Brownies: Scratch VS Box

I love to make brownies and recently, I wondered if given a choice would people like box or scratch brownies better. I made a batch of both and took them to work and asked people to choose which they liked best. Early on, it was dead even and next thing I know, it was 8 … Continue reading Brownies: Scratch VS Box

French Onion Chicken

I recently saw a recipe shared on Facebook for French onion chicken. It looked so good! I have never made French onion anything but this recipe looked so good, I thought, YES, I'm going to do it! I did not use the sage because I don't care for sage and this turned out so good! … Continue reading French Onion Chicken

Buffalo Chicken x5

Since buffalo chicken came on the food scene, I think it's popularity has grown every year. I think I would eat anything "buffalo chicken". I was looking for something to take to a food day at work and I saw a buffalo chicken recipe and thought, I could change that around a little and make … Continue reading Buffalo Chicken x5

Richland Creek Wilderness-Camping, Hiking & Backpacking

If you are looking for a great place to head outdoors in Northern Arkansas, consider the Richland Creek area. For day hikers or backpackers, you can camp in the campground and day hike to Richland Falls, Twin Falls and even Sandstone Castle or you can hike in and camp. The trails to Richland Falls and … Continue reading Richland Creek Wilderness-Camping, Hiking & Backpacking

Macarons for the first time

My granddaughters and I watch cooking and baking shows together all the time. We talk about all the things we want to make and this past weekend we had the chance to try macarons for the first time. First, though, how fun is it to say "macarons?" That is part of the draw-you get to … Continue reading Macarons for the first time

Creamy Tuscan Chicken

I made this after a friend posted the recipe on fb. The sauce is so creamy and so easy to make. I used enough chicken to make 6 4 oz servings and kept the calories to about 400 per serving. The amount of sauce was great and the broccoli was a great side t8 have … Continue reading Creamy Tuscan Chicken

Chicken Salad

Chicken salad is like potato salad. There are a million recipes. I could eat my version of chicken salad for breakfast, lunch or dinner. And, it is so easy to put together. I like to make a batch of chicken salad on Sunday (my prep for the coming week day) to have for lunches. I … Continue reading Chicken Salad

Lasagna

My granny was Italian and growing up, every Sunday after church, we would go to her house for traditional lunch of pasta, ravioli, meatballs, and Italian sausage. From a young age, I loved the seasonings and flavors of Italian cuisine. Because my granny made the pasta, ravioli and sauce, I found myself leaning more towards … Continue reading Lasagna

Backpacking Bear Creek, Arkansas

Tucked beautifully in a canyon in Arkansas is Bear Creek, a creek that has many waterfalls that snake their way from canyon ridges over moss covered rocks and downed tree limbs to the canyon floor below. It just took one overnight backpacking trip here and I was hooked. We start out parking at a turnout … Continue reading Backpacking Bear Creek, Arkansas

Asian Meatballs Whole 30 and Paleo approved

If you're looking for something different, I recommend you try this recipe. The sauce flavor is so good as it coats and sticks to the meatballs. In this recipe I found at healthylittlepeach.com, I substituted tapioca flour for the arrowroot flour but you can use regular flour too. You can also use soy sauce instead … Continue reading Asian Meatballs Whole 30 and Paleo approved