International Recipes

Pan Seared Halibut with a Butter Dill Sauce

Pan seared halibut with a butter dill sauce

  This post was sponsored by Alaska Seafood as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. It’s time to make some Pan Seared Halibut with a Butter Dill Sauce. This recipe for Pan Seared Halibut with a Butter Dill sauce is a perfect way…

My 10 Most Popular Posts of 2016

See what made the list of the most famous posts of 2016 for The Gardening Cook. This year, household tips, gardening tips and one great recipe made the top 10!

Each year, at the end of December, I take stock of what worked (and what didn’t!) on my blog.  Sometimes, I am surprised when a blog post makes my top 10 list for the past year when I wasn’t expecting it.  Other times, I think “not you again” when a tried and true favorite post…

Sausage Garlic Parmesan Pasta – A Delicious 30 Minute Meal

Sausage Garlic Parmesan Pasta

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Barilla® and Johnsonville®. The opinions and text are all mine.  It’s time for some Sausage Garlic Parmesan Pasta!  My family loves any recipes that have pasta in it, and I love coming up with new ideas to tempt them and see if my latest…

Abruzzese Italian Meatballs and Spaghetti in a Buttery Tomato Sauce

Dig into these Abruzzese Meatballs in a home made buttery tomato sauce

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carando®. All opinions are 100% mine. It’s time for some Abruzzese Italian Meatballs and Spaghetti! Join me for a Taste of Italy with these Abruzzese Italian Meatballs in a home made buttery tomato sauce topped with cheese. I love this time of the year.  My…

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  I love to use roasted tomatoes in my sauces.  Roasting them in the oven brings out the natural sweetness of tomatoes and makes the BEST tasting sauce ever! This chunky roasted tomato vegetable marinara sauce with pasta…

Mexican Style Stuffed Peppers – a Spicy Dinner Time Recipe

Mexican style stuffed peppers #TexasPete #SaborbyTexasPete #ad

Thank you  ¡Sabor! by Texas Pete® Mexican-Style Hot Sauce for sponsoring this post.  #TexasPete #SaborbyTexasPete  It’s time for some Mexican style stuffed peppers! 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…

Mango Salsa and Homemade Tortilla Chips

Mango salsa

Looking for an easy party appetizer? Try this recipe for mango salsa and homemade tortilla chips. Summer is getting closer and that means that grilling season and get togethers are right around the corner. If you are looking for a tasty appetizer to start off your next BBQ, you can’t go past this recipe for…

Light Seafood Piccata with Pasta

seafood piccata

My husband and I love seafood and often choose it when we eat at our favorite restaurants.  But, so many times, the restaurant version is full of heavy cream and lots of butter, which is not so great if one is trying to watch their weight.  This light seafood piccata with pasta gives me all the…

Skinny Ground Turkey Enchiladas

skinny ground turkey enchiladas

It’s Mexican Night at our House with these Skinny Ground Turkey Enchiladas. It’s pretty much guaranteed, in our house, when I ask the question of my husband “where would you like to eat out tonight?” that he will pick one of his favorite Mexican restaurants.   So, it’s also pretty much guaranteed that I have…

Albacore Tuna Rice Paper Spring Rolls with Dipping Sauce

Albacore tuna rice paper spring rolls and Asian dipping sauce

These albacore tuna rice paper spring rolls are light and full of flavor. I love Asian inspired recipes.   They are clean and full of healthy ingredients and so flavorful.  This recipe for albacore tuna rice paper spring rolls rivals the ones my husband and I get at our favorite Thai restaurant. They are light, crunchy…

Easy Parmesan Chicken – Italian Delight!

easy Parmesan chicken

This easy Parmesan chicken recipe is the perfect idea for a busy week night meal. Getting something on the table in a hurry for a hectic weeknight can sometimes be a challenge.  I normally like to cook everything from scratch but there are times when I just don’t have the luxury to do this.  This easy Parmesan…

Crock Pot Jambalaya – Slow Cooker Delight

Crock pot Jambalaya with hot garlic bread

I have eaten jambalaya many times when dining out but this is one of those recipes that I have not made at home. That is, until today.  I tackled this traditional dish by making this crock pot jambalaya and am delighted the way it turned out. It is a nice addition to my long list…

Spicy Szechuan Garlic Pepper Pork Stir Fry

spicy szechuan pork stir fry

No need for takeaway with this delicious garlic pepper pork stir fry. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Smithfield®. The opinions and text are all mine. Can we say sweet?  Can we say spicy?   What a great combination.  I don’t normally care for spicy dishes but when you quiet the…

Savory Chicken Tikka Masala Curry

Chicken Tikka Masala curry

Chicken Tikka Masala Curry is full of Flavor but not too spicy. I love savory chicken curries and I love International crock pot recipes, too.  My husband can take curries much hotter than I can, but I love to combine flavors to give the Indian taste without too much heat.  This recipe for Chicken Tikka…

