Cookies With Class

What a weekend. Am baking 400 cookies for a church event next weekend so needed a recipe that was quick and easy. After going on-line to see what I could find, I came across the old fashioned Jello Cookie and the Cake Mix Cookie. Years ago, I had had a cake mix cookie which I … Continue reading

In my new Southern Living Comfort Cookbook, I have found so many great foods that I cannot wait to try. When I saw that this Breakfast in a Skillet, it dawned on me that I didn’t have to wait until Randy took me to IHOP before I could have a breakfast skillet. Super easy and … Continue reading

Lemon Curd Cupcakes

Summer just brings out the lemon flavor cravings in so many and what better way to have that lemon craving than with a lemon cupcake. A recipe was sent to me that had homemade lemon curd dolloped (that word always reminds me of Daisy Sour Cream, if you have seen their commercials you will get … Continue reading

Travel Guide for Blondes

Have arrived back home after being gone since last Monday. I knew you would be interested in hearing about a few life lessons that I learned on this trip. As I was flying back yesterday, I had 3 hours to contemplate “life” since the book I had bought was pretty boring, I thought I would … Continue reading

Heading to Dallas

On Monday I leave to go keep my 8 year old grandson, Sevy, while his parents go away for a few days. I am going early to not only see other family and friends, but will also get to go to some of my favorite restaurants. There is just something about Texas restaurants. Maybe it … Continue reading

Fresh & Fruity Chicken Salad

 4 cup poached chicken (diced)  1 cup celery (finely chopped) 1 cup pecans (chopped) 1/2 cup Craisins 1/2 cup white seedless grapes (cut in fourths) 1/2 cup white raisins 4 oz sour cream & 1 cup mayo Taken from Just A Pinch Recipe Club, this recipe won a blue ribbon and is so much like … Continue reading

Lemon Blueberry Trifle

Yesterday I said that I was going to serve the Blackberry cake for dessert tonight, but I have to say that it was not what I thought it would be. It is like a banana loaf cake or spice cake loaf and that was so different than what I had pictured in my head. So … Continue reading

Blackberry Jam Cake

Anytime I see the word “jam” alongside a cake, my eyes take notice. I just returned from going to Whole Foods, (do I not sound like a real Californian now; next you will be hearing me say, “I bought my first pair of Birkinstocks”, ha, don’t think that will happen unless they come in pink … Continue reading

Chicken Portobello Stroganoff

Taken from Taste of Home, this recipe is a winner. I did change using chicken chunks in places of the ground chicken. 1 lb of chicken, cut into bite size pieces 12 oz baby portobello mushrooms, or white mushrooms, halved 1 medium onion, chopped 1 tables olive oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 3 tables white … Continue reading