Chicken Planks, aka Chicken Tenders:)

There's nothing better than a Chicken Tender Dinner. And these Chicken Planks will be the star of that dinner for you! Add real mashed potatoes and chicken gravy for a meal where everyone comes back for more! Some years ago, I found a southern cooking blog, Southern Plate, by Christy Jordan. I immediately identified with her because she cooks family recipes that have been handed down through generations in her family. At the time, she was working on her first cookbook, "Southern Plate: Classic Comfort Food That Makes Everyone Feel Like Family", which I purchased when it was available. Christy has the gift of truly making all her readers feel like they are part of her family. Chicken Tenders, anyone? Everyone likes chicken tenders! … [Read more...]

Smothered Cube Steaks Recipe, a favorite comfort food!

Smothered Cube Steaks with gravy and onions is one of my favorite comfort foods. My Grandmama Hall and my Mama both made it. Serve with homemade mashed potatoes for a "made in heaven" dinner! Smothered Cube Steaks is comfort food to me! Nothing says "comfort food" to me like Smothered Cube Steaks. My Grandmama Hall used to make this a lot, served it with mashed potatoes and English Peas. She served EVERYTHING with English peas! I loved the tender pieces of meat covered with the creamy gravy and sautéed onions. It reminds me of times in my childhood when I would be at Grandmama's house. Mama also would make the Smothered Cube Steaks, so it is, and has been, a favorite of mine since I was little. Smothered Cube Steak, the perfect … [Read more...]

Country Chicken Casserole Recipe

This Country Chicken Casserole is easy to make and a great choice when you want a one-pot (casserole) meal. The potato chips on the top give it an added "crunch". Country Chicken Casserole, from Christy Jordan and Southern Plate . .. When we lived in Little Rock, I made this Country Chicken Casserole. My husband loved it! The original recipe, which was entitled, "Kathy's Country Casserole",  was in Christy Jordan's first cookbook, "Southern Plate: Classic Comfort Food That Makes Everyone Feel Like Family". I first found Christy's website in 2008 when I was working on a cookbook for our church. She was kind enough to let me use one of her recipes in it, and sent me the nicest emails! She is a true Southern lady . . . Christy cooks like we … [Read more...]

“Forgiveness”, from “Love Themes”, a Forte Friday Post

"Forgiveness", the Key to Love . . . Love . . . that eternal emotion that we, as humans, long for. We want to love our spouse, children and other family members. And, in return, we want to be loved by them. But, sometimes, hurts and wounds can cause our relationships to suffer, and the love we so desperately desire, be at a distance. However, there is a Key that unlocks the door to the heart of even the most "unlovable" person. And, that key is "Forgiveness". What is "Forgiveness"? What is forgiveness? We've all heard, "You need to forgive everyone who hurts you." Sounds easy. Right? But, sometimes the hurts and wounds run so deep, it seems like an impossible task. And, as humans, it sometimes is . . . it, at times, requires an act of … [Read more...]

Snowy Chocolate Kiss Cookies Recipe!

These Snowy Chocolate Kiss Cookies are a lucious treat for snowy days.  Snowy Chocolate "Kiss" Cookies . . . a winter treat! Because of the recent influx of winter weather, I know some of you are "enjoying" snow. So, I decided to share some of my "snowy" desserts this week. One of these is the "Snowy Chocolate Kiss Cookies", which are a delicious "snowy" treat. Just think about sitting by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate and a few of these delicious cookies. Yum!!! A perfect cookie for snowy days! "Snowy Chocolate "Kiss" cookies and "Winter Wonderland of Sweets" . . . An idea came to me a few years ago to write a kindle book about winter sweets. I was looking for recipes for cookies, cakes, pies, and treats that would go with … [Read more...]