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...]

Swedish Meatballs for an easy main dish!

 Swedish Meatballs . . . easy and delicious! Swedish Meatballs was not a dish that anyone in my family ever made. But, as I was looking through a cookbook I bought years ago,  I found a recipe for them. And, since I had some ground beef, it seemed the perfect time to try them! If you have never eaten Swedish Meatballs, you are missing out on a delightful easy main dish. The meatballs are simmered in a tasty sauce, then served over buttered noodles. Yum!!! Now for the recipe! Making Swedish Meatballs . . . The recipe for Swedish Meatballs I actually ended up making was one from the Taste of Home website called, "Mom's Swedish Meatballs". I chose this recipe because most of the others used both ground pork and ground beef, as well as … [Read more...]

Aunt Ann’s Chili, a fall favorite!

Aunt Ann, Daddy's little sister . . . Aunt Ann Trickey is my Daddy's youngest sister. Of the seven children born to Grandmama and Grandaddy Booe, only Aunt Ann is still with us. Her oldest daughter, Annette, sent me this picture to share with you of Aunt Ann and her great-grandson, Owen Trickey. Aunt Ann Trickey and great grandson, Owen Trickey Aunt Ann's Chili! Our favorite chili recipe! Aunt Ann, many years ago, gave Mama her chili recipe. Mama always made Aunt Ann's Chili when we were growning up, and even today, it is all of our family's favorite chili when the weather turns cooler. And, since we are now experiencing somewhat cooler weather here in central Arkansas, I decided to make Aunt Ann's Chili for us. Making Aunt … [Read more...]

Grandmama Hall’s Goulash Recipe…

I originally posted this on April 7, 2015, the day after Grandmama Hall's birthday. When I posted it on Facebook, there were SO many comments and requests for the recipe, that I lost count! So, because her Goulash is a really good dish for fall, and easy to make in a short period of time, I decided to repost it today:) I hope you enjoy it as much as we have over the years:) Grandmama Hall's Goulash... One of Grandmama's dishes that was, and continues to be, a family favorite, is her "Goulash". I remember seeing her standing at her stove stirring the beef, onions, and green peppers, and waiting with great anticipation to eat it! My mother also made this for us just about every week during our years at home. Then the next generation, my … [Read more...]