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Monte Cristo Sliders

Our Monte Cristo Sliders are delicious with every flavor of the Monte Cristo Sandwich. It takes no time to make this recipe and these sliders will be on the serving table. We make these with ham, turkey, a gooey cheese, special sauce,a delicious fruit preserve on a special little slider bun, baked in the oven and topped with confectioners sugar, no wonder they are so good! These sliders will be great to serve for any gathering where we want to serve a little something. We have served these for many occasions and they are really a big hit everytime.


Whats For Dinner Next Week, 8-30-20

I remember when I was a young homemaker and began making meal plans for the week, I would keep them in a book with my recipes. I laughed at myself this week as I realized that I still do the same thing. I make my meal plans then gather the recipes and keep them all in the same book, so they are ready to go. The only difference is that today, I am sharing them all with you and sure hope that you are finding some kind of inspiration for your meal plans!
This week as I write this post we are so grateful that our Granddaughter and her family made it through Hurricane Laura. They were unable to evacuate from their location about 65 miles outside of Lake Charles, LA. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who lost so much in this storm.


Full Plate Thursday,499

Welcome to Full Plate Thursday and our Top Ten Week! On the last week of the month we always feature the Top Ten Views from the last weeks party and this is it! Wow this month has flown by doesn't seem possible for us to be going into our last party of the month. We are busy here at the cottage starting to get ready for the fall projects, and beginning to transition to fall with decor and our food. I love watching the transition to a new season here at the party as all of you begin to bring more foods for the new season. I sure look forward to seeing you each week and can't wait to see what you will be sharing with us. Hopeing All Of Our Friends On The Coast Will  Stay Safe In The Coming Storms!


Retro Lemon Ice Box Pie With Nilla Wafer Crust

This Retro Lemon Ice Box Pie with Nilla Wafer Crust is a very common pie in the south. Just about every family has their own recipe and all of them will vary somewhat. My Mother made this recipe and as a young homemaker I continued to make the same recipe. As time went along of course we would tweak the recipe somewhat, but this is the recipe that we finally called "The One"! We have a great Nilla Wafer Crust, lovely lemon filling and our mile-high meringue. Our family loves this pie and hope you will like our recipe, it will most likely be very close to the one you have.


One Pot Chicken Piccata Spaghetti

One Pot Chicken Piccata Spaghetti is a delicious creamy chicken piccata with delicate seasons and a great flavor. Prepared in one pot makes this a great recipe for a family dinner that is easy to prep and cooks up in a short time to get on the table for a hungry group. When I was a young homemaker and beginning to cook for my family we called these recipes one dish dinners, and it is still a one dish dinner. We just add some garlic bread and a salad and it is a great dinner.


Whats For Dinner Next Week, 8-23-20

Meal Planning for many of you has taken on a whole new look this week with school starting and some of your beginning home-schooling. I know that some families are really struggling with how to manage all of these changes and still make good meal plans for the family. When we had kids in school one of the things that helped me save time and money was being able to make my meal plans for the week. I am still making those meal plans and sharing them with you each week and hoping that you may find a new recipe or an idea that you can use for your family.


Full Plate Thursday, 498

Welcome To Full Plate Thursday! With just 2 weeks left in August some folks are getting in some last-minute R&R before the fall rush begins, others are getting ready to start school. This year our school starts are very different, starting at different times, some not starting at all and others attending virtual classrooms at their home. Some of our food ideas begin to turn to weeknight family meals, afterschool snacks and food budgets to help feed the family. We have some great features from last weeks party that we are sharing with you and hope that you will stop by these talented bloggers and say hello! I can’t wait to see what you will be bringing to share with us at the party, Thursday’s are so special!


Garden Vegetable Biscuits

We really enjoy a nice skillet full of biscuits and our Garden Vegetable Biscuits bring a special addition to that recipe list. A basket full of late summer vegetables will help produce these very tasteful rustic biscuits. This recipe will make you think your Grandmother made the biscuits just for you and your family, they are delicious. This biscuit recipe is so light and fluffy with a nice light brown top and vegetables hiding on the inside. These biscuits have lots of surprises and can be served with any meal to make it very special!


Retro Chicken Fried Steak & Gravy

Retro Chicken Fried Steak & Gravy has been a favorite in our family as long as I can remember, (which is a very long time). Today when we have this recipe it is a real treat, since we don't eat that many fried foods anymore.  This steak is very crispy on the outside with a tender inside with some creamy gravy over the top, just delicious. The South is full of recipes for Chicken Fried Steak & Gravy, but this is our recipe that we have come to love through the years. This recipe takes us down a real memory lane with lots of good times with family and friends.


