Showing posts from January, 2019

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Welcome to Full Plate Thursday and our Top Ten Features From Last Weeks Party! We always feature our Top Ten Page Views For The Last Week of the month, taken from the last weeks party and we sure do have some good ones this week. I hope that you are staying warm and cozy no matter where you are and if you are here with us, come in by the fire, have a warm cider and lets enjoy some of the great recipes that you will be sharing today. Now lets get this party started! The Link Party Begins At 5:00 P.M. CST Today!

Instant Pot Italian Stew

It finally happened, I got a Instant Pot for Christmas, and I have been having fun! I have used a pressure cooker for years and really wasn't afraid of the pressure and love the fact that I can set the pressure and the cooking time then walk away, whereas with the pressure cooker, it requires a constant watch. It is cold weather here so I thought I would start out with a very simple Italian Stew, it was delicious and sure didn't take very long to prepare, plus it gave me a lot of freedom to take care some something else in the kitchen while it cooked. Thanks so much family, I sure am enjoying this new kitchen toy!

Vintage Sour Cream Pound Cake With Raspberry Sauce

A slice of this vintage sour cream pound cake recipe is the most moist slice of cake that you would every want. I am topping each slice with a nice raspberry sauce making it a very special dessert. Our family vintage recipe came from my Mothers recipe notes, she loved a great pound cake and this one was one of her favorites and one of mine. The raspberry sauce can be served drizzled on top of the cake, it is just delicious!

Whats For Dinner Next Week 1-27-19

Here we are in the last week of January already and it is mighty cold, and will get colder.  When the weather gets this cold I just want to find indoor projects to be involved in. We are still working on our DIY bathroom project and we are almost finished. I have also started going through some of my books, mercy I sure read a lot, but have been reminded that I really don't have space in this tiny cottage for all these books. I will soon  be finished with my January organization projects, in the mean time I get to sit and have a nice cup of tea with you while I make next week's meal plan, so tell me what are you hungry for?

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Oh my goodness it is cold outside, and we need to gather up around the fire to stay warm and cozy. We have some hot cider and hot cocoa to enjoy while we enjoy the fellowship and new recipes that everyone will be sharing today. We really do have some of the greatest cooks on the planet and we enjoy featuring the recipes that you find outstanding every week. I really appreciate you coming to share with us today and hope you will visit some of the other awesome blogs. The Party Opens At  5:00 p.m. CST Today!

Classic Waldorf Salad

Classic Waldorf Salad I often times receive requests for classic, vintage and old fashioned recipes. I have found that families are pretty much the same all over the world, the Grandma, a favorite Aunt, a Mom or Mother In Law made a favorite family recipe and never wrote it down, we have sure had that situation in our family. One of the most requested recipes that I am asked for is "that old fashioned fruit salad recipe that someone in that family made, and would you happen to have one that might be that recipe. I mentor a group of young homemakers and recently this is one of the recipes that they were asking for. Part of the purpose of Miz Helen's Kitchen is to preserve the integrity of our recipes that have been handed down though all of our families, as we help our younger generations become the kind of cooks they aspire to be.

Pizza Casserole

This Pizza Casserole has seven layers of Italian flavor. This casserole is great to serve on a big game day or a Sunday Fun Day. I have taken this casserole to parties and served it to family, everybody loves this casserole. One of the things I love about the casserole is that it freezes well up to three months. I usually put it into serving portions and freeze for individual meals, they are a perfect size for the lunch bag gang. This casserole is a great go-to recipe for a crowd.

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We are expecting some really cold weather this week, so this will sure be a consideration in planning my meal plan this week. I want to get all my products together before the storm comes, I sure don't want to walk to the barn in the middle of the storm for a sack of potatoes from the cold bin. We are so blessed to have our wonderful garden vegetables that provide us with fresh produce the year round. We are just about finished with our bathroom project, and ready to move the things back in, it sure has been worth it, it looks great! Now I will get busy with my garden plot for the season, can't wait to get started on the garden! What are you doing at your cottage this time of the year, when we mostly have to be indoors?

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Welcome to Full Plate Thursday, we are so glad that you could come to the party today. Come on in a find a nice warm chair, have some hot cocoa and enjoy the wonderful food that will be shared today. It is good to get back into a regular routine after all the holidays, and we are sure into a busy one here. We are in a DIY bathroom project, so much fun! I sure hope that you enjoy all the fantastic features from last week, these are great blogs that you will enjoy visiting. I can't wait to see what you will be bringing to share with us today!

