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Blueberry Corn Casserole

  This Blueberry Corn Casserole is one of the best sides to add to any meal. In our part of the country we just love a great corn casserole to be a part of any meal and this one is just special. The fresh blueberries give this recipe a very special flavor that sets it apart from the regular basic corn casserole. This recipe will be a welcome addition to a Bar-B-Que, picnic, or any covered dish event. The recipe is one of our family favorites and shows up on our table frequently.


Spring Greens Strawberry Salad With Strawberry Dressing

It is that time of the year when we look forward to fresh salads with fruit and delicious dressings. Today I am mixing some of my spring greens from our lettuce bucket in the garden with some fresh strawberries. I have made a delicious strawberry dressing that is perfect for this salad and then topped it with crumbled Feta Cheese. This is a great lunch salad or a great side salad for any meal. A perfect garden to table recipe for you to enjoy!


Whats For Dinner Next Week, 5-15-22

  Oh my goodness, I stopped by the farmers market and we have fresh produce from the valley to include in our meal plan for the week.  We are having some beautiful weather and our garden is growing like crazy! We have been really busy with church and civic activities so it is good to slow down a bit, sit on the screen porch with all of you and plan this meal plan for the week. 


Full Plate Thursday, 588

  Welcome to Full Plate Thursday! I am so excited to see you today. Come on in to the party we are on the patio today, just enjoying the beautiful day together. Every Spring and Summer we have a special section on the features for Canning and Preserving and it starts this week for the season!  We have some great features from our party last week and I sure hope you will visit these talented bloggers and tell them hello! I can't wait to see what you will be sharing with us today, I always look forward to seeing you here at the party and thanks so much for coming!


Instant Pot Sesame Honey Chicken

  Instant Pot Sesame Honey Chicken is a great busy day meal. There are those days and we all have them, when we need to prepare a quick meal for the family and this is an amazing recipe for just that. This recipe has so much flavor and it takes just a little bit and it is on the table. This is a delicious dish that I love to serve with rice. I enjoy this go to recipe all year round.


Whats For Dinner Next Week, 5-7-22

Hello everyone, I sure hope that all of you Moms out there are able to enjoy a great Mothers Day and planning some amazing meal plans just for you! Our daughter that lives near by has told me that she and her sister have a big surprise for me on Mother's Day so I am excited about that. We are having some really good rain and our garden will just love that. I talk to you a lot about the garden and would love for you to enjoy our  Spring Garden Tour 2022 . We have a great meal plan for next week, I can't wait!


Full Plate Thursday, 587

Welcome to Full Plate Thursday and Happy Cinco de Mayo! This is so much fun to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with all of you. We have some great features from our


Lemon Skillet Chicken With Orzo and Spinach

  I love the fresh flavor that lemon gives this delicious Lemon Skillet Chicken With Orzo and Spinach. This is one of those great family meals that is easy to make and goes on the table in a short time. I have even served this for an informal dinner for friends and it was great, everyone loved it. The chicken has a great marinade that gives the entire dish a very special flavor. The Orzo and the Spinach complete the dish making it a true one dish dinner.


Spring Garden Tour 2022

  We start planting our spring garden in late January and by this time the end of April the first part of May the vegetables are up and some ready for harvest. I am so happy to take you on a short tour of our garden progress for this year. 


Whats For Dinner Next Week, 4-30-22

Spring meal plans are here in full swing with great fresh fruits and vegetables. We always have a meal plan centered around Cinco de Mayo which is coming  up this week. I spent a lot of time in the garden earlier today, we have wonderful garden vegetables coming up everywhere and some will be ready for harvest soon.  It is so nice to be able to be out on the screen porch to spend some awesome time with all of you and make a delicious meal plan for next week. 


Full Plate Thursday, 586

  Welcome to Full Plate Thursday and our Top Ten Features from last weeks party!  On the last week of the month we always feature our Top Ten Post that you choose from the most views. I always enjoy seeing the post you viewed the most. It is very interesting because often times new trends in food can actually be predicted from your views. Thanks so much for coming to the party today and we sure hope you will enjoy the party!


Taco Tuesday Soup

Tuesday is Mexican food day at the cottage and we have Taco Tuesday often. My Taco Tuesday Soup is one of our favorite recipes, it is so simple to put together and really has a great flavor. Into a soup pot we add ground meat, broth, vegetables, special spices with some cheese, then its ready to go on the table. We just love this soup and it truly is our Taco Tuesday go to soup. I had made it earlier today and decided I would just share it with all of you and hope you enjoy it!


Chicken Fajita Tex-Mex Skillet

We really enjoy a great Fajita here at the cottage. My husband and I both grew up eating Southwest and Tex-Mex food, so we enjoy those flavors. This is a delicious Chicken Fajita Tex-Mex Skillet recipe with a great marinade that packs all of the awesome flavor. This is a simple recipe with fresh vegetables that complete the Fajita, all in one skillet and it is ready to serve. Bring the skillet right to the table for a delicious informal family meal.


Whats For Dinner Next Week, 4-24-22

  We enjoyed a great Easter with family and lots of great food. I have been going through some of my favorite spring recipes to make my meal plan for the week.  I always like to check the weather for the week and then head to the recipes.  Looks like we will be having some sunny days and some rainy days for a good overall look at the weather for the week. I took a pantry inventory earlier and I shouldn't have to have much from the market right now, thank goodness, the prices get higher every week. I am enjoying sitting on the screen porch, making my meal plan and sipping my sweet tea.