Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Tender, Fall-Apart Herbed Chicken and Long-Grain White Rice Casserole With A Homemade Mushroom Sauce

Your family will beat a path home for this tender, fall-apart chicken casserole!  Inspired by one of my favorite retro cookbooks, it's one of those dishes my family always loved...I need to visit those cookbooks more often.

Not only is this satisfying casserole perfect for weeknight meals, the uncomplicated homemade sauce qualifies it as an excellent dish for impressive, cozy entertaining.  In addition, you'll find it makes a wonderful take-along dish that's sure to please all.

If you have a heavy schedule (as most of us do), this flavorful casserole is ideal for preparing ahead and freezing.

                                               Welcome Home...
                                            Mama Loves You!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Marvelous Bolognese Sauce Made Simply In The Slow Cooker

With this cold and wet winter weather, you want a simple, yet hearty, comforting dish that will satisfy the whole family; or maybe you need a laid-back entree for a group or party.  Relax...you'll have plenty of time to cozy up to that crackling fireplace or enjoy your party with this Marvelous Bolognese Sauce Made Simply In the Slow Cooker!

I prefer the crunch of coarsely chopped carrots and celery in this gratifying sauce; however, you can mince them along with mincing the onion and garlic, if you like.  Also, I chose to make it with ground beef chuck and ground Italian-seasoned turkey sausage, rather than bulk Italian sausage.

Not only will you love this flavorful sauce over your favorite pasta, you'll find it's terrific over meatballs too!  For those times when family members are on different schedules, or for a buffet party, you can just keep it warm in the slow cooker!

                                         Dinner's In The Slow Cooker...
                                               Just Grab a Plate!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Comforting, Delectable and Easy Sirloin Steak Pizzaiola!

You crave beef and want a delicious, yet uncomplicated weeknight meal.  Well, just whip out your skillet...you're gonna love this comforting, delectable and incredibly easy sirloin steak pizzaiola!

It seems our lives today never slow down; if anything, they just seem to be picking up pace.  I know that I find myself using more easy recipes these days; and I'm sure you want them too.

Time's wasting, let's get to dinner....

                                        So Delicious and Comforting...
                                          And, Easy, Easy, Easy!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Luscious Pecan Praline Topping ~ "How Do I Love Thee, Let Me Count The Ways"

When I first made the butter pecan glaze for my beloved Fall Harvest Apple Cake, I thought "this is way more than just a glaze"...it's actually pecan praline topping!

I've since enjoyed this fantastic topping on so many different things that I decided (because it is so good and versatile) it should be canned!  As a unique Valentine gift for friends and loved ones, present this wonderful topping in jars tied with pretty ribbons along with tags explaining care and suggested ways to use.

My favorite way to enjoy this decadent topping is to melt a little in the microwave and pour over freshly popped popcorn.  I also love stirring a little into my coffee or hot cocoa...that little surprise crunch from toasted pecan pieces is such a treat! 

Hey, on Valentine's Day (or any day for that matter), wouldn't you just love to awaken to a tray of fluffy French toast doused with a luscious pecan praline topping...I bet your loved one(s) would!

                                           "How Do I Love Thee...
                                        Let Me Count The Ways"

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Pimento Cheese Filled Deviled Eggs - Southern with Style!

A party or get-together in the South almost always means "Who's going to bring the deviled eggs?"  This year, I was elected to bring them to a holiday get-together at my daughter's mother-in-law's house.  Now, folks, her family is serious about their deviled eggs!  I confess, I can't remember the last time I personally made deviled eggs, so I was glad to try my hand at them.

I chose to make pimento cheese deviled eggs and sought my daughter's mother-in-law's advice on what kind of pimento cheese to use.  She strongly endorsed Palmetto Cheese (a Southern favorite), which I found in the deli section of the grocery.  These stuffed eggs were gobbled up in no time...a true attestment as to how scrumptious they were!

So, If this recipe didn't make it in time for your New Year's Eve party...there's still time for a New Year's Day party or brunch!
                                         "They're So Pretty!" and...
                                  They're Deviled Egg-Expert Approved!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Have A Very Happy Chanukah Cookie House!

My son and his wife surprised us at our family Chanukah celebration this year with this gorgeous cookie house!  The decorated graham crackers which they chose to make, in addition to assembling the house, were scattered around the house on the platter and completed the scene. 

Though, admittedly, they found the house "a pain in the tuchus" to assemble, we thoroughly appreciated and enjoyed it; and I feel they actually had some fun making it!  The grandchildren and all the neighborhood kids loved it!

                                From Our Very Happy Chanukah House...
                                To You and Yours...Happy Holidays!                                                                                     

(This cookie house is from a kit is made by Manischewitz.)