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Top Ten Recipes 2012

I love spending time in the kitchen developing recipes, cooking for my friends and family and sharing them with all of you.  I want to thank you for the awesome support that you give me on this blog, all the wonderful friends that I look forward to seeing on a weekly basis, you truly bring so much joy to my life.  These are the recipes that you liked the most in 2012.

Top Ten 2012
Crock Pot Au Gratin Potatoes

Old Fashioned Steak Fingers

Rosemary Pork Roast Slow Cooker

Cabbage and Sausage Stew

Fresh Green Bean and New Potatoes

Grandmothers Chow Chow

Chicken and Dumplings

Grilled Chipotle Chicken with Chipotle Sauce

Slow Cooker Green Chili Stew

Lemon Meringue Pie

Looking Forward To Spending Time With You In The New Year Wishing You The Very Best In 2013 Miz Helen

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Whats For Dinner Next Week 12-30-12

We have had a fabulous Christmas with friends and family and I am always a little sad to see it end.  It is hard to say good bye to loved ones that we don't get to spend time with very often. Now we are looking forward to saying good bye to 2012 and welcoming 2013.  It is a great time of reflection on the year passed and looking forward to the year ahead, so lets get started.

Sunday Brunch Cranberry Sausage Cookie

Vegetable Breakfast Bake Fresh Fruit Bowls Special Coffees

Monday New Years Eve Midnight Buffet
Good Luck Black Eyed Peas

Corn Bread

Grandmothers Chow Chow

Tuesday New Years Day Ham with Apricot Glaze

Slow Cooker Au Gratin Potatoes

Turnips and Greens

Tossed Green Salad Cottage Bread Best Cherry Pie

Wednesday Ham and Pasta Casserole

Tossed Salad Garlic Bread Left Over Cherry Pie

Thursday Fresh Tomato Soup Ham and Cheese Sandwiches Fresh Fruit Compote

Full Plate Thursday 12-27-12

Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather
I am so excited to see you today for our very last party of 2012, it has been an awesome year with you!  I hope that all of you had a great Hanukkah and Christmas.  We have enjoyed our friends and family during this holiday time, and are so blessed to be able to spend this time with them.  We are now looking toward the new year with great parties being planned already. We can hardly wait to see what you are bringing to share with us today.
I am kicking this party off today with my Good Luck Black Eyed Peas
Good Luck Black Eyed Peas

Wishing You and Your Family The Very Best In 2013!

This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week
My Moms Apricot Crescents  at Black Fox Homestead
Kolachi Braided Circle Bread  at Stealthy Mom
Morning Snack
Party Hot Chocolate  Lady Behind The Curtain Red Velvet Fireplace Cookies  at The Peach Kitchen
Bubble Up Enchiladas  at Picture Perfect Cooking
Spiced Cranberry Chocolate Cake  at Jazzy Gou…

Quiet Time Christmas Angel

As the low fog begins to roll in over the little village and the houses in the distance there is a fascinating glow that comes through the fog.  The colors of Christmas dance through the fog and a stillness is felt as I look up in the sky to see the winter moon. I wonder for a moment what those shepherds must have felt all those years ago when the angels came down to announce the birth of our King, God's great gift to mankind.  We will be celebrating His birth and honoring His birthday with friends and family.  We will gather and enjoy all the wonderful food that has been prepared for the feast then we gather round the tree and listen as someone reads the Christmas Story from the Bible. 

Luke 2:8-14
"In The same region shepherds were staying out in the fields and keeping watch at night over their flock.  Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of The Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.  But the angel said to them, "Don't be afraid, f…

Whats For Dinner Next Week 12-23-12

Our Cottage is a busy little place right now with all the Christmas activity.  All the decorations are done and we are busy doing some baking, the kitchen is filled with memories of  the wonderful Christmas holidays that we have had with friends and families.  We are so blessed that we have had so many wonderful traditions passed down to us and that we can still pass them on to other friends and family. We hope that you are sharing warm memories and traditions with your friends and family during this season.

Sunday Cranberry Beef Sliders

Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges Tossed Green Salad My Mothers Divinity

Monday Christmas Eve
Mexican Buffet
Green Chili Pork Tamales


Mexican Bread Pudding

Tuesday Christmas Day
Rosemary Prime Rib Roast with Rosemary Jelly

Butter and Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes Green Beans with Onion and Bacon 
Kale and Grapefruit Salad Yeast Rolls
Peppermint Pie

Wednesday From The Leftovers Prime Rib and Potato Stew Pumpkin Biscuits

Leftover Sweet Goodies


Full Plate Thursday 12-20-12

It's Full Plate Thursday Where All The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather
We are coming into this week with a quiet spirit and heavy hearts, recovering as a nation from the recent tragic events in Oregon and Connecticutt. We cling to the peace and love that the Christmas season brings us.   I am very happy to see you today, coming together in fellowship and sharing food is one of the ways we begin to heal, surrounding each other with warm caring love. 

Wishing You And Your Family Peace, Joy and Love Merry Christmas Miz Helen 
This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week Breakfast Breakfast Quesadillasat Mere Thoughts From A Mommy Of Boys Morning Snack Cranberry Orange Sconesat Don't Waste The Crumbs Lunch Pumpkin Wonton Ravioli with Creamy Sage Sauceat Sunflower Supper Club Brussels Sprouts with Pancettaat Who Needs A Cape? Caramelized Onions, Biscuitsat In Cindy's Kitchen Light Pumpkin Bread PuddingFood Done Light  Afternoon Snack Peanut Butter Fudgeat Love Bakes Good Cakes Key Lime Fudge at

Green Chili Pork Tamales

We always look forward to our Christmas Eve Mexican Buffet and the long standing traditions that have been established in our family.  There is nothing like a great homemade Tamale and all the trimmings. Every year I try to make a new Tamale to add to the menu.  This year I am presenting a Green Chili Pork Tamale and I am very excited to share it with you today.

Green Chili Pork Tamales

Green Chili Pork Tamales
Miz Helen's Kitchen 
The Filling 
2 1/2 lb. Boston Butt Pork Roast The Rub Mix the following ingredients for a rub 2 tsp Kosher Salt
2 tsp fresh ground pepper  1 tsp Chipotle Chili Powder 2 tsp Cumin 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper Add 2 cups chopped Green Chile's 2 cloves garlic minced 2 cups water For The Sear 1 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil Directions Wash the Roast and pat it dry cover the Roast with the rub.Sear the Roast in 1 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a very hot skilletPlace the Roast in the warm Slow Cooker pan.Add the Green Chile's, Garlic,  and the water.Cook on high for…