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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 Protect our Environment at Home

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tom’s of Maine. All opinions are 100% mine.  These 10 Ways to protect our Environment at Home can really help. Earth Day was a few days ago and lots of people talked about the environment for that one day. For me, thinking of ways…

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…

Easy Parmesan Chicken – Italian Delight!

easy Parmesan chicken

Getting something on the table in a hurry for a hectic weeknight can sometimes be a challenge.  I normally like to cook everything from scratch but there are times when I just don’t have the luxury to do this.  This easy Parmesan chicken recipe is perfect for those nights when time is at a premium and everyone…

Turkey Cordon Bleu Wraps

Turkey Cordon Bleu Wraps

Getting back in to a healthier way of eating after the last few months of holiday eating can sometimes be a challenge.  These turkey Cordon Bleu wraps give the decadent flavor of the normal Cordon Bleu recipes, but I have used a few substitutes to lighten them up in a more healthy manner. This is a…

Getting Healthy in the New Year- Practice These 5 Tips

Practice these 5 tips for getting healthy in the new year and all year long. New Year, New Thoughts….time to take stock, think back on last year, and make plans for the coming year.  For many of us that means focusing on getting healthy, or losing weight, in the New Year.  Is that one of…

Paleo Hazelnut Butter – AKA Nutella – 12 Ways to Use it.

13 Ways to use Nut Butter - AKA Paleo Nutella - thegardeningcook.com

Paleo Hazelnut Butter is a wonderful substitute for Nutella. Did you know that February 5 is considered Nutella day?  If you love chocolate and hazelnuts, you have likely tried Nutella.  But what happens in you wish to follow a Paleo diet?  Is Nutella a thing of the past for you? Thankfully, that is not the case.…

Paleo Nutella Banana Ice Cream

Paleo Nutella Banana Ice Cream

Just because you are trying to follow a Paleo diet does not mean that you have to give up your favorite cold desserts.  This Paleo Nutella banana ice cream is so rich and creamy and, with just a few substitutes, can be enjoyed by anyone who is trying to follow a clean eating lifestyle. This…

Paleo Espresso Chocolate Hazelnut Energy Bites.

Paleo espresso chocolate hazelnut energy bites.

Are you looking for an afternoon snack or after workout treat that is Paleo and super delicious? Try one of the Paleo espresso chocolate hazelnut energy bites. They are loaded with goodness, and so, so tasty. These Paleo Espresso Chocolate Hazelnut Energy Bites pack a nutritious punch in one delicious mouthful. I’m fond of any…

Slow Cooker Spiced Wine with Oranges and Cranberries

It’s time to bring out the big guns for your New Year’s party.  And by big guns, I mean big on flavor, big on appeal and big on festive cheer.  This recipe for slow cooker spiced wine with oranges and cranberries is the perfect way to ring in the New Year at our house and…

How to Cook the Perfect Holiday Ham

Cooking the perfect holiday ham is as easy as your secret ingredients for the glaze. This recipe is simple to do and tastes heavenly. thegardeningcook.com #ForTheLoveOfHam

Treat your family to a holiday ham this Perfect Holiday Christmas instead of a turkey. This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ForTheLoveOfHam #CollectiveBias For years, our family always had turkey at both Thanksgiving and for our Christmas meal. But a few years ago, I…

Eggnog Muffins – A Holiday Favorite

Eggnog muffins - make a great Santa treat

 Christmas morning is always special at our house. We open our Christmas gifts throughout the day, not just in one mad rush, and we stop mid morning for a nice Christmas breakfast or brunch. These eggnog muffins will be sure to become one of our holiday favorite brunch additions in years to come. It’s Christmas…

Pecan Pie Cookies – A Holiday Treat

drizzled pecan pie cookies

My husband is a pecan pie fanatic. He loves everything about it.  Except for the calories, that is.  He’s been trying to lose a bit of weight and having a whole pecan pie on the table for the holidays might be just a bit more than he can resist.  Enter my recipe for pecan pie…

Copycat KFC Oven Fried Chicken

This copycat KFC oven fried chicken has a ton of flavor with all the fat and calories of deep frying. thegardeningcook.com

This copycat KFC oven fried chicken recipe has a super spice mix to give it a great taste without all the calories. I love all types of copycat recipes.  It is fun to tinker in my kitchen to try and come up with recipes that give me the flavors of my favorite restaurant or take…