Italian Chicken Soup, for the Slow Cooker

If you are looking for a delicious soup to make in your Slow Cooker, this Italian Chicken Soup may be just what you are looking for. It's full of chicken, some veggies and ditalini noodles, a hearty soup for lunch or dinner. Italian Chicken Soup, one of my new favorite soups! Recently I made Italian Chicken Soup. Candace serves one in her shop that is divine, so I looked for a recipe that I could make in my slow cooker. Since I work at her shop two days a week, I like to have some Crock Pot meals to fall back on. What I found was that this soup, like most I make, will cook just fine in a slow cooker, and be ready to eat when you get home. Making the Italian Chicken Soup . . . I found several recipes for Italian Chicken Soup on … [Read more...]

“Kindness”, from “Love Themes”, a Forte Friday post

Kindness, that small act toward others that means so much. It speaks blessings to others, shows acts of thoughtfulness and goodness toward others. It is an attribute of the heart . . .  Kindness is a language . . . Kindness . . . such a wonderful attribute to have and to show to others. We hear about "random acts of kindness". We hear about "be kind to your neighbor". So many opportunities to be kind to others. But kindness can take on many forms, such as acts toward others, consideration shown toward others, and even words spoken to others. Words . . . language. Mark Twain, in the quote above, said "Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see." How true! Everyone, young and old, can recognize kindness. A … [Read more...]

Aunt Kathleen’s Baked Parmesan Chicken Recipe

Aunt Kathleen's Baked Parmesan Chicken is one of my "go-to" easy entrees. Just a few ingredients, bake, add a veggie or two, and you have a meal on the table in no time. Aunt Kathleen's Baked Parmesan Chicken Breasts . . . Last week, my daughter, Candace, posted a picture of some Parmesan Chicken Breasts she had made for their dinner. Her recipe had to be marinated, which I didn't want to have to do, so I got out my Aunt Kathleen's Baked Parmesan Chicken. I had some chicken tenders in the freezer, so I used them. . . convenience! I didn't want to have to go to the grocery store! This recipe is one of my favorite entrees to make when I want something quick and easy. I generally add a couple of veggies and dinner is served! Aunt Kathleen … [Read more...]

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...]