Chunky Chicken Corn Chowder

Chunky Chicken Corn Chowder ,  rich corn chowder built on a base of chicken stock and half-and-half has carrots, corn, potatoes, and chunks of chicken for a meal in a bowl. Listening to the weather report the night before, I knew we were going to wake up to a winter wonderland.  My first thoughts were, I can make some homemade bread and this new recipe for chowder that I have been wanting to try.  This chowder is not only a delicious and filling chowder, it is just what you need on a cold wintry day. Despite the long list of ingredients, it does come together rather quickly if you peel and chop all your vegetables, and have them ready with all the remaining ingredients while you boil your chicken.  You have a perfect balance of the chicken, the creamy cheese, and the tenderness of the corn to best describe this recipe as "one big pot of extravaganza"!

Texas Style Chili Cheese Dip

Texas Style Chili Cheese Dip , few ingredients thrown together in a crockpot to make the quintessential dip for any gathering.   Chili and cheese together are the perfect combination that, when you eat it together, you have to scoop it up with a salty tortilla chip. With each bite you take, there is that taste of spicy chili, creamy cheese, and I add the heat of a slice of jalapeno. Oh my, it is so good. 

Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Blossoms

Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Blossoms are homemade candy made with crunchy rice cereal, creamy peanut butter mixture, and a chocolate kiss candy.  Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Kisses took me a long way back when I visited my sister at her house for Christmas. I can still remember looking in each Christmas tin she had her goodies in until I found them. Oh, with the combination of the peanut butter mixture and the chocolate kiss in the center, you could quickly go to "yummieville" (a sugar coma, you might say) real quick!

Chocolate Drizzled Cherry Delights

Chocolate Drizzled Cherry Delights  are full of cherries and chopped walnuts with a drizzle of Ghirardelli milk chocolate.  You could say this is a  WIN WIN  cookie.  I make these around Christmas, and since I didn't get to post them, I thought they would also be a great V a l e n t i n e cookie treat.

Oven Fried Chicken {Granny's Recipe}

Oven Fried Chicken is a method of cooking chicken in the oven, but taste just like fried chicken, without all the fuss it takes to fry it. Oven Baked Chicken is another recipe from my mother's dinner table. I remember coming home from college, and she would have Oven Fried Chicken on the table, one of my very favorites. My mother worked for a half-way house, Monday through Friday.   She cooked the noon meal, and when she came home in the evenings, she would often cook a recipe much quicker and easier to prepare than she cooked at noon. If you want to, you can add some rosemary, thyme, and other herbs on top while baking. It gives a delicious depth of flavor. Although My mother was such a simplistic cook and cooked with few ingredients, she always brought a lot of love to the table with her delicious dishes. Mother would have served Oven Fried Chicken with something similar as I served,  Chunky Buttered Potatoes , and Glazed Carrots . Come and join me over at P

Chunky Buttered Potatoes

How many ways can you fix potatoes? My husband is a meat and potatoes guy. He could eat potatoes every meal I think, so I am always changing up the potatoes in our house. This time I used a simple version of the typical mashed potatoes without adding in the milk. As I said in the previous post, he likes the purest form of the vegetable, and this is as close as you can get to it. Potatoes prepared this way go well with the Oven Fried Chicken and Glazed Carrots with Thyme .

Glazed Carrots With Thyme

Something as simple as buttered carrots can be taken to a new level with just adding a fresh sprig of thyme to them.