Monday, November 30, 2015

Baked Country Ham

My Grandpa used to cure and smoke hams and I remember going in the smoke house with him when he would check the hams. The gentle stream of that smoke traveling up through the ham was a wonderful smell and a precious memory of spending time with my Grandpa. This recipe for country ham is just that. A Country Ham that my Grandmother may have cooked right out of the smoke house and then put on the table for a special family meal. Our family loves ham and it is the meat that just keeps on giving. There are so many meals that one can have from one Country Ham.

Country Baked Ham at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Whats For Dinner Next Week 11-29-15

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends and sure hope you had a great Thanksgiving. I always want something like Tex-Mex after Thanksgiving and it will be on The Menu this week. We will be busy this next week, putting up our Christmas decorations, I love this time of the year! Come on back to the kitchen with me and have a cup of coffee with a muffin while we finish this menu for next week.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Full Plate Thursday Thanksgiving Edition

Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather
*Thanksgiving Edition*


When I Sit Down With My Family On Thanksgiving
Each One Of You Will Be Among
My Many Blessings
May God Bless You and Your Family
Abundantly On Thanksgiving

Monday, November 23, 2015

Cranberry Turkey Ring

This is such a great recipe for left over turkey or chicken and can be a crowd pleasing  appetizer. It is a flavorful luncheon dish, just add a salad and it is a delicious light meal. I always freeze my left over turkey or chicken in 2 to 3 cup bags because most recipes call for that amount. It is really easy to just take that bag out of the freezer, already cooked and chopped ready to go. This is a super easy recipe to put together, just bake and enjoy!

Cranberry Turkey Ring at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Whats For Dinner Next Week 11-22-15

It's here folks, the week of Thanksgiving 2015, I am so excited. Turkey and Dressing one of my favorite meals will be on The Menu this week for sure. We are very busy here at the cottage preparing for all the festivities that will be coming on Thursday and the weekend. It's at holiday times that I am so grateful that I took the time in the fall to organize my pantry and that we will have this lovely menu to follow saving us time and money. All this gives us the opportunity to spend more quality time with our loved ones.

When We Sit At Our Thanksgiving Table
Please Know That I Count Each Of You
Among My Many Blessings
May God Bless You Abundantly
This Thanksgiving

Whats For Dinner Next Week, Thanksgiving Menu at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Full Plate Thursday 11-19-15

Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather

I can't believe that we are just one week away from Thanksgiving, the big feast! The cottage is very busy this week getting ready for the big day with friends, family and lots of wonderful food. We will be having a different schedule for our party next week so be sure and read the announcement. I know that you are sharing some fabulous food for the table today and I can't wait to taste it.Lets get the food on the table and party!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Everything Pumpkin Collection of Ten

Everything Pumpkin

When we think of fall and of the many celebrations that we have in the fall, we naturally think of Pumpkin. We have several pumpkin recipes that have become our favorite and wanted to share them with you today. We just love pumpkin and really could enjoy it the year round but we have it as often as we can during the season. I sure hope that you enjoy these recipes.

Everything Pumpkin Collection of Ten at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Monday, November 16, 2015

Cranberry Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

When I was a very young girl my Grandmother would make biscuits then put them in her wood stove oven. While the biscuits were cooking she would make this heavenly gravy with bits of vegetables and meat. The bonus of all that for me was the hoe cake that she would bake on top of the fire plate of the stove and that was mine, it was so good. Although our biscuits and gravy have changed since that time along with our ovens, I still think of my Grandmother and that special cake when making biscuits, along with all the love that went into them. We love the combination of the Cranberry Biscuits and Sausage Gravy and hope you enjoy the recipe.

Cranberry Biscuits and Sausage Gravy at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Whats For Dinner Next Week 11-15-15

We were driving to town the other day and right there by the side of the road was this flock of Wild Turkey's, yes all you hunters out there would have loved it, they were so pretty. It's that time of the year when we see lots of wild life in our area. This week we are planning to have one of our garden vegetables that is still producing. It is really nice to have these wonderful seasonal garden vegetables to include on our menu.

Whats For Dinner Next Week at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Full Plate Thursday 11-12-15

Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather

We are so excited to see you today, and looking forward to all the wonderful food that you will be bringing to share with us today, because we know that it is the best of the best! We had some awesome dishes last week that are featured today so be sure and check them out. I know that some of you will be on holiday today and this weekend to observe Veterans Day here in the USA. I want to take this opportunity to thank all the Veterans who have given so many years of their life to our country and the cause of freedom. There is nothing I would love better than to have each of you sitting at our table today, we honor YOU!


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Slow Cooker Fruit Pudding Cake

When the oven is filled with other dishes it is awesome to have a fantastic dessert in the Slow Cooker.  This is a delicious dessert with a great fruit combination and a rich sauce all in the same cooker. I love this recipe when we are having a busy day or a family gathering. This is a great dessert to take to a covered dish luncheon. We really love this Fruit Pudding Cake and hope you will enjoy it.

Slow Cooker Fruit Pudding Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Monday, November 9, 2015

Slow Cooker Scalloped Bacon Potatoes

I am always on the lookout for a great Slow Cooker recipe that will be ready to go at the end of a busy day. This is one of those recipe's that can go anywhere to a community or family pot luck or a week night supper with the family.This recipe is packed with the flavors that our family loves, it will be a dish that we will be making over and over again. I am so excited to share it with all of you today.
Slow Cooker Scalloped Bacon Potatoes at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Saturday, November 7, 2015

Whats For Dinner Next Week 11-8-15

Fall has really arrived with chilly rainy days and the smell of fireplace smoke in the air. I am planning warm and cozy food for this week and am glad that you stopped by to help me plan this menu. I will have my favorite Pumpkin Soup and a family favorite Fresh Apple Cake on the menu this week. Come on back to the kitchen and have a cup of hot cider and a warm slice of coffee cake while we get this done.


Whats For Dinner Next Week at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Full Plate Thursday 11-5-15

Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather

It is great to see all of you today.  I often get emails from readers telling me that when they want a quality recipe for their family they come to Full Plate Thursday, that is awesome! We are starting to see some thanksgiving dishes appearing and that big day will be here before we turn around, where does the time go?I am excited to see what you are sharing today so lets get this party started and take a look at YOUR TOP TEN FROM LAST WEEK!

Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Nana's Green Beans

Just about every family I know has their own favorite Green Bean Casserole recipe. Sometimes it's the Grandma's or an Aunt's recipe that is a family favorite at holiday meals and pot lucks throughout the years. Nana's Green Beans, one of our family favorites, has changed through the years but the recipe that I am making today is our favorite this year and is a great dish for family gatherings and pot lucks.

Nana's Green Beans at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Monday, November 2, 2015

Cranberry Pumpkin Custard

My husband loves pudding's and custard's, he asked me the other day if I would make him a pumpkin "something" that didn't have a crust. I love creating a special dessert just for him and this is the pumpkin "something"! He just loved this this Pumpkin Custard, it is so smooth and packed with flavor.Although it is perfect for the fall season this will be a recipe that we will be using the year round.

Cranberry Pumpkin Custard at Miz Helen's Country Cottage