Rich Chocolate Brownie with Pecans

Rich Chocolate Brownie with Pecans - from The Gardening Cook

  Ingredients   1 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour 1/2 cup cocoa 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 2 sticks unsalted butter 1 bag (12 ounces) chocolate chips, 3 large eggs 1 cup white sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups pecan pieces chopped

White Chili Queso Dip

White Chili Queso Dip

I love any sort of cheesy dips, particularly chili type dips.  This recipe for white chili queso dip is spicy with not too much heat and just perfect for your Thanksgiving day table. It is one of my favorite easy appetizers because my guests just love it. Let’s make some White Chili Queso Dip To…

Grilled Pineapple

Grilled Pineapple

Printable recipe: Grilled Pineapple Grilled pineapple is always delicious, but this honey and cinnamon glaze with olive oil makes it extra special. I love to serve it with chicken dishes and it also makes a refreshing summertime dessert with ice cream. The recipe is so easy. Just combine the ingredients and marinade before it is…

Lightened Up Chicken Salad Sandwich

Thank heavens for supermarket rotisserie chickens. They make recipes like this lightened up Chicken Salad sandwich a breeze to make. Making this Lightened up Chicken Salad Sandwich Sandwiches are always fast and easy. I’m busy in the middle of the day and having something I can put together in just a few minutes really helps.…

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

Printable recipe – Peanut butter Chocolate Bars Looking for a decadent chocolate bar recipe that combines peanut butter in it?  Look no further. This is truly a “death by chocolate” dessert.   The recipe has a rich chocolate base made from peanut butter and chocolate morsels, combined with a Devil’s food Cake mix.  It is…

30 Minute Taco Melts

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The spicy flavor of Tacos combine with salsa and ground beef makes a wonderful luncheon melt.   Ingredients 1 lb lean (I use 94%) ground beef, cooked, and drained 1 1/2 cups of your favorite chunky salsa 1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury® Grands! refrigerated biscuits 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese or Mexican cheese blend…

Baileys Irish Cream Mudslide Cocktail

Baileys Irish Cream Mudslide Cocktail

These mudslide cocktails are so rich and decadent. Almost like a grown up dessert with alcohol! Ingredients   2 ounces of Bailey’s Irish Cream 0.25 ounce of Schmirnoff vodka 0.25 ounce of Godiva Chocolate Liqueur Hersheys chocolate syrup for decoration Looking for another drink featuring Bailey’s? Try the International Incident Martini. And if you like to…

Ground Beef Manicotti

Ground Beef Manicotti

This recipe for ground beef manicotti is hearty and delicious. The website also has vegetarian adaptations if you are not a meat eater. Ingredients 8 ounces of uncooked manicotti shells. 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion 3 cloves of garlic 1 pound of lean ground beef 1 tbsp each of fresh parsley, oregano, basil and…

Dream Kitchens

Habersham kitchen with great attention to detail

What is your idea of a Dream Kitchen? Everyone has a different idea of what makes a dream kitchen. For some, it is a huge island. For others it is stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. For me, it is many things.  My kitchen is small, so any kitchen that has plenty of room…

Cute Food DIY Projects

Cute owl DIY project

Whimsical Food Projects for Do it Yourself. Some people are just so darned creative.  These cute food DIY projects are proof of that.  The creative artists took a simple food idea and made it into a DIY project. Here are a few of my favorite Food DIY projects. Add cranberries, raisins or currants to bread…

Wild Rice and Pine Nut Recipe

Wild Rice and Pine Nut Recipe

Printable Recipe:  Wild Rice and Pine Nut Recipe This recipe for wild rice, brown rice and pine nuts has a lovely flavor seasoned with thyme and chicken stock.  For vegetarians, vegetable stock will work well too. I used a combined brown rice and wild rice mix but you can also make your own by mixing…

Favorite Peanut Butter Chocolate Recipes

Round up of Peanut Butter and Chocolate Desserts

Round up of my Favorite Peanut Butter  & Chocolate Recipes. I love peanut butter and chocolate.  I could dive into a vat of it and live happily ever after. Surely, I am not the only one who feels this way? Here is a round up 6 of my favorite PB and Chocolate recipes that will…

Chicken Cranberry Salad with Nuts

Chicken Cranberry Almond Walnut Salad

Salads are the easiest of 30 minute meals.  One bowl, a few minutes and you have yourself a delicious chicken cranberry salad with nuts. Making this chicken cranberry salad is a cinch! This salad combines left over chicken with the tart taste of dried cranberries for sweetness.  Walnuts and slivered almonds give some extra protein…

Chicken Alfredo Roll-Ups

Chicken Alfredo Roll ups

  This chicken Alfredo roll ups recipe combines a traditional lasagne dish into individual serving sized roll ups.  Serve with a tossed salad and garlic bread for a classy meal that is sure to delight the pickiest of eaters. Ingredients: For the Alfredo Sauce: ½ cup light butter 2 ounces reduced fat cream cheese 2…

Lemon Creme Crumb Bars

Printable Recipe:  Lemon Creme Crumb Bars I love lemon desserts of any kind. The tanginess of the lemon combined with other baking ingredients gives a wonderful flavor and tartness to the dish.  Even though the lemons don’t make a sugar concoction any healthier, there is something about eating them that seems, somehow, less guilty! This…

Simply Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

Printable Recipe:  Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas This recipe for sour cream chicken enchiladas is easy to assemble, deliciously creamy and a great choice for a busy week day night.  The flavors of the sour cream and chilies make a great sauce for the dish.  The dish is very easy to make.  Just heat up your…

Kitchen Tips to Save you Money and Time

Top Tips and Tricks to save time and money in the kitchen

Make Life easier with one of these kitchen tips. We are all busy with jobs and families. So, it is great to have an arsenal of kitchen tips that can make work in the kitchen go more smoothly.  Some of these are cooking tips and others are simple ways to use commonly found kitchen ingredients.…

Stuffed Mozzarella Garlic Bread

Stuffed Mozarella Garlic Bread

Printable Recipe – Stuffed Mozzarella Bread This recipe for stuffed mozzarella bread is easy to make and tastes delicious. To make it easier to do, just use Pillsbury refrigerated crusty French Loaf.  It will be ready in a Jif.  Serve with your favorite soup for a great lunch.   Recipe shared from Pillsbury.com Stuffed Mozzarella…