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 – With Vegan Options

stuffed portabella mushrooms

I love portobello mushrooms in just about any dish. They are hearty and filling and just delicious. This recipe for Vegetarian Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms has been adjusted for a meatless diet without sacrificing any of the delicious taste. What are portobello mushrooms? Portobello mushrooms are the fully mature version of cremini mushrooms. a family of…

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…