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

This Southern Comfort Southern Breeze is tart and sweet and is a great way to relax at the end of the day while enjoying the garden. 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…

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

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. …