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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

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WhatInconvenience #CollectiveBias It’s time for some tips for gardening with arthritis! Everyone who reads my blog knows that I LOVE to garden.  I learned the basics of gardening from my mother who was always outside digging in her garden…

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

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Guides4eBay #CollectiveBias It’s time to transform my garden for Mother’s Day. Gardening Moms are Very Special. Celebrate them for Mother’s Day.  I will celebrate mine with these 10 tips to transform my garden with my mom in mind. Mother’s Day…

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. Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month?  This gives us a perfect time to focus on…

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…

20 Seed Starting Tips

20 seed starting tips

The holidays have come and gone and most of us are hunkering down for the colder months of the year.  But wait – now is the perfect time to think ahead to spring and even get a head start on it by starting our own seeds for indoor plants.  To help you with this task,…

Health and Wellness Goals for 2016

Nature made supplements help when diet is not enough

This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as a part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. It’s time to focus on health and wellness goals for 2016! Getting a little help on health and wellness goals in 2016 is easy with Nature Made. If you have been reading my blog lately, you will know…

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…

10 Tips for Creating a Kitchen Gift Basket + a Free Printable

This kitchen conversion cheat sheet makes the perfect gift tag for your basket

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BlissfulMoments #CollectiveBias. It’s Easy Kitchen Gift Basket time! How to create the perfect kitchen gift basket and get a free printable too. Do you have a cooking friend who has a birthday or other special day coming up soon?…

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…