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Growing Oregano – From The Planter to Italian Dishes

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 …

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Cooking Tip – Easy Diced Garlic – Tenderized!

Easy Diced Garlic Cooking tip uses a Meat Tenderizer. Garlic…ahhhh, who doesn’t love its flavor. If a recipe call for some of it, I usually double it. But the cloves are often small and it can be kind of tricky to cut and dice with a knife. This easy diced garlic is a great cooking tip …

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Left Over Lemons – Freezing and Grating is the Trick

What can you do with left over lemons? Often times a recipe will call for just a tablespoon or two of lemon juice.  I hate to waste the left over lemons.   (I even use the peels and used flesh on my compost heap.)  I always grate the skin, but then I am left with the …

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Fiddlehead Ferns – Culinary Delight from the Ostrich Fern

I was born in Maine, and one of my fondest memories is the collection of fiddlehead ferns each spring.  Even though I have moved away, each year my family boxes up a whole bushel of them and sends them to me by priority mail here in NC.  It’s always a special day when that box …

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The Secret To Perfect Mashed Potatoes – the ultimate comfort food

Mashed potatoes are the ultimate comfort food. We all love them, don’t we?  I get asked often for cooking tips, but when people taste my mashed potatoes, they always want to know my tip for making them.  So…drum roll… Here we go: How to make the perfect mashed potatoes, step by step. For me, the ultimate …

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Slimcado Information – Good and Bad

What is a Slimcado? A few months back, I starting seeing a larger and lighter green avocado in my Lowe’s Food supermarket. It was called a “slimcado” and was marketed as having 35% fewer calories and 50% less fat. For those people who count calories or are concerned with fat intake, this avocado seems like …

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Best Household Tips – Make your Home Run Smoothly

I am an orderly person.  Organization seems to be my middle name.  I am always looking for tips that I have not thought of to make my home run more smoothly and efficiently.  So, it is only normal that I would be looking online for the best household tips that others have come up with …

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Gardening Cooking Humor – Collection of Jokes and Funnies

Every now and then, it is fun to just let your hair down and enjoy a bit of gardening and cooking humor.  These graphics and jokes are a way for us to lighten your day. Life should not always be too serious. The Gardening Cook agrees. So we have made a collection of some of …

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DIY Stainless Steel Cleaner – Today’s Household tip

There is nothing quite like the look of stainless steel appliances in a kitchen.  They are very popular right now and most kitchens seem to have them.  But one of the problems associated with them is how on earth do you get rid of the fingerprints that seem to accumulate on them without spending a …

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Easy DIY Jar Opener – Just use a Rubber Band – Today’s Tip

The older I get, the more I start to believe that some jar lids were just not meant to be opened.  Some just seem impossible to shift. So, it is no surprise that this idea for a Easy DIY Jar Opener appeals to me. A simple couple of household Rubber Bands make a great Easy DIY …

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Crock Pot Timer – Today’s cooking Tip for easy breakfast

Have you ever found a great crock pot recipe for breakfast but thought “I’d have to get up in the middle of the night to get it ready.”  Or have you found a neat dinner recipe that only requires 4 hours on low but you will be gone all day long?  No worries – invest …

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