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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…

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…

Sausage Garlic Parmesan Pasta – A Delicious 30 Minute Meal

Sausage Garlic Parmesan Pasta

My family loves any recipes that have pasta in it, and I love coming up with new ideas to tempt them and see if my latest creation makes their favorite list!   This delicious Sausage Garlic Parmesan Pasta recipe comes together in less than 30 minutes, and I can also make it for my family…

Cajun Style Andouille Sausage Kebabs

Cajun style andouille sausage kebabs

I love Sausages and peppers recipes. The combination seems just perfect for each other and they are also very easy to prepare. Today it is time to make them shish kebab style.This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Aidells® & The Wine Group. The opinions and text are all mine. It’s…

One Pot Creamy Spinach Sausage Fettuccine Recipe

spinach sausage fettuccine recipe

I love fettuccine, my whole family loves sausages, and I love meals that come together easily.  This one pot creamy spinach sausage fettuccine recipe is one that I get asked to make again and again. It is that tasty! This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Aidells. The opinions and text…

Mild Italian Sausage with Drunken Noodles

Italian sausage casserole with drunken noodles

Let’s shake things up a bit with tonight’s dinner – 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 loves them any way that I cook them for him. Tonight, I decided on a mild Italian…

Beer Brined Grilled Pork Chops with Sage Rub

Beer Brined Grilled Pork Chops

This recipe for beer brined grilled pork chops uses Killian’s Irish Red beer  plus brown sugar and agave syrup which compliments the natural sweetness of the pork and add some complexity as well. Using sage in this rub gives the pork chops an nice earthy flavor.  See my tips for growing sage here. Printable Recipe…

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…

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 spicy sausages, 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 each other and…

Grilled Sausages and Veggies on the BBQ

Grilled Sausages and veggies on the BBQ

These grilled sausages and veggies on the BBQ are a fun way to bring the taste of home to a camping trip or outdoor BBQ party.  Seal peppers, potatoes, zucchini and sausage in an aluminum foil pouch and grill for a quick dinner. Going camping doesn’t mean that you just need to cook hot dogs…

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.…

Hosta Wheee! – Variegated Slug Resistant Hosta Plant

Hosta wheee! in a garden bed

This slug resistant hosta is called hosta wheee! As the name suggests, the look of this fun plant is whimsical with an extremely ruffled foliage habit. A recent trip around the JR Raulston Arboretum provided me with a magnificent look at their collection of hostas. I have a large varieties of hostas in my shade…

Dracaena Surculosa – Tips for Growing Dracaena Gold Dust Plant

Leaves of gold dust dracaena

Dracaena surculosa is a gorgeous plant. It has glossy green leaves and white and yellow splotches over the leaf surface.  One can easily see from this photo why it has the common name Dracaena Gold Dust. Botanical facts about Dracaena Surculosa Dracaena surculosa is native to the western tropical Africa rain forest region. Family: Asparagaceae…

Crassula Ovata ‘Hobbit’ – Tips for Growing Hobbit Jade Plant

Hobbit Jade plant

Crassula Ovata ‘Hobbit’ is a small shrubby tender succulent that is popular with followers of J.R.R. Tolkien. because of the shape of its leaves. Grow the Hobbit Jade plant if you enjoy succulents with an unusual look. Crassulae are a genus of succulents that are often seen at garden centers. They come in many forms…

Growing Sunflower Plants – Sunflower Care Tips for Big Beautiful Blooms

Sunflowers come in many colors

Growing Sunflower plants is one of the really fun parts of summer time gardening. These cheery sun-facing flowers are a delight to gardeners who wish to attract birds.  What are sunflower plants? Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) are a member of the Aster family. These big annuals are very easy to grow, which makes them a very popular…

Foxglove Biennial – Digitalis – Caring for Foxglove Plants

Foxglove biennials are a spectacular but poisonous flower

Foxglove biennial plants are spectacular to view.  The term biennial means that the plant will grow for two years and then mainly die off.  Caring for foxglove is easy – just give it part sun/part shade and evenly moist soil and you’ll be rewarded with these gorgeous flowers. Under favorable conditions, the foxglove plant will…

Osiria Rose Care – How to Take Care of Osiria Rose Bushes

Osiria roses are heavily photo shopped on the internet. This rose is a photo from one of my readers and shows the actual color. See my tips for Osiria Rose care. the gardeningcook.com

Find out why you might have trouble with this pretty rose that took the internet by storm a few years ago with these Osiria Rose care tips. The two toned color of the rose is highly desirable, but the rose is finicky at best. Photos of this hybrid tea rose with a lovely white center…

Vegetable Steaming Times – 4 Ways to Steam Veggies

steamed vegetables in a pot

A steamer basket is a great way to cook a single vegetable or several of them at once by cooking them over boiling water. But to do this correctly, you need to have a good idea of vegetable steaming times. One of the joys of summer is cooking fresh vegetables from my vegetable garden.  The…

Bear’s Paw Succulent – Cotyledon Tomentosa

Bear's Paw Succulent

Cotyledon tomentosa is tender succulent that is a lot of fun to grow. It is easy to see where the common name of bear’s paw succulent came from. Those chubby leaves look just like tiny bear’s paws! Each of the leaves are soft and fuzzy with a puffy look and have tiny “teeth” at the edges.…

How to Care for Succulents – Succulent Plant Care

Tips for growing succulents

This guide will show you everything from how to care for succulents through to containers for their display, some DIY projects, and how to propagate them to get plants for free. If you have always considered that a green thumb is something that other gardeners have, but not you, it’s quite likely you have never…