Recipes

Caramel Apple Recipes – Toffee Apple Desserts & Treats

Caramel apple desserts

These caramel apple recipes feature the regular toffee apple snack as well as bars, cookies and other desserts that deliver the fabulous taste of this traditional fall treat. The recipes show that the caramel apple flavor is more than just a snack on a stick. Did you know that October 31 is National Caramel Apple…

Cinnamon Baked Apple Slices – Warm Cinnamon Apples

cinnamon baked apple slices

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 am using apple slices instead.  These cinnamon baked apple slices have a thick brown sugar glaze but is not too sweet, since I…

Halloween party tips – Budget Friendly Ghoulish Fun for Halloween

Halloween party tips

I love this time of the year.  The heat of the summer is almost gone and the leaves are starting to turn color.  And, more importantly, it is the beginning of three months of non stop parties and entertaining. If you are planning on having a scary get together for Halloween, these budget friendly Halloween…

Pumpkin Chili for Fall – Crock Pot Healthy Pumpkin Chili

Turkey chili with pumpkin puree

I use pumpkin a lot in the fall, both for decor and in my recipes, but most of the recipes that I have made in the past have been sweet pumpkin desserts. This tasty pumpkin chili uses pumpkin puree to make a more savory dish that your whole family will enjoy. Pumpkin season is heading…

Apple Crumble Baked Apples – A Healthy Alternative

Apple crumble baked apples with caramel sauce

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareTheJoyOfPie #CollectiveBias It’s time to make some apple crumble baked apples. T’is the season for all things yummy.  Unfortunately, that might mean t’is the season for extra pounds too! This delicious recipe for apple crumble baked apples gives us…

Tips for Making Perfect Fudge Every Time

Making fudge is a holiday tradition, until yours does not set well. Follow these 15 tips for making perfect fudge and yours will turn our great every time. thegardeningcook.com

How are your fudge making skills?  Do you end up with beautifully set fudge that forms nice little parcels, or do you find it a challenge?  These cooking tips for making perfect fudge will have you getting wonderful results every time from now on. Tips for making perfect fudge One of my favorite things to do…

Popsicle Recipes – Over 25 Home Made Icy Pop Ideas

Popsicle Recipes

Frozen icy pops are a fun and refreshing sweet treat to enjoy during the hot summer months.  They are very easy to make and the sky is the limit when it comes to ingredients that you can use.  These home made Popsicle Recipes show that it’s easy to be cool in a tasty way. They are…

Chocolate Watermelon Popsicles

Bowl of strawberry chocolate pops on ice

Summer is here and the eating is easy – and so are these Chocolate Watermelon Popsicles. They are creamy and crunchy and super sweet from the fresh summer watermelon. Making Chocolate Watermelon Popsicles. Don’t you just love the taste of frozen desserts when the summer heat is upon us? My family does too, so I…

Almond Ice Cream Sandwich Cookies

When I was a kid, one of my favorite treats was an ice cream sandwich.  This neat recipe gives me that feel but also uses home made cookies for the outside.  What a great cold dessert this is for a hot summer day or to treat yourself any time of the year!  Just make the cookies…

Champagne Popsicles – Adult Frozen Desserts that Beat the Heat

Popsicles made from champagne

I love Popsicle recipes in the summer time. They are easy to make, fun to eat and really beat the heat. These champagne popsicles are a boozy sweet treat that is just for mum and dad though. No kids allowed!Making popsicles at home is a fun and inexpensive way to beat the summer heat. I’ve seen…

No Bake Nut Butter Cookies – Dairy Free – Gluten Free

Nut butter Cookies

I love no bake cookies. They are easy to make, keep well and taste delicious.  These no bake nut butter cookies have an amazing chocolate and peanut butter taste but are nut free and gluten free, as well. Following a wheat free diet means that you may need to use some gluten free replacements or substitutes in your…

Seasoned Cauliflower Rice – Mexican Style

Mexican cauliflower rice

This Seasoned Cauliflower Rice is very easy to make and has a Mexican spice combination that gives the side dish a delicious flavor.  I served it recently with my Mexican Chori Pollo Recipe to make a lovely and tasty gluten free meal.       Making Seasoned Cauliflower Rice is quick and easy! I love…

