Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Full Plate Thursday 4-2-15

Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather

April Is Here!!

Welcome to Full Plate Thursday it is really great to see you today. It is Passover and Easter Week already, a little early this year. Our Cottage is really busy preparing for all the special events of the week and I am sure that all of you are very busy as well. Lot's of baking and cooking going on in the kitchen this week. I am sharing one of my favorite recipes that I make during this season, my Hot Cross Buns, sure hope you enjoy them. I can't wait to see what you have in your baskets this evening so lets get this food on the table.

Wishing You and Your Family
Every Blessing
From This Season Of

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Ham and Asparagus Roll Up with Apricot Sauce

The asparagus in the garden this time of the year is just beautiful, fresh and crisp. Sometimes I just have to eat a spear of asparagus as soon as it is cut in the garden. I am expecting a crowd here at The Cottage this week end so I wanted to create a nice appetizer with my fresh asparagus. This recipe is very simple and flavorful, you could make it for 2 or 20 and it would be great!

Ham and Asparagus Roll Up With Apricot Sauce

Ham and Asparagus Roll Up at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Monday, March 30, 2015

Blueberry Sausage Breakfast Bake

I like to serve a nice breakfast bake when we have guest here at the cottage, it can be made ahead and this gives me more time with our guest. Blueberry Sausage Breakfast Bake is a very flavorful dish with a nice creamy inside and the burst of fresh blueberries in every bite. This is a very versatile dish that can have different ingredients added or taken away to create a whole new dish. Sure hope you will enjoy this new breakfast or brunch dish.

Blueberry Sausage Breakfast Bake

Blueberry Sausage Breakfast Bake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Whats For Dinner Next Week 3-29-15

Meal plans are very important for holidays and special events so that we know exactly what we will be making and how much time we have for the marketing and food preparations. This is one of those weeks and we will be including Easter Sunday with this weeks plan, just adding an extra day. This is our last plan for March and first for April, spring is really here! We have a big Menu to make this week so lets get to it!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Full Plate Thursday 3-26-15

Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather

Hello everyone and Happy Spring! I have been enjoying the fresh simplicity of Spring Greens in Salads and getting back to lots of veggies on the plate. I am definitely a seasonal cook and I know that many of you are as well. I noticed at the party last week, that although we are still experiencing cold weather in most of the country, the spring dishes are starting to show up on our tables. I am sharing Mustard Greens and Corn Skillet with a Bacon Vinaigrette with all of you today and sure hope you enjoy it. Now lets get this party started I can't wait to see what you have brought to share with us today!

Mustard Greens and Corn Skillet with Bacon Vinaigrette at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Seared Scallops In Garlic Pepper Sauce

Any kind of seafood is a real treat for us here at the cottage. We are about 3 to 4 hours from the coast so we don't get a lot of fresh seafood. We usually have our local fish that we catch from the lake or that a good neighbor has caught and given us and that is usually, Catfish, Crappie, Bass or in season Craw Fish. They were having a sale on Scallops at the local market last week so I bought these Scallops to surprise my husband, he just loves Scallops. I seared them in a real special Garlic Pepper Sauce and he wanted more, well next time maybe these were $1.85 each on sale, they were real special!

Seared Scallops In Garlic Pepper Sauce
Served On A Bed Of
Mustard Greens and Corn with A Bacon Vinaigrette 

Scallops with Pepper Sauce

Monday, March 23, 2015

Baked Veggie Sandwich

A good Veggie Sandwich is one of my favorite's and I love this sandwich. This is one of those sandwiches that is just packed with flavor.  The combination of the roasted peppers, Baby Bella Mushrooms, topped with a great mix of Italian cheeses and you have a great sandwich. This is a great sandwich to offer vegetarian friends and family members,our vegetarian daughter loves this sandwich.

Baked Veggie Sandwich

Baked Veggie Sandwich at Miz Helen's Country Cottage