Showing posts from October, 2013

Full Plate Thursday 10-31-13

Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather Trick Or Treat Ya'll I am so excited to see you at my door this Halloween.  Come on in we have some really special treat bags for you and a nice cup of hot of apple cider to warm you up a bit.  I can't wait to see the wonderful treats that you are bringing to share today, so lets get into those treat bags and see what we have! Be Safe and Have Fun Thanks So Much For Stopping By This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week Breakfast Croissant Brunch Casserole   at The Painted Apron Morning Snack Spooky Halloween Candy Trees   at Around My Family Table Lunch Pot Roast Sliders with Creamy Chipotle Sauce   at The Home Heart Hood River Fresh Apple Cake   at Cookin' For The Seven Dwarfs Afternoon Snack Halloween Pretzel Spider Webs   at One Little Project Roasted Pumpkin Seeds   at Robyn's View Dinner Apple Glazed Pork Loin   at Melissa's Cuisine Pear Salad with

2013 Winner's Texas Star Chili Cook Off

2013 Winners Texas Star Chili Cook Off I want to thank each and every one of you that entered your awesome bowls of Chili.  My friends and I have tried just about all of them and can't wait to try the rest.  This was a very close contest as some were just a few votes apart.  Without further delay, drum roll please! First Place Winner $50.00 Amazon Gift Certificate Playoff Chili   From Anita at Aunt Nubby's Kitchen Second Place Winner $25.00 Amazon Gift Certificate Chili and Cornbread In A Jar From Yvonne at Stonegable Third Place Winner $25.00 Amazon Gift Certificate Mamals Chili In The Slow Cooker   From Diane at Mamal Diane Please Check Out The Other Great Entries  Here I sure hope that you ladies enjoy your Gift Certificate's and my deepest THANKS to all of you for bringing your awesome bowls of Chili to share with us! Keep that Chili going until next year for the 2014 Cook Off! Peace and Joy Miz Helen

Country Chicken and Biscuits

I always sit down with my calendar every week when I plan my menus.  When we are going to have one of those cozy nights at home all curled up in our comfy clothes, I like to plan a real comfy and cozy meal to enjoy.  Country Chicken and Biscuits is one of our favorite meals to cozy up with on a stay at home night.  Country Chicken and Biscuits Country Chicken and Biscuits Miz Helen's Kitchen Ingredients 3 cups cooked chicken, chopped 1 1/2 cups frozen peas and carrots, steamed 1/4 cup butter 1/2 cup flour 3 cups chicken broth 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup pimento's, chopped 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon poultry season salt and pepper to taste dash Cayenne Directions Add poultry season, salt and pepper to the cooked chopped chicken Steam the peas and carrots In a large stock pot or skillet on medium heat, melt the butter and add the flour, chicken broth and milk, stirring until smooth, add the dried thyme, salt and pepper to taste stir u

Whats For Dinner Next Week 10-27-13

  Fall is everywhere and we are having so much fun enjoying the season.  We will be really busy this week with the events in the community and our church, we will even be having a little special surprise for some of our little spooks this week.  Sunday Slow Cooker Pork Chop Dinner Brussels Sprouts Salad Cranberry Apple Cobbler   Monday Slow Cooker Cheesy Potato Soup   Jalapeno Bread   Left Over Cranberry Apple Cobbler Tuesday Bar B Q Meatballs with Sauce and Noodles Green Beans Spinach Salad with Berries Spicy Baked Apples Wednesday Green Chili Chicken Enchilada's Miz Helen's Salsa Guacamole Key Lime Cookies Thursday The Winning Chili From Texas Star Chili Cook Off   The Chili Winner Trick or Treat Special Treat Bags Friday Friday Night Football Game Chili Dogs Chips Left Over Treats Saturday From Full Plate Thursday Brunch Anything Goes Omelet   at Simply Keep Breathing

Full Plate Thursday 10-24-13

Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather I am so excited to see you today, it is such a beautiful time to take a drive to the country.  Our Farmers Market and all the little fruit stands along the way announce that fall is truly in the air with their many displays of Apples and Pumpkins.  I was making an  Apple Pie the other day and thought I better make another one because all of you are coming today, so get a slice of this pie and enjoy the day.  Lets get your food on the table I can't wait to see what you brought today. This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week Breakfast Anything Goes Omelet   at Simply Keep Breathing Sweet Potato Biscuits   at The Free Range Life Morning Snack Pumpkin Caramel Coffee Cake   at Just Short Of Crazy Lunch Creamy Wild Rice and Cranberry Soup   at Hot Eats and Cool Reads Asian Chicken Slaw Salad   at Not Missing A Thing French Bread Pain Ordinaire   at Kitchen Flavours Apple Crumble Ice Cre