16 Gluten Free Replacements and Substitutes

15 Gluten Free Replacement and Substitutes

One of the latest trends in the diet industry is a gluten free diet.  And for many of those people a gluten free diet is not necessary at all. The Diet was designed primarily for those who suffer from Celiac Disease. If you are someone who follows this diet, either to lose weight or for…

Curried Crock Pot Broccoli Soup

Broccoli soup

One of my favorite soup recipes is a creamy broccoli soup.  This curried crock pot broccoli soup is thick and creamy with a hint of coconut milk is not too spicy and has a lovely mix of spices that give the soup a savory taste. It is a great addition to your collection of slow…

Cold Summer Desserts to Beat the Heat

Frozen desserts

When the summer heats up, I go looking through my recipes of cold summer desserts.  There is nothing like a frozen bowl or stick of something to cool me down when the temps are in the 90s. Beat the Heat with these Cold Summer Desserts Root beer floats, summer cocktails, frozen fruit and ice cream…

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake – Paleo – Dairy Free

Gluten free coffee cake

Are you looking for a tasty breakfast option for those days when you want a little sweeter start to your day? This Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake has loads of flavor and is perfect for brunch on a lazy weekend. It also makes a super dessert! Following a wheat free diet can mean that you have…

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Pops

Strawberry frozen yogurt popsicle

These strawberry frozen yogurt pops are a fun and easy way to beat the heat when the temps are rising and you want a cold dessert to cool down.  They have a rich red color and are not overly sweet. The taste is summer time fresh! Making these strawberry frozen yogurt pops. I love cold…

Gluten Free Mexican Chori Pollo

Chorizo pollo recipe

It’s time for one of my favorite international dishes – Mexican Chori Pollo.  This recipe is full of bold flavors, topped with cheese and baked in the oven for one amazing meal. If you eat at Mexican restaurants often, you will likely have seen Chori Pollo offered as a choice.  The dish is similar to…

Paleo Grilled Pork Chops

Paleo grilled pork chops

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AllNaturalPork #CollectiveBias  These Paleo Grilled Pork Chops have an amazing flavor that comes from a marinade before cooking and a sauce that gets added once the chops are grilled. The recipe is summer time cooking at it’s finest. It…

Chocolate Nut Granola Bars – Paleo – Gluten Free

Chocolate granola bars

Looking for a grab and go breakfast recipe or a snack to enjoy after a workout? Try these chocolate nut granola bars.  These bars are soft and chewy and have just a touch of sweetness that pairs well with the crunch from the nuts. Making these Chocolate Nut Granola Bars is so easy! I used a…

Broccoli Salad with Orange Almond Dressing

Broccoli side dish

This clean eating broccoli salad features cabbage, broccoli, raisins, almonds and green onions and a creamy vegan dressing made with Mirin, orange juice and almond butter. It is great served either as a side dish, or main course salad. I love to make my own salad dressing. First of all, it allows me to put…

Spice Rub Mix – Great for Steaks, Roasts and more

BBQ spice Rub

This is hands down my favorite spice rub mix.  I use it almost every time we grill steaks.  It is a wonderful blend of some of my favorite spices.  It keeps well and goes quickly. It is the perfect rub to use on all sorts meats for the grill.  It’s barbecue time! Make your own…

Asian Zuccini Noodle Salad with Spicy Dressing

Asian salad made with spiralized vegetables

This delicious Asian Zucchini Noodle Salad is a wonderful mixture of zucchini, cabbage, carrots, sweet bell peppers, and shallots, tossed with a spicy almond butter dressing. It’s light, fresh, and super easy to make! If you are looking for a healthy meal for lunch time, you can’t go wrong with this one! Yummy, creamy stick to your…

Crustless Quiche Lorraine

No crust quiche

This crustless quiche Lorraine is a great alternative to the normal recipe.  It has all the flavors of a Julia Child’s traditional quiche Lorraine but has far less fat and calories and no crust. Trust me, you won’t miss those extras at all. It tastes amazing and makes a great addition to your collection of…

Crock Pot Curried Chicken – Paleo and Whole30 Compliant

Chicken Curry cooked in a crockpot

This crock pot curried chicken recipe will have your whole house smelling amazing while it cooks. Coming home to a dinner that is just about ready for the table is a treat on a busy week night! It makes a nice addition to my collection of crock pot recipes. My husband is fond of any…