Vegetarian Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

stuffed portabella mushrooms

Slimmed Down Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms I love portobello mushrooms in just about any dish. They are hearty and filling and just delicious. This recipe for Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms has been slimmed down to save calories without sacrificing any of the delicious taste. They are easy to make and use A Go Veggie Parmesan and Monterrey…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies – Vegetarian/Vegan

vegan peanut butter cookie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies are a Mouth Watering Treat The combination of chocolate and peanut butter is one of my most favorite sweet treats.  Thiese Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies have a crunchy outer layer of chocolate (cocoa) with a filling of smooth peanut butter.  I always warm them just before eating. They are delicious with…

Vegan Lasagne With Eggplant and Mushrooms

vegan lasagne

Healthy and Delicious Vegan Lasagne This Vegan Lasagne is full of flavor and heart healthy vegetables without all of the fat and cholesterol that a normal lasagne contains.  And at only 300 calories per serving, it is also easy on the waist line. The recipe is not a quick and easy one. Plan on a…

Garden Arbors – Inviting and Relaxing

A collection of Garden Arbors

Garden Arbors – A Walk Through Nature. Garden arbors are set up as walk through areas in home gardens or public parks where one can relax and rest. There are many styles of arbors to choose from. Many are open frameworks which are typically made of latticework or rustic work.  Some also function as a…

Creative Gardening Ideas

Creative ideas on a budget

Thinking Outside the Box with These Creative Gardening Ideas I must admit that I am not a normal gardener.  I don’t enjoy conventional landscape plans. I don’t invest in fancy garden structures or planters.   To me, a garden should show the style of the person who lives near it.  And I love to use…

Corn on The Cob with No Silk Remnants

How to have cook easy, silk free corn on the cob every time.

How to Easily Remove the Silk from Corn on the Cob One of my favorite vegetables is fresh corn on the cob.  And one of my least favorite vegetables is corn on the cob with a lot of silk remnants sticking to it. For years, I would tediously shuck the corn and try to peel…

Grilled London Broil with Spicy Rub and Red Wine

grilled London broil

Grilled London Broil with Spicy Rub and Red Wine – So Delicious! This delicious recipe for grilled London broil is easy to do. Just prepare the rub and marinade and put it in the fridge to let the flavors soak into the meat.  When it is time to cook, just fire up the grill and…

Food Art – Interesting Food Carving Photos and Info

Food art and Food Carving

Inspiring Food Art Creations 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…

Slimmed Down Egg McMuffin – Healthy and Delicioius

Slimmed down Egg McMuffin

Low Calorie Egg McMuffin Makes a Great Breakfast Treat. As with all new years, it seems, I am trying to focus on healthy cooking and losing a few pounds.  I am not much of a fast food junkie, but I do like some of the breakfast items on the menus. This healthier version of an…

Split Pea Soup for Prosperity in the New Year

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Split Pea Soup Brings Money in the New Year – So my Grandmother Says. There is a New years tradition that dates back to the civil war that says that if you eat black eyed pea on New Year’s day it will bring prosperity and luck in the new year to come.  My grandmother revised…

Ziti Pasta with Italian Sausages Swiss Chard and Peppers

Ziti pasta with swiss chard, peppers and Italian sausages.

 Healthy Ziti Pasta with Italian sausages make a hearty meal. Until this year, I had never tasted Swiss Chard. But I planted some on a whim in my vegetable garden this past summer and have discovered that I really love it.  The veggie reminds me of spinach, which I adore, but with a more robust flavor. …

Buttermilk Corn Bread is a Delicious Side Dish

buttermilk corn bread

Buttermilk Corn Bread is Easy and Quick to Make. This recipe for buttermilk corn bread is one that I have made many times and it never fails to please my guests.  It is moist and just delicious with a slight tang from the buttermilk that makes it a great accompaniment to any meal. To make this corm bread…

Butternut Squash Soup with Sherry and Leeks

Butternut Squash soup with leeks and sherry

This Butternut Squash Soup is a Winner. Fall and winter are the times of the year when I make soups, so I am always on the lookout for new recipes each year at this time. This creamy Butternut squash soup is my latest attempt and it was a huge hit at a dinner party this…

Planting Garlic – Fall is the best time to do it.

planting garlic

Planting Garlic in the Fall gives The best Spring Growth Planting Garlic is best done if you do it in the fall. It is easy to grow and gives you bulbs to use in cooking for much of the year.  Be sure to get the heads for planting from a reputable supplier.  Planting garlic from…

Caladium Tubers – How to Overwinter them

How to overwinter Caladium tubers

  Caladium Tubers are Easy to Overwinter if you follow these easy Steps. One of my things to do before the frost was to make sure that my caladium tubers were dug up and brought indoors for the winter. But as luck would have it, I hurt my back this fall, at the time I…

Chocolate Covered Cherries – Hand Made

Chocolate Covered Cherries and Bon Bons

A Festive Treat – Chocolate Covered Cherries My all time favorite Christmas treats are chocolate covered Cherries. Each year, this is something that my husband buys me treat, and he also started including cookies and cream bonbons. A double delight! There is nothing quite like biting into a chocolate covered cherry. The ooey gooey center…

Tulips Daffodils and the Front Garden Bed.

Plant Spring flowering bulbs in the fall

My Front Garden Bed will Have 200 Tulips Daffodils and lots of Color Next Spring. It is always a bittersweet time in the fall.  Everything is dying back. Most of the blooms are gone and the garden has to be cleaned up and put to bed, for want of a better term.  When I realized…

Preparing Spring Flower Beds in the Fall

Prepare beds now for spring flowers

Preparing Spring Flower Beds – Now is the time to Do this, The weather is so cool now, and that makes it  the perfect time for preparing spring flower beds. There are not many times during the growing season when the beds are dormant and easy to work with.  Use this time, without the heat, to…