Slow Cooker Cheesy Potato Soup

Slow Cooker Cheesy Potato Soup I love coming home after a busy day to a great soup simmering away in the Slow Cooker.  This is a real simple and flavorful Potato Soup that we just love, a real stick to your ribs comfort soup.  We just love to cozy up for the evening with this awesome bowl of soup.

Whats For Dinner Next Week 10-20-13

We have had so much fun here at the cottage this week, putting out our hay bales, pumpkins and placing those mum plants and pansies in just the right place.  We just put our scare crow family out a little bit ago and it really looks like fall here.  We are ready for the trick or treater's and the gala family thanksgiving.  I will be trying out several new recipes between now and thanksgiving to add some new dishes to the menu for Thanksgiving.  I am already so hungry for Turkey and Dressing and all the trimmings.  My friend stopped by this morning and we sat on the porch sipping our hot apple cider, it was really chilly out this morning and a perfect day to chat with a friend sip cider in front of the fire.  Sunday Fall Pot Roast Kale and Apple Salad   Our Daily Bread Caramel Apple Blondie Pie Monday Planned Left Overs From The Left Over Roast and Vegetables   Roast Beef Hash on  Toasted Bread Green Tossed Salad Left Over Caramel Apple B

Full Plate Thursday 10-17-13

Full Plate Thursday Where The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather It sure is good to see you today, it has been raining for 3 days now and we are just loving every minute of it.  Come on in the kitchen and gather round the table we are tasting the great Chili from   The Texas Star Chili Cook Off   with some of my Jalapeno Bread , sure hope you enjoy it.  I can't wait to see what you have brought today to share with us, don't you just love gathering round the table with friends for good food and conversation on a rainy day.   Be Sure and Stop Over At The Chili Cook Off Click on your favorite Chili and help someone win the Cook Off or  Bring Your Best Bowl of Chili and Enter  This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week Breakfast   Breakfast Nacho's   at Soup Spice Everything Nice Morning Snack Jelly Doughnut Muffins   at Living The Gourmet Pumpkin Spice Apple Cider   at Carolina Heartstrings Lunch Rotel Soup Recipe   at Lamberts Lately Honeycri

Bar B Que Meat Balls with Sauce

We were invited to a little covered dish event last week and I was asked to bring a meat dish. It was a casual event so I made my Bar B Que Meat Balls. They are great to have on hand in the freezer or to make fresh, they are always a hit with a crowd. We really enjoy these little Meatballs and hope you will enjoy them. Bar B Que Meat Balls With Or Without Noodles Bar B Que Meat Balls Miz Helen's Kitchen The Meat Ball  10 to 12 Meatballs Ingredients 1 pound Ground Chuck ( We Use Grass Fed Beef) 1/2 cup Onion, chopped fine 2 pods Garlic, minced 3/4 cup Bread Crumbs 1/2 cup milk 2 Tablespoons Parsley 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper Dash Hot Sauce (or more to your taste) Directions Mix the Ground Chuck, Onion, Garlic, Bread Crumbs, Milk, Parsley, Salt, Pepper and Hot Sauce, mix until the mixture is blended really well Roll the Meatball until smooth and round Place the Meatballs on a shallow baking sheet Bake the Meatballs uncove

Jalapeno Bread

With the recent rains and the cooler fall temperatures our jalapeno plants are really producing.  In the fall they tend to turn red much sooner, and that means they are hotter. The Jalapeno Bread recipe is a great recipe to use some of those awesome jalapeno's and it is delicious.  It smells wonderful as it is baking in the oven and then the first slice just melts in your mouth.  Jalapeno Bread Miz Helen's Kitchen Ingredients 3 cups all purpose flour 3 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup sugar 3 tablespoons jalapenos, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated 1 1/2 cups beer 2 tablespoons butter, melted Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt, mix well Add the jalapeno's, garlic and cheddar cheese, mix well Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour the beer in the well, mix well until completely