Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Pear & Walnut Coffee Cake

You know there is going to be a special breakfast when you wake up to the smell of a lovely Coffee Cake baking in the oven. This is a delicious recipe and it takes a very short time to put together and have in the oven. It is filled with warm spices and fresh pears nestled in a light and fluffy cake with a nutty crumble topping. Our family loves this coffee cake and it is often times a request from returning house guest.

Pear & Walnut Coffee Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Monday, October 30, 2017

White Bean & Chicken Chili

We are a Chili loving family, and we are always looking for a different chili or one that might have a special flavor. This White Bean & Chicken Chili has a very special flavor that we really enjoy. We have served this chili for many a game day gathering and it has also been a star at our Christmas Eve Mexican supper. It really is one of those recipes that will be great for any occasion.

White Bean & Chicken Chili at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Whats For Dinner Next Week 10-29-17

Our little community is very busy with fall festivals and preparing for the little spooks that will be coming to trick or treat parties next week. We will be having a great new Slow Cooker recipe on the meal plan this week. Our temperatures are a little lower now, so we will be looking to some recipes that warm the body and soul. We are also looking forward to having some family visiting this week and that is always a very special treat!


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

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Full Plate Thursday #351

Here we are at the last week of October already, and it is so much fun! We feature the Top Ten Post from last week page views, I always look forward to seeing the post that you want to check out, the delicious recipes, beautiful table settings and great food related post.  We have the greatest community at Full Plate Thursday and I am so happy that you choose to be a part of it!

Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Saving Fall Garden Seeds

When the temperatures begin to drop and the leaves begin to turn it's time to start watching for the seeds that need to be saved for the next year. I have some Zinnias in my yard that have been reseeding for many years. Sometimes they surprise you by where they come up, but they will keep coming back each year. I have some heirloom tomatoes that I save the seed every year. Our Magnolia's have the most beautiful seeding process with beautiful seed pods. Saving our seeds in the fall enables us to always have the quality of our seed line to continue every year.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Slow Cooker Big Red Pulled Chicken

If you live in Texas or ever travel through our great state you may want to try a Big Red Soda. I grew up drinking Big Red and have shared it with many friends from out of state. Today you can find Big Red in just about any supermarket. This recipe combines the great flavor of Big Red with some other seasons to make a very tasteful pulled chicken. Slow cooking in the Slow Cooker lets you enjoy all this flavor with very little work. We love this recipe and often times serve it for a party as a slider or as a sandwich for a great family supper.


Slow Cooker Big Red Pulled Chicken at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Whats For Dinner Next Week 10-22-17

I have been so busy enjoying this weather and our little house guest that I almost forgot to take my pantry inventory to prepare my meal plan for the week. I always take my pantry and refrigerator inventory before making my meal plan, then I am using what I have on hand and won't be buying unnecessary products. We have been  having so much fun at the cottage this week, we are dog sitting for our Granddogs Claire and Chole, little weenie  dogs. Max loves having company and we love to watch the interaction of the 3 musketeers. Lets get started on this meal plan before these little darlings lead me away again.

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

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Full Plate Thursday #350

I am so excited to see you today, we are out on the patio, just have a seat in one of the rocker's and grab a throw it is a little chilly out today. Be sure and check out our awesome features today from Table Settings and Decor, Food Related Topic's and of course How I Filled My Plate Last Week With Your Amazing Recipes! I can't wait to see what you have brought for our table today so lets get the party started!

Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Cheesy Olive Beer Bread

There is nothing like walking in the door and smelling homemade bread baking in the oven. I really enjoy baking bread and my family loves it. We have no problem with left overs when it comes to a great loaf of bread. Our Cheesy Olive Beer Bread is a quick bread that doesn't take all day but rather just a few minutes to mix and put into the oven. This recipe is a blend of a olive and cheese board all rolled into a wonderful bread. Just one slice of this bread won't be enough!

