Cinnamon Baked Apple Slices – Warm Cinnamon Apples

cinnamon baked apple slices

These cinnamon baked apple slices have a thick brown sugar glaze but is not too sweet, since I used tart Granny Smith apples. 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…

Easy Crustless Bacon Quiche – Broccoli Cheddar Quiche Recipe

This easy crustless bacon quiche is brimming with flavor. It is ready to cook in just minutes and is sure to become one of your family’s favorite breakfast recipes. The history of quiche recipes Although we think of quiche as a French dish, this type of dish was cooked much earlier in many other countries. …

Fall Blooming Perennials and Annuals for Bold Color

Fall Blooming Plants

Are you wondering what to plant in the fall when the summer flowers have all but stopped their show of color?  These fall blooming perennials and annuals will add that last touch of bold color in most gardening zones. These late bloomers will grow in most planting zones and will give new life to a…

15 Tips for a Fun Indoor Camping Party & Free Printables

Indoor Camping Party

We love to camp at our house, but sometimes it’s hard to find the time to get away for a real camping weekend or the weather just won’t allow it. For times like this, the kids can still have a lot of fun by having an indoor camping party.  It is really just a matter of…

DIY Pumpkin Succulent Planters – Easy Fall Pumpkin Centerpiece

Pumpkin succulent planters

Are you looking for a natural and easy to care for fall arrangement?  Try making these DIY Pumpkin Succulent Planters. They look great and can be put together in almost no time at all. This pumpkin succulent arrangement makes a wonderful fall centerpiece for your table and can also be used outside to decorate the…

Types of Fall Greenery for Decorating and Arrangements

Types of greenery for fall decorating projects

Fall greenery is the perfect natural element to use in festive autumn decorations and floral arrangements.  It’s both bold in color and rustic in texture and gives a calming look to any decor project. I love the feel and look of fall. There is nothing like cool days when the garden starts to die down…

Spooky Halloween Pumpkin Cookies

Halloween Pumpkin cookies

These Halloween Pumpkin Cookies are the perfect treat for your family or neighborhood friends. They have a cute pumpkin face and are filled with rich chocolate frosting. I love this time of the year.  Our neighborhood kids are out playing most of the time, and it is a lot of fun to treat them to…

Planting Garlic – Tips for Growing and Harvesting

Planting growing and harvesting garlic tips

Planting Garlic works best if you do it in the fall. It is very 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. Learn how to plant, grow and harvest garlic. This useful kitchen plant is…

Pumpkin Carving Tips and Tricks – Carve a Pumpkin Easily

Pumpkin carving tips and tricks for your Halloween project

If you have tried your hand at pumpkin carving, you will know that an easy Jack o Lantern design is not too difficult. But attempting more elaborate designs may make you wonder why you ever ventured away from Jack! These pumpkin carving tips will bring out the artist in any budding Halloween decorator and give…

Authentic German Potato Salad

Warm German Potato Salad

This authentic German potato salad recipe has a rustic homemade taste and texture that makes it a great side dish for any summer BBQ or special occasion. I make potato salad all the time.  My grandmother had a great recipe that she served on Thanksgiving and it is scrumptious.  But sometimes I am not in the…

Unusual Flowers – The Best of the Best

Rare and unusual flowers

I love all flowers – big or small, ornate or simple. But when I see unusual flowers that are amazing and beautiful, they almost take my breath away. Nature is amazing in the type of flowers that it gives us to enjoy. Most of these specimens are tender perennials that grow outdoors only in zones…

How to Clean A Cement Bird Bath in Just Minutes

Clean cement bird bath

After a long summer of use, a bird bath can be getting pretty grimy this time of the year. It is easy to clean a cement bird bath to make it a safe and fun place for birds to enjoy. All you need are a few common supplies and minutes of your time. I admit…

Tips for Growing Air Plants – Tillandsia

Tillandsia is also known as an air plant. Air plants are a member of the epiphyte family. This plant needs no soil to grow and gets its nourishment from the air.  Air plants have specialized leaves that draw in nutrients. An air plant can also have roots, but it uses these only to attach itself…

Campfire Cooking Recipes and Tips for Cooking on an Open Fire

One of the best things about a camping trip is the time and tastes that come from campfire cooking. Nothing seems to taste as good as those recipes cooked on a big campfire. Even though the summer is ending, there is still time to get out there and enjoy the good old outdoors with some…

List of Perennial Herbs and How to Use Them in Cooking

List of perennial herbs

Growing herbs can be expensive, particularly if the plants that you choose are annuals that will only grow for one year. Try choosing from this list of perennial herbs instead. They will give long lasting value, year after year. Hands down, the best value for your dollar is a perennial plant.  I’ve noticed that many…

Growing Gaillardia – Blanket Flower Perennial Care Tips

Blanket flower (also called Gaillardia)

If you like hardy perennials that have an extended bloom time, try growing gaillardia, also known as blanket flower perennial. The plant is very showy and super easy to grow. Gaillardia is a pretty perennial plant that has an extended bloom time to give you loads of color all season long. If you like daisies,…