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Baked Italian Sausage and Peppers – Easy One Pot Recipe

This recipe for baked Italian sausage and peppers is oven baked in one dish for a really easy week night meal. Flavorful whole sausages are combined with tomatoes, Italian seasonings, sweet peppers and onions for a tasty dish that is really simple to prepare. It is one of my favorite 30 minute meals. Keep reading …

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Italian Sweet Potatoes – Easy One Pot Side Dish

These Italian sweet potatoes combine with fresh herbs and diced tomatoes for the most amazing full flavored side dish. They are wonderful served with any protein and even taste great as leftovers the next day as part of a cooked breakfast. Sweet potatoes are incredibly versatile in recipes.  You can substitute them in any recipe …

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Abruzzese Italian Meatballs and Spaghetti in a Buttery Tomato Sauce

These Abruzzese Italian meatballs in my home made buttery tomato sauce are full of the taste of Italy! They are easy to prepare and have become a favorite in our house. Spaghetti recipes are some of my favorite go to meals when I want to give my family a dose of comfort food. Today we’ll …

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Easy Parmesan Chicken – Italian Delight!

This easy Parmesan chicken recipe is perfect for those nights when time is at a premium and everyone is telling me that they are hungry. 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 …

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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 pasta and loves them any way that I cook them for him. Tonight, I decided on a mild Italian Sausage with drunken noodles.  Alright, I confess.  Maybe I am in the mood for …

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Growing Oregano – From The Planter to Italian Dishes

Most people who cook will have used the dried version of oregano, but growing oregano is easy.  If you love the flavor of garden fresh taste in your recipes, be sure to try growing herbs. Oregano is a herb used in many international dishes, but is best known for use in Italian recipes.  Oregano is …

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Crock Pot Pork Cacciatore – Traditional Italian Recipe

I make crock pot recipes all during the year, but winter is when it really gets a lot of use.  There is nothing like a rich casserole or stew, or soup to warm up cold winter evenings. This crock pot pork cacciatore is a full flavored Italian recipe that is really easy to make. Crock Pot …

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Italian Sausages Recipe – Home Made Marinara Sauce

My husband loves sausages and pasta, so I combined them with a home made sauce to make this Italian Sausages Recipe. I recently made a batch of home made mushroom pasta sauce and wanted to use it for a great tasting recipe. I love Italian Sausages and peppers recipes. The combination seems just perfect for …

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Vegetable Manicotti – Healthy Italian Main Course Recipe

This vegetable manicotti is loaded with the fresh taste of lots of vegetables but has a richness from the sauce and cheese that will delight even meat eaters. Manicotti is pasta in the shape of tubes. These large tubes are just waiting for all types of fillings to make them more tasty! Today, we’ll be …

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Ground Beef Manicotti – Hearty Italian Main Course Recipe

This ground beef Manicotti adds a nice mix to the normal manicotti recipe with just beef and  ricotta cheese.  It is a great way to get kids to eat their vegetables and not complain.  The whole dish is topped with store bought Italian sauce to save on time and then sprinkled with your favorite cheese.  …

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Eggplant Parmesan Recipe – Classic Italian Dish

Traditional eggplant Parmesan dishes can take quite a long time to prepare if you make your own marinara sauce. Eggplant is also known as aubergine. It  is a member of the nightshade family and often used in Mediterranean cooking. Although typically used as a vegetable, its botanical definition is actually a berry! This easy eggplant …

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How to Grill Like a Pro – 25 Grilling Tips for Summer Barbecues

These basics will help you learn how to grill like a pro. Included are my top 25 grilling tips to make sure that your next barbecue is something your friends will rave about. It’s that time of the year again. One only has to be outside around 6 pm to smell the aroma of someone …

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Rice Patties – Recipe for Left Over Rice – Making Rice Fritters

These left over rice patties are crunchy and savory with a fresh flavor that comes from a variety of garden herbs. I got a rice cooker a while ago and now I make rice all the time. When I prepare it, I usually make extra servings so that I can have some on hand to …

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Gazania Plant – Care Tips for Gazania Rigens – How to Grow African Daisy

Today we’ll be discussing gazania plant – a lovely and bright perennial which is native to South Africa. If you like a low maintenance flower that gives a lot of bang for its buck, try growing gazania rigens. Lovers of English cottage gardens will find gazania a nice choice to add to their cottage garden …

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Herbs for Roasting Turkey – Best Fall Spices – Grow Thanksgiving Herbs

Would you like to know the best herbs for roasting turkey? Thanksgiving is coming soon and a roasted turkey is on many menus. If you are cooking turkey for the first time, you may find yourself asking “what herbs and spices go with turkey?” You can just place a turkey in your oven and roast …

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Montreal Steak Seasoning Recipe With Sweet and Spicy Grill Mates Steak Rub

This Montreal steak seasoning recipe has a sweet and spicy rub made from Grill Mates that is sure to delight your friends. Even better, it is simple and easy to prepare. Team the recipe with grilled corn in their husks and you have a crowd pleasing meal. At our house we grill every Saturday night. …

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Crostini Appetizer Recipe with Gouda Cheese, Asparagus and Proscuitto

This crostini appetizer recipe is simple to make. The delicate asparagus spears and distinct flavors of prosciutto and Gouda cheese will make your guests think you spent hours in the kitchen making them. The appetizers are the perfect choice for an easy drinks night. Are you having friends over for drinks any time soon?  The right appetizer …

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Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe and History of This Classic Southern Side Dish Recipe

Does your vegetable garden have more unripe tomatoes than you can use in salads? Are you wondering what to do with unripe tomatoes? Try using some of the green ones for this fried green tomatoes recipe. This delicious side dish makes a nice change from raw tomatoes and is very, very tasty. There is nothing …

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Herb Identification – How to Identify Herbs – Free Herb Gardening Printable

This visual guide to herb identification makes identifying herbs a snap. How well do you know the names of the fresh herbs? Many herbs look quite similar, so it’s easy to be confused. Do you often ask yourself – “What herb is this?” I can’t tell you how many times I have come back from …

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