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Best Organization Tips for the Home

These household organization tips show how to save space and have items ready when you are ready to use them. There is nothing like a well organized home – especially on Organize Your Home Day on January 14.  Good organization makes every task just that little bit easier to accomplish and saves so much time. Keep …

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Japanese Silver Grass – Graceful Perennial with Winter Appeal

Japanese Silver Grass – Miscanthus sinensis – is a perennial plant that has variegated green and white striped leaves and huge plumes in the fall that stall well above the top of the plant. The plant can be used to hide neighboring views and completely cover a chain link fence. It also has lots of winter …

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Asparagus Pepper Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Recipe

This  asparagus and pepper stuffed portobello mushroom recipe is both healthy and impressive. You could serve it to a vegetarian by itself or a meat eater with a steak—and both would b equally happy. It is quick and easy to prepare and really filling. Printable recipe – Asparagus Pepper Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Looking for a …

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6 Ingenious Campfire Starters

These campfire starters use common household items to get the fire going quickly. There is nothing quite like sitting around a campfire, having a drink, exchanging jokes and just generally enjoying the outside. Sometimes getting that fire to start can sometimes be a bit of a task. Try these ideas to get your campfire roaring …

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Breakfast Pastries – Muffins Cakes and Bars Galore

Breakfast pastries are perfect for those mornings when you are in a hurry and looking for something easy to grab on the run. Sometimes I want a hearty breakfast and sometimes I just want something quick and easy. Coffee cakes, breakfast pastries made of oatmeal and other healthy fillings and muffins fit the bill just …

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Vegetable Gardens – Favorites from my Facebook Fans

Growing vegetables  is one of the true joys of summer for me. It appears the same is true of my Facebook fans, from the look of these vegetable gardens. One of my favorite things to do on my Facebook page The Gardening Cook, is to ask my fans to share their favorite photos from their …

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Roasted Red Baby Potatoes with Fresh Herbs

These roasted red baby potatoes have a great blend of fresh herbs for perfect seasoning. Roasted potatoes are so yummy and go well with just about any main course protein. The roasting process gives the potatoes a nice outside crispiness and a warm and tasty center.  I have fresh herbs growing in my garden year …

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Best Main Course Recipes – Hearty and Filling Meals

This round up features some of the best main course recipes for dinner. I have begun to notice that the majority of my recipes for this blog tend to end up as main courses.  Sure, I love desserts just like anyone else does.  But since I am normally watching my weight, I find that I’m …

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Best Household Tips – Make your Home Run Smoothly

This is my latest group of best household tips to make your home run more smoothly and efficiently. I am an orderly person.  Organization seems to be my middle name.  I am always looking for tips to make things easier for me to manage at home. Some tips help to make your cleaning jobs easier. …

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Ideas to Decorate your Home in Style – Best of the Web

Here are some of my favorite home decor ideas.  These best home decor ideas range from simple decorating accents to complete kitchen make overs. There is something for all tastes here.  My only requirement for an idea to land on this page is that it must be tasteful and it must inspire me to think …

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Searching the Web for the Best Creative Do It Yourself Projects

Here are some more of my favorites.  These best creative do it yourself projects range from simple gardening ideas to accent your outdoor space, to fairly complicated DIY tutorials for larger indoor projects. My only requirement for an idea to land on this page is that it must be tasteful.  I also love projects that make …

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Best DIY Projects – Re-purpose Recycle Reuse

I love sharing  the best DIY Projects that I can find to share with my readers.  I have always been interested in crafts. At one time I did them almost non stop.  My eyesight is not so great anymore so I don’t do them much myself, but still enjoy seeing creative projects. I’ve put together …

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Gardening Cooking Humor – Collection of Jokes and Funnies

Every now and then, it is fun to just let your hair down and enjoy a bit of gardening and cooking humor. These graphics and jokes are a way for us to lighten your day. Life should not always be too serious. The Gardening Cook agrees. So we have made a collection of some of …

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Today’s Flower Eye Candy – Red Emperor Tulip

Today’s featured flower is the Red Emperor Tulip.  I love tulips. I have a big patch of these perennial bulbs in my front garden bed and they are gorgeous. They don’t last long but the show that they put on is just incredible for a few short weeks.  Emperor tulips are old hybrids, but have …

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Turning a Compost Pile – Easily and Cheaply

Turning a compost pile can be time consuming and a bit difficult to do.  The material can get very heavy and cumbersome to move around which is needed in order to change the organic matter into hummus. All vegetable gardeners know that composting is a great way to get organic fertilizer for your garden beds. …

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Creamy Broccoli and Cheddar Casserole

This delicious recipe for creamy broccoli and cheddar casserole is a side dish that I serve often at Thanksgiving. It combines broccoli, cauliflower, and cheddar cheese with eggs for a rich and creamy taste that my family can’t resist.  Broccoli is the perfect vegetable to use in this dish. It has a mild flavor on …

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12 things you Should never compost

I recently wrote an article which talked about a long list of weird things that you can compost which you might not have thought about.   Today, I am doing to discuss those things you should never compost. Vegetable gardening is greatly enhanced with adding organic matter formed by composting. If you enjoy growing vegetables, you will …

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On The Spot Composting with Brown Lunch Bags

Don’t throw away those plain brown luncheon bags, or fast good restaurant bags after use. Save them for on the spot composting! If you don’t want the chore of composting with a large compost pile, you can still compost.  Just use recycled brown lunch bags.  They work great in any flower or vegetable garden. Keep …

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