Showing posts from June, 2011

Full Plate Thursday 6-30-11

We are so excited to have you join us today, welcome to Full Plate Thursday! Like many of you we are getting ready for the big 4th of July week end. We will have friends and family in and out all week end and of course we will all gather for the big fireworks display on the lake here. It is always so special to see the reflection of the fireworks dancing across the water with sound of America the Beautiful playing in the background. I can't wait to see what you have brought to share today, because my holiday begins with you! Thank you so much for coming to share with us today and I hope you have a safe and fun filled week end celebrating FREEDOM and my special THANKS to those who make it possible! This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week Breakfast Breakfast Banana Split   Jaime at Everyday Art Bacon Cheese Pie    Rose at Walnut Avenue Morning Snack Red White and Blue Muffins   Jerri at Simply Sweet Home Lunch Arugula Broccoli Soup   Shanon at Food and Health Beet and Goat Ch

Baked Hush Puppies

A number of years ago in an effort to prepare and present a healthier menu to my family I developed these baked hush puppies. Part of a good southern menu is catfish, cole slaw, and hush puppies. These are not the same as deep fried Hush Puppies, but they are really good. We find them a great little grab and go snack in addition to a healthier Hush Puppy. I have had several request to publish my recipe so today we have Baked Hush Puppies.  Baked Hush Puppies Mix The Dry Ingredients With Fresh Green Onions Add The Wet Ingredients Bake Baked Hush Puppies Miz Helen's Kitchen 2 cups Corn Meal 1/2 cup flour 3 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 Green Onion with the green top chopped 1 garlic clove, minced 2 eggs 1 cup milk Mix all the dry ingredients together with the onion and garlic. Add the milk and eggs and mix well. Drop by the tablespoon onto a well oiled baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 m

Whats For Dinner Next Week 6-27-11

I am so glad to see you this morning,we have been working in the garden and are ready to sit down for a cup of coffee and one of these wonderful muffins. This is such a wonderful time of the year with friends and family coming out to the country for a visit. One of the local garden clubs will be touring latter this week and I am planning a brunch for them. We have family and friends coming for the upcoming 4th so we will be dong a lot of cooking. Lets get started on this menu. Monday Veggie Plate Night Fresh Black Eyed Peas Okra and Tomatoes Steamed Summer Squash Pickle Pot Time Cornbread Fresh Blackberry Cobbler Tuesday Oven Fried Chicken Fresh Green Beans and New Potatoes Melon Slices Hot Biscuits Left Over Blackberry Cobbler with Ice Cream Wednesday Pan Seared Pork Chops with Glazed Apples Fresh English Peas Sweet Potato Salad Cottage Bread Strawberry Shortcake Cookies Thursday  Zucchini Spaghetti and Meatballs  Tossed Green Salad Garlic Bread Fruit Compote with Spicy Vanill

The Garden Gate: Around The Garden

I just love taking a walk early in the morning or late in the afternoon and look at all the wonderful beauty of  The Garden. We began to develop our little acreage about four years ago and about 3 years ago we planted a row of Magnolia Trees along the fence line by the county road. Magnolia's Magnolia Blooms Magnolia Bloom In Full Bloom and Smells Wonderful Beautiful! The Roses are just beautiful right now and in full bloom. My Don Juan Climbers are all along the fence line and are just beautiful. They are heirloom roses so  they smell heavenly. Don Juan Climber I hope you enjoy our walk Around The Garden. Lets go over to the patio and have a glass of Iced Tea. I sure have enjoyed your visit and hope you will come back soon. Peace and Joy Miz Helen

Green Chili Burger

We just love to entertain in the spring and summer when we can be outside and enjoy grilling and cooking out. One of the things we enjoy is creating different burgers and sauces. We would like to invite you to join us for a Green Chili Burger with Hot Chili Sauce. Green Chili Burger With Hot Chili Sauce Green Chili Burger Miz Helen's Kitchen 1 pound ground beef (we are so fortunate to have a local grass fed beef in our freezer) 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon chili powder dash cayenne pepper 1/2  cup chopped green chilies 1/2 cup shredded Long Horn Cheese Mix all the ingredients together. Do Not over mix as it will make the burger tough. Divide into the thickness that you like you burger. Grill on an indoor or outdoor grill. Sprinkle the shredded Long Horn Cheese on the burger right before it is ready to plate. Hot Chili Sauce Miz Helen's Kitchen 1/2 cup real Mayonnaise

Full Plate Thursday 6-23-11

I am so excited to see you today and welcome to Full Plate Thursday! We had a great party last week that lead right into a wonderful week end with family and friends. I sure hope that you had a great Fathers Day week end.  We had our annual Friends picnic last week end, it was so much fun and we had wonderful food. Speaking of wonderful food I know that you have brought some wonderful food today, so lets get it on the table. Thank you so much for coming today and I sure hope that you will come back next week.  This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week Breakfast Bringing Back Memories For Me   Midnight or Anytime Skillet Breakfast   Heather at Girlichef Morning Snack This Is A Must Read Post Cherry Scones and A Must Read Post   Melisa at Zompa Lunch Portobello Mushroom Burger   Maria at Joyful Stamper Kickin Tater Salad    at I Savor The Week End Rava Laddu   Paaka Shaale Raspberry Sorbet   Jamie at Scattered Thoughts Afternoon Snack Oatmeal Caramel Bars   Karen

