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Burlap Wine Bottle Bag – Easy DIY Christmas Gift

This DIY burlap wine bottle bag is the prefect way to wrap your favorite bottle of Sutter home family wine.

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SutterHomeForTheHolidays #CollectiveBias The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. It’s time to make a Burlap Wine Bottle Bag! This Burlap Wine Bottle Bag is an inexpensive way to dress up a bottle of wine…

Pumpkin Cake with Toasted Coconut Frosting

This pumpkin cake is moist and delicious and has a crunchy toasted coconut frosting.

My mother died a year ago so she missed out on our last Thanksgiving and Christmas. One of her time honored traditions was to serve a pumpkin cake each year, for both of these holidays, with her special toasted coconut frosting.  She is not here this year, but that does not mean the cake will…

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…

Apple Pie Oatmeal Bars

Take a bite of these apple pie bars with ice cream

The Quaker Oats Company as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. It’s time for some apple pie oatmeal bars! Apple desserts (like these apple crumble baked apples) just scream fall! It’s fall! For me, that means three months of non stop baking, decorating…

Cranberry Pecan Stuffed Pork Loin Filet

This cranberry pecan stuffed pork tenderloin is a perfect choice for a busy weeknight OR a special occasion. thegardeningcook.com

This Cranberry Pecan Stuffed Pork Loin Filet is full of the taste of autumn. It has a delicious cornbread stuffing center, a nice crunch, some sweet/tartness from the cranberries, and the delicious flavor of yummy pork. Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield® Marinated Pork. It’s time for a Cranberry Pecan Stuffed Pork…

Roasted Root Vegetable Medley

Roasted root vegetable medley

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SamsClubMag #CollectiveBias It’s time for a roasted root vegetable medley. Fall flavors combined to make this roasted root vegetable medley a hit with your family. This post may contain affiliate links for your cooking experience. For me, fall is…

Tips for Growing Heirloom Seeds

Tips for growing heirloom seeds

Thank you EcoFarms for sponsoring this vegetable gardening post. All opinions are mine.  #ecofarmsonline. It’s time to learn about growing heirloom seeds! Heirloom vegetable seeds have so much going for them.  They end up giving you plants that you can’t go to a big box store and buy, they cost less than hybrid vegetables and…

10 Tips for a Dog Road Trip

10 Tips for a Successful Dog Road Trip

Thank you PEDIGREE ®DENTASTIX ™follow for sponsoring this post. To learn more about how to get road trip close with your dog, visit Pedigree.com/Dentastix. Let’s take a dog road trip! For my husband and me, summer is a time for family road trips. i have a large family in Maine, and my husband and I…

Grilled Pork with Strawberry Peach Salsa

grilled pork with strawberry peach salsa

There is nothing quite like a 30 minute meal, is there? This recipe for grilled pork with strawberry peach salsa goes from grill to the table so quickly, but tastes like you spent hours making it. This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield® Marinated Pork. The opinions and text are all…

12 Tips for Summer Time Gardening to Beat the Heat

Summer time Gardening Tips

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Banana Boat® and OFF!®. The opinions and text are all mine. Time for some summer time gardening tips. Summer has finally arrived for real at my house and I couldn’t be more thrilled. I really enjoy spending the summer tinkering around in my garden, especially…

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…

Patriotic Table Decor

Patriotic Table Decor

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DipintoMeze #CollectiveBias  It’s time for some patriotic table decor. We’ve all had that moment when our friends or parents decide to visit with no notice for an important weekend.  But don’t panic.  Just because you have little warning that you’ll…

Plant Propagation Tips – New Plants for Free

Plant propagation tips - thegardeningcook.com/

If you garden, you will know that the cost of buying new plants can get very expensive over time. But you don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a wonderful garden.  Just follow some of these plant propagation tips and you will have a whole slew of new perennial garden plants without the…

50+ Uses for Coconut Oil

50 creative uses for Coconut oil

50+ Everyday Uses for Coconut Oil There are few things that are more talked about right now than coconut oil.  It seems as though every time I open a magazine or browse my timeline on Facebook, I am reading about it.  I first started using Coconut oil when I decided to try a Paleo Diet. …

Mexican Style Stuffed Peppers – a Spicy Dinner Time Recipe

Mexican style stuffed peppers #TexasPete #SaborbyTexasPete #ad

My husband and I often eat out at our favorite Mexican restaurant.  When we do, you can guarantee that at least one of us will have chile rellenos. This Mexican staple features chili peppers stuffed with meat and cheese.  Since my husband is the lover of heat in recipes and I like things a bit…

12 Tips for Gardening with Arthritis

12 tips for gardening with arthritis

Getting older does not mean that the love of gardening has to be abandoned. Don’t let pain stop you from your favorite hobby. These 12 tips for gardening with arthritis may be just the thing that you need, too, to keep enjoying your time in the garden this summer. Everyone who reads my blog knows…

10 Ways to Transform my Garden With Mom in Mind

Mom's garden

Mother’s Day is right around that corner and spring has us out in our gardens.  That made me think about a project for ways to transform your garden with mom in mind. I’m sure many of my readers are looking for something wonderful to give to their mothers for this special day. After all, it…

Diet Dr Pepper Brownies – Easy Fun Way to Cook Dessert

Diet Dr Pepper® brownies

These Diet Dr Pepper Brownies are easy to make and have a lower calorie count than normal brownies, since there is no oil in the recipe. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Diet Dr Pepper®. The opinions and text are all mine. Be sure to join me in this giveaway and…

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…

Roasted Yam Salad with Seasoned Chicken

Roasted yam salad with seasoned chicken

This Roasted Yam Salad with seasoned chicken has the most amazing flavors. It’s simple to make and just full of hearty goodness and flavor. Salads don’t have to be boring and this one proves it in spades. For another healthy salad, check out my antipasto salad with home made red wine vinaigrette. It is full…

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…

Early Spring Garden Projects

18 tips for early spring gardening

I know that in most parts of the country, the ground is still covered with snow, but as any good gardener will tell you, “it’s never to early to start thinking about spring gardening!”  There are lots of things that you can do to get ready.  These early spring garden projects will get a jump…

12 Lawn Care Tips

12 tips to a lush, green, lawn

Even though there is snow on the ground in many parts of the country, it’s never too early to start thinking ahead to spring.  For us, here in NC, spring can come as early as mid February and certainly by March, we have loads of sunshine and plenty of things starting to grow.  I thought…