Succulent Bird Cage Planter – Super Easy DIY Garden Project

Succulent Bird Cage Planter

This succulent birdcage planter can be done in a few hours, but has huge impact on my patio. I just love using household items in my garden in a creative way.  Today’s project is going to be to transform an old birdcage into a succulent birdcage planter. Succulents require very little maintenance and this makes them the…

10 Tips for a Dog Road Trip

10 Tips for a Successful Dog Road Trip

A Dog Road Trip is easy if you follow these 10 easy tips. For my husband and me, summer is a time for family road trips. i have a large family in Maine, and my husband and I love to visit them each year about this time.  And since Baron, our German Shepherd, is a…

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds – Healthy cooking Recipe

How to roast pumpkin seeds for a healthy snack.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds are Easy and a Fun Cooking Project to do. Roasted pumpkin seeds are a healthy and nutritious snack. They are filled with nutritional goodness and are very easy to do and are a great project to do with the kids, when pumpkins are in season. Don’t just throw those seeds away when…

Regrow Your Food From Kitchen Scraps

Regrow food from kitchen scraps

Have you tried to Regrow your food? I love to save money and I don’t like to waste things that can be reused or recycled in another way.  Did you know that many common vegetables are very easy to regrow from ordinary kitchen scraps?   The chart above shows some of vegetables that you can use…

Tuna Lettuce Wraps – Healthy and Gluten Free

Healthy and tasty tuna lettuce wraps

These tuna lettuce wraps are the perfect low carb meal for the busy back to school time of the year. If you are looking for a healthy, gluten free alternative to high carb wraps, try these tuna lettuce wraps. They are very tasty, packed with nutritious ingredients and so easy to make.  I love that…

Uses for Parchment Paper- 30 Creative Ideas

30 creative uses for parchment paper

These 30 creative uses for parchment paper show that the product is not just for baking cookies! I love anything that makes my life easier in the kitchen or around the home.  I’m always on the lookout for products that will help me do just that.  One item that I use all the time is…

Cooking in Parchment Paper to make Fish en Papillote

Cooking fish in parchment paper is a great way to make flavorul, low calorie meals in very little time. thegardeningcook.com

Cooking in Parchment Paper is perfect for tender, low fat foods that taste delicious. Cooking in parchment paper is a method of cooking fish, chicken or other proteins in their own cooking bags. It is also called “en papillote” (French for “in parchment”) or “al cartoccio” (Italian for baked in foil or aluminum.) Typically, folded…

Creative Garden Art

Spray and old watering can purple and plant with pretty flowers for easy garden art

It is easy to create a pop of interest in your yard with garden art made from recycled or inexpensive materials. Garden art can cost an arm and a leg if you purchase it from garden centers.  But this does not have to be the case.  It is easy to create instant interest in the garden by…

Tips for Dealing with Invasive Pests

Do your share to help fight invasive pests

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of the United States Department of Agriculture – Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. The opinions and text are all mine.  It is time for some tips for dealing with invasive pests. Protect your garden and our environment by using these tips for dealing with…

DIY Essential Oil Mosquito Repellent Spray

This DIY essential oil mosquito repellent works wonders on bugs on the patio.

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #StimulateTheSenses #CollectiveBias It’s time to make some DIY Essential Oil Mosquito Repellent Spray! It’s back to Nature time with this home made DIY essential oil Mosquito Repellent Spray. Summer is here. The days are longer and it’s so…

How to Start a Home and Garden Blog

How to start a home and garden blog

Starting a Home and Garden Blog is easier than you might think. If you are like me, you are interested in all things home.  You love to cook, and often find yourself tinkering around in your garden, or doing projects to add to your home decor.  And you are good at them all. Perhaps friends…

My Favorite Daylilies – A Garden Tour

Banana Boogiebait Daylily

Want a spectacular show of flowers in your garden?  Try some of my favorite daylilies. When it comes to versatility, blossoms and easy of care, very few perennials can match daylilies.   They give a magnificent show of flowers, sometimes more than once during the summer season, can be managed by inexperienced gardeners and multiply like…

Daylily Photo Gallery

Daylily photo gallery

Welcome to my Daylily Photo Gallery! Daylilies are one of my favorite perennials.  I started my collection with the common Stella D’oro that is seen by all the road sides in North Carolina and have moved on to more and better flowers.  There is such a variety of bloom style, color and temperament. There are…

No Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bites

no bake peanut butter energy bites

These no bake peanut butter energy bites are a great way to add a nutritious boost to snack time. Are you looking for a really easy to make snack that is both nutritious and super tasty?  Try these no bake peanut butter energy bites. They are simple to make, ready in minutes and pack a nutritious…

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…