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Healthyish Chicken and Rice {aka Healthy Chicken and Rice Casserole}

Healthyish Chicken and Rice, rice, chicken breast, and chicken broth and a secret ingredient bring this casserole in the category of a healthy dish. The motivation to make this  Chicken and Rice dish came about when I wanted to make my traditional Chicken and Rice dish that I have always made for years.   As always, when you have your heart set on making something, and you go in the kitchen and look in the cabinet to grab the soup and the onion soup mix, and there is none to be found, your words are---Oh My This Can't Be!   I am a huge fan of chicken and rice and have been ever since my mother made this dish for my birthdays when I was in college.    So my expectations are high as to a substitute of any kind. I had the chicken and the rice, so what next?  Just imper-vise is what I say---take it to a new level.    So I created a new healthy but rich dish that consists of chicken, rice, chicken broth, vegetable broth, and the secret ingredient Knorr's Classic V

Inspirations and Thoughts #2

In the light of our days we have had in this last year, we appreciate the small things in life. We are so grateful for life!

Apple Snack Cake With Brown Sugar Glaze

Apple Snack Cake , cake batter that has all the components of a traditional fresh apple cake but small enough to bake in an oblong pan. Fresh apples, butter, cinnamon, sour cream, and brown sugar makes the cake sweet but not too sweet and very moist, and the Brown Sugar Glaze ups the deliciousness! I am always on the lookout for apple cake recipes .  The apples in the cake make for a moist and delicious cake, especially if you are using different kinds of apples in them.

The Best Southern Fried Chicken (Babe's Copycat)

The Best Southern Fried Chicken ,  succulent chicken, uncomplicated ingredients, flour, milk, salt and pepper enhancing the flavor of fried chicken without overpowering it, a salt water brining and double dipping is the key. My Favorite Fried Chicken is a simple perfectly cooked chicken.  

M&M Fall Celebration Cookies {Why Caleb Divided The M&Ms?}

These M&M Fall Celebration Cookies are another cookie recipe we made during our cookie marathon  when the Grandchildren were here this summer.   They were made by Caleb, my 10 year old grandson using mini M&Ms.   Caleb is so creative and such a perfectionist when is comes to choosing a great presentation.  We had some mini M&Ms leftover from Easter so he picked out the Orange, Brown, and Yellow ones for this recipe.   He did such a fantastic job.  He not only worked so hard at reading and getting the recipe right, he made sure they were all the same size.  Great job Caleb! This year at Easter, I bought mini M&Ms that had Easter packaging around them…and when I went to open them, the mini M&Ms were not Easter colors. I decided to save them for something else. This summer while my grandson was visiting we decided to divide them and make cookies with them. He got the idea to use the red, white and blue ones for pat

Creamy Beef Stroganoff {Granny's Recipe}

This beef dish is elegant as well as classic comfort food, which may account for its popularity during the '50s.   Creamy Beef Stroganoff is that kind of dish! My Creamy Beef Stroganoff recipe is my Mother's creation, consistently delicious.  I mean, you never wonder if it is going to be good.  Don't you love recipes like that?