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Mother's Chicken and Dumplings

I cooked this recipe last week and I would suggest a few modifications. The dumplings needed more salt. Also the broth needed more salt. You could even add about a half of a can of Cream of Chicken soup to thicken it up a little. Art Projects this month I have been working on an acrylic painting 30″ x40″ of a bear to go over our fireplace for about a month. I will share a beginning photo. I have been working on this on Tuesdays when I go to the… Read more Mother's Chicken and Dumplings

Chocolate Fudge

Easy Fudge Recipe Ingredients 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 (14 ounce) can of sweetened condensed milk 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional) Line an 8-inch baking dish with parchment paper, leaving and overhang for easy removal. Set aside. Add the chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and butter to a large saucepan and place over medium heat. Stir continuously until the chocolate chips are fully melted and the mixture is smooth. Remove from the heat and scoop the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Spread around… Read more Chocolate Fudge

Banana Bread

2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter 3/4 cup brown sugar 2 eggs, beaten 2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9 X 5 inch loaf pan In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended.Stir banana mixture into the flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake in preheated… Read more Banana Bread

Fried Avocado/Paleo Ranch Dressing

One of our favorite restaurants is Mas Tacos on Mcferrin Street in East Nashville. I usually order the tortilla soup, but last week I was intrigued with the menu item ” fried avocado taco” and was not disappointed. This is the way that Charlie cooks; he tasted my taco and analyzed it as to the ingredients and later researched how to fry avocados. Finally, he puts together what he read about online with his experience with cooking and experiments. His first attempt at fried avocados was definatly a winner. He… Read more Fried Avocado/Paleo Ranch Dressing

Broccoli Salad

After eating all the sweets during the Christmas holidays, it is nice to get back to healthier food. This is Kathy Boitnott’s recipe that Charlie made today. Basically it is a vegetable salad that you can add your favorite vegetables. Also, you could vary the amounts of any vegetable. Here are the ingredients: Dressing is: 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, 1/4 cup honey, salt and pepper to taste. These are approximate measurements, so you will want to taste as you prepare the dressing to… Read more Broccoli Salad

Fried Cauliflower

The dish is a hand built tray I completed in one of my pottery classes at Mid-South Ceramics. I used a large rubber leaf to indent the design, as well as other texture tools on the rim. I call it a sushi tray, but it worked well for Charlie’s califlower. INGREDIENTS: INGREDIENTS 1 head of cauliflower 2 eggs stirred with fork Plain Panko Bread Crumbs Vegetable oil Olive oil Salt and Pepper Sweet Chili Sauce (Panda Express Brand) Wash cauliflower and separate into bite size florets. Toss in olive oil… Read more Fried Cauliflower