Saturday, August 29, 2015

Whats For Dinner Next Week 8-30-15

We have really enjoyed some great porch days this week, we have had some rain so everything looks refreshed and cooled off a bit. We are starting to get our fall garden ready to plant, we will be looking forward to having lots of turnips and greens for late fall and early winter. We will be picking the last of the summer garden this week and canning our End of Summer Soup, it sure is good when the snow is on the ground. Look for the End of Summer Soup on the menu this week.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Full Plate Thursday 8-27-15

Ready Set Go! School has started, the school zones are being enforced and the little ones are back in the cross walks, just a reminder to drive with care around all our little ones. I sure am glad to see you today, come on out on the porch with me, its been raining and it is really comfortable to be out on the porch. All of you have the best food in blog land and I am so thankful that you bring it here, lets get our party started, I'm hungry!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015


Early last spring I posted a photo to my Face Book Page of a Bruschetta that I was serving for a weekend party, I promised a recipe would come later and here it is. I don't know about you but there are stacks of notes on recipes that I am working on and then finally one day a certain recipe works it's way to the top and that's the one for today and on this day it is the Bruschetta. I always make a double batch of this because it disappears quickly from the serving platter. The great thing about this recipe is that you can also use the tomato base as a salad that is fabulous. The dressing is really special because it is made with a combination of oils. I sure hope you enjoy the recipe as much as we do.

Bruschetta at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Monday, August 24, 2015

St. Louis Oven to Grill Ribs

We love to try different rubs for our grilling experience, the rub and method for these St. Louis Style Ribs is one of the best we have had in a very long time. Most recipes have the ribs cooking for long hours at a very low heat, this recipe is at a higher heat for a shorter time. This is a recipe that we will be making over and over, these Ribs have a fantastic flavor that left nothing but the bones on the plate at the end of dinner.

St. Louis Oven to Grill Ribs at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Whats For Dinner Next Week 8-23-15

The last full week of August and where has the summer gone? We are having a wonderful dip in the temperature plus a great rainy day which is making me start thinking about the fall. It has been Green Chili season here and everywhere you go the smells of Green Chilies are in the air. Most of the markets have huge roaster's on their parking lots and the chilies are fantastic! Watch for the great new Green Chili recipe on the meal plan this week.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Full Plate Thursday 8-20-15

Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather

It is so good to see you today, every week we have the best food on the internet shared at this party and that is all thanks to you amazing cooks, I am truly honored to have you share with us! It's Hatch Chili season here and the parking lots are filled with the aroma of roasting chilies, oh my it is a heavenly smell. This week I am sharing with you my Baked Green Chili Fajitas and I sure hope you enjoy them. The tables are beginning to fill up so lets get the party started, I can't wait to see what you are sharing today!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Spicy Blackberry Jam

We have wonderful Blackberry bushes that have brought an abundant harvest this year. We love our blackberries and often times have cobblers, pies, crisp, along with berries and cream. Some of the berries never make it out of the garden, we enjoy them right there. One of our favorite recipes for the berries is our Spicy Blackberry Jam, my Grandmother used this recipe every year for her berries.This year some folks will find one of these special little jars of jam in their Christmas Box. Sure hope you enjoy this old fashioned recipe for the berries.

Spicy Blackberry Jam at Miz Helen's Country Cottage