Monday, July 16, 2018

Cheesy Jalapeno Bacon Cornbread Salad


This is a salad that becomes a meal, it is delicious! We are using a very special cornbread as the base of the salad and adding garden fresh vegetables to make this a very tasty and filling salad.  This is a great make ahead salad that can be made the day before and ready to go to the party or set on your dinner table. This salad is perfect for a family lunch or dinner and has been a big hit at potluck dinners.

Cheesy Jalapeno Bacon Cornbread Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Whats For Dinner Next Week, 7-15-18

The cottage is a buzz this week, we have had some rain and the garden needs attention. We are trying to get our harvest in before the summer heat takes its toll on the delicate plants. Planning meals at this busy time of the year really helps to keep me on track and organized. I like to use as many garden vegetables and grill outside when we can. If you don't have a home garden, then you will find great vegetables at your local Farmers Market to help you with your meal plans.

Whats For Dinner Next Week, 7-15-18 at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Full Plate Thursday, 388


We got some much needed rain that has cooled us down a bit, so we get to have our party on the patio today. We are in full swing of great garden vegetables this time of the year and all the wonderful bounty that we get to bring to our tables. We have 14 fantastic features from last week that I hope you will take the time to enjoy! As always I am sure looking forward to your post that you will be sharing with us today. Thanks so much for being a part of Full Plate Thursday and lets get this party started!

Full Plate Thursday, 388 at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Cheesy Jalapeno Bacon Cornbread


Cornbread is a staple here at the cottage so we like to change it up and spice it up just have fun with the flavors. The cheese and jalapeno in this recipe is a great combination then add the crisp bacon and that sends it over the top. Since I developed this recipe it has become one of our favorites. If you are a cornbread lover this recipe will be a must try for you and your family.
Cheesy Jalapeno Bacon Cornbread at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Monday, July 9, 2018

Grilled Spicy Pork Chops


These Grilled Spicy Pork Chops have the best flavor of any grilled pork chop that I have ever had. Now I have had a lot of pork chops in my day, but really these are fantastic! Its the rub that makes them so flavorful, they look burned on the outside but they are not, it is the rub, inside they are so tender and juicy and that flavor is deep into the chop. We are paring them with some grilled peaches today to make this a very special plate of goodness!

Grilled Spicy Pork Chops at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Saturday, July 7, 2018

Whats For Dinner Next Week, 7-8-18

Our 4th of July Celebration was awesome, and now it is really quiet after all the fireworks stopped and the visitors have returned to their homes in the city. We are under a burn ban in our county and it is hot here. We are going to keep our meal plans cool and simple, trying to just take it easy this week. I will be doing a little canning this week to try and preserve some of the harvest of our summer garden.

Whats For Dinner Next Week, 7-8-18 at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Full Plate Thursday, 387


Hope you have had a fantastic 4th of July Celebration! We enjoyed parades, great food and fellowship with old friends and family! It is very hot here and I am just looking for a cool spot to have our special gathering, come on back we have the coolers going on the porch and lots of ice cold lemonade. I am looking forward to seeing what you are sharing with us today so lets get our party started!

Full Plate Thursday, 387 at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Blackberry Swirl Frozen Pie


We are having a fantastic blackberry harvest this year and the berries are exceptionally sweet this year. We do love our blackberries and always look forward to the harvest and the opportunity to develop some special treat with the berries. This year our special blackberry treat is this awesome Blackberry Swirl Frozen Pie. It has a delicious lemon base with our special blackberry jam swirled into the pie to make this an exceptional pie. You can pull this make ahead pie from the freezer for your unexpected guest. This is a wonderful dessert that I hope you enjoy as much as we have this is a great garden to table keeper!

Blackberry Swirl Frozen Pie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Monday, July 2, 2018

Cheesy Onion Burger

My husband and I really enjoy grilling burgers and developing different recipes that are full of flavor. One of our favorite burger recipes that we have developed is our Cheesy Onion Burger. This burger is easy to put together we just add our garden onion, lettuce and tomato with some cheese, plus a great surprise in the center. This is a burger that our friends and family always come back for seconds.

Cheesy Onion Burger at Miz Helen's Country Cottage