The giveaway packages are in the mail and en route to Amy and Nancy ~ the two winners of A Farmer’s Daughter cookbook and giveaway! Congratulations again, you two!

Thanks to all of you who entered, and for making this a fun event for both Dawn and me!


So for those who didn’t win but still want some cooking inspiration, you can either buy Dawn’s cookbook :) or follow some of the links here. I’ve been trying a few new recipes lately, so here’s another foodie post with some link love!

Chicken Taco Salad

photo credit: tasty kitchen

Fabulous, fabulous recipe. This can be an all-in-one dinner, or I’ve served fajitas as the main dish and this as the side, or this as the main dish and chips & salsa on the side. The flavors in this dish are amazing. But hey, it comes from the Pioneer Woman herself, so it has no other option. :)

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas
photo: reynolds

My sister Ervina told me about this recipe about a year, and I’ve made it so many times since then. It’s super easy, and super good ~ what’s not to like about that? I’ve served this with rice and refried beans on the side for a bit of extra, or it’s good by itself too for a quick supper.

 Mozzerella Caprese Quiche

photo: origins farm

I didn’t follow the exact recipe, but I used the tomato/basil/mozzarella combo with a bit of feta cheese as well, and it was AMAZING. I love basil, but I snipped it in small pieces instead of big leaves as shown. This I love as a breakfast or luncheon food.

Shepherd’s Pie with Garlic Mashed Potatoes

photo: tasty kitchen

This is good old-fashioned comfort food, and it really was good. :) Sometimes my kiddos don’t always appreciate a new gourmet recipe and the unique ingredients I love so much. But this is one that is so great for kids too.

Bowtie Chicken Alfredo

photo: tasty kitchen

This is another recipe from Ree, and she does not disappoint. Chicken Alfredo is a common recipe, and not difficult at all. But the farfalle pasta and a bit of white cooking wine sets this apart from the rest and adds a great new flavor to a traditional recipe.

Strawberry Creme Crepes

Strawberry Creme Crepes Recipe
photo: taste of home

I made these for a baby shower, and while they were a bit time consuming for 50 people, the first bite made it all worth it. :) The great part about these is that the crepes can be made ahead of time and even frozen. This is definitely a keeper recipe.

Favorite Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

photo credit:

It’s rather beyond me why someone [i.e. my husband] would choose an oatmeal cookie over a chocolate chip, but hey, he does. So I may as well may a bangin’ one, right? :) The photo does NOT give credit to the cookies. They look much better in real life. Maybe also because I roll them in white sugar before baking them, a personal addition to the recipe. The key is in the baking time, ensuring not to overbake them.

And, last but not least, we’re beginning the season of all things PUMPKIN!

My first new recipe of the season was a great delight.
I’ve already made it three times in three weeks. :)

Starbucks Pumpkin Pound Cake

photo: something swanky

The description caught my eye, and it did not disappoint. It does indeed taste exactly like the Starbucks pound cake. Wowsers. It is perfect with coffee for dessert. Or breakfast. Or snack. :)

Happy weekend, all!


11 thoughts on “From the Kitchen – September Edition.

  1. Krista

    I like knowing what other ladies are cooking in their kitchens. :) I’ve been stuck in a rut lately and need some fresh ideas!

  2. Audrey

    how did i miss your giveaway?! oh well, i wouldn’t have won, anyhow. :)
    the food here is making me hungry. i need to get more inspired in the kitchen!

  3. Shannon

    Oh I love food posts… and would dearly love if this would all just show up on my table. :) I am gonna try that Chicken Taco Salad and the pound cake.

  4. Breana :)

    Mmmm….mmm! Looks absolutely delicious!!! :) The Chicken Taco Salad and the Strawberry Crème Crepes look divine….

  5. Gail McNeeley

    Yum, and another yum! I may try a few of these! OH, and my hubby chooses oatmeal cookies over chocolate chips, also. Which is fine with me because then there are more of my faves for me and more his for him!

  6. amber

    your kitchen post always inspire me and after 2 weekends in a row of being out of town and crazy busy days in between that i’m ready to get back at it and start making some yummy, healthy meals again for my fam. there just comes a point where you’ve had enough fast, processed, drive thru foods and need homemade~

    the bowtie pasta caught my eye since i’m a sucker for pasta AND love ree drummond. i don’t own her cookbook but anytime i want a recipe for a new dish i always check out her site first.. i think that lady’s made everything in the world there is a to make!! and her dishes are simple – and the step by step pictures are so helpful. i like to see what it is i’m supposed to be making. :))

    have a fab week ahead, girlfriend. look forward to hearing about your family vacay. i know it was wonderful~ xo

  7. shellynissley

    Quiche and Starbucks Pumpkin Pound Cake cooling on the counter as we “speak”. I’m telling you . . . You may not, not, not say that you aren’t great in the kitchen. You still don’t have to love it has much as I do, but *hello* . . . all that food you served up last week was!!! The chicken taco salad and fajitas and chips and salsa are on my menu for next week, and didn’t get made already this week because husband was gone several days! I decided on my drive to Greenville, that I love both quiches a LOT, but on that drive in particular, the basil & mozz/tomato/feta one was still my overall favorite. Maybe it’s better cold than the other one? So just thought I’d throw that out there since we were trying to decide earlier which we like best. :) Ok, and what else? Oh yes, the pumpkin pound. Hmmm. Yup, that was fabulous and I think husband will love it as much as I. Also want to try my hand at that omelette roll and the pumpkin creme brulee. Sigh. What good food you make.

    1. The Cottage at 341 South Post author

      Okay, so you just made this Non-Culinary Woman’s day with all your flattering comment. I better watch it or I might hit earth pretty hard. :) Ha ha! All that to say, I LOVED having you here, and it was a pure DELIGHT to prepare food in my kitchen for you. While cooking may not be my first love in itself, I do LOVE to serve those I love with food, so maybe that helps balance it all out! And I think I agree too – I loved that basil/mozzerella/tomato quiche best too. Those flavor combinations are some of my favorite ever! xoxo

  8. Shelly

    I can’t count how many times I have revisited this post to get these recipes. I MUST start bookmarking, or better yet, PRINTING them out to keep in my recipe folder. Just now I am putting chicken and co in the crockpot for fajitas tonight . . . And in so doing will hopefully reduce dinner-time stress by about 95% compared to last night. :) love and MISS you!

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