . . . a complete meal in a dish! When my children were young, I would make this stew from time to time. My Grandmama Hall had made it years before, when I was small, and I remember the aroma of the stew cooking on her stove when I would go to visit. So, when I had a zip-top bag of beef chunks left from the beef tenderloin Candace cut up for me, I decided that I wanted to make this stew. Her husband, Randy, sent me a message to save him a bowl:) So . . . I did! Making the Old-Fashioned Beef Stew . . . I … [Read more...]

Filet Mignon with Dijon Mustard Sauce, a Delicious Entree!

Filet Mignon for the Birthday Dinner! When I was planning the Birthday Dinner for my children, Candace suggested I make Filet Mignon with Dijon Mustard Sauce as the entree. I made this for her family several years ago, and my son-in-law, Randy, LOVED it! In fact, Candace says he still talks about it . . . that it was the best filet mignon he ever had! Wow! How could I not make this dish for the big birthday celebration??? But, with 14 people coming, the cost of individual filets came up in the conversation. Candace said not to worry . . . she learned how to trim and cut beef tenderloin when she was studying for her degree in nutrition, and also when she worked for her Aunt Elizabeth who had a little restaurant in North Little Rock, … [Read more...]

3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Pork Chops!

Slow Cookers for easy dinners! One of my New Year's resolutions is to find and make more meals in my Crockpot, or slow cooker. I found this slow cooker pork chop recipe on The Frugal Girls website. They called theirs "Crockpot BBQ Coca-Cola Pork Chops"! Well, since it only used 3 ingredients, I decided to name mine, "3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Pork Chops". Three ingredients makes this slow cooker recipe even better! Plus you don't have to brown the pork chops, which adds to the ease in which you can put this dish together. Some benefits of using a slow cooker, i.e., Crockpot . . . I have never, until now, been very interested in using a slow cooker . . . Crockpot. When I was being taught how to cook, slow cookers didn't even exist! You … [Read more...]

Hamburger Stew!

Nothing beats comfort food! Comfort food . . . that food that takes you back to your childhood . . . delicious, hot meals your mom or grandmother made. Well, my mother made Hamburger soup, and my Grandmama Hall made Beef Stew. Both always bring back such fond memories for me. So, today, I decided to make a Hamburger Stew, taking part from Mama's soup and Grandmama Hall's stew. Yum!!! In fact, Lynn said, "I believe this is the best soup (stew) you have ever made! It is "larapin"!!!" Larapin??? Who has heard that word in a hundred years! I had to look it up! The definition for "larapin" is "over the top in delectable flavor, seasoning, and texture. Superior taste in the food, sauce, drink, or dessert. A memorable meal." (Source: … [Read more...]