Monday, July 24, 2017

Garden Fresh Nicoise Salad

We have had a fabulous production from our garden vegetables this year. It is really nice to pick the garden early in the day then come to the kitchen to decide what to create from the wonderful garden bounty. This Garden Fresh Nicoise Salad is made with vegetables right out of the garden and the flavor of the vegetables and dressing is a delicious combination! Our family loves this salad and it is one that we make the year round, of course we enjoy it more when our vegetables come right out of the garden.

Garden Fresh Nicoise Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Whats For Dinner Next Week 7-23-17

We enjoyed having our daughter from Oregon visit us last week, it is so nice to have a chance to visit with family and friends that live so far away.

We have passed another mile stone here at the cottage, I made my very first blog post 7 years ago on July 18, 2010. On August 18, 2010, just one month later  I posted Whats For Dinner Next Week, and have published our weekly meal plan every week since. When I first started publishing our family meal plan every week, I included a weekly feature recipe and the one on this post is still one of our favorites. I want to say Thank You To each one of you who have been on this journey with me and helped to make Miz Helen's Country Cottage so special to me. I look forward to interacting with you each week and made so many wonderful blogging friends here through these years. You are very dear to my heart and I treasure you friendships, thanks for being here!


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

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Full Plate Thursday 7-20-17 # 337

We are having so much fun here at the cottage this week. Our daughter from Portland is visiting and we are really enjoying her visit. She picked out one of last weeks features to make for lunch and it is fantastic!  We are sure looking forward to seeing what you are sharing today, your food is always the best!
Thanks For The Last 7 Years!
On July 18, 2017 Miz Helen's Country Cottage was 7 years old, I made my "First Post"  on July 18, 2010. So many of you have been a part of our journey from the very beginning and I appreciate you so much! Some of you have become my friends and what a blessing all of you have been in my life. Thank you so much for taking the time to be a part of our life, you have a very special spot in my heart!

Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Monday, July 17, 2017

Grilled Fruit Salad

We have some wonderful orchards near our cottage and we love the fresh fruits that they offer. There are so many ways that we can enjoy fruit and one of our favorite recipes is grilled. Grilling fruit brings out the natural flavors and sweetness of the fruit. For this Grilled Fruit Salad recipe I am using the grilled fruit in this wonderful salad. I am using the lettuce from our our home grown lettuce, that we grow in our lettuce tub. The dressing for this salad is delicious and can be used with any salad.

Grilled Fruit Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Whats For Dinner Next Week 7-16-17

We are so excited to have our daughter from Oregon visiting with us this week. We always have cooking and craft projects planned for her visits. She has actually helped me put some of these meal plans together, because they are her favorites. I love the summer when we can make special dishes for all of our visiting family and friends.

Whats For Dinner Next Week at Miz Helens Country Cottage

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Full Plate Thursday 7-13-17 #336


The Greatest Cooks On The Planet
Gather Here Each Thursday
To Exchange Recipes And Foodie News

I am so glad you could come out to the country today for Full Plate Thursday. Thursdays are very special here because we always look forward to the wonderful food that you will be sharing with us each week. We have had some amazing summertime dishes at the party the past few weeks, if you need a great recipe you will find it here. We truly do have the greatest cooks on the planet that gather here every Thursday!

Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Monday, July 10, 2017

Strawberry Breakfast Bake

We love to have a nice brunch or a really late breakfast here at the cottage, especially on weekends. If the weather is nice we like to have our brunch or breakfast out on the screen porch. We have enjoyed some beautiful strawberries from the strawberry patch this year and I thought these would sure make a great brunch dish and so they have. This is a fantastic recipe that we will enjoy over and over.

Strawberry Breakfast Bake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Whats For Dinner Next Week 7-9-17

This was a very short week with the 4th falling on Tuesday, gave us a very long holiday weekend. Now here we are getting ready for next week already, I think the summer months always fly by. There is always so many fun things to do and good food to eat. Very excited to be having one of our daughters come home for a visit this week, so we will be making some of her favorites on our meal plan this week, I just love the summertime visits.

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

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Full Plate Thursday 7-6-17 # 335

The Greatest Cooks On The Planet
Gather Here Each Thursday
To Exchange Recipes And Foodie News

Hope all of you had a great 4th of July celebration and I know that some of you actually had a few days off work. We are sure glad to see you here today at Full Plate Thursday! We have great features from last week so be sure and check them out to get those great recipes! We are all looking forward to seeing all the recipes that you are sharing with us today so lets get this party started!

Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Monday, July 3, 2017

July Food and Recipe Basket

What's In Season and How Do I Use It?

July is here with its parades, fireworks and great fresh foods. Many of the foods that we have had in our basket for the past two months are still producing and can be found at many of the farmers markets. Some of the foods this month are produced here in the south, however my granddaughter that lives in New York can often times find some of them. Some of the recipes that I will share with you this month have been passed down in our family for generations, I hope you enjoy them.


July Food and Recipe Basket at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Saturday, July 1, 2017

Whats For Dinner Next Week 7-2-17

Here comes the fun food, parades, fireworks, celebrations and picnic's it's JULY! We are busy here at the cottage getting ready for the big celebration on the 4th of July and enjoying some weekend activities that lead up to the 4th.  I love all the wonderful food and recipes that come this time of the year and always look forward to having some great menus for friends and family that will be joining us.

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