Growing Sweet Potatoes in a Decorative Cup

sweet potato

Sweet potatoes are a very healthy vegetable.  They are also very easy to grow, from both seedling or from seeds. But growing sweet potatoes can also be done by using the potato itself. Decorative cups make great holders for Growing Sweet Potatoes This technique uses a plan similar to that of growing an avocado. You…

Cooking Tip – Left Over Sauce in Ice Cube Trays

Freeze sauce in left over icecube trays to use later

Left over Sauce – that is something that always seems to happen when I make stove top dishes.  Here is a tip for using the left over sauce later – Just freeze it! Left Over Sauce Tip for Reuse Later Use an old ice cube tray and place the left over sauce in it.  Label…

Stenciled Pie Crusts – DIY Video

Stenciled Pie Crusts

Feeling a bit crafty?  Anyone can do this DIY Stenciled Pie Crusts project- all it takes is an extra minute to apply cinnamon sugar or powdered food colors on your rolled out pie crust top then bake as usual. Stenciled Pie Crusts are Easy to Do and So Formal Looking Give your holiday baking a…

Seed Tape – DIY with Toilet Paper

DIY Seed Tape made from Toilet paper

Seed Tape is easy to make with common toilet paper. Why waste money on store bought seed takes when you can make your own with this commonly found item? Seed tape makes it easy to get tiny seeds planted in a vegetable garden. Often these seeds are so small that you end up wasting them by…

Avocado Mango Salad – Refreshing Fruit Salad

avocado mango salad

I love to combine avocados with fruit for a tasty salad.  The combination of sweet and savory really appeals to me.  This tasty avocado mango salad has a spicy sweet lime dressing for added flavor. This Avocado Mango salad Will be a Hit It’s super easy to make too.  Just heat the brown sugar and water…

Words and Numbers in the Garden – Easy DIY Projects

Words and Numbets used in Gardens

Words and Numbers can do so many things.  They can set a mood, or showcase a location. They can tell a time or label something so it is noted. Words and numbers can also dress up your home and garden in many ways as garden decorations. Garden Decorations – DIY Garden Words and Numbers These…

DIY Greenhouses – Recyle Old Material for Plants

DIY greenhouse ideas

There are all sorts of ways that you can recycle old household materials to make DIY Greenhouses.  Extend your growing season with one of these creative ideas. I’ve been trying to get my husband to build me a greenhouse in our back yard for years, but it seems that this is one project that just…

Date Bars with Maple Syrup – Hearty Sweet Treat

Date bars with maple syrup

I love recipes that take me back to my childhood.  This is even more important to me now that my mother has passed away.  Anything that reminds me of her is a precious recipe.  These date bars are a recipe that she often made when I was a little girl. Benefits of using Dates Dates…

Vegetarian Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

stuffed portabella mushrooms

I love portobello mushrooms in just about any dish. They are hearty and filling and just delicious. This recipe for Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms has been slimmed down to save calories without sacrificing any of the delicious taste. Slimmed Down Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms They are easy to make and use A Go Veggie Parmesan and Monterrey…

Welcome to the Gardening Cook

Cottage garden bed with birdbath

Welcome!    Many people talk about gardening on the weekends and cooking during the week.  But for me, gardening and cooking are both week LONG projects.  I could dig in the dirt all day long every day if I had the opportunity.  I am the Gardening Cook. The Gardening Cook Welcomes you I especially love to…