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...]

Mama and Grandmama Hall’s Apple Pie!

 A warm piece of apple pie! There's nothing better, in my opinion, than a warm piece of apple pie! And, Grandmama Hall's Apple Pie has to be the best around! It's been one of our Family Favorite pies since I was a child eating it at Grandmama's house. This apple pie was one of her signature desserts. Grandmama's house. . . My Grandmama Hall was known in our small town for her delicious apple pie. She would often bake one and take it to someone who was sick, or had lost a loved one. In fact, Grandmama had TWO recipes for apple pie. . . her traditional one (pictured here), and one that she baked in a brown paper bag! I have that recipe, too, but I haven't made it. My mother, however, remembers Grandmama making the "brown paper bag" apple … [Read more...]

Rock and Roll Party Tonight Family Gathering!

Rock and Roll Party Tonight! Who doesn't LOVE the 1950's? Why not celebrate the 1950's with a "Rock and Roll Party Tonight" party? A Family Gathering with poodle skirts and pony tails, and rolled-up jeans with white t-shirts!  The 1950's were the best! More about the 1950's . . . I was born in the 1950's, so a lot of it was over before I was old enough to participate in all the fun things they did in those days. Remember "Leave it to Beaver"? And, "My Three Sons"? What about "I Love Lucy"! And then there were the westerns . . . lots of them, like "Gunsmoke", which Daddy watched faithfully. LOL! I remember watching them all . . . I was LITTLE then:) But, later we had "Happy Days" and the movie, "Grease" to remind is of those glorious … [Read more...]

Bacon Lettuce Tomato Sandwich on Healthy Bread!

Nothing better than a Bacon Lettuce Tomato Sandwich! There's nothing better than a Bacon Lettuce Tomato Sandwich in the summer! Especially, and ONLY, if made with farm fresh juicy tomatoes! I think we can ALL agree on that! Last week, Candace asked me to go to the Farmer's Market with her. So, I did . . . just so I could get some fresh tomatoes. So far, Lynn hasn't gotten our garden boxes made, with all the physical issues he has had since we moved here. Therefore, ANY chance I have to get fresh tomatoes, or fresh produce of any kind, I'm going to take it! Farm Fresh Tomatoes! There was a display with the farm fresh tomatoes . . . large and ripe, just like my Daddy used to grow in his garden. I purchased the big red ones, but a lady … [Read more...]

Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad Recipe!

Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad, a delicious Summer lunch! What's your favorite summer salad? I have to say mine is a Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad. It's easy to make and totally delicious--perfect for the lazy days of summer! If you are like me, you don't want to spend a lot of time making lunch. After all, dinner is the main meal of the day, and it usually requires a fair amount of time to prepare. So, generally, lunch gets pushed to the side. However, when you can make an easy salad that is refreshing, filling and delicious, you will probably make it! Making the Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad . . . There are a few things you have to have on hand--in advance--so that you can make this salad easily: Baked chicken Lettuce, washed and … [Read more...]