Showing posts from June, 2013

Whats For Dinner Next Week 6-30-13

We have had the most awesome weekend with family and friends attending our Granddaughter Lauren's Wedding.  Congratulations to Lauren and Corbin, we are so happy for you!  We will spend the biggest part of this week with family and getting ready for our 4th of July celebration in our community.  We have the best 4th Celebration in our little community with a parade, bake sale, and lots of fun activities and just a lot of visiting under the big Oak Trees and around the lake. Happy 4th of July   WE ARE FREE Thanks To All Of You Who Help Keep Us Free This Weeks Menu Sunday Family Brunch Eggs Benedict Casserole Berry Patch Muffins Fresh Strawberry Bread Fruit Bowl Monday Black Bean Burger Sweet Potato Fries Key Lime Cake Tuesday Stacked Enchilada Casserole Tossed Green Salad Guacamole Homemade Tortilla Chips Left Over Key Lime Cake Wednesday Salad Supper Kid Friendly Pasta Salad Creamy Lemon Asparagus Salad Melo

Full Plate Thursday 6-27-13

Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather Important Please Take Note Next Week's Party  Full Plate Thursday will post on Wednesday Morning July 3, 2013 to allow all of you to get a head start on your July 4 th celebrations, hope this will help you out. We have been so busy here at the cottage this week, we have been getting ready for our Granddaughters wedding, a very exciting time for our family.  I sure am glad that I get to see all of you today and can't wait to see what wonderful dish you are bringing to share with us today.  Thank you so much for sharing with us today and we hope to see you again real soon! This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week Breakfast For The Little Ones Angry Birds Waffles   at The Joy's of Boy's  For The Big Kids Whole Wheat Pancakes   at The Salty Kitchen Morning Snack Blueberry Smoothie   at Ms. enPlace Lunch Crock Pot Chicken Philly Cheesesteak   at What's Cooking In The

Creamy Blueberry Bars

The Blueberries have just been beautiful this year and I just love trying new recipes for the fresh berries.  This is a great little bar with great flavor and a real creamy texture with a cookie like crust.  We have really enjoyed this little dessert and hope you do. Creamy Blueberry Bars Creamy Blueberry Bar Miz Helen's Kitchen Ingredients 1 1/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour 1 cup quick cooking oats 1 2/3 cups sugar 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 2/3 cup salted butter, melted 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 4 large eggs 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 1/4 cups fresh blueberries Garnish with Confectioner's Sugar and Fresh Berries Directions Spray a 9X13 inch baking dish with nonstick baking spray with flour, set aside In a large bowl, toss together 1 1/4 cups flour, oats and 2/3 cup sugar, baking and butter.  Lightly press flour mixture into the bottom of prepared baking dish Bake a

Whats For Dinner Next Week 6-23-13

What a great week we are having here at the cottage.  We have been busy in the garden with harvest and canning as fast as we can.  I am excited to see you today and invite you to come on a garden tour with me and see where we get  the wonderful fresh vegetables that we use in our recipes. The Garden Tour   This Weeks Menu Sunday Chipotle Chicken with Chipotle Cream Sauce Mexican Casserole Roasted Corn Fresh Tomato Plate Watermelon Monday Chipotle Chicken Salad Wrap Watermelon Salsa Spring Crinkle Cookies Tuesday Pan Seared Pork Chops Fresh Green Beans and New Potatoes Fresh Tossed Green Salad Hot Biscuits Grandmothers Buttermilk Pie Wednesday Grilled Turkey Burgers Sweet Potato Salad Left Over Pie Thursday Ranch House Casserole Mexican Tossed Salad Homemade Tortilla Chips Salsa Fresh Mango Ice Cream   at Cooking Is Easy Friday From Full Plate Thursday

Full Plate Thursday 6-20-13

Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather  I am so glad that you could come to the country today and share this beautiful day with all of us.  Come on back to the garden, I am just about to start the Garden Tour and you don't want to miss it.  When we get back we'll get all the food on the table and get started, I can't wait to see what everyone is bringing to share today. The Garden Tour This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week Breakfast Overnight Blueberry Stuffed French Toast   at Saving 4 Six Morning Snack Old Fashioned Cinnamon Rolls   at Pig and Dac Lunch Amy's Savory Sandwich Cake   at Sumptuous Spoonfuls Berry Crisp   at Your Homebased Mom Afternoon Snack Fresh Mango Ice Cream   at Cooking Is Easy Dinner Pan Seated Tilapia with Creamy Leek Sauce   at Sweet Caroline's Corner Garden Fresh Summer Squash Pie   at This Southern Mom Cooks Cheesy Potato Slices with Bacon   at Olla Pondrida Peanut B

June 2013 Garden Tour

The Garden is just beautiful right now with the vegetable harvest beginning and some beautiful blooms on the herbs, fruits and vegetables.  Fennel Blooms 250 Onions Were Planted In Mid January Of Course Max Is Helping With The Harvest The Onions Have Been Dried and Tied In Bunches and Hanging In Rows In The Barn When The Weather Begins To Get Cold The Remainder Of The Onions Will Be Put In Cold Bins In The Barn Digging Potatoes Is Like Opening Little Gifts You Never Know How Many There Are or  How Big They Will Be These Potatoes Smell So Good An Antique No. 3 Wash Tub Full Of Wonderful Potatoes The Green Beans Are Awesome and Most Are Headed For The Canning Jars Except What We Eat and Give Away Of Course The Tomato Vines Are Just Loaded They Are Delicious We Will Have Lots Of Salsa, Canned Tomatoes and Tomato Sauce The Purple Cabbage Is Almost Ready and The Collards Have Been Heavenly These Blackberries Will Be

Spicy Cheese Bread

We live in the country and have to keep a very well stocked pantry and freezer because we can't always run down to Whole Foods or Central Market to pick up those special foods to make that special meal when company calls and will be stopping by.   This recipe was developed one day when my husband came home and said that he had invited some friends for dinner, now that was like 4:00 p.m., think fast what can I do to make a special appetizer? Has this ever happened to you?  Hope you enjoy our new appetizer, we just love it and so did our guest. Spicy Cheese Bread Spicy Cheese Bread Miz Helen's Kitchen Ingredients 1 loaf frozen Garlic French Bread 4 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated 1 cup black olives, pitted and chopped 1- 4 ounce jar pimento's, chopped 3 green onions with tops, chopped 1 medium jalapeno, chopped fine 3/4 cup Mayonnaise Directions Preheat the oven to 450 degrees In a medium bowl mix the cheese, olives, pimento's, onions,