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...]

Frito Chili Pie for an easy lunch!

Looking for an easy lunch? Make a Frito Chili Pie! Every Sunday, when we get home from church, lunch seems to be a problem. Obviously, I don't want to cook at 1:30 to eat at some time later, so I'm always on the look-out for an easy lunch. I had made my Aunt Ann's Chili on Saturday and began to think about what I could make with it other than just a bowl of chili. Frito Chili Pie for an easy lunch came to my mind! Wow! I haven't thought about that tasty little meal in forever! And, since Lynn likes Fritos a lot, I knew he would like it. As simple as it may seem, I did google "recipes" for Frito Chili Pie. Some were baked, some were layered, like I remembered it in years past. Lynn wanted to layer his, so baked was out. Layering the Frito … [Read more...]

Taco Soup

 Taco Soup for dinner! If you are looking for a quick and easy soup to make for dinner, look no further! The answer is a resounding, TACO SOUP! Besides being easy, it is one of our favorite soups to make when the weather turns cooler. Taco soup gets its name from the fact that it is a type of soup composed of ingredients similar to those that are used in making tacos: ground beef, tomatoes, chopped green chilies, onions, corn, beans and a packet of taco seasoning. To me, it is kind of a cross between a hearty soup and chili . . . perfect for fall and winter. Making our Taco Soup . . . There are many recipes out there, but the one we like and use was actually given to me by my daughter-in-law years ago. In addition to the ingredients … [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...]