Fruit

Orange Bundt Cake with Orange Glaze

orange bundt cake

,My husband loves any type of dessert that is made with fruit.  Lemon meringue pies, orange cheesecakes, apple crumble – you name it, if it has fruit in it, he’ll love it.  This Orange Bundt Cake with a light orange glaze is my latest attempt at pleasing his sweet tooth. There is something just amazing…

Apple Pie Oatmeal Bars

Take a bite of these apple pie bars with ice cream

The Quaker Oats Company as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. It’s time for some apple pie oatmeal bars! It’s fall! For me, that means three months of non stop baking, decorating and general holidaying.  I just LOVE this time of the year.…

Cinnamon Baked Apple Slices

cinnamon baked apple slices

Ever since I was a little girl, apples and pork were flavors that I really loved.  I often make homemade applesauce to go with a pork dish but for tonight’s dinner, I am using apple slices instead.  These cinnamon baked apple slices have a thick brown sugar glaze but is not too sweet, since I…

Grilled Pork with Strawberry Peach Salsa

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 am always looking for new and interesting ways to prepare our meals. And I especially love…

Paleo Nutella Cranberry Baked Apples

Paleo Nutella Baked Apples

Celebrate Nutella Day by Making these Paleo Nutella Cranberry Baked Apples. I love Nutella. I love baked Apples and I love fun celebration days.  February 5 is Nutella day and what a tasty day this is to celebrate. Whoopsie…I’m trying to follow a Paleo diet.  So what am I to do? Nutella has both dairy…

Paleo Hazelnut Butter – AKA Nutella – 12 Ways to Use it.

13 Ways to use Nut Butter - AKA Paleo Nutella - thegardeningcook.com

Paleo Hazelnut Butter is a wonderful substitute for Nutella. Did you know that February 5 is considered Nutella day?  If you love chocolate and hazelnuts, you have likely tried Nutella.  But what happens in you wish to follow a Paleo diet?  Is Nutella a thing of the past for you? Thankfully, that is not the case.…

Paleo Nutella Banana Ice Cream

Paleo Nutella Banana Ice Cream

This Paleo Nutella banana ice cream will tempt the most ardent Nutella fan without a bit of diet guilt. Just because you are trying to follow a Paleo diet does not mean that you have to give up your favorite sweet treats.  This Paleo Nutella banana ice cream is so rich and creamy and, with…

Slow Cooker Spiced Wine with Oranges and Cranberries

It’s time to bring out the big guns for your New Year’s party.  And by big guns, I mean big on flavor, big on appeal and big on festive cheer.  This recipe for slow cooker spiced wine with oranges and cranberries is the perfect way to ring in the New Year at our house and…

Apple Crumble Baked Apples – A Healthy Alternative

Apple crumble baked apples with caramel sauce

Treat your family to these apple crumble baked apples. This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareTheJoyOfPie #CollectiveBias Tis the season for all things yummy.  Unfortunately, that might mean tis the season for extra pounds too! This delicious recipe for apple crumble baked apples gives us…

Chicken Pot Pie – Cinnamon Apple & Pear Salad – Easy Fall Meal

Chicken pot pie with cinnamon apples and cranberry and walnut salad

The Hectic Holidays are made much easier with a Marie Callender Chicken Pot Pie, Cinnamon Apples and Pear Salad. This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PotPiePlease#CollectiveBias ‘Tis the season for easy meals in my house.  I adore this time of the year, but it’s…

Today’s Kitchen Tip – How to Hull Strawberries with a Straw

  Hull Strawberries with a Straw to save waste. Today’s kitchen tip shows how to hull your strawberries with a drinking straw to save the waste that comes with cutting the top off, or the time that it takes to use a knife to hull each one properly.Our family eats strawberries year round.  They are…

Celebrate the 4th of July with a Patriotic Fruit Flag

This patriotic fruit flag is easy to do, delicious and makes a great centerpiece for your holiday table. See how to make it at thegardeningcook.com/patriotic-fruit-flag

