Cheesy-Chicken Tortilla Casserole

Cheesy-Chicken Tortilla Casserole

Nothing smells better than a cheesy Mexican-food flavored casserole in the oven! Though many ingredients make up this dish, they are super easy to assemble. Cook your chicken and let it cool. Cut it small, put a piece of foil on the top. Prepare your pan, turn on the...
Upon Learning the Splendid Craft of Writing

Upon Learning the Splendid Craft of Writing

Series: Keepin’ it real Beginning writers face many obstacles. Recently, someone asked for advice in a writing group online. She wanted to write novels but said everything stays a draft because she feels too insecure to continue and doesn’t really know what...

Painting Museum-Quality Art with Words by Jodi Lea Stewart

  Series: Keepin’ it real Why is the journey through a historical novel so different from regular reading? Because for that brief time, YOU ARE THERE! In the 1950s and 1960s, CBS featured Walter Cronkite narrating a history series that teachers especially...

Jodi’s Black-Eyed Peas with Ham

            *low-altitude recipe* 1 lb. dried black-eyed peas Salt pork (1- or 2-inch piece) 1 med. diced onion 2 cloves fresh garlic pulp (don’t slice) 1 stalk celery, sliced ¼ to ½ cup carrots cut into small chunks (optional) 1 can...

Bah or Ahh for Christmas? by Jodi Lea Stewart

Series: Keepin’ it real I pondered about writing a Christmas blog with meaning. It’s well known that the holidays are unbearable for some and joyous for others. The same can be said for any day or event of the year, yet it seems to exacerbate during the...