Easy Chicken Stew with Brown Rice!

What's for dinner? The eternal question for working moms . . . and even us retirees: What's for dinner? When I work at Candace's shop, the last thing I want to think about is cooking dinner. I look for recipes I can put together fairly quickly, and still be tasty and nutritious. That's where this Easy Chicken Stew with Brown Rice comes in. I found a collection of Sukkot recipes. (For those of you who don't know what Sukkot is, it is the Harvest feast of the Jewish people . . . similar to our Thanksgiving. Lots of fresh fruits and vegetables in these recipes.) One of the recipes was for a Chicken Okra Stew. It looked really good, but, I didn't have any okra, AND I didn't want to go to the grocery store to get some. Anyone been there? So, … [Read more...]

14 Cool Desserts for Summer!

Cool desserts for hot summer days! It's been really hot here until the last couple of days of last week. But, we still have some weeks left that will probably be hot before the cooler days of fall arrive. I've compiled some of our favorite Cool Desserts for Summer. These include easy, no-bake desserts that will provide you with a delicious, cool treat when it's too hot to bake something. Most are no-bake pies, plus some other "cool" desserts. Enjoy!!! NO-BAKE PIES . . . These pies use a graham cracker crust, so there's no making and baking a pie crust. The fillings are generally cream cheese with fruit, cookies, or other ingredients. All are refrigerator pies that keep well and are really good choices for summer months--even Mama's Easy … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Chicken and Rice Soup Recipe

Quick and Easy Chicken and Rice Soup for lunch or dinner! One of my favorite soups is this Quick and Easy Chicken and Rice Soup. It's a great soup for either lunch or dinner. This recipe has tomatoes and green chilies, which adds a bit of heat to the soup, which I love, but if your family doesn't like a "slightly hot" soup, substitute another can of diced tomatoes. Either way, the soup will still be quite tasty:) While the soup is delicious as a meal, some people like a sandwich with their soup. The classic "soup and sandwich" combination. And, for this, a traditional grilled cheese sandwich will always be a great choice. But, if you don't want a sandwich, a pan of hot cornbread--Mama's Jalapeño Cornbread, or plain with melted … [Read more...]

3 Ingredient Crunch Bars for a tasty treat!

3 Ingredient Crunch Bars . . . I saw a post for 3 Ingredient Crunch Bars on Pinterest by Beaming Baker. They looked delicious! And I love Nestle's Crunch Bars! So, it's a win-win for me to make these! With that said, I decided to make some for us. After all, I do live with a "sweet freak" who likes to have something sweet to eat every day. Making the 3 Ingredient Crunch Bars . . . The original recipe for the 3 Ingredient Crunch Bars was a vegan recipe which required some ingredients I didn't have. So, I tweaked the recipe and made it with the ingredients I did have. I used regular chocolate chips instead of vegan chocolate chips. This time, I used semi-sweet chocolate chips, but I think the next time I will use milk chocolate … [Read more...]

French Toast for Breakfast! (Cooking with Grandkids)

French Toast for Breakfast! While staying with Trey and Jennifer's children, we decided to make French Toast for Breakfast! This took me back to my childhood when I would stay with my Grandmama Hall. She would often make me French Toast for breakfast, served with powdered sugar. It reminded me . . . sort of . . . of the powdered sugar donuts. Just better! I haven't made French Toast in so many years, I can't remember. So, I looked at several recipes for French Toast, and decided we would make Robert Irvine's recipe on Food Network. After all, that recipe has to be good. Right??? And, I must say, the French Toast was great! We did add the powdered sugar and change the syrup to suit our tastes:) Making the French Toast . . . Brady was … [Read more...]