Showing posts from October, 2012

Full Plate Thursday 11-1-12

It's Full Plate Thursday Where All The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather Our Thoughts and Prayers A re W ith A ll O ur F riends and F amilies   I n T he P ath O f Hurricane Sandy I am very ex cited to see you today and hop e that you have had a great Halloween Evening with lots of great treats and not to many tricks.  W e were excited to announce the winner of The Texas Star Chili Cook Off 2012 , Aunt Nubbys Kitchen was the winner with Beef and Black Been Chili, Congratulations Anita!   We are enjoying some beautiful weather here in Texas right now and we are so grateful for it.  I can't wait to see what you are sharing today, so lets get right to it. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you will come back soon! This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week  Breakfast Grain Free Pumpkin Pancakes    at  Real Food Enthusiast Morning Snack Strawberry Hot Chocolate   at The Alchemist Starbucks Pumpkin Scones   at The Not So Su

Hamburger Casserole Soup

When I have a really busy day coming up I always look for a dish that will go in the Slow Cooker and be ready when we walk in the door in the evening. There is nothing more comforting than walking in your house after a busy day and smelling the wonderful aroma of a nice dinner that is all ready to serve.  This is a great recipe for that kind of day and it has been one of my "Go To" dishes and a family favorite. Hamburger Casserole Soup Miz Helen's Kitchen 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef browned and drained ( we use grass fed) 2 large size potatoes, medium chop 3 large carrots, medium chop 3 medium yellow onions, medium chop 3 stalks celery, medium chop 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen peas 1 teaspoon garlic salt 2 tablespoons dried parsely Salt and Pepper to taste Dash of Tabasco 1 10 ounce can tomato sauce 1 1/2 cups water Options:  1 1/2  pounds of ground Chicken or Turkey can be substituted for the beef Brown the beef and drain, salt and pepper to taste

Texas Star Chili Cook Off Winner 2012

  I want to thank each and every person who brought their fabulous Chili to the Cook Off this year. People visit the site all year to find the best of the best bowls of Chili.  I wish that each one of you could be the winner. Congratulations  First Place   Beef and Black Bean Chili Aunt Nubbys Kitchen   2012 Winner  Texas Star Chili Cook Off and $50 Gift Certificate To Amazon Second Place Beef and Butternut Squash Chili   A Cozy Place Called Home Third Place Chili Verde Growing Up Gabel   To Check Ou t All The Great Links Go To   2010 Chili Cook Off  2011 Chili Cook Off   2012 Chili Cook Off This was a great Chili Cook Off and we hope you enjoy the bowls of Chili all winter. Hope to see you again next year for the 2013 Cook Off .  Your visits are always very special to me so be sure to come back to see us real soon. Peace and Joy Miz Helen

Whats For Dinner Next Week 10-28-12

We just got back from our visit to the cottage in the Texas Hill Country.  Lots of great food and some nice relaxation with friends and family. I am so glad you came by to visit today, we brought some German Sausage back from the Hill Country and one pack is for you, there is none like it anywhere.  Lets talk about this great menu for next week, I'm hungry how about you? Opa's Sausage   Sunday Brunch Pumpkin Latte Coffee Cake     Summer Squash Quiche Fresh Fruit Bowl Monday Mexican Rice Casserole Black Beans Mexican Tossed Salad Left Over Pumpkin Latte Coffee Cake Tuesday Old Fashioned Steak Fingers   Tossed Green Salad Banana Pudding Wednesday   Texas Star Chili Cook Off Special Trick or Treat Bags Thursday Skillet Chops with Roasted Corn, Black Bean and Pineapple Salad   Jalapeno Muffins Caramel Oatmeal Bars Friday  Friday Night High School Football Game Chili Pie at The Game After The G

Full Plate Thursday 10-25-12

It's Full Plate Thursday Where All The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather   We are just getting home from a little holiday, we have been in the Texas Hill Country for the past few days and stayed in the most precious Bed and Breakfast and the food was fabulous, I can't wait to tell you all about it.  I am very excited to see you today come on back to the Patio, we are going to enjoy this beautiful fall day, and latter on we will make a fire in the fire pit.  Bring your basket of food on over to the food table, I can't wait to see what you have brought to share today.   This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week A Few Treats For Halloween   Black Velvet Fudge Pops   at Lady Behind Th e Curtain Candy Corn Sugar Cookies   at Posed Perfection Mummy Dip   at Happier Than A Pig In Mudd Easy Monster Mallow Cupcake   at Mrs. Happy Homemaker   Breakfast Cinnamon Bun Pancakes   at There's A lways Thy m e To Cook Morning Snack Pumpkin Scones w

