Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Homemade Plum Jelly

Fresh plums, sugar, pectin, water and butter make up this delicious old fashioned plum jelly.  
Hi everyone, I hope you're having a wonderful Tuesday! Today I have a yummy recipe to share with you. One of the highlights of summer's end is the abundance of fresh homegrown vegetables from our garden and fruit from our fruit trees. When growing season comes to an end canning season soon begins. 

The last couple weeks I have been busy in my kitchen freezing peaches and veggies and canning pickles, jellies, jams and relishes. I have to admit it's a lot of work, but it will be sooooooooo worth it when winter rolls around and my pantry and freezer are filled with summer's bounty. 

Thursday, August 2, 2018

August Menu - Menu Plan Monthly

Hello August and goodbye July!!! Summer is quickly coming to an end (thank goodness), I for one am looking forward to Fall and cooler temps. Granted, it will be closer to October before the weather starts to cool down here in Texas, but every month that passes by is one month closer to Fall. Today I have my August Menu Plan for you. This month's menu is filled with simple family friendly meals and desserts. 

Our vegetable garden is still overflowing with summer veggies, so I have quite a few recipes using fresh potatoes, summer squash, bell peppers, green beans, tomatoes and cucumbers.  Any recipe with (New) noted next to the title are the recipes I plan to make and will post in the near future. I have a couple meals that were carried over from last month that I didn't have a chance to make. I hope y'all find something you like. 

Monday, July 23, 2018

Cinnamon Roll Casserole

This easy to serve Cinnamon Roll Casserole comes together quickly and easily using Rhodes Frozen Cinnamon Rolls and a few pantry staples.  
There's nothing better than the aroma of fresh cinnamon rolls baking in the oven. What's better than fresh, hot cinnamon rolls? Well, this delicious Cinnamon Roll Casserole of course. Fluffy cinnamon roll pieces baked together with eggs, half and half , butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and topped with a cream cheese icing.  Everyone will love this ooey-gooey casserole filled with warm cinnamon rolls. 

Monday, July 16, 2018

My Texas Table Newsletter - No Bake Treats for Summer!

Happy Monday friends!!!  

I normally post my newsletter on Sundays, but we made a quick trip out -of -town, so I was short on time. Hopefully everyone had a wonderful weekend? I know I did!!!! When the Texas temps reach scorching levels, there's nothing more refreshing than a cool and creamy dessert, ice box cake  or no bake treat. If there's one thing I've learned about summer in the south it's best to use the oven as little as possible. Unfortunately, our sweet -tooth knows no season and to keep you from without dessert today I'm sharing some delicious no-bake desserts and treats. From ice box cakes, no-bake cookies, refreshing pies and frozen treats the following recipes will help you beat the summer heat all season long. I hope y'all will find something you like.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Grandma's Homemade Dill Pickles

Learn how to make these crunchy Dill Pickles using pickling cucumbers from your summer garden and a simple brine. 
Use this simple recipe to transform garden fresh cucumbers into crisp, delicious Dill PicklesLast summer was the first year that I made homemade pickles. I always thought it was difficult to do, but I couldn't of been more wrong. 

The first pickles I canned were these Bread and Butter Pickles and then I moved onto Kosher Dills and these delicious Homemade Dill Pickles. I made so many pickles last year that I had plenty to last the entire year and still have extras for family and friends.  

Well, fast forward to this summer and my pickling cucumbers are overloading in my garden yet again. The only pickling cucumbers seeds that I plant is the Ferry-Morse Sow Easy Boston Pickling Cucumbers. The Ferry-Morse Sow Easy are the one brand that I know will grow and produce a high yield of  cucumbers which are perfect for pickling.