Impress your Friends with a Patriotic Fruit Flag. We had friends over for brunch on Sunday, and I wanted to add a festive patriotic accent to our table since the holiday is just a week away. I wanted something that we would eat (I hate wasting food on craft projects unless I plan to serve…

Gluten Free Apple Crumble

Gluten Free Apple Crumble

Treat Yourself to a Gluten Free Apple Crumble. What do you do when you are pining for a pastry style crumble but are following a gluten free diet?  No problem at all with Oat flour and Gluten free rolled oats.  This delicious Gluten free apple crumble is full of flavor but contains no wheat at…

Japanese Fruit Plate – Healthy Gluten Free Dessert

This Japanese Fruit plate is a healthy and delicious low cal Gluten Free Dessert. We had an Asian dinner party recently, and I wanted to end the meal with something light that would finish off the exotic Asian flavors in clean manner. But I still wanted my guests to think of this as a lovely…

Caramel Baked Apples

Caramel baked apples

Printable Recipe:  Caramel Baked Apples. Fall is the time of the year when apples are so plentiful. Apple pie, Caramel Apples, Applesauce and, of course, baked apples.  These caramel baked apples are a super delicious way to end a meal and you won’t miss a normal high carb dessert at all! This caramel baked apple…

Spooky Halloween Mouth Apples

Spooky Mouth Apples - a Halloween healthy snack

Healthy Halloween Snack – Spooky Apple Mouth Treats This is the beginning of months of temptations for both young and old alike.  Why not tempt your child with one of these healthy apple treats instead.   Kids love peanut butter all the time and these spooky treats will make the snack even more tempting.The treats will…

Water Bath for Vegetables & Fruit – Is it Necessary?

Washing vegetables with hydrogen peroxide and water

If you grow vegetables in your garden, it’s probably second nature to give them a wash when you bring them inside. After all, they are growing in the dirt and those that grow on vines often have dust and other particles on them. But what about the fruit and veggies that you purchase in a…

Favorite Strawberry Recipes – Spring time Desserts

Best Strawberry Recipes

Favorite Strawberry Recipes Get a Start on Spring It will soon be time for the abundance of fresh strawberries to start appearing at the farmer’s market. Well, maybe not soon, with the winter we have had but I have a bad case of spring fever. When strawberries are available,  I always buy them in bulk…

Simple Tasty Delight: Sweet & Tart Baked Grapefruit

Baked grapefruit with cinnamon, brown sugar and cloves

I like grapefruit, it is so tart and refreshing. Normally, I just slice it in half and add a bit of Splenda to the top and enjoy it.  Then one of my fans on my Facebook page (waving at Carla Andringa!) suggested that I try baking it with brown sugar and cinnamon.  My goodness, why…

Spun Sugar Poached Pears

Spun Sugar Poached pears

I am normally not one for fancy desserts that take a lot of time to prepare.  I just don’t have the extra time that they require. But this recipe for spun sugar poached pears is one that I don’t mind doing. The end result is so impressive, but the actual process is not really difficult…

Coconut Chocolate Dessert with Grapes

Coconut Chocolate recipe with grapes

Printable recipe:  Coconut chocolate Dessert with Grapes This interesting recipe was submitted by a reader of the website who has their own website called Casa de Retalhos. Regina is a Brazillian who has been living in America for over 18 years.  Her blog is written in Portuguese, but when she does recipes she also writes…

Dark Chocolate Strawberries – DIY Healthy Treat

chocolate covered strawberries

Nothing appeals to me more than dark chocolate strawberries or other fruit dipped in chocolate.  They make me feel as though I am eating something healthy but also have the decadence of a rich dessert. And with Valentine’s day right around the corner, what could  be a more perfect treat than these dark chocolate strawberries…

Food Art – Interesting Food Carving Photos and Info

Food art and Food Carving

Food art is the process in which beautiful models such as animals, Birds, Statues, Faces and other themes, are created using food. The food is either arranged or carved into the desired shapes, and then displayed as an art form. It has been practiced for many years. Some think it even dates back to early…