Vegetarian Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

stuffed portabella 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. Slimmed Down Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms They are easy to make and use A Go Veggie Parmesan and Monterrey…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies – Vegetarian/Vegan

vegan peanut butter cookie

The combination of chocolate and peanut butter is one of my most favorite sweet treats.  These 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 a spoonful of Soy Vanilla Ice cream. Chocolate Peanut…

Vegan Lasagna With Eggplant and Mushrooms

vegan lasagne

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

Garden Arbors – Inviting and Relaxing

A collection of Garden Arbors

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. Garden Arbors – A Walk Through Nature. 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

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 existing things from around the house if possible, and…

Corn on The Cob with No Silk Remnants

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

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. How to Easily Remove the Silk remnants from Corn on the Cob For years, I would tediously shuck the corn and try to…

Grilled London Broil with Spicy Rub and Red Wine

grilled London broil

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 enjoy the aromas of all those flavors that have combined.The recipe calls…

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…

Slimmed Down Egg McMuffin – Healthy and Delicioius

Slimmed down Egg McMuffin

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 egg McMuffin tastes great and won’t break the calorie…

Split Pea Soup for Prosperity in the New Year

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 this tradition to say that if you eat Split pea soup with ham on…

Ziti Pasta with Italian Sausages Swiss Chard and Peppers

Ziti pasta with swiss chard, peppers and Italian sausages.

 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.  And it is lovely in all sorts of recipes.…

Buttermilk Corn Bread is a Delicious Side Dish

buttermilk corn bread

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. Buttermilk Corn Bread is Easy and Quick to Make. To make this corm bread…

Butternut Squash Soup with Sherry and Leeks

Butternut Squash soup with leeks and sherry

Fall and winter are the times of the year when I make soups, so I am always on the lookout for new crock pot 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 week, even with non squash…

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

planting garlic

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 the store might not grow, since it is often treated…

Caladium Tubers – How to Overwinter them

How to overwinter Caladium tubers

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 normally do this.  I was laid up for a few weeks waiting for…

Chocolate Covered Cherries – Hand Made

Chocolate Covered Cherries and Bon Bons

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! A Festive Treat – Chocolate Covered Cherries 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

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 that gardening was winding down for the year, I thought of the tulips daffodils and…

Preparing Spring Flower Beds in the Fall

Prepare beds now for spring flowers

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 make your vegetables and flowers look fantastic in the spring. Preparing Spring…