Thursday, November 8, 2018

Hot Water Cornbread

Hot water cornbread is a mixture of cornmeal, flour and boiling water mixed together, shaped into small patties and cooked in a skillet with hot oil. 

Hot Water Cornbread is a favorite in our house. I actually call it lazy cornbread because it only calls for a few ingredients and takes minimal time to make. It was about 30 years ago when I got my first taste of  these delicious cornbread patties and I've been making them ever since. 

Hot water cornbread is also known as corn pone, hoecakes, and poor mans cornbread because it doesn't require any baking powder, milk or eggs. Hot water cornbread was quite popular during the depression era. I wasn't around back then, but I did eat the meals my mother grew up on during the depression. 

Sunday, November 4, 2018

November Menu - Menu Plan Monthly

Hi everyone!!!! 🍁🍂 Fall is finally here in North Texas and the temperature is continuing to drop each week. I'm so glad summer is finally behind us. Today I have my November Menu Plan for you. I have also included my Thanksgiving Menu and a few meals I will be making using holiday leftovers, so all in all November looks like a delicious month. Any recipe noted with {New} are the recipes I plan to make and will post in the near future. I hope y'all find something you like. 

Sunday, October 21, 2018

My Texas Table - 20 Of My Favorite Halloween Sweets & Treats


Happy Sunday  friends!!!  

I hope you're having a great weekend?  Today is a beautiful-sunny 65 degrees here in North Texas, so Fall is definitely in the air. We had non-stop rain for the last week, so I'm glad it's finally come to an end. Today I took full advantage of  our wonderful weather, I opened all of the windows to enjoy the breeze, laundered all of our bedding, hung it on the clothes line to dry, caught up on my Little House series, worked on the computer and was even able to can a batch of vanilla - peach jam, so all in all it's been a very productive day.  

Halloween is just around the corner, so it's time to start thinking about all things, spooky, yummy, and fun. This is my favorite time of year and I love whipping up festive Halloween treats. If you're looking for a few simple sweets and treats, I got you covered with 20+ of my favorite Halloween recipes, perfect for parties, get-togethers or for a Kid-friendly Halloween meal. I hope you find something you like in this months issue of My Texas Table.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Blackberry - Jalapeno Pepper Jelly

Beautiful in color and sweet with heat, this homemade blackberry- jalapeno jelly is delicious served on top of crackers with cream cheese.   

Today' recipe is for an amazingly delicious Blackberry - Jalapeno Pepper Jelly. I love making pepper jelly with garden peppers. Every spring and summer I plant peppers and every year I make pepper jelly for ourselves and for family and friends. Our summer garden has just about dried up, but our jalapeno and bell peppers are still going strong. For some reason my pepper plants seem to do better when September comes along and the temps drop down from the triple digits.   

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

My Texas Table- My 20 Favorite Apple Recipes!


Happy Wednesday friends!!!  

I hope you're having a great week thus far? I usually post my newsletter on Sundays, but it's been pretty busy around our house. Between visiting family and working extra hours at work, I'm finding it hard to get everything done. Thank goodness the weekend is just a few short days away. 

Saturday is also the first official day of 🍁🍂 Fall, so I plan on staying home, decorating for fall and catching up on some much needed rest. The weather is beginning to change here in North Texas. We're still in the upper 80's and low 90's, but honestly, I think the 100 degree temps are far behind us.

Even though the fall weather hasn't officially arrived, I’m still choosing to embrace the season. When I think of Fall 🍎 apples and pumpkins come to mind, so to kick off  apple season, today's newsletter is filled with 20 of my favorite apple recipes!