Whats For Dinner Next Week, 8-16-20

Meal planning early today, it is 7:00 am and already 82 degrees on the screen porch. The little birds are really busy getting seeds from the feeder and bathing in the bird bath, I just love watching them. Our garden is just about done for the summer season, not much survives in this heat that will be well over 100 degrees by this afternoon. It may be time to head to the lake for a cool dip and catch a few fish for dinner, we will see what I can catch, sometimes it even gets to hot for the fish.


Full Plate Thursday,497

Welcome to Full Plate Thursday, it is always so good to see you here. We have been celebrating here at the cottage, my husband is Covid Free and was able to go back to work this week. He was so excited to be able to put all this behind him and move forward. We want to thank all of you for your thoughts and prayers during the 28 days that we were quarantined with his Covid 19 virus. Thank you God I did not get the virus; I am so grateful! We have some great features here today from last week’s party and hope that you will stop by these talented bloggers to say hi! I can't wait to see what you are bringing to the party today so let’s get this party started!


16 Favorite Peach Recipes

I always look forward to peach season and all the wonderful peach recipes to use with fresh peaches. I grew up going to the peach orchard with my Grandmother and standing in a chair next to her in the kitchen while she created the most delicious peach recipes. Some of those same recipes are still some of our favorites today and we are including them in our collection of peach recipes today.


Easy French Toast Recipe

We just love French Toast here at the cottage, but we don't always have a lot of prep time to make it. I really like this recipe because it has a custard base that is very rich and delicious. You and your family will be sitting down to enjoy this French Toast in a short time. We always try to garnish with fruit in season to give it a very special topping. For a quick breakfast or a weekend brunch this is a great recipe to try for French Toast.


Whats For Dinner Next Week, 8-9-20

Making meal plans this week with a little more spice because we don't have to be so careful about my husbands diet, he is Covid free at last!!We are still celebrating here at the cottage he finally got a negative Covid 19 test and will be returning to work next week. We are so grateful that he never did have to go to the hospital and although it took him 4 weeks to heal, he finally did. We want to thank all of you for your positive thoughts and prayers these last 4 weeks, we really appreciate all of you!


Full Plate Thursday,496

It sure is good to see you today, we are all out under the fans staying cool in the August heat. We have some great features from last weeks party today that I hope you will take the time to visit, these are great bloggers that you will want to get to know. We have moved right into August mode here at the cottage which is to seek cool spaces and sip iced sweet tea or maybe a lemonade so come on back and join us. I can't wait to see what you will be bringing to the party today, we always look forward to see you at the party!


Old Fashioned Peach Crisp

When I was a young girl I remember going to the orchard with my Grandmother to gather fresh peaches. I still remember the wonderful fresh smell of the peaches  as we would gather them into the basket. Then back in my Grandmothers kitchen she would make the most delicious peach crisp, oh my goodness the smell of that crisp. Then that first bite of crisp just out of the oven, my Granmother would pour a little fresh cream from the morning's milking onto the crisp. Thinking back on it now, it was a little piece of heaven. This is the recipe that has been passed down to me through the years and although it didn't come out of my Grandmothers wood burning stove, it is still a delicious recipe!


Lemon Chicken & Veggie Kabobs

Lemon Chicken & Veggie Kabobs is a very special grilling recipe that we really enjoy preparing at the cottage. It is almost the entire meal right here on these skewers. We have a great marinate for the chicken and one for the veggies that makes this combination such a special flavor. One fun thing about preparing a ka bob is that whatever you have on hand will work, because it will taste amazing! This is a great recipe that we sure hope you enjoy!


Whats For Dinner Next Week, 8-2-20

It's August and time to look for a cool spot to get out of the heat, just sit in the shade and sip some sweet tea. We still have some garden vegetables that will harvest, but the harvest is slowing down as the heat will just be to much for the vegetables. I always think of my Grandmother when planning meals this time of the year. She would have great fresh vegetables on the table for every meal. We are still working hard to preserve as much of our harvest as is possible, and those vegetables taste really good when the snow is on the ground in the winter.
Pork and Peach Kabobs
El Rancho Corn Salad
Zucchini & Caramelized Onion Galette


Coca-Cola Sheet Cake With Coca-Cola Frosting
Garden Chili
Left Over Coca Cola Cake With Coca Cola Frosting
Tex-Mex Tuesday Slow Cooker Mexican Pot Roast Tacos

Garden To Table Canned Salsa