Ham and Sweet Pepper Crustless Quiche

I love a great quiche and sometimes can do without the crust. This is a great crustless quiche that is easy to prepare with a delicious flavor. I had a luncheon for a committee meeting the other day and made this quiche. I served it with a simple bowl of homemade tomato soup, lunch was a hit and the ladies loved the quiche. I actually used some of my leftover ham bags from the freezer, with some great sweet peppers, onions and some great seasons, then topped it with some rosemary oranges, it was delicious!

Crock Pot Buttermilk Chicken

I remember eating a smothered buttermilk chicken at my Grandmothers when I was a young girl,it was so tender you could cut it with a fork, and the flavor was amazing. I was to young to think to write the recipe down, but I do recall her mixing some vegetables together with fresh buttermilk and pouring it over the chicken. It would be in the oven of a wood burning stove for hours, then finally she would take it from the oven and bring it to the table, it was delicious! This is an attempt to make my Grandmothers recipe that none of the family recorded, and to all my daughters and Granddaughters now we have one right here.

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I am busy getting this meal plan under way this week, looking forward to using some of the pantry and freezer products that I have on hand. We are busy here at the cottage with a little face lift for our bathroom, just a little paint, tile and new flooring to brighten it up a bit. Like any DIY project in a small space, we have "stuff" everywhere, but it will be worth it once it is finished and I am loving it already. We are having a very easy menu plan this week to give me more time to work on the project. My husband just ask What's For Dinner Next Week, after I told him he said, let's eat!

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Come on in the cottage, get you a place at the table we are sitting near the fire today, it is really cold outside. We are looking forward to seeing all of you today and enjoy some of the wonderful recipes that you will be sharing. It is really good to get back to a routine after the holidays. We have some great features from last week that I have sure enjoyed and hope you will to. I am looking forward to all of the delicious dishes we will share together in 2019!

Slow Cooker Ham and Wild Rice Soup

There is really nothing better on a rainy day than a hot bowl of soup, and our Ham and Wild Rice Soup will sure make the day better. No matter if it is a cold winters rainy day or a lovely spring rain, this soup will sure give you a warm cozy feeling and fill the tummy with a healthy soup. This soup has layers of flavor that will produce a delicious soup filled with wild rice, vegetables and country ham, it is a complete meal! Slow Cooker Ham and Rice Soup just simmering all day to develop fantastic flavor and ready for the family at the end of the day!

Sweet And Sour Cabbage With Smoked Sausage

When we spent some time in Germany one of the dishes that I loved was their sweet and sour cabbage, it was just delicious. My recipe for sweet and sour cabbage with sausage has a southern twist to this classic recipe. We love this dish and I don't have to talk about left overs because there are rarely any left overs. This is one of those southern comfort dishes here at the cottage, that I usually serve with or over mashed potatoes and it is really good with no sides at all.

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Welcome to our meal plans for 2019, a whole new year of planning together every week. Meal planning will allow us to give our families a better quality meal while saving on the family budget and giving us more time to enjoy that family. This week I am taking an inventory of the pantry, it seems to be somewhat depleted after the holiday cooking. We have had so much rain in our area that some of our neighbors have had to temporarily leave their flooded homes. We are very close to the lake here and the water table is very high, the lake is full and there is no where for all that water to go. We are still dry here in the cottage, thank God! Grab a cup of cider and lets get this plan started so we can make a shopping list for the market!

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Welcome to Full Plate Thursday 2019! I am so excited to kick off this year with all of you. I am looking forward to all the wonderful parties we will be having with all of you in the coming year. It is always a lot of fun to see where the blogger food trends for the year will go and more and more bloggers are setting the tends in the food world. We will be having a very special party today with some great features from last weeks party so lets get this party going!

New Years Traditions

As we begin a new year, I begin to reflect on family and social traditions that we enjoy here at the cottage. We have several recipes that we have come to enjoy every New Years Eve and New Years Day, those recipes that have been passed on through the generations. We gather up on New Years Day and watch the parades and big games, just a fun casual day. We will take a look at goals we may want to set for the New Year and reflect back on the year just passed.