Cheesy Olive Beer Bread at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Monday, October 16, 2017

Slow Cooker Pepper Jelly Pork Chops, Apples & Onions

We really enjoy the combination of pork, apple & onions, in a recipe. The flavors in this recipe really come together cooking real slow to insure a fabulous dish. Pepper Jelly Pork Chops, Apples & Onions is so easy to put together and can serve a nice family dinner or a crowd. It is just one of those recipes that can be used for any occasion. Coming in the door at the end of the day and smelling this delicious recipe is a special welcome home!

Slow Cooker Pepper Jelly Pork Chops, Apples & Onions at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Whats For Dinner Next Week 10-15-17

I am sitting out on the screen porch today, just reflecting on the bounty of the harvest that we have had this year and looking forward to making my meal plan for next week. I have a couple of request from family for some of their favorites so of course we will work that into the meal plan. I am headed to the barn to check out the inventory in the cold bins before I start the meal plan, who knows what I will find to give me inspiration. Hope you are inspired to make a meal plan this week saving time and money for you and your family.

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

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Full Plate Thursday #349

It has been very busy here at the cottage, getting fall cleaning and fall decorating completed. I have had my slow cooker out lately, it just gives me more time to spend outside of the kitchen when the days are so beautiful. I sure am looking forward to all of your beautiful tables and the awesome recipes you bring to share with us every week. We are also enjoying some great food related articles at our party now. I'm ready to get this party started, it is so good to see all of you today!

Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Caramel Apple Poke Cake

I was going through my recipes the other day and saw this cake recipe that I haven't made in a long time. It is filled with warm spices and so moist it is almost like a pudding cake. This is a very easy recipe to put together and is great to have on hand when your friends are stopping over for cake and coffee after the game. I use fresh apples in this recipe giving it a very rich consistency with the spice cake, caramel and little bites of apple, yes it is delicious!

Caramel Apple Poke Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Monday, October 9, 2017

Slow Cooker Steak Soup

We used to go to a restaurant called the Iron Tender and my favorite thing on the menu was their Steak Soup. After we moved away from that city we really missed their awesome Steak Soup, so I developed my own recipe for Steak Soup which is very close to the one we loved so much. This soup just simmer's all day in the slow cooker giving all the flavors a chance to come together to make this amazing soup. Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!

Slow Cooker Steak Soup at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Whats For Dinner Next Week 10-8-17

Our meal plan for this week looks so good, I just love the fall recipes. I hope that you are planning your meals and enjoying the rewards of more time and money from planning ahead.  It is a beautiful fall day here in the country. There are many signs of nature that tell us the season is changing. We have had a very active colony of humming birds this season and now they have all left but two. I posted a video of them at the feeder on my Face Book, some commented they had never seen that many at one feeder.We watch every morning to see if those last two will be here just one more day. We do love our hummers. 

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

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Full Plate Thursday #348

Fall is all around us and I am so glad you could come and be a part of our first party for October. Our beautifully decorated tables are starting to fill up with wonderful fall recipes that we are excited to try. We had some awesome food on the table last week I sure hope you will visit these blogs and try their recipes. Be sure and check out the new additions to our party!

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Mini Tex Mex Quiche

Sometimes it gets really busy here at the cottage and we really don't have time to have a sit down breakfast. These little Mini Tex Mex Quiche's are just perfect for a grab and go on a busy day. This recipe is easy to put together and it makes enough to put them in the freezer. We love the Tex Mex flavor of these mini's. This is also a great recipe to make for a brunch or a large family which we have. Hope you enjoy the recipe for your busy days!

Mini Tex Mex Quiche at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Monday, October 2, 2017

October Food and Recipe Basket

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

That is the question that we address in our Food and Recipe Basket. Fall garden production is hardy here because we still have temperatures that allow production to continue. Although we still have some of our summer production available, some of the all time favorite fall products are ready to harvest in the month of October. Some of these crops have been growing for several months. We planted some our winter crops earlier this month. I am excited for the fall fruits and vegetables with their wonderful warm and cozy flavors.

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