Grilled Pork with Strawberry Peach Salsa

grilled pork with strawberry peach salsa

Want some Real Flavor, Real Fast? Try this recipe for grilled pork with strawberry peach salsa. Time to fire up the grill! I just love summer time. It gives me a break from cooking in a hot kitchen by using our grill on the deck. Because we grill out so often in the summer, I…

12 Tips for Summer Time Gardening

Summer time Gardening Tips

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Banana Boat® and OFF!®. The opinions and text are all mine.. Time for some summer time gardening tips. Don’t let the heat keep you from your summer time gardening tasks. Summer has finally arrived for real at my house and I couldn’t be more…

Trench Composting with Kitchen Scraps

How to improve your Soil

No room or time for a compost pile?  Try Trench Composting! Most organic gardeners are aware of the benefits of having compost pile.  Adding kitchen scraps to a bin or mound of decaying plant matter gives the perfect mix of green brown matter to make a compost pile work well. But what can you do…

Propagating Succulents – How-to Tutorial

Propagating succulents

Get plants for free with these tips for propagating succulents. Plants for free – what is not to like about that?  Every time I go to my local garden center, I always check out their variety of succulents. But have you checked out the prices for them?  $4-$5 for a TINY pot is not unusual…

Cajun Style Andouille Sausage Kebabs

Cajun style andouille sausage kebabs

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Aidells® & The Wine Group. The opinions and text are all mine. It’s time for some Cajun style andouille sausage kebabs. It’s time to fire up the grill. These Cajun style andouille sausage kebabs will be the hit of your BBQ party. Do you…

The White Garden – Raleigh Botanical Gardens

This white gazebo is a perfect place to sit and admire the white garden in Raleigh

The White Garden at the Raleigh Botanical Gardens The JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh is a wonderful place to spend a day.   We recently had visitors from the UK who are gardeners, so we took them for a visit. One of my favorite parts of the gardens is the White Garden.  It has a plethora of white…

14 Best Hardy Perennials

14 of my favorite hardy perennials

For color all summer long, try growing these hardy perennials. Budget conscious gardeners have a very good friend in perennials. What is not to like about a plant that comes back year after year and needs very little care and watering after the first year?  There are many types of perennials, from tender types, which…

Coleus Plants – One of my Favorite Annuals for Color

How to grow coleus.

You Can’t Beat Coleus Plants for Summer Color I am always looking for plants to give my garden a burst of color which will last throughout the season.  I plant the normal flowering annuals such as pansies, petunias, zinnias and others.  But there is one variety which gives huge color impact, and is one of…

15 Tips for a Fun Indoor Camping Party & Free Printables

Indoor Camping Party

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. The opinions and text are all mine. It’s time for an indoor camping party! Even if you are not able to camp outdoors, you can still give you kids a great indoor camping party, with these 15 tips, food ideas, and…

Get into the Gardening Spirit with Plant Something Day

May 19 is Plant something day. Find out what other gardening days are celebrated in the Month of may on thegardeningcook.com #PlantSomething #MrsMeyersInspires #ad

Thank you Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® for sponsoring this post and for sponsoring Plant Something Day, as Well. #PlantSomething #MrsMeyersInspires AD Get in the gardening spirit in honor of Plant Something Day.   Do you remember those days from years ago when May baskets were added to a friend’s doorway on May Day, the First of May?…

25 tips to Get Your Garden Ready for Spring

Garden Tips for Sping

Now is the time to get your garden ready for spring. Many areas of the country are still under a blanket of snow, but it won’t be long for most of us to do things to get your garden ready for spring.  Here in NC, depending on how late our winter lasts, that time is…

Chunky Roasted Tomato Vegetable Marinara with Pasta

Roasted Tomato Vegetable Marinara Sauce with Pasta

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SamsClubMag #CollectiveBias  This chunky roasted tomato vegetable marinara will knock your socks off in the taste department! I love to use roasted tomatoes in my sauces.  Roasting them in the oven brings out the natural sweetness of tomatoes and…

Patriotic Table Decor

Patriotic Table Decor

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DipintoMeze #CollectiveBias  It’s time for some patriotic table decor. Get your Memorial Day or Fourth of July entertaining going in style with these patriotic table decor ideas. We’ve all had that moment when our friends or parents decide to visit with no…

Plant Propagation Tips – New Plants for Free

Plant propagation tips - thegardeningcook.com/

Get New Plants for Free with These Plant Propagation Tips If you garden, you will know that the cost of buying new plants can get very expensive over time. But you don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a wonderful garden.  Just follow some of these plant propagation tips and you will…

50+ Uses for Coconut Oil

50 creative uses for Coconut oil

50+ Everyday Uses for Coconut Oil There are few things that are more talked about right now than coconut oil.  It seems as though every time I open a magazine or browse my timeline on Facebook, I am reading about it.  I first started using Coconut oil when I decided to try a Paleo Diet. …

14 Pruning Tips for Great Looking Plants

14 pruning tips

To get the Most out of Garden Plants, Follow these Pruning Tips. If you study the habits of any gardener who has wonderful looking plants and shrubs, you will know that proper pruning is a key to their success.   Done correctly, pruning will add to the beauty of any garden plant or shrub. But done…

Mexican Style Stuffed Peppers – a Spicy Dinner Time Recipe

Mexican style stuffed peppers #TexasPete #SaborbyTexasPete #ad

Liven up the Taste Buds with these Mexican Style Stuffed Peppers. My husband and I often eat out at our favorite Mexican restaurant.  When we do, you can guarantee that at least one of us will have chile relennos. This Mexican staple features chili peppers stuffed with meat and cheese.  Since my husband is the…

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