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Baked Candied Sweet Potatoes

We love Sweet Potatoes and our Baked Candied Sweet Potatoes are simply delicious, making this recipe a favorite. These fresh sweet potatoes are baked in a maple syrup and gives this a very special flavor. This is a side dish that will go to a covered dish event or be the star of a family dinner. This is a recipe that can be made ahead of time and heated up right before serving.


Slow Cooker Chicken and Cornbread Dressing

Our Slow Cooker Chicken and Cornbread Dressing recipe is one of our favorites this time of the year. We love Chicken and Dressing here at the cottage and this is a great recipe that give's you a lot of freedom while it cooks. My Grandmother used to make a dish very similar to this and I have rolled in all together for the slow cooker.  I like to have this for Sunday Dinner, when we come home from church and open the front door, that amazing smell of warm cozy dressing is slowly following you back to the kitchen.


Whats For Dinner Next Week,10-13-19

I am sitting on the screen porch just reflecting on the awesome visit we have had with our daughter in the last 2 weeks, so glad she got to come see us and sad that she had to get back to her life.  Meal planning this time of the year may cover a game day, coverdish events and slow cooking comfort food. I have gathered all my recipes and checked my inventory to make a great meal plan for the week and so happy that I can share it with you!


Full Plate Thursday,453

I am so glad to see you today, fall is such a beautiful time to take a drive to the country. In the fall we have so many fun events in our area, Friday Night Football, Game Days, Fall Festivals and lots of wonderful food. I can't wait to see what foods you have for special events in the fall and the wonderful recipes, table decor and food related post that you will be sharing for the party today. Many thanks for coming to the party today and sharing your amazing talent with us!


Sheet Pan Sausage and Vegetable Hash

All in one pan a flavor filled pan of Kielbasa with a mix of vegetable hash for this Sheet Pan Sausage and Vegetable Hash recipe. This recipe has a very special dressing that makes it a little different. We love this recipe and very rarely have any left overs that's how good it is. The preparation time is short and it takes a very short time in the oven then serve up this pan of goodness!


Instant Pot Tex-Mex Chili

When my family wants a great pot of chili and my day is to busy to let it simmer all day, I head for the Instant Pot. I converted this recipe for the Instant Pot and it is every bit as good as the one that simmers all day. This is a Tex-Mex Chili that has all the wonderful Tex-Mex seasons made the Texas way. No we don't put beans in authentic Texas chili, however this is Tex-Mex so yes we did use the beans. We will be serving this for a family dinner, game day gatherings, and it is great for a friendly chili cook off!


Whats For Dinner Next Week,10-6-19

We are having so much fun at the cottage, our daughter is visiting us. We love to look through recipes, make meal plans, cook, brunch on the screen porch and of course we have to do a little shopping. We had a lot of fun putting this meal plan together and taking inventory of whats on hand to make the recipes that we choose, then of course we will have to go into the village and do a little shopping. We have a trip planned for the Apple Orchard and can't wait to use some fresh apples in a recipe.


Full Plate Thursday,452

Welcome to Full Plate Thursday we are so happy to see you today! We having been having so much fun here at the cottage, our daughter has been visiting us and we have enjoyed every minute. We are going to really enjoy looking at all the awesome post that you will be sharing today. Fall is a beautiful time of color, festivals and wonderful food so we are looking forward to your recipes, table decor and food related post. Many thanks for coming to our party today and hope you will come back real soon!


Oktoberfest Pie

October brings so many delicious recipes, fairs and festivals. Oktoberfest is one of my favorite festival's and our Oktoberfest Pie is perfect for that celebration. This recipe has all the flavors of a great German dish with an American twist. It takes no time to put this recipe together and have it on the table for your family. Have your own Oktoberfest with your family and make it a very special time!


Slow Cooker Pepper Steak

If you are coming home from a busy day, the smell of this Slow Cooker Pepper Steak will greet you at the door. This is a easy recipe to put into the cooker and let it do the work for you while you are busy with other task. The flavor of this recipe is delicious with a perfect blend of spice and liquid. The steak is so tender it can be cut with a fork and the gravy, oh my goodness it is fantastic!


Whats For Dinner Next Week,9-29-19

We are going to have a very special week here at the cottage. Our daughter from Colorado will be here for a visit. I have already asked her for some of her favorite recipes that will go on the meal plan. It is really a lot of fun to cook the favorites when family and friends come for a visit. Meal Plans are very important when we are expecting guest, it just helps to keep everything more organized so I can spend more quality time with our special guest.


Full Plate Thursday,451

Welcome To Full Plate Thursday And Welcome Fall! 
I love it when we transition into fall and begin to enjoy all of the favorite fall recipes. The decorations on the tables turn to pumpkins and fall leaves, and the fall colors are just beautiful as the trees show off their colors. We are showing off our Top Ten from last weeks party today, the readers have made the choice with page views. There are ten wonderful post from some very talented bloggers so be sure and stop by to say hello to them. Thanks so much for coming today, I always look forward to this party time with you and can't wait to see what you will be sharing today!


Tex Mex Breakfast Skillet

Tex Mex Breakfast Skillet is a perfect skillet full of Tex Mex flavor that will satisfy any breakfast or brunch lover. We often times have a late breakfast or brunch on the weekends especially when we have guest. This skillet has a great potato base, with Tex Mex spice, some eggs, tortilla's and it's delicious! This is a recipe that goes in one skillet and everyone needs to get to the table because it sure won't take long before it is served.


Pumpkin Blondie's

My Pumpkin Blondie's are a very special treat. This could easily be a snack cake, it is so moist and the flavors of pumpkin and special spices make this a great recipe. I made this batch of Blondie's for a committee meeting and did not have a single one left, they really are that good. So if you are serving them for a function be sure and put one back for yourself, you may not have enough.


Whats For Dinner Next Week,9-22-19

We got some nice rain, certainly not the 43 inches that Winnie Texas has had. We have friends that have gone to the coast to help evacuate folks. The rain has brought cooler temperatures giving us a true feel for fall. According to the calendar tomorrow is officially fall. I have been looking at Slow Cooker recipes, Instant Pot recipes and some delicious fall recipes to go on or meal plan for the week. I am starting my fall pantry inventory, making sure that I am stocked up with the staples that I use the most in the fall. We live in the country so we can't always just run up to the store on the corner, the store on the corner is several miles away, next I will inventory the freezer to make sure that we will have plenty of the frozen foods that we use the most of in the fall. 3 major items that I check out before starting a weekly meal plan is the weather, pantry and freezer inventory.