Mommy's Kitchen - Recipes From my Texas Kitchen

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Creamy Rotisserie Chicken Noodle Soup - Simple Winter Comfort Food

The secret to this simple semi-homemade creamy chicken noodle soup is a store bought rotisserie chicken, homemade broth and Reames® Homestyle Frozen egg noodles. #HomemadeGoodness #Reames #AD 

I'm all for taking shortcuts in the kitchen, especially when it comes to dinner. Using store  bought Rotisserie chickens are by far my favorite way to get dinner on the table in a flash. Rotisserie chickens are delicious served all on their own, but they're also perfect as a base for so many easy dinner recipes, especially winter comfort food. 

The last couple of weeks has been bitter cold here in North Texas and I've also been fighting bronchitis for the same amount of time. For me there's nothing better than a steaming bowl of homemade chicken soup when I'm under the weather. 

Let's face it, the last thing anyone wants to do when they're sick is cook, but if I wanted homemade soup I definitely have to make it myself. So last week I mustered up the strength and pulled together this Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup that came together quickly and easily with the help of a store bought rotisserie chicken and Reames® Homestyle Egg Noodles

Monday, January 1, 2018

Top 10 Recipes of 2017 - Our Year in Review

Hello 2018 and Goodbye 2017! It's been an amazingly, delicious year for Mommy's Kitchen and now it's time to take a look back at the 10 most popular recipes of 2017 ❤ 
Happy New Year everyone!!! 🎉 It's time to take a look back at your favorite and most popular recipes for 2017! From looking at this list, I can see that it was no surprise at the #1 most viewed recipe of the year. It was one of my favorites as well. The recipes below are the ones that had the most traffic and page views by you my readers. 

I have to say it was definitely a delicious year and I had so much fun looking back at all of your favorite posts. I hope y'all will stick around and see what 2018 has in store for us. Happy New Year and thank you for making 2017 such a wonderful year! ♥ Now let's find out which recipes made the list!!!

Friday, December 29, 2017

Mom's Creamy New York Fruit Salad at Weekend Potluck #305

Good morning and Happy Friday! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!!! Today is  Weekend Potluck and we have some delicious recipe features to share with you, so I hope y'all brought your appetite!!! The recipe that took the top spot and received the most views at last week's potluck, was Mom's Creamy New York Fruit Salad by A Reinvented Mom! Fruit salads are my weakness so I can't wait to try this recipe.    

Recipes that caught our attention include Bacon Cheese Butter Pan Biscuits, Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs this weeks featured hostess is me and I'm sharing my recipe for Old Fashioned Chicken & Dumplings. Don't forget, we have several more potluck recipes linked at the end of this post, so I hope y'all will check them out. 

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Southern Hoppin' John - A New Years Tradition

Hoppin' John is a classic southern dish made with black-eyed peas, rice and flavored with ham or bacon. Hoppin' John is also a traditional southern side dish served on New Years Day!  
Eating black-eyed peas on New Years Day is a long known southern tradition to bring forth good luck for the new year. Every New Years Day in my house, we eat black-eyed peas or Hoppin' John, cabbage and cornbread. Each dish represents something special: peas for good luck, greens or cabbage for prosperity and cornbread represents gold. 

Some folks will say that you have to eat all or none for the good luck to stick, because they all work together or not at all. I don't ever want to tempt fate, so every New Year's Day we eat black-eyed peas, cabbage and a big skillet of cornbread. Hoppin' John is a family favorite dish made with black-eyed peas, rice and flavored with ham or bacon. 

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Cranberry White Chocolate Christmas Braid

A simple danish style Christmas Braid filled with cream cheese, dried cranberries, white chocolate chips, a dash of cherry syrup and topped with a simple vanilla glaze. 
Today's recipe is simple and delicious all rolled into one. Simple, because this recipe starts with my favorite Rhodes frozen dough and delicious with the flavors of sweetened cream cheese, dried cranberries, white chocolate chips and a splash of cherry or raspberry flavored syrup. 

The white chocolate chips and the simple vanilla icing give this yeast bread the perfect amount of sweetness. If you can't find dried cranberries you can substitute with dried cherries. This danish style braid is perfect served anytime, but especially delicious during the Christmas holiday.