Showing posts from September, 2019

Slow Cooker Pepper Steak

If you are coming home from a busy day, the smell of this Slow Cooker Pepper Steak will greet you at the door. This is a easy recipe to put into the cooker and let it do the work for you while you are busy with other task. The flavor of this recipe is delicious with a perfect blend of spice and liquid. The steak is so tender it can be cut with a fork and the gravy, oh my goodness it is fantastic!

Whats For Dinner Next Week,9-29-19

We are going to have a very special week here at the cottage. Our daughter from Colorado will be here for a visit. I have already asked her for some of her favorite recipes that will go on the meal plan. It is really a lot of fun to cook the favorites when family and friends come for a visit. Meal Plans are very important when we are expecting guest, it just helps to keep everything more organized so I can spend more quality time with our special guest.

Full Plate Thursday,451

Welcome To Full Plate Thursday And Welcome Fall!  I love it when we transition into fall and begin to enjoy all of the favorite fall recipes. The decorations on the tables turn to pumpkins and fall leaves, and the fall colors are just beautiful as the trees show off their colors. We are showing off our Top Ten from last weeks party today, the readers have made the choice with page views. There are ten wonderful post from some very talented bloggers so be sure and stop by to say hello to them. Thanks so much for coming today, I always look forward to this party time with you and can't wait to see what you will be sharing today!

Tex Mex Breakfast Skillet

Tex Mex Breakfast Skillet is a perfect skillet full of Tex Mex flavor that will satisfy any breakfast or brunch lover. We often times have a late breakfast or brunch on the weekends especially when we have guest. This skillet has a great potato base, with Tex Mex spice, some eggs, tortilla's and it's delicious! This is a recipe that goes in one skillet and everyone needs to get to the table because it sure won't take long before it is served. 

Pumpkin Blondie's

My Pumpkin Blondie's are a very special treat. This could easily be a snack cake, it is so moist and the flavors of pumpkin and special spices make this a great recipe. I made this batch of Blondie's for a committee meeting and did not have a single one left, they really are that good. So if you are serving them for a function be sure and put one back for yourself, you may not have enough. 

Whats For Dinner Next Week,9-22-19

We got some nice rain, certainly not the 43 inches that Winnie Texas has had. We have friends that have gone to the coast to help evacuate folks. The rain has brought cooler temperatures giving us a true feel for fall. According to the calendar tomorrow is officially fall. I have been looking at Slow Cooker recipes, Instant Pot recipes and some delicious fall recipes to go on or meal plan for the week. I am starting my fall pantry inventory, making sure that I am stocked up with the staples that I use the most in the fall. We live in the country so we can't always just run up to the store on the corner, the store on the corner is several miles away, next I will inventory the freezer to make sure that we will have plenty of the frozen foods that we use the most of in the fall. 3 major items that I check out before starting a weekly meal plan is the weather, pantry and freezer inventory.

Full Plate Thursday,450

Welcome to Full Plate Thursday, I am so happy you came to the party today! We are so excited that we got some rain and it has cooled down a bit, so you can join me on the screen porch today for the party. We are going to have so many great fall recipes, table decor and food related post today and I can't wait to see what you will sharing with us. Thanks so much to the talented bloggers who are featured today and I sure hope you will stop by and visit their blog. It is always good to see you here at the party and thanks so much for coming today!

Kyleighs Cinnamon Cookie Bites

My Great Granddaughter Kyleigh recently came for a end of summer visit with my Granddaughter Tiffany. We thought it might be fun to create a new recipe and do a little baking. Kyleigh is 15 years old and although she is a native daughter of Texas she has lived most of her life in New York. She lives about 1-1/2 hour from New York City. She will be a sophomore in High School and a star soccer player. When she gets home from soccer practice and school she usually has very healthy snacks, however you know what happens at Grandma's (Gigis, that's me) house, sure thing you get cookies if you want them!

