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Very Nice Chicken and Rice with short-grained brown rice

Very Nice Chicken and Rice

We always want something good to eat, but don’t always have the time or energy to spend in the kitchen preparing it.  These are the moments when we get carry-out which can be expensive, loaded with salt, sugar and calories; not to mention not being as good as your own cooking.  And, we aren’t even […]

Winter Warmers

Now that the holiday season and all it’s overindulgence is behind us, winter sets in and we feel the need for basic, warming comfort foods.  Escaping from the cold into a warm home fragrant with the rich aromas of hot foods takes the chill from our bones, and makes the world right.  A good, slow-braised […]


Kids and Cookies

Children love cookies.  Let’s face it, before we can even grasp a spoon properly to feed ourselves, we instinctively pick up on clasping our fists around food for the purpose of shoving it into our mouths.  Children and hand-held foods just go together.  Kids also like to make cookies.  We have all spent some time […]

Cookies, Cookies, & More Cookies

The end of the year brings several holidays into our homes and communities.  Regardless of your religion, or wherever on this planet you may live, cookies seem to play into the festivities.  Sweets of any kind have always been a part of any celebration.  There was a time when sweeteners were expensive and hard to […]


Potato-stuffed Meatloaf

Meatloaf Lovers, take notice of this recipe.  It was a hit at my house; and I know it will be, too, at your’s. For the meat mixture: 1 pound ground beef 1 pound ground pork 1 pound ground turkey 2 eggs, beaten ½ cup tomato ketchup 1 tablespoon  prepared mustard of choice 1 tablespoon Worcestershire […]


Mediterranean Gazpacho

Garden-fresh produce is about to come to an end in about 8 weeks here in North Texas.  So, here is another recipe to take advantage of the fleeting fresh flavors from the garden. The quality of ingredients is what will make this salad/soup it’s very best.  Those watery cucumbers from the supermarket will not produce […]

24 Karat Gold

With a name like Candy, you would have expected me to live up to my name by consuming a child’s worth of the confection everyday.  I certainly did my name justice in my youth, but I could have been found walking around with a carrot, celery stalk, or an apple just as often as a […]

Summer Soups

In Texas, many people don’t think of soups until the weather cools down a little in the fall.  For certain, nothing warms you up like a thick, stick-to-your-ribs soup like corn chowder.  But, a bowl of warm soup with a sandwich and salad makes for a light, but filling meal.  The trick to bring soup […]