Mexican Rice Casserole

My husband and I grew up having Mexican Food on a regular basis and we just love the Mexican or Southwest flavors in our dishes.  This is a great Mexican Rice that we just love and hope you will enjoy it too. Mexican Rice Casserole

Whats For Dinner Next Week 10-21-12

Good Morning, come on back to the Herb Garden with me we are gathering some herbs to hang and dry for the winter months.  We have all of our onions pulled and wrapped and hung in the barn and our cold bin of potatoes is full.  We are getting ready for the winter months ahead.  The little Squirrels are busy putting their nuts up in their nest and so are we.  Now we need to get busy with this menu for next week. Sunday Souvlaki Chicken with Tzatziki Sauce   Greens and Tomato Salad Pita Chips Welsh Skillet Cakes   Monday Pinto Bean Soup   Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Tuesday With Left Over Pinto Bean Soup Baked Bean Chalupa   Left Over Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Wednesday Stuffed Peppers   Buca Garlic Mashed Potatoes Tossed Green Salad Cottage Rolls Apple Bite Cookies at The Kitchen Is My Playground Thursday Left Over Stuffed Pepper Sandwiches Carrot & Zucchini Bars at

Full Plate Thursday 10-18-12

It's Full Plate Thursday Where All The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather   I am so excited that you could come to the country today , it is a beautiful fall day.  We have been enjoying all the Fall Festivals and wonderful food that is offered at the booths this tim e of the year.  We went to the Apple Orchard the other day and brought home a large basket of Apples, which we have been busy making all kinds of goodies with.  Now come on in and lets see what you have brought to share with us today, I can't wait to taste it.  This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week Breakfast Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes at Mamal Diane   Morning Snack Carrot & Zucchini Bars at Feeding My Temple   Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies at Semi Homemade Mom   Lunch Steak Soup at Learning The Ropes   Carrot Zucchini Bars with Mango Ricotta Cream at Hungry Little Girl   Afternoon Snack Apple Bite Cookies at The Kitchen Is My Playground   Dinner Crawfish Etouffee at A W

Souvlaki Chicken

We were so fortunate to spend several weeks in Oregon with family this summer, it was really a lot of fun cooking in my daughters kitchen and making some of her favorite meals.  A new recipe that I made for her is this awesome Souvlaki Chicken, it is delicious and we all loved it, hope you enjoy it. Souvlaki Chicken with Tzatziki Sauce Souvlaki Chicken Miz Helen's Kitchen 2 to 2 1/2 pounds of Chicken Tenders Marinade 2 tablespoons freshly chopped dill leaves 1 tablespoon chopped Garlic 2 teaspoon Basil 1 teaspoon Oregano 1 teaspoon thyme 3 tablespoon lemon juice 3 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper Tzatziki Sauce 1 cup Greek or plain yogurt 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 small cucumber, diced 2 tablespoons freshly chopped dill leaves Dash Hot Sauce Salt and Pepper to taste Chicken: Chop the Chicken Tenders in bite size pieces Marinade In large bowl whisk together all the Souvlaki Marinade ingredients. Add

Pumpkin Latte Coffee Cake

Happy Fall  If it says Latte I will want to try it, and this recipe is a wonderful combination of Pumpkin and Latte made into a very flavorful Coffee Cake just perfect for the season.  Warm rich and delicious, would you like to join me for a slice of Pumpkin Latte Coffee Cake?  Pumpkin Latte Coffee Cake Pumpkin Latte Coffee Cake Miz Helen's Kitchen 5 eggs 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened 2/3 cup sugar 2 tablespoons flour 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 1/2 cups sugar 2/3 cup canned pumpkin 1 cup buttermilk or sour milk For The Streusel 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/3 cup rolled oats 1/4 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1/4 cup butter For The Drizzle 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 1 to 2 tablespoons strong coffee, cooled  Instructions Prehe

Whats For Dinner Next Week 10-14-12

We are headed out to a Fall Art Festival and then heading to the Apple Orchard to get some fresh Apples. We have so much fun this time of the year going to the Fall Festival's that all the little communities have.  The food is always awesome and of course there is always a special little something that we want to give someone for a gift. So get your shopping bag and your Apple Basket and we will go have some fun. We can talk about this menu while we walk around at the festival. Sunday Fall Pot Roast  Root Vegetables Crisp Green Salad Cottage Biscuits Lemon Meringue Pie   Monday With Left Over Roast and Vegetables Roast Beef Hash on  Texas Toast Sliced Tomatoes with Lettuce Wedge Left Over Lemon Meringue Pie Tuesday Butternut Chowder    Garlic Sticks Zucchini Brownies Wednesday Green Chili Chicken Enchilada's    Mexican Salad Jesusita's House Salsa  Tortilla Chips Left Over Brownies