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Baked Italian Sausage and Peppers – Easy One Pot Recipe

Italian sausage and peppers oven baked casserole

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. One of…

Italian Sweet Potatoes – Easy One Pot Side Dish

Italian sweet potatoes

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…

Easy Parmesan Chicken – Italian Delight!

easy Parmesan chicken

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 just don’t have the luxury to do this.  This easy Parmesan chicken recipe is perfect for those nights when time is at a premium and everyone…

Mild Italian Sausage with Drunken Noodles

Italian sausage casserole 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…

Mex-Italian Burger – It’s Grill Time

It's grill time with a Mex Italian Burger. Get the recipe thegardeningcook.com/

Mex-Italian Burger Cookbook We love grill time at our house, and nothing is better on the grill than a home made burger.   They put any fast food burger to shame and are simple to prepare. This Mex- Italian Burger combines the two culinary methods into one rich and delicious burger. This burger combines the creamy…

Roasted Italian Potatoes and Onions

Roasted Italian Potatoes and Onions

This recipe for Roasted Italian potatoes and onions is just delicious. The onions are crispy on the outside and have a lovely flavor and texture when you bite into them.   Roasted Italian Potatoes and Onions – A Delicious Side Dish. This recipe is super easy to do.  The potatoes  and onions take on a…

DIY Italian Herb Vinegar

Italian Herb Vinegar is so easy to make.

I love growing herbs and combing them with vinegar and oil gives me a great ingredient for cooking. Herb infused vinegar oils keep the flavor of the herbs well and add such a special taste to any recipe.  This recipe for Italian Herb Vinegar is perfect for any Italian or Mediterranean recipe. Make Your Own…

Growing Oregano – From The Planter to Italian Dishes

Growing oregano is very easy. It's also a perennial so it will come back next year.

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.   Most people who cook will have used the dried version of oregano, but growing oregano is easy.  Oregano is…

Savory Italian Meatballs and Spaghetti

Savory Italian meatballs and spaghetti

Normally, when I make spaghetti recipes, I just make a meat based marinara sauce with freshly roasted tomatoes.  It is fairly easy to make and I don’t need to spend a lot of time on it but it tastes great. But there are times when I feel like going to the effort of making large…

Viva Italia! Favorite Italian Recipes

Viva Italia! Round up of 11 delcious Italian recipes

Some of my Favorite Italian Recipes. I am very fond of Italian cooking. It is hearty and delicious and the recipes are normally fairly easy to do.   Since I cook with fresh herbs most of the time, I can make use of the  oregano and basil that I have growing on my patio as much…

Bow tie Pasta Salad with Sweet Italian Sausages

Bow Tie pasta with sweet italian sausage

Looking for a hearty pasta dish that your family will really love?  Try this bow tie pasta salad with sweet Italian sausages. Printable recipe – Bow tie Pasta Salad with Sweet Italian Sausages. I enjoy making Italian Sausages and peppers recipes. The combination of the two seems just perfect for each other and they are also…

Crock Pot Pork Cacciatore – Traditional Italian Recipe

Crock Pot Pork Cacciatore

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…

Italian London Broil Steak

Italian London Broil Steak

We seem to be in Indian summer here in NC.  It turned chilly for a while and now we are back in the 80s.  So, it’s time to grill again.  Today’s grilling recipe is Italian London Broil Steak. Printable Recipe – Italian London Broil Steak The recipe is easy.  Just make a delicious marinade that…

Italian Sausages Recipe – Home Made Marinara Sauce

Italian sausages and pepper

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

Vegetable Manicotti – Healthy Italian Main Course Recipe

vegetable manicotti

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. My whole family is very fond of Italian meals.  However, most of them are loaded with fat and calories, so it is up to me to try…

Ground Beef Manicotti – Hearty Italian Main Course Recipe

Ground Beef Manicotti

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. …

Eggplant Parmesan Recipe – Classic Italian Dish

eggplant parmesan

Traditional eggplant Parmesan dishes can take quite a long time to prepare if you make your own marinara sauce. This easy eggplant Parmesan recipe uses bottled marinara sauce for those nights when you don’t have time to make the whole recipe from scratch. Flavors abound in this Classic Eggplant Parmesan Recipe To keep the calories lower, the…

Vegan Lasagne With Eggplant and Mushrooms

tofu lasagne

This Vegan Lasagne 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. Deciding to adopt a vegan style of eating comes with its challenges.  Many of the traditional “comfort food”…

Sage Plant Care – Tips for Growing Garden Sage

Sage plant

Garden Sage is a culinary herb that is often used around the holidays to flavor your stuffing, but I use it all year round as a flavor component of chicken dishes.  These tips for sage plant care will help you get the most out of your plant. Sage is not just for Thanksgiving.  This fragrant…

Onion Varieties – Types of Onions and How to Use Them

There are dozens of onion varieties and as many uses for the different types of onions.  How many types of onions are you familiar with? Most of us are familiar with the common yellow onion that is so prevalent in grocery stores.  You may also have eaten red onions or white onions, but there are…

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…