Pork

30 Minute Pork Stir Fry

This 30 minute pork stir fry is full of flavor and so easy to make.

This post was sponsored by Smithfield as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. It’s time for a 30 minute pork stir fry. This is such a busy time of the year with all the holiday preparation, cooking and shopping to do.  To combat…

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…

Cranberry Pecan Stuffed Pork Loin Filet

This cranberry pecan stuffed pork tenderloin is a perfect choice for a busy weeknight OR a special occasion. thegardeningcook.com

Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield® Marinated Pork. It’s time for a Cranberry Pecan Stuffed Pork Loin Filet. This cranberry pecan stuffed pork filet is the perfect comfort food recipe for a cool fall evening. This Cranberry Pecan Stuffed Pork Loin Filet is full of the taste of autumn. It has a…

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…

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. Do you feel like a trip to the Bayou?  Well, perhaps we can’t do that, but we can surely imitate the cuisine of…

Bacon Jalapeño Cheese Bread

Bacon jalapeno cheese bread

Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. The opinions and text are all mine. It’s time for some bacon jalapeno cheese bread, folks! This bacon jalapeño cheese bread makes the perfect choice to serve with hearty stews, as a breakfast bread or with a hot bowl of soup. My husband loves…

One Pot Creamy Spinach Sausage Fettuccine Recipe

spinach sausage fettuccine recipe

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Aidells. The opinions and text are all mine. It’s time for creamy spinach sausage fettuccine! This One Pot Creamy Spinach Sausage Fettuccine dish will be the delight of your family. I love fettuccine, my whole family loves sausages, and I love meals that come…

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…

How to Cook the Perfect Holiday Ham

Cooking the perfect holiday ham is as easy as your secret ingredients for the glaze. This recipe is simple to do and tastes heavenly. thegardeningcook.com #ForTheLoveOfHam

Treat your family to a holiday ham this Perfect Holiday Christmas instead of a turkey. This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ForTheLoveOfHam #CollectiveBias For years, our family always had turkey at both Thanksgiving and for our Christmas meal. But a few years ago, I…

Mild Italian Sausage with Drunken Noodles

Italian sausage casserole with drunken noodles

Let’s shake things up a bit with tonight’s dinner – mild Italian sausage with drunken noodles. I’m in the mood for something special tonight and also want to treat my husband.  He’s very fond of Italian sausages and loves them any way that I cook them for him. Tonight, I decided on a mild Italian…

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…

Loaded Potato and Pulled Pork Casserole

Loaded potatoe and pulled pork casserole

This Loaded Potato and Pulled Pork Casserole is the Ultimate Comfort Food. I love making new recipes from things that I have on hand. It makes me feel frugal, and insures that I end up wasting very little food.  Luckily for me, the main ingredient in this loaded potato and pulled pork casserole is some…

Seasoned Grilled Pork chops

Seasoned Grilled Pork Chops

Seasoned Grilled Pork Chops – A Spicy Delight. This recipe for seasoned Grilled Pork chops has a lovely mix of herbs, combined with soy sauce and olive oil. The flavor is deep and rich and they are just delicious. The recipe is very easy to make. Just combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl. …

Pork and Vegetable Fried Rice

Pork and Vegetable Fried Rice

Pork and Vegetable Fried Rice is the Perfect Side Dish for any Asian Meal Pork and vegetable fried rice is a staple of most Chinese restaurants.  But you don’t need to rely on takeaway to enjoy it.  Just make your own.  It is pretty easy to do and tastes great.  Best of all no MSG…

How to Cook Bacon in the Oven

Baked bacon has all of the flavor and so much less fat. It's easy to do too.

Use Your Oven to make Crispy and Delicious Bacon I had friends over for brunch the other morning and, instead of frying the bacon to go with the eggs, I baked it.  I don’t think I have ever had so many postive comments on something that I served.  Ahhh…bacon.    It seems that almost everyone just…

Decadent Lasagne Sandwich Recipe

Decadent Lasagne sandwich

Take Lunch to a New Level with this Lasagne Sandwich Recipe. Looking for something special to serve for a lunch for your friends?  Try this decadent lasagne sandwich recipe.  Lasagne is one of my favorite meals.  I love the layers of goodness the seem to combine so well together.  But lasagne takes quite a long…

The Secret to perfect BBQ Short Ribs

The secret to perfect BBQ short ribs every time: thegardeningcook.com/

My husband is a rib man.  He often chooses them on the menu when we go out to eat.  I make BBQ ribs all the time but normally it is a rack of spare ribs that we cook, since they cook fairly quickly on the BBQ. But there are days that I just feel like…

11 Recipes for a Slow Cooking Summer

These 11 recipes for the slow cooker will save you cooking time and keep your kitchen cool this summer.

I don’t know about you, but i love making crock pot recipes all year round.  In the winter I normally make casseroles and stews in it. During the summer, I still make these recipes but also make all sorts of main courses. side dishes, BBQ food and desserts in it too. Join me for recipes for…

Grilled Rosemary Garlic Pork Chops

Grilled Rosemary Garlic Pork chops

It is that time of the year again – barbeque grilling season!.  Spring has (finally) sprung and if you go for a walk in the evening, most likely, you well be surrounded by the smell of barbeques making their evening meals. We love to barbeque at our house.  We do it all year long.  (every…

Easy Brown Sugar and Garlic Pork Chops

Easy brown sugar and cheddar cheese pork chops with garlic. On the table in less than 30 minutes.

I love easy recipes.  My time is limited and, although I love to cook, sometimes I just don’t have much time to devote to it.   (especially this time of the year when I love being out in the garden.) This recipe for brown sugar and garlic pork chops is a very easy recipe. It is…

My Favorite 30 Minute Meals

In a rush for dinner? Try one of these meals, ready in 30 minutes or less.

On the Table in 30 minutes or less. There never seems to be enough time in the day for me.  Especially during the week. Weeknights are so busy for me.  I am always on the look out for recipes that just won’t take much time after a busy working day.  30 minutes is as much…

Oven Baked Lamb Chops

Lamb Recipes

My husband and I lived in Australia for 15 years. While we were there, we often had lamb which is very commonly found in the grocery stores there. Here, lamb is not so widely available but every year for his birthday, I try to find some, since he really loves it.  (especially with mint jelly!)…

Pork Chops with a Balsamic Rosemary Reduction

Pork Medallions with Rosemary Balsamic Reduction

Ah…the other white meat – pork!    I really love the taste of it but some of the cuts don’t really agree with me.  When shopping I choose very lean medallions of pork, or even cut my own from a pork loin roast, which is what I did for these recipes.   If you are looking…

Pork Roast Stuffed with Mushrooms & Wild Rice

Pork Roast Stuffed with Mushrooms and Wild Rice

There will be no reason to ask your family to have a seat at the table when you serve this delicious pork roast stuffed with mushrooms and wild rice. They will come running!  The recipe is bursting with with flavor from the delicious blend of white and wild rice, mushrooms, onion and garlic. It slices…

Oven Baked Italian Sausage and Peppers

Oven baked Italian sausages and peppers

One of our favorite meals, especially when it is cold, is a big dish of Italian sausages and peppers.  Normally, I cook everything on top of the stove in a frying pan, but for this recipe, I decided to put it all in a baking dish and finish it in the oven. I used yellow…

Bacon Wrapped Pork Medallions

Bacon wrapped Pork Medallions

Bacon and pork – both tasty on their own, but put them together and you have a wowser of a dish.   These yummy pork chops are very easy to make and just plain delicious. They have a lovely blend of spices to flavor the pork and the medallion is wrapped in a slice of…