Shrimp Pasta with Broccoli and Mushrooms

Recipe from The Gardening Cook Ingredients 2 tsp olive oil 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 onion, diced 2 tbsp Earth Balance Buttery spread ¼ tsp salt ½ tsp pepper 3 cups vegetable stock ½ lb angel hair pasta 1 cup of broccoli florets 1 cup grated veggie Parmesan cheese ¾ cup Silk Creamer 1 tbsp…

Cinderella Glass Slipper Cocktail

Cinderella Glass Slipper Cocktail

What a pretty cocktail recipe this is!  It’s called a Cinderella Glass Slipper cocktail. I assume if you have too many of them, you might just lose your shoe, like Cinderella did! Making a Cinderella Glass Slipper Cocktail. I found the recipe on a foreign language and loved the idea of it, so I just…

Roasted Red Potatoes with Fresh Herbs

Roasted Red Potatoes with Fresh Herbs

Roasted Red Potatoes with Fresh Herbs This recipe for roasted red potatoes with fresh herbs is easy and very tasty.  The potatoes are just lightly coated with a bit of olive oil and some fresh herbs and then roasted in a hot oven. The result is potatoes that are crispy on the outside and have…

Chicken Thighs in Honey wine Sauce

Chicken Thighs in a honey wine sauce

Chicken Thighs in Honey wine Sauce  This recipe for Chicken Thighs in Red Wine Sauce has one of the tastiest sauces that I have ever eaten with Chicken.  It is just full of flavor and the honey is just a touch, so it is not too sweet. We thoroughly enjoyed it. The recipe is fairly…

Mushroom and Caramelized Onion Omelette

Mushroom and Caramelized Onion Omelette from The Gardening Cook

One of my favorite breakfast recipes is an omelette.  They can be made in so many ways and are very filling and satisfying.  This mushroom and caramelized onion omelette is loaded with flavor, easy to make and sure to be a hit with your family. To make this mushroom and caramelized onion omelette just gather these…

Grilled Rosemary & Balsamic Steak Recipe

Grilled Rosemary Balsamic Steak

We barbecue every Saturday night at our house, rain or shine, summer or winter.  My husband does the grill and I prepare the side dishes.  (easy ones – it gives me a sort of night off from cooking once a week.) This week grilled balsamic steak with fresh rosemary is going on the grill. Be…

Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

Eggplant parmesan

Ingredients   1 large eggplant (1-1/2 lb.), ends trimmed, peeled and cut crosswise into 6 slices 1 tsp salt 1 egg, beaten 1 pkg. (6 oz.) Fresh Take Rosemary & Roasted Garlic Recipe Cheese Breadcrumb Mix 1 jar (24 oz.) Newman’s own marinara sauce 1/2 lb. spaghetti, uncooked

Cheesy BLT with Avocado

Cheesy BLT with Avocado from The Gardening Cook

Ingredients 2 slices Bacon 2 slices of fresh avocado 1 tsp olive oil 1 egg slice Colby Jack and Mild Cheddar Cheese 1 – 4 inch piece of a French bread baguette, partially split 1Tbsp. Mayonnaise 1large piece of Cos 2 beefsteak tomato slices Salt and Pepper to Taste

Asparagus Crostini Appetizers with Gouda Cheese and Proscuitto

Asparagus Crostini Appetizers with Gouda Cheese and Proscuitto - from The Gardening cook

It’s party time! And that means we need some easy appetizers.  Party appetizers like these asparagus crostini appetizers and easy to make, easy to serve and easy on the taste buds! These appetizers will just disappear from the serving plates at your next party. A loaf of toasted French bread is the base to add…

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. Taco flavored recipes are some of my family’s favorite meal times.  (See my easy taco…

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