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

I can't think of to many recipes that bring as much comfort as Chicken and Dumplings. This recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings gives the same flavor as old fashioned Chicken and Dumplings without the labor intensive preparation of that recipe. Just put this in the slow cooker and later in the day the magic happens, just add the dumplings and before to long you have a bowl of delicious goodness! This is a perfect family meal and goes great to a covered dish event.

Whats For Dinner Next Week,9-15-19

I get to sit on the screen porch today in a nice cool breeze to make this meal plan. Not only is it cooler we got RAIN and I am so excited about that! It sure helps to get in the mood for fall when it starts to cool off a bit and more of a taste for some awesome fall meal plans. Even Max got excited about the rain and found the nearest mud whole to inspect, keeping in mind that Max is all white, yes it was fun. I need to get busy on this meal plan or I won't have it ready for you!

Full Plate Thursday,449

I am so excited to see you today at Full Plate Thursday! We are beginning some of our fall canning and end of summer preserving. We are having to irragate the grounds and gardens as we need rain and cooler tempartures. We are thrilled every week to present these wonderful talented bloggers post as features at our party. I sure hope that you will take the time to stop by and tell them hello! Thanks so much for coming to the party, I can't wait to see what you will be sharing with us today, I look forward to our party every week, we have such a special Thursday community, each one of you are very special to me!

Apple Zucchini Bread

Apple Zucchini Bread gives me a chance to use some of the beautiful Zucchini from our garden and mix with some apples, makes this wonderful recipe. This bread is very moist and we added some pecans to bring in that nutty flavor to make this a very rich bread. This is a delicious garden to table recipe that will be a hit in any season, but is a great transition into fall and winter. Make an extra recipe for the freezer, it will keep for about 3 months.

Slow Cooker Asian Broccoli and Beef

This recipe for Slow Cooker Asian Broccoli and Beef is a perfect Asian dish for a very busy day. I have been a meal planner since my early days of homemaking and publish our cottage meal plan every week on this blog. I can look at my calendar and know that on a certain day I will need a great recipe like this one to lighten the load in the kitchen and have dinner on the table for my family before midnight. We serve our flavor filled recipe in one bowl which makes it even better.

Whats For Dinner Next Week, 9-8-19

Welcome September and it is coming in with a hurricane and a very busy time. All the kids are back in school now and Friday Night Football will be underway this week, a really big event in our part of the country. Just like the calendar change, our menu's begin to change as well with a little more of a taste for those warmer spices and cozy food. The calendar say's fall is here but our temparture says it is still summer. I can't wait to have some of the old favorites this week as we move into a new season.

Full Plate Thursday,448

Welcome to Full Plate Thursday and Welcome September! Hope you had a great Labor Day weekend and enjoyed lots of delicious food. We have some fantastic features from last weeks party and I sure hope you will have the time to visit these talented bloggers. I am ready for fall and all the great fall flavors and colors and we always look forward to all of the recipes, table decor, and food related post that you share with us each week. Thanks so much for coming to the party and lets get it started! If You Are In The Path Of Hurricane Dorian We Are Thinking Of You and Sending You Our Prayers Stay Safe!

Cheesy Potato Bake

My Cheesy Potato Bake recipe is made from the boiled potatoes that I keep on hand in the refrigerator. I love to keep products like boiled eggs, chopped fresh vegetables, boiled potatoes and other ingredients prepared and ready to go in the refrigerator. It sure helps speed the recipes and meal preparation time along. This recipe is so easy to prepare and is just delicious with a cheesy and crispy outside and a nice soft inside. This is a dish that will make a great side for any meal, just be sure and make enough because they will all want seconds.

Retro Pork Chop Dinner

This was one of my Mothers favorite Sunday recipes. She would put her recipe together in the heavy dutch oven. bake it then it would be ready to set on the table when we came home from church. I can still remember the smell when we would open the door, it was wonderful! It is the ultimate one pot meal with all the flavor of a delicious blend of ingredients. As time went along I made this dish for my family and I still make the recipe, it is just one of those Retro meals that we grew up with and passed on to our family. We recently had dinner with our daughter and guess what we had, it was the Pork Chop Dinner, I guess you could say it is a favorite at our house!