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 Are With All Our Friends and Families In The Path Of HurricaneSandy
I am very excited to see you today and hope that you have had a great Halloween Evening with lots of great treats and not to many tricks.  We were excited to announce the winner ofThe 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 
Grain Free Pumpkin Pancakesat  Real Food Enthusiast Morning Snack Strawberry Hot Chocolate  at The Alchemist Starbucks Pumpkin Scones  at The Not So Super Mama Lunch Sweet Potato and Leek Soup  at Little Owl Crunchy Mo…

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
Layer potatoes, carrots,…

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 Out 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

Old Fashioned Steak Fingers Tossed Green Salad
Banana Pudding
Wednesday Texas Star Chili Cook Off

Special Trick or Treat Bags


Skillet Chops with Roasted Corn, Black Bean and Pineapple Salad

Jalapeno Muffins
Caramel Oatmeal Bars

 Friday Night High School Football Game
Chili Pie at The Game
After The Game

Hot Coco and Cookies

Full Plate Thursday

Roman Tomato Salad   at Storybook Reality Oven Fried Chicken

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 The Curtain Candy Corn Sugar Cookies at Posed Perfection Mummy Dip at Happier Than A Pig In Mudd Easy Monster Mallow Cupcakeat Mrs. Happy Homemaker
Breakfast Cinnamon Bun Pancakes  at There's Always Thyme To Cook Morning Snack Pumpkin Scones with Orange Glaze  at Lisa's Dinnertime Dish Lunch Honey Balsamic C…

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.
Souvlaki Chicken with Tzatziki Sauce Greens and Tomato Salad Pita Chips

Welsh Skillet Cakes

Pinto Bean Soup
Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

With Left Over Pinto Bean Soup

Baked Bean Chalupa
Left Over
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies


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 Feeding My Temple

From  Full Plate Thursday

Crawfish Etouffee at A Walk In The Countryside Twice Bake…

Full Plate Thursday 10-18-12

It's Full Plate Thursday Where All The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather
I am so excited thatyou 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 time 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 Walk In The Countryside Twice Baked Potato with Feta and Rosemary at Y…

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 the chicken and toss to coat.
Cover and let marinate for at …

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 Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 9X13 baking pan and set aside. In a small bowl…

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

Butternut Chowder  Garlic Sticks Zucchini Brownies

Green Chili Chicken Enchilada's  Mexican Salad Jesusita's House Salsa  Tortilla Chips Left Over Brownies

Two Way Pasta  Tossed Green Salad Garlic Bread Hot Fruit and Cookie Bars

Friday From Full Plate Thursd…

Full Plate Thursday 10-11-12

It's Full Plate Thursday Where All The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather
Fall is really in the air and we are starting to look for a sweater or jacket before we go outdoors.  I am so glad that you could come out to the country today to enjoy this wonderful fall day.  We have some nice Apple Cider on the fire and some nice Pumpkin Scones just coming out of the brick oven. Come on by the fire and let us see what you have brought to share today, I know its going to be delicious! 
Be Sure And Bring A Bowl Of Chili To The Texas Star Chili Cook Off Open until Oct. 28, 2012
This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week Breakfast Hash Brown and Sausage Quiche  at Feeding Big Morning Snack Turkish Coffee at Poor and Gluten Free Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Squares at Addicted to Recipes Lunch Arugula Pesto and Arugula Apple Salad at Small Footprint Family Creamy Butternut Squash Soup at The Wilderness Wife Apple Crisp Jars at The Freshman Cook Afternoon Snack Starbucks Java Chip Frappuccino at Self Sag…