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PAPA’S FAMOUS CHICKEN; EASY MEAL!

PAPA’S FAMOUS CHICKEN; EASY MEAL!

When I first met Allen, he was a still a student at MSU, and was working two jobs. I had just graduated from college and started my first semester of teaching in Battle Creek, Michigan.  Neither of us had much money, but I loved trying new cooking techniques and he...

“Wingless” Chicken Sandwiches in an Asian Style

“Wingless” Chicken Sandwiches in an Asian Style

We are smack dab in the middle of Michigan's roller coaster Spring weather.  Although it was a sunny, balmy 72 degrees the other day, it is now in the 40s and Michiganders know that we could still get snow between now and the end of April.  Soup and sandwiches are key...

QUICK APPLESAUCE CAKE WITH APPLE COMPOTE

QUICK APPLESAUCE CAKE WITH APPLE COMPOTE

When I was thinking about recipes for this week with St. Patrick's Day coming up, I realized that I don't have many traditional Irish recipes in my cooking repertoire. If anyone out there wants to share a favorite Irish recipe, please do so.  I would love to try...

EASY AND FUN OOEY-GOOEY

EASY AND FUN OOEY-GOOEY

Now, the very first thing to mention about this recipe is that it is NOT edible. I know that is strange since this is a cooking blog, but I just could not resist because Ooey-gooey is an incredibly fun thing to make. Just two ingredients are needed; three if you want...

SIMPLE STRAWBERRY SPINACH SALAD

SIMPLE STRAWBERRY SPINACH SALAD

Ha! I bet you didn't even know that there is a National Strawberry Day, did you? Well, there is, and it is today, February 27th. When I realized that I almost missed such an (ahem) important day, I decided I really needed to investigate further. Are there other food...

SUPER SIMPLE AND EASY BURIED CHERRIES CAKE

SUPER SIMPLE AND EASY BURIED CHERRIES CAKE

When I was thinking about what recipes to post related to tomorrow's President's Day Holiday, I immediately thought of Cherry Pie in honor of George Washington.  Yes, I know the old story about chopping down the cherry tree and "I cannot tell a lie" is a myth. When I...

QUICK, EASY, AND SATISFYING SUPERBOWL SANDWICH

QUICK, EASY, AND SATISFYING SUPERBOWL SANDWICH

I think I have mentioned before that when Allen and I met, we realized that we often had opposite tastes in food.  He wanted beef, I wanted chicken.  Allen liked sour, I liked sweet. He loved salty snacks, but I wanted citrusy snacks. I loved brown rice, he wanted...

EASY FEEL-BETTER CHICKEN SOUPS

EASY FEEL-BETTER CHICKEN SOUPS

You know that old saying, “Chicken soup is good for the soul.” It must be true because chicken soup has been proven to help heal the body with heat, hydration, and nutrients.  Probably because it contains vitamins A and C, magnesium, phosphorus, gelatin and...

MELT IN THE MOUTH MERINGUES

MELT IN THE MOUTH MERINGUES

When baked to perfection, these meringues are crisp, airy, sweet, and light.  The problem with that, is that you will be tempted to keep tossing them in your mouth like popcorn.    I started trying to perfect meringue kisses when I wanted a cookie that...

EASY AND DELICIOUS SPLIT PEA SOUP

EASY AND DELICIOUS SPLIT PEA SOUP

CROCK POT SPLIT PEA SOUP This is the time of year when I would start saying to Allen, “I’m cold…”.  In his diligence to control heating costs, he typically tried to ignore me for a while. Most people who know me are aware of the fact that I am not very...