Breads

Red Lobster Copy Cat Cheddar Bay Biscuits

This Red Lobster copy cat cheddar bay biscuit recipe gives you the restaurant taste at home in just minutes. thegardeningcook.com

Anyone who has eaten at the Red Lobster knows that their famous cheddar bay biscuits are to die for.  But there is no need to go to Red Lobster to enjoy them. Just make my at home! With this recipe for Red Lobster copy cat cheddar bay biscuits, your family will have the authentic taste of…

Bacon Jalapeño Cheese Bread

Bacon jalapeno cheese bread

This delicious bacon jalapeño cheese bread is soft, buttery and just full of the flavor of pepper, bacon and Monterey Jack Cheese. The bread is a very versatile, all around recipe.   Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. The opinions and text are all mine. It’s time for some bacon jalapeno…

DIY Baked Cornucopia Centerpiece

DIY Baked Cornucopia

With Thanksgiving approaching, it’s time to get creative for your holiday table.  This DIY Baked Cornucopia Centerpiece is a different take on the traditional cornucopia that is so often seen this time of the year. There are many Greek or Roman Mythological origins for the cornucopia, often associated with the harvest, prosperity, or spiritual abundance. …

Pepperoni and cheese calzone with vegetables

Pepperoni Cheese Calzone

Pepperoni and Cheese Calzone – Printable Recipe My daughter and I often go to Lily’s Pizza in Raleigh.  One of their specialties is their calzones.  Sort of like healthy little pizza pockets! I do my best to duplicate the taste at tome and my family loves these! You can add whatever fillings you like. For…

Cheesy Herb Biscuits with Tarragon – Great Side Dish

Cheesy herb biscuits with tarragon make a great side for a soup, stew or casserole

Whenever I go to Ruby Tuesday or The Red Lobster restaurant, I always look forward to their cheesy herb biscuits.  I decided to try and make an approximation of them that would not break my calorie bank. These biscuits are savory and slightly rich but have far less calories than the restaurant version. Cheesy Herb…

Banana Muffins with Brown Sugar Strudel Topping

These banana muffins with brown sugar streudel topping are scrumptious! Get the printable recipe at thegardeningcook.com/

I can never get enough banana muffin recipes.  I love bananas but there always seem some that manage to get over ripe and I never want to waste them, so I use them in all types of baked goods. This scrumptious banana muffin has a delicious brown sugar strudel topping that melts in your mouth. …

Bakery Style Jumbo Chocolate Chip Muffins

These jumbo bakery style chocolate chip muffins are great for a special occasion brunch

Bakery style muffins are certainly not designed for those on a diet. Those babies are enormous.  This recipe for jumbo chocolate muffins gives you the indulgence of those big muffins without the price tag that goes along with them. They make a great breakfast on the go. The jumbo chocolate chip muffins are easy to…

Sour Cream Banana Bread with Walnuts

Sour Cream Walnut Banana bread

I love recipes that make use of overripe produce that might otherwise be destined for the garbage bin.  This sour cream Banana bread is a great recipe for the frugal cooks out there. It makes a great snack and easy breakfast on the go. Sour Cream Banana Bread This banana bread starts as a thick,…

Today’s Featured Recipe: Gluten Free Treat – Pão de Queijo

Brazilian Gluten Free Treat - Pão de Queijo - Cheese Rolls

It’s featured recipe time.  This one comes from my favorite International recipe site called Molly Mel.   Regina is a fabulous cook and many of her recipes are Brazilian in nature.  Most are easy to do and look just delicious. Regina submitted this gluten free treat called Pão de Queijo.  She says it is hard to…

Let There be Bread – My Favorite Recipes

12 of the Most delicious bread recipes out there.

“Man does not live by bread alone” so the saying goes. But with this list of my favorite bread recipes, one might have to reconsider this. I have to admit it – I love bread.  I would find it difficult to eat a grain free diet.   To me, there is nothing quite like the smell…

Tomato Onion & Pepper Focaccia Bread

Tomato, Onion and Pepper Focaccia Bread

If you have never made focaccia, you are in for a treat. This Italian flat bread has a consistency somewhat like a pizza crust but the flavor of the dough is just incredible, with the blend of rosemary, oregano and basil. I’m not a huge fan of pizza because it normally has a tomato based…

Lemon Poppy seed Muffin Recipe

Lemon Poppyseed Muffin

One of my daughter’s favorite muffins is a lemon poppy seed variety.  She loves the tanginess of the lemon with the slight crunch of the seeds and is always happy when I make them for breakfast or brunch. Printable Recipe – Lemon Poppy seed Muffin This recipe is moist and delicious and has a tang…

Breakfast Pastries – Muffins Cakes and Bars Galore

For breakfast on the go, try one of these muffins, bars or cakes.

Sometimes I want a hearty breakfast and sometimes I just want to grab something when I am on the run. Coffee cakes, breakfast pastries made of oatmeal and other healthy fillings and muffins fit the bill just fine in a case like this. Grab yourself some fast Breakfast pastries Here are some of my favorite…

Homemade Garlic Bread with Basil and Parsley – Perfect Side Dish

Basil and Parsley Garlic Bread

Homemade Garlic bread is a must have accompaniment to many main course dishes. This recipe combines butter with basil and parsley for a great taste sensation. What to serve with this homemade Garlic bread There are so many ways to use this homemade garlic bread recipe.  Serve it with home style soups or stews to…