• Rosemary Chicken With Almonds

    October 18, 2013Danita

    To a Southerner, there’s nothing that compares to fried food! There’s not much to say about this dish except that it is GOOD.  It’s official name is “Chicken Almondine”, that’s just a fancy way to say “chicken with almonds”.  The main spice for this recipe is rosemary, which my son used to call “sticks”.  He…

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  • Making Appetizers at Home: Potato Skins

    October 15, 2013Danita

    One of the great things about going out to eat….appetizers! Appetizers are a wonderful invention!  Who came up with them anyway?  The French?  It sounds like a “French” word, maybe?  And what does it mean?  I have an idea…”reason to eat something really yummy before dinner”….but only at a restaurant.  What do we call it…

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  • Frozen Cookies and Cream Dessert

    October 10, 2013Danita

      Technically it’s Fall, but here it’s warm again, and as long as it’s warm we might as well have ice cream, right? As I was preparing to have our church ladies over, I remembered this dessert. It had been YEARS since I’d made it.  In fact, so many years my children didn’t remember ever…

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  • Enchiladas with Green Sauce for fifteen and Agatha Christie

    September 20, 2013Danita

    How are Green Sauce Enchiladas and Agatha Christie related? As I started writing this post I realized some background information was needed to explain why I made enchiladas for fifteen people. That reminded me of Agatha Christie’s novel Death on the Nile.  She dedicates each of the first twelve chapters to a character, because you need…

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  • “Fancy” Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu

    September 13, 2013Danita

      I always thought of Chicken Cordon Bleu as one of those “fancy” dishes you only get at restaurants or bought frozen at the grocery store.  The restaurant version is usually wonderful, while the frozen version is OK if you’re in a hurry and don’t mind “processed” food.   Several years ago my mother-in-law and…

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