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Pumpkin Poke Cake With Pumpkin Spice Frosting

Our Pumpkin Poke Cake with Pumpkin Spice Frosting has layers of flavor and then its topped with more pumpkin spice flavor. This is a very easy cake to make and it will be a great hit for any occasion. I have a lot of fun with the sprinkles of the season and wait till you find the special treat hidden in the frosting. My husband loves this cake and gets so excited when I start to make it, I have to guard the cake to get my photo's before he attacks it. It is truly a favorite here at the cottage!


Whats For Dinner Next Week, 10-17-21

Meal planning is going to be very important to our family this week, it will be busy here at the cottage. One of our daughters and her husband are moving back home to Texas and will arrive in to their new home this week which happens to be only about 30 minutes from us. To say that we are excited is an understatement, so of course we will be really busy helping them to get moved and settled in their new home. They will be staying with us until all the work on the home is done so they can move completely in, and I will really enjoy getting to cook for the moving crew. This is when I am really grateful that I am a meal planner, I will need to be organized so I can keep things running on time and make a very special homecoming for our daughter and her family!


Full Plate Thursday, 558

Hello everyone and welcome to Full Plate Thursday! Did you have a nice holiday, the kids here were out of school for Columbus Day and Fair Days. We have been busy here taking advantage of all the fall weather to get our fall outdoor chores completed. We have even taken on a re-organization of our barn, oh my goodness, what were we thinking? We sure have some great features this week, I have added a new category to the party this week. Starting along about now we have a lot of parties with delicious appetizers, so we will have an appetizer category through the holidays, YUM! Thanks so much for coming today, I can't wait to see what you will be sharing for the party!


Octoberfest: Currywurst

Octoberfest always brings back so many memories of my visits to Germany. One of the many foods that I loved and continue to make today is Currywurst and I like to serve it the way it was served to me there with Pommes Frittes (French Fries) and lots of  Octoberfest: Curry Ketchup This is a very flavor filled meal with the bratwurst steeped in the curry ketchup, and it is such an easy recipe! A fun way to celebrate Octoberfest or any other special season.


Octoberfest: Curry Ketchup

We have had several family members live in Germany for quiet sometime and I was fortunate to be able to visit more than once. One of the foods that I fell in love with was Curry Ketchup. Curry Ketchup is a blend of spices that makes this ketchup so special. Curry Ketchup is used to make Currywurst a great combination of Brats and Curry Ketchup and very popular dish in Germany. Curry Ketchup is a favorite with Pommes Frittes & Curry, in English that is Fried Potatoes & Curry, one of my favorites. This is one of the condiments that I like to keep on hand in the refrigerator especially in the fall of the year around Octoberfest.


Spicy Pork Pot Roast

We really enjoy a great pot roast with all the wonderful root vegetables roasting slowly in the blend of seasons and juices. Our vegetables for this pot roast came right out of our garden, and there is no flavor like garden vegetables. This is a very easy recipe that will serve a crowd or give you some nice freezer meals with your left over's. We often times take the left over's and make small individual freezer meals that sure are nice on a busy day! 


Whats For Dinner Next Week, 10-10-21

Hello everyone, I sure hope you are enjoying this wonderful fall, it is a great time to be outdoors. Not to hot with just a light chill in the morning air, what a great day to take a walk in the country. I am taking a walk to the lake this morning and plan on sitting on the dock to make my meal plan for this week. I may as well put a fishing pole in the water, who knows maybe I will catch something while I am sitting on the dock, thinking of  delicious food to serve my family for the next week. 


Full Plate Thursday, 557

Hello everyone, I am out on the garden patio today, I have just finished planting some more winter greens in the fall garden. It is a beautiful fall day so grab a cub of  Apple Cider and join us for the party. I am always excited to see what each of you will bring to the party each week. We have some great features from last week's party that you will want to be sure and check out. Thanks so much for coming to the party today and hope you have fun while you are here!


Balsamic Pears & Chicken

Balsamic Pears & Chicken on the table tonight, thanks to my friend who brought me a large basket of beautiful pears. I love pear season and all the wonderful recipes that I use pears in. The balsamic pears are a wonderful pairing for the chicken and it makes a delicious and very flavorful sauce for the chicken. This is a very simple recipe with a few herbs and some cranberries to enhance the flavors. This is a perfect recipe for pear season and will make a very special entre for any occasion. 


Pumpkin Bread

              Once the weather started to cool off my mom would always whip out the cans of Libby's pumpkin puree. The smell of this pumpkin bread baking always marked the beginning of Fall and the holiday season (to include Halloween) in our house. I look forward to making it every year and love giving mini loaves to friends and family. I am happy that I get to share this recipe with you all this year! Did I mention this recipe is stupid easy and uses 1 bowl? 


Whats For Dinner Next Week, 10-3-21

  Welcome to our first week in October, on a beautiful fall day. This is a great time of the year to make meal plans. We still have so many fresh fruits and vegetables available to bring to the table. I am expecting some family this next week, so I will be looking at some of their favorite meal plans to include in this weeks plan. I will be going to the farmers market to see what I can bring to the table. 


Full Plate Thursday, 556

  Welcome to Full Plate Thursday and our Top Ten Post from last weeks party! Oh my goodness, it is the last day of September and fall is certainly here. Have you noticed at the link parties there are so many wonderful fall recipes and d├ęcor, lots of new things to try. I have finished decorating for fall and it all looks like we have had a definite season change. We just finished planting our fall garden, we planted collard, cabbage, kale, turnip greens and mustard greens. I have some fall lettuce in my lettuce and salad tub. Don't you know that we will sure enjoy all those winter greens. We have a fabulous Top Ten list of featured bloggers that you choose with you page views, these are the links that you looked at the most. It is always fun to see what you are looking at the most. I am looking forward to what you will be bringing to the party this week. Come on in and find your place at the table we have been saving you a place!


Frosted Fudge Walnut Brownies

My Frosted Fudge Walnut Brownies recipe comes from a childhood memory of the most delicious brownies. One of my Mothers friends made the most delicious brownies and they were a very special treat when we would go there for a visit. Of course time goes on and I grew up and moved from the community but I never forgot those brownies. Last year I decided to try and get as close to the brownies as I could and this is the recipe that I have come up with. It is a little different because I updated some of the products that we use today, but the flavor and the texture's are very close to the same. I can't begin to tell you how delicious that first bite of this brownie was to me. It took me right back to my childhood sitting in her home waiting for that special treat!


Green Chile Chicken Tortilla Casserole

Green Chile Chicken Tortilla Casserole is a favorite go to recipe. We really enjoy our Tex-Mex cuisine here at the cottage. This is one of those casseroles that can go the covered dish pot lucks and you will bring an empty dish home. This is a simple recipe that is so easy to put together and it has all the Tex-Mex flavor that will bring you back to this recipe over and over again.