Watergate Salad, the perfect salad for St. Patrick’s Day!

Watergate Salad, a perfect salad for St. Patrick's Day! I have been making Watergate Salad during the month of March, and for St. Patrick's Day, for several years. In fact, ever since I first found the recipe! While I can't say a "green" fruit salad was on my list of "must haves", I do LOVE this one! It is an easy, creamy green (pistachio pudding) fluff salad! And, as in years past, I made it for our dinner tonight! If you have never heard of Watergate Salad, essentially it is "a side dish, salad or dessert salad made from pistachio pudding, canned pineapple, whipped topping, and marshmallows." (Source: Wikipedia) However, the recipe I made tonight, from Liza Ashley's "Thirty Years at the Mansion", is a bit different. It has all the … [Read more...]

Mama’s Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup!

Mama's Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup . . . yummy! For years Mama has made her Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup. She created the recipe herself, having combined several she liked into this one. So, when I wanted homemade soup Sunday night, I decided to make this soup of hers. There are several attributes to this soup that makes it a "keeper" for a quick lunch or dinner: It's ready to eat in about 30 minutes, if you already have cooked chicken on hand. It's a one-pot meal. It has a lot of ingredients in it that make this a quick and easy choice. It's versatile. You can change the vegetables, change the tomatoes and change the noodles to create your own version. I took quite a few pictures of Mama's soup, and Facebook created a … [Read more...]

Easy Baked Rice Casserole for a fuss-free side dish!

The easiest rice casserole I have found! Have you ever wanted to make rice for a side dish for dinner, but didn't want the fuss of cooking it on the stove? If that's you, I have found the perfect rice dish for you: Easy Baked Rice Casserole! Four ingredients, mixed together, and baked for about an hour, then it is done! No fuss, no muss, just bake and eat! That's the kind of recipe that will work EVERY TIME! Our President's Day dinner . . . I had planned a President's Day dinner for Lynn and myself. The menu was Mama's Meatloaf (in honor of President Donald Trump, who supposedly likes meatloaf), this Easy Baked Rice Casserole, Creamed Green Peas, and a Sour Cream Fruit Salad. My intention was to buy some Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream, which … [Read more...]

Favorite Cookies from Food and Forte!

I've been working on another project . . . mostly for family with favorite dessert recipes. I asked my husband and each one of my grown children, as well as my grandchildren what their favorite cookies were. The result of my "poll" are some of the cookies and recipes I'm sharing in this post. I hope you enjoy them! Maribeth The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies! Chocolate Chip Cookies are always the #1 favorite in our family, and probably just about everyone else's. This recipe for them is the best! Chocolate Candy Cookies! M&M Cookies are a favorite any time of the year! The ones in the picture were made for Christmas with red and green M&M's. But, you can change the color of the M&M candies you use for different seasons … [Read more...]

Mama’s Chewy Sugar Cookies

Mama's Favorite Sugar Cookie! Mama loves to bake cookies. And, when it comes to cookies, I think Mama's are the absolute best, especially her Chewy Sugar Cookies! She has made them for years now, putting some in her cookie jar and freezing the others for when company comes. I can tell you that getting a taste of Mama's home baked goodies, especially her cookies, is always a treat:) Making Mama's Chewy Sugar Cookies . . . I called Mama to see what she could remember about this recipe. She said that the vinegar in the recipe was what intrigued her to try it. And, in all the years she has made these cookies, she has always received RAVE REVIEWS! That's good to know! In fact, the ladies in her church women's group told her they were the … [Read more...]