Canning The Pickle Pot Pickles

Canned Pickle Pot Pickles If you are a Pickle Pot Fan you are going to love this easy recipe for the Pickle Pot Pickles . I like to clean my Pickle Pot out about every three months and start over with fresh cucumbers and spices. However I am not about to throw away those great pickles, so one day I decided why not can them, just look how it turned out. We just love these pickles and so does everyone that I have given them to. I am very excited to share this new recipe with all of you today. The Pickle Pot Recipe Link Canned Pickle Pot Pickles Miz Helen's Kitchen Makes One Pint Pour 1 pint of the contents of the pickle pot into a medium sauce pan. Bring the pickle mixture to a full boil, then remove from the heat and pack into hot sterilized jar or jars. Process in a hot water bath for 10 minutes, remove from water bath and allow to cool. Make sure that the jar or jars are sealed before storing in a cool dry area. I started this process last season and I gave some as Christmas Gift

Whats For Dinner Next Week 6-20-11

What a wonderful week end we had with our friends at our annual picnic. It is always so good to see everyone and get to eat so much wonderful food. Everyone brings a side dish and they are the best cooks in this part of the country! Well we need to get moving with this menu before it gets to hot for me to be outdoors on this patio. Monday From The Garden Veggie Plate Night Fresh Green Beans Roasted Corn with Herb Butter Summer Squash Casserole Lettuce and Tomato Salad Strawberry Pie Tuesday Miz Helen's Chicken Salad Miz Helen's Chicken Salad Garlic Toast Left Over Strawberry Pie Wednesday Stuffed Peppers Mashed Potatoes Roasted Cream Corn Sliced Tomatoes Corn Bread Brownies Thursday Stuffed Zucchini Tossed Salad Garlic Toast The Summer Pie Friday Taco Bar Make Your Own Taco's Homemade Salsa Tres Leche Cake with Ice Cream Saturday Off To The City Going To A Birthday Party Sunday From Full Plate Thursday Breakfast Chocolate Frenc

Miz Helen's Chicken Salad

Today I would like to  continue giving you some of my recipes that I make with the Roasted Chicken. Just about everyone has a favorite Chicken Salad. that always goes to the covered dish luncheons, the afternoon tea's, church socials and the old family stand by. This is my Chicken Salad recipe that has gone to all those places and the one that I reach for the most and is the most requested. Miz Helen's Chicken Salad We start the Chicken Salad with a nice  Roasted Chicken. Link For Roasted Chicken Chop The Chicken Chop The Apples and Celery Chop The Grapes Add The Dressing and Mix Enjoy! Miz Helen's Chicken Salad Miz Helen's Kitchen 3 cups Roasted Chicken (breast meat) chopped 2 cups celery with leaves chopped 2 cups red delicious apple with peeling chopped 2 cups red or green grapes chopped 1 cup Sour Cream 1 cup Mayo 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves or dried thyme 1 teaspoon dill weed 1 teaspoon groun

Full Plate Thursday 6-16-11

Thank You God It Rained!!! Hello everyone I am so happy to see you today! Welcome to Full Plate Thursday. I look forward to Thursday every week because we have so much fun together. I can't wait to see what you have brought to share this week. Thank you so much for coming to share your wonderful food with us and come back soon! This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week Breakfast Chocolate French Toast   Vivre Morning Snack Rhubarb Nut Bread   The Alchemist Lunch My Nutritious Salad    Lori at Always Learning Broccoli Fettuccine Alfredo   Sarah at Fantastical Sharing of Recipes Snickerdoodle Bundt Cake    Julie at  Little Bit of Every Afternoon Snack Watermelon Clone Sicles   Tadka Pasta My next selection is like going home for me and if I could go home and have supper with my parents who are no longer with us, it might very well be some of these same dishes. Thanks BJ for taking me home! Comfort Foods   BJ at Sweet Nothings A Special Treat For Jaque Dog Biscuits Bett

Pickle Pot Time

We are going to the cucumber patch today and get some cucumbers to start a Pickle Pot. I like to start a new pickle pot every year. I cannot imagine not having a Pickle Pot in my refrigerator in the summertime. Everyone who comes here in the summer always heads for The Pickle Pot.  This was my Pickle Pot last year when I introduced The Pickle Pot to all of you.   The Pickle Pot Today we are preparing a Pickle Pot for several people and a new one for me, so lets get started. The hardest part of the Pickle Pot is waiting for them to be ready. We Start With A Bed Of Onion Sprinkled With Salt A Layer of Cucumber Sprinkled With Salt Add The Pickle Spice Repeat The Layers Cover With Vinegar and Water Cover Container and Refrigerate Wait Two Weeks If You Can Then Enjoy! The Pickle Pot Miz Helen's Kitchen 1 Quart Glass Container 1 yellow onion sliced 3 cloves garlic 3 cups cucumber slices 2 teaspoons salt 2 tablespoons pi

Whats For Dinner Next Week 6-13-11

Hi, come on back, we are at the Herb Garden Patio this morning having our morning coffee. I just love the smell of the  herbs in the morning breeze, it is so refreshing. Sit right down and have coffee with us and we will plan this menu for next week. Monday From The Roasted Chicken Honey Apple Chicken Salad Garlic Cheese Stix Melon Slices Tuesday Baked Ham Slices   Baked Ham Steak Miz Helen's Kitchen 3 11/2 pound Ham Steaks 1/2 cup Brown Sugar 3 tablespoons Corn Starch 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper 1 teaspoon Cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground Nutmeg 1/2 cup Honey Mix together brown sugar, corn starch, Cinnamon, nutmeg, and Cayenne pepper. Add the honey and mix well.Layer the ham one on the other, cover the top of each ham steak with the honey mixture.Cover and bake 350 degrees for 1 hour.Option: The liquid can be drained and poured into a Sauce pan and reduced for a nice sauce to pour over the ham steaks. Fresh Green Beans and New Potatoes Green Tossed Salad Cottage Brea