Grilled Lemon Garlic Flank Steak

  Our Lemon Garlic Flank Steak is delicious and so tender you can cut it with a fork. We begin the recipe with a delicious marinate that is full of herb's and a lemon and balsamic base. We love putting it on our outdoor grill, but in case of rain you can always grill it on the stove top grill. We enjoy serving this recipe with roasted vegetables. This is a very special meal that our family loves!

Whats For Dinner Next Week, 7-21-24

  Hello everyone, it is so good to see you here today. I really enjoy meal planning this time of the year when we have so many fresh fruits and vegetables available. We are having a lovely summer right now. Yes we are having some really hot temperatures, however we are getting some nice rain showers along to cool us down. I love to grill out this time of the year, but our meal plan will not include grilling out when rain is forecast. We do have some fresh vegetables in our garden and the farmers markets are packed out right now with wonderful produce.

Full Plate Thursday, 703

  Welcome to Full Plate Thursday, 703 I am so happy to see you here today. Come on back to the back patio, we have some fans set up under the trees. We will enjoy the great outdoors and have fun enjoying the amazing fun and food that all of you will be bringing today. I always look forward to Thursday to see what all of you will be sharing for the party! Thanks so much for being here and God bless you!

Slow Cooker Rice Pudding

This rice pudding recipe is a winner no matter what the occasion or the weather. Through the years this has been one of my go-to recipes for a busy day and the need for a great dessert. This is a great recipe to take to a cover dish meal and always a hit for a family supper.  Just put all the ingredients into the slow cooker and the magic will happen, its great!

Baked Berry Oatmeal

Our Baked Berry Oatmeal has become one of the favorite breakfast and brunch recipes in this past year. This is so easy to put together, comforting and absolutely delicious. Our little Grands just love this recipe and would be a great dish to prepare for school days. We have found that it freezes well which is a big plus! 

Whats For Dinner Next Week, 7-14-24

  Hello everyone, I am so happy to see you here today. Our area is just coming out of the after affects of Hurricane Beryl. Some folks in our area are still without power and internet. My husband and I are so grateful and blessed that we still have power and the internet. I have gone through my recipes and looked at the freezer inventory, plus had a look at the pantry. As I plan this weeks meal plans I will be looking at the peak of summer and its wonderful harvest that comes from the garden to table here at the cottage.

Full Plate Thursday, 702

Hello and welcome to Full Plate Thursday! We are so happy to see you here at the party today. I sure hope you had a great 4th of  July celebration, we had a great celebration here in our community. We are getting the wind and rain from Hurricane Beryl. We will get lots of rain and some wind, we are good here no damage here. We are headed for the screen porch for our party today, just enjoy our cozy porch out of the rain and wind. We have some great features from last weeks party so be sure and visit those talented bloggers!

Italian Summer Soup

  Our garden is busting with beautiful vegetables and delicious ideas for garden to table recipes. Our Italian Summer Soup is delicious, it is a blend of summer squash, zucchini, and other summer herbs and vegetables. We are having some rainy weather as the storms roll in off the coast. The temperatures drop and this soup is a real winner. It can be frozen ahead of the  storm and then reheated to perfection.

July Food and Recipe Basket: 2024

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

Whats For Dinner Next Week, 7-7-24

  Hello everyone, I sure hope you had a good 4th of July. We had a awesome celebration and now looking forward to making our meal plans for the next week. We will be looking at cooler temperatures next week which we will welcome. We have lots of great fresh vegetables in our garden and at the Farmers Market. I hope you are enjoying your summer and enjoying making your meal plans for your friends and family.

Full Plate Thursday, 701

  Welcome to Full Plate Thursday, 701 and our special 4th of July edition! I sure hope that you are going to enjoy your 4th of July celebration. We had a great party last week which gave us some amazing features to help us have a great celebration today. Thanks so much for coming to the party today, I can't wait to see what you are sharing with us. Come on back to the patio it is real shady and we have cold beverages waiting for you. Enjoy!

Whats For Dinner Next Week, 6-30-24

What a fun week to make meal plans for a very special holiday. We will be celebrating the 4th of July this week. We have celebrations all of the lake area from air shows to country fairs and back yard Bar B Ques. Great ways of celebrating our freedom and our love for the all American foods. We will be enjoying some of our traditional foods this week and I have some of our family favorite recipes ready to place on the meal plan.

Full Plate Thursday, 700

  Welcome to the last party of the month and our Top Ten Features! Wow this last party of each month sure rolls around pretty fast sometimes. You picked some great post with your page views for this weeks party!

Fresh Strawberry Dip

  Our Fresh Strawberry Dip is a perfect appetizer for a party of one or twenty. It is very cold and refreshing, very simple to make with just a few ingredients. It is one of our favorites here at the cottage. I like to serve this with a few mini vanilla wafers and a little salty Pretzel Crisps. I just love that salty and sweet combination. You can prepare this recipe the night before and it is all ready for your guest the next afternoon or evening.