Easy Shrimp Alfredo with Spinach & Tomatoes

This Easy Shrimp Alfredo is perfect for the busiest of busy nights. It’s ready in about 15 minutes and looks as though you spent hours on it.  Since it is a busy time of the year for me with all the Christmas things that need doing, I love a tasty meal that looks and tastes…

Baked Onion Rings

Baked Onion Rings from The Gardening Cook

Ingredients 1 Vidalia onion 1/3 cup of oatmeal (not instant) 1/4 tsp black pepper 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper 1/4 tsp garlic salt 1/4 tsp seasoned salt 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk 2 egg whites

Easy Baked Salmon Recipe

Easy Baked Salmon Recipe

Printable Recipe:  Easy Baked Salmon I have to admit it.  I am not much of a fish person.  I’ve tried almost every variety and just don’t find them that appealing.  My exceptions are salmon, swordfish and any fish that is freshly caught. (then I love it!) This recipe for grilled salmon is easy to do,…

Easy Homemade Garlic Bread

Easy Homemade Garlic Bread

I love garlic bread. Not only does it adds the perfect touch to any hearty Italian meal but it is also one of my favorite easy appetizers.  You can buy the garlic butter loaves at the store but there is no substitute for this homemade garlic bread just out of the oven, made with fresh ingredients.…

Southern Comfort Southern Breeze Cocktail

Southern Comfort Summer Breeze Cocktail

Southern Comfort is one of my favorite drinks.  I normally have it mixed with diet coke, but I like to use it in cocktail recipes, too.  If you add lime and a mix of juices to it, you get a refreshing drink that is perfect for a warm summer evening. This Southern Comfort Southern Breeze…

Stuffed Shells with Homemade Taco Sauce

Taco Stuffed shells with homemade sauce

 Printable Recipe:  Stuffed Taco Shells with Homemade Sauce This recipe for stuffed Taco shells is sort of a combination of the traditional stuffed Italian shells with a distinct Mexican flair.  The sauce is homemade and so is the taco seasoning. Place the pasta shells in boiling water and cook until almost al dente.  Drain and…

Chicken Bacon Alfredo Pizza Recipe

chicken bacon Alfredo pizza

Easy Chicken Bacon Alfredo Pizza – A Weeknight Delight! Tired of the normal tomato pizza?  Try this recipe for chicken bacon Alfredo pizza.  It is sure to become a favorite. I love working with pizza toppings, and especially love it when I can use something that is left over in my fridge. You can use…

Roasted Herb Potatoes With Parmesan Cheese

Roasted Herb Potatoes With Parmesan Cheese

Ingredients: 4 cups cubed potatoes 2-3 tbsp. mixed fresh chopped herbs (rosemary, oregano and thyme are my choices) 3 tbsp. olive oil 1 tbsp. garlic salt 1 tsp. seasoned salt 2 tsp. paprika 1 tsp. ground black pepper 4 tbsp. finely grated Parmesan cheese

Kitchen Features that Make your Life Easier

Slide out mini kitchen pantry. Great idea!

Wouldn’t you love one of these neat Kitchen Features in your Kitchen? I have to admit.  I love kitchen gadgets, tools and features that make my work in the kitchen easier and more productive. There are unlimited numbers of them out there.  Some are what I call “kitchen fluff.” They seem like a great idea…

Banana Nut Muffins with Streusel Topping

Banana Nut Muffins with Streusel topping

When you are looking for an easy weekend breakfast, you can’t top these banana nut muffins with a streusel topping. They are BIG, delicious and full of flavor.  The topping is fairly light, so the heartiness of the banana and nuts comes through without being too sweet.  This breakfast recipe makes 6 of  the very…

Green Bean Casserole

Green Bean Casserole with Bacon

Printable Recipe:  Green Bean Casserole This green bean casserole is one of those tried and true Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner recipes.  It is full of flavor and easy to do. My version uses bacon for an extra boost of flavor. This recipe is easy to do.  First Cook the bacon in a 400º F oven…

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake

Ingredients 1 pint of fresh Strawberries 1/c cup of sugar 1 1/2 cup of Bisquick baking mix (I use Heart Smart) 2 tbsp butter 1/4 tsp vanilla 1/3 cup of Skim milk To top, sliced strawberries, a piece of fresh mint, and whip cream.

Crustless Egg White Quiche with Vegetables

Crustless Egg White Quiche with Vegetables

Looking for a super tasty and healthy breakfast recipe? Try this egg white quiche. It has tons of flavor but is very low carb and healthy. Ingredients 8 egg whites (reserve yolks for baking later) ½ cup Whole Milk 1 clove Garlic, minced 1/4 cup diced onion Black Pepper, to taste 1 cup shredded Gruyere…

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

 Printable Recipe:  Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies. These delicious cookies combine the best of three worlds – chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies and short breads – into one delicious treat. The cookies are easy to make.  You just combine the dough into logs and refrigerate for a while and then slice and bake. …

Cheesy scalloped potatoes

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

 Printable Recipe:  Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes I love scalloped potatoes.  The creamy cheese sauce gives the dish a richness that is so delicious.  Chives and nutmeg are the secret ingredients to complete the flavor profile. Every time I serve this recipe, it disappears quickly. And if you do happen to have any left, it is great…

Walnut Vanilla Cresent Roll Cookies

Walnut Cinnamon Crescent Roll Cookies

Printable Recipe: Walnut Vanilla Crescent Roll Cookies This recipe for walnut vanilla crescent roll cookies is very delicate and tasty.  The texture is light and fluffy and the flavor is lovely with a great vanilla and cinnamon taste. The dough needs to sit for at least four hours but you can make it the day…

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

Printable recipe:  White Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies I love any kind of brownies but ones that combine white chocolate as well as peanut butter are right up there in my book. This recipe is very easy to do and the taste is delicious with creamy white chocolate with a mixture of both chocolate chips and…

Cheese Potato & Italian Sausage Casserole

Cheese Potato & Italian Sausage Casserole

Printable recipe – Cheese Potato & Italian Sausage Casserole This recipe goes back to the hearty food of the 1970s.  My mom used to make hearty side dish casseroles a lot since we had a big family and food had to go a long way. The recipe is easy to make and delicious.  I used…