Wednesday, June 29, 2016
I am so glad to see you today, the cottage is very busy right now preparing for the 4th of July!Our little community has a parade, bake sale, pie eating contest, just a fun day of sharing with our family, friends and neighbors. I can't wait to see what you are bringing to share for our party today, and this is our special Top Ten Week of Features, lets get it started!
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Salsa is a staple here at the cottage, it is product that we are rarely without. We can traditional tomato and jalapeno salsa every summer from our garden vegetables, and then family and friends are blessed with a jar of salsa at Christmas and other special occasions. Although the traditional salsa is our favorite we love to try other salsa's and our Cucumber Salsa is one of our favorites. I got this recipe from my sweet daughter in law a number of years ago and we just love it!
Monday, June 27, 2016
Red White and Blue, Parades with local High School Bands, Fire Trucks, Military Honor Guards, Bake Sales, Food, and Fireworks, it's a celebration! The 4th of July is a very special holiday here at the cottage. Our little community has a fun parade made up of all the locals including our animals. Of course there is the local bake sale with the best homemade baked goods around anywhere. Pie eating contest, the local choir singing all the favorites. Lot's of friends and family to visit and enjoy a day of Freedom! These are some of the foods with recipes that we will be serving for our 4th of July Picnic Celebration this year.
Let Freedom Ring!
Saturday, June 25, 2016
We have had a very exciting week here at the cottage, our Granddaughter her husband and Great Granddaughter have been here for a summer visit and will be here next week, I am one excited Nana! Meal plans are so important when we are having house guest it sure gives me more time to spend with them. I always include some of my guest favorites and sometimes they will go to the blog and make their selections. We will be making several of their favorite recipes this week.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Hope you all had a great Fathers Day Weekend, we had lots of family and friends to enjoy some fabulous food. I just love a potluck like we have here every week, so many wonderful recipes. It would be so much fun to be able to visit each one of you and sit at your table to enjoy a meal and visit with you. The first day of summer was yesterday and we intend to enjoy everyday of it! I am sure looking forward to see all of your recipes this week so lets start this party!
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
There are times I am so grateful for a great Tex Mex Slow Cooker Recipe. This is one of those recipes, easy, and feeds a crowd if you need it to. Just put together the great Tex Mex spices and cook the beef until it shreds. Pile the shredded beef on a crisp corn tortilla and top with a nice mix of vegetables. This is a delicious recipe that our family and friends love. This is a great make ahead recipe and can be frozen for up to 3 months.
Monday, June 20, 2016
I was writing a post the other day for my Old Fashioned Coleslaw and realized that I had not posted my Old Fashioned Baked Beans and those two dishes really go together. A picnic is not complete without coleslaw and baked beans if its a Barbecue in the Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall these two sides are always a constant. This recipe has been in our family ever since I started making baked beans and we have never really had the need to change it. Some of my family and friends are so excited to get this recipe today, hope you enjoy it!