Welcome to my table! Gathering family & friends around the table is near to my heart. It’s a place to share delicious homemade foods, celebrate life’s special moments, share the day’s happenings, create memories, & just have fun! I hope “Helen’s Table” will be a place where you'll find inspiration to create these same experiences at your table. I’m saving you a seat!

Thanksgiving day has come and gone....and the age old question of how to reinvent that day old turkey.  Here is a Roasted Turkey and Mushroom Risotto that you'll want to create even when you don't have turkey leftovers!  Serve it with a crusty b

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The Iconic Apple

by Helen Lampkin

What is it about the apple that makes it such an icon?  

Can you think of it as a game changer?

Is it that it has been tagged as the "forbidden fruit" in the Bible?

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Hibiscus Tea Lemonade

by Helen Lampkin

Looking for a lemonade that is not a "me too" lemonade recipe?   This beautiful and delicious Hibiscus Tea Lemonade is the one!  

I was first exposed to Hibiscus tea by my lovely friend Monica who hails from Mexico and knew how well it

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Lemon Blueberry Handpies

by Helen Lampkin

Summer isn't summer without some blueberry delicousness! And who doesn't love a cutie patootie hand pie!  Hopefully you're able to find your blueberry farmer at your local farmers' market and get away with a sweet basket full of goodness.  I alw

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5 "Go To" Summer Recipes

by Helen Lampkin

Summer - is there any more delicious a season?  Here are some of our fave summer recipes, all family approved, that will become part of your "go to goodness" recipe file.

We start with our killer burger that we call 

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Rustic Strawberry Tart

by Helen Lampkin

My granddaughter Caroline is quite the little "baker" so she and I decided that we'd start making tarts together...our first one is for a Mother's Day treat for her mom (shhhhh...don't tell) and we hope you'll want to make it for yours!

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Inspired by all those wood fired pizzas served locally, I decided to see what I could make happen in my humble home kitchen oven...and I must say - do try this at home! The Yukon Gold potato and oven dried tomato combination has a delightful tangy

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Egg Salad Toast

by Helen Lampkin

We've made an egg salad "toast" that you can serve as an appetizer, side or entree depending on the size toast rounds you choose.  It's perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner!

 
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Recipe Spring Cleaning

by Helen Lampkin

Do you find yourself looking for that recipe you saved - always digging through a pile?  Dig no more.  Spring is the perfect time to turn your recipe pile into files!  Here's what I have found works for me, and I hope you'll be inspired to see

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Mocha Caramels

by Helen Lampkin

Chocolate...who doesn't love...and Coffee....we could say "the perfect pair"!  Stir some up for all the sweeties in your life! 

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Game Day Table

by Helen Lampkin

The big "Game Day" is almost here and what everyone is talking about before AND after the game is the food!  Here are a few "must haves" when you gather your peeps!  

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Winter Whites

by Helen Lampkin

Winter white isn't just for wearing!  We're dressing up our tables with white deliciousness. Here are three delightful recipes to get you started.

First -  our winter salad of romaine, endive, pears, and goat cheese drizz

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Need a stylish dessert and an ice cream fix in one dish!  Your guests will swoon over this caramelized banana and spiced pumpkin treat.  Make it your new fall and holiday tradition!

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Tailgating for me goes back to my very early childhood and had nothing to do with food or football! 
 
It did have to do with having older brothers that played Little League Baseball and a dad who was the umpire dressed i

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Cherry Tomato Tart

by Helen Lampkin

There's "yum" at the end of this tomato rainbow. So, don't turn back!

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Green Chile Goodness and a Beloved Family Recipe

Pillowy, pull apart rolls are what Sunday lunch dreams are made of.  At least that’s what I thought as a young child when after church on Sundays my sister-in-law Pat woul

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The Olympics are a global event that bring us together in a way that only the Olympics can.  We love hearing amazing stories about amazing athletes, we love planning our schedules around our favorite events, and we love to cheer for our home coun

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Taco Tuesdays are a favorite family meal theme.  Kids love to eat them, moms love to cook them and no one asks, "What's for dinner".  I think it's fun to sometimes change it up a bit. I've been inspired by Chef Alex at Empellon Cocina in New Yor

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5 Homemade Salad Dressings

by Helen Lampkin

There's no better time than Summer to enjoy delicious homemade salad dressings.  And one of our favorite things to use as a foundation is our salsa!  

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Be Inspired...Do Inspired!

by Helen Lampkin

We're one month into the new year and will you be turning into a “resolution regrets” pumpkin tonight when the clock strikes midnight and January 31 comes to a close?

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Pumpkin Spice Granola

by Helen Lampkin

Warm cinnamon and nutmeg notes, toasted oats, and brown sugary goodness are just the beginning aromas you'll enjoy as your're baking these Pumpkin Spice Granola Bars.  

My husband enjoys a "midnight snack" routinely.  So, to keep him from

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No Ordinary Cheese Dip

by Helen Lampkin

No Ordinary Cheese Dip

By Helen Lampkin

It’s time to revolutionize the way America thinks about cheese dip.  And this is the recipe that can do just t

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You've heard the saying, "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" - but I say "beauty is in the aroma of the roasting green chile"!  And, you won't find a more delicious and simple to make dish than this Hatch Green Chile Stew.  Using My Brother's

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Who's Fancy Who's Not?

by Helen Lampkin

The Summer Fancy Food Show 2014 starts today.  There will be thousands of exhibitors and tens of thousands of attendees. And, it all takes place in New York City.

Hosted by the Specialty Food Association, its members come to exhibit innova

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Make it simple, make it festive.  

Here are 5 easy recipes….using 5 or less ingredients. 

Cinco de Mayo isn't Cinco de Mayo without a great guacamole.  Bring bacon into the dish. .....well then we call it "guca-manly" at our tab

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What's In A Name

by Helen Lampkin

A question I am most asked about our specialty food company, My Brother’s Salsa is “How did you come up with the name” or "Do you really have a brother?" People always want to know what the story is behind the name.  Well, the answer: I do

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Caramels For a Cause

by Helen Lampkin

 

Caramels have long been my sweet tooth downfall.  To make matters worse, my son happens to have a friend, Elliott, who taught me how to make them!  So, needless to say – there is always a “homemade” stash in my pantry. 

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Will black eyed peas be among the dishes on your New Year’s Day table? Those of us who live in the “South” think of it as a true Southern tradition and wouldn’t be without the customary good luck charm on our tables.  But whose “eye”

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