Caprese Tomato Basil Mozzarella Salad

Caprese Tomato Basil Mozzarella Salad

Add Color to your Dinner with this Caprese Tomato Basil Mozzarella Salad. For me, there is nothing quite like the taste of garden fresh tomatoes, especially those that you have grown yourself.  My tomatoes have just started growing this year and I am really enjoying the sweet taste and freshness of them.  This Caprese Tomato…

Gluten Free Coconut and Cheese Cupcakes

silicone baking cups make clean up easy

Treat Your Family To These Gluten Free Coconut and Cheese Cupcakes. My friend Regina, at Molly Mel, has been baking up some sweets for the upcoming Easter holiday. Aren’t they cute? These Easter coconut and cheese cupcakes will be a nice finishing touch to your Easter dinner, and the kiddies will love them.This recipe has…

Salted Codfish – A Brazilian Easter Favorite

Salted codfish casserole

Salted Codfish Casserole Recipe. Today’s featured recipe comes to us from Regina at Molly Mel.  Regina regularly submits Brazilian recipes for us to sample, but today she has chosen a Portuguese dish that is often served at Easter time – Bacalhoada  – more commonly known as Salted Codfish casserole.  It is served in both Brazil…

7 Recipes for An Asian Dinner Party

7 Asian Dinner party recipes

Join us for an Eco-Friendly Asian Dinner Party with a Leafware Dinner Set. What fun my friends and my husband and I had this weekend with our eco-friendly Asian Dinner Party! I tried out some of my newest Asian recipes with our guests and we had a blast trying the new dishes, drinking wine and…

Brigadeiro – Brazilian White Chocolate Truffles

Today's featured recipe is Brigadiero - white Chocolate Truffles from mollymel.blogspot.com

Today’s Featured Recipe is Brigadeiro – Brazilian White Chocolate Truffles. Today’s featured recipe comes from Regina who blogs at Molly Mell.  Regina has sent us this recipe for Brigadeiro – Brazilian White Chocolate Truffles. Regina tells me that normally Brigadeiro is a brown chocolate covered with brown chocolate sprinkles, but since Valentine’s day is coming,…

Toasted Sesame Teriyaki Chicken

Sesame Teriyaki Chicken

 This Toasted Sesame Teriyaki Chicken will be the hit of Any Asian dinner party. The recipe takes a bit of time.  The marinade is best made and poured over the chicken a day before you plan to make the dish.  It makes the flavors blend so much better.  Then the next day, all of the…

4 Layer Mexican Party Dip

Four Layer Mexican Dip

Printable Recipe:  4 Layer Mexican Party Dip This 4 layered Mexican dip is one of the easiest to make, but don’t let that fool you. The flavor is fantastic.I first got the recipe from my sister in law.  I’ve made this dip with both full fat cream cheese and meat chili, as well as fat…

Mexican Chili Dip – A Crowd Pleaser

Super easy four layer Mexican dip. Ready in a flash and a big crowd pleaser!

Take this Mexican Chili Dip to your Next pot luck party This Mexican Chili dip could not be easier to make.  It is one of my favorite “go to” recipes when I am invited to a pot luck party.  The bowl is empty before the party even gets going.  It is that delicious! I got…

Bean Burritos with Vegetables – Hearty Mexican Recipe

Kidney Bean and pinto bean burritos with veggies.

Bean Burritos Printable Recipe Are you looking for a meatless meal?  This recipe for bean burritos uses a kidney bean and pinto bean combination, which is a nice change from the traditional black bean recipe and is really tasty. My husband and I love meat and other forms of protein, but we also try to…

Mexican Vegetable Casserole with Black Beans

Spicy Mexican vegetable casserole

Enjoy the spicy taste of Mexican Vegetable Casserole This spicy Mexican vegetable casserole combines a host of nutritious vegetables with a blend of spices and cheese to make a hearty and healthy main course dish. Add a tossed salad or some avocado slices and you are done.   I love recipes that make use of what…

Olive Garden Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara Copy Cat Recipe

Copy Cat Recipe: Olive Garden Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara

This recipe for Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara combines a fabulous blend of cheeses with roasted peppers, onions and cream to make a wonderful flavor combination. Carbonara dishes are staples in most Italian recipes and one can see why when tasting the delightful flavor of the dish. The Olive Garden has a great range of Italian inspired…

Fast & Easy Recipes with Only 3 or 4 ingredients

Great collection of easy 3 and 4 ingredient main courses, breakfasts and desserts

Looking for some quick and easy meals that are fast to do, but delicious? These 3 & 4 ingredient recipes are simple to make and let you get dinner or dessert on the table quickly. Easy 4 ingredient eggnog latte. Perfect for the holidays! But don’t let the simplicity of these recipes fool you. They…