Cooking & Recipes Articles

You can make lunchtime a special occasion with these ten flavorful sandwich recipes. Featuring a variety of... read more
Learn how to make sweet pickles the “old-fashioned” way. We guarantee you that the slow way is the... read more
Certainly among the oldest ways of reliably preserving meats, salting and brining have given the... read more
Perhaps the prettiest sight in the kitchen is homemade jelly. There is nothing like a row of clear... read more
Next time you think of grilling salmon, run, don’t walk, to the pantry (or however far you have to... read more
I found my new go-to summer drink recipe: Mint Chiller. Doesn’t the name alone make you want to try... read more
When you watch those cooking shows, ever wonder what happens when something goes amiss? There I was... read more
When I started my Garden-Fresh blogging journey, I knew one thing: It was going to be one of the... read more
Sometimes it’s planned, other times it’s spontaneous. However it happens, eating together has been... read more
My parents retired to the family room and left the five of us girls to talk, laugh, drink post... read more
I began my Garden-Fresh Cookbook blog with a delicious seafood dish, Skillet Sea Scallops, so when... read more
I grabbed my mom’s old camera bag that has been turned into a vintage-looking purse, and headed... read more
Planning parties and other large gatherings can be stressful. To make it easier, here is a... read more
With the spinach fettuccine taking only 3 minutes to cook al dente and the scallions sautéed with... read more
The worst spring season the Northwest has seen in years isn’t showing in the growth of the seeds I... read more
Have you ever left a restaurant feeling a little ill and were concerned it might be more than just... read more
It's hard to say no to your kids when they want to help you bake, but now you don't have to. Try... read more
When preparing party recipes for Christmas, keep the menu simple. With a little organization and a... read more
Chicken salads are always a staple for any picnic or outside gathering. Next time you’re in need of... read more
Preparing to have family and friends over for a nice Christmas party? Here are 15 Christmas party... read more
Enjoy these picnic food recipes to help you prepare for the perfect picnic!  Picnics are a great... read more
I have grown up in a family in which the only meat eaten in the house was chicken, turkey, or... read more
These basic sugar cookie recipes offer a delicious treat for any gathering of family or friends... read more
I knew I was going to love the Cucumbers With Feta Cheese Dressing from The Garden Fresh Cookbook... read more
Any dish with avocados in the title, and I’m sold. In need of comfort food after a long week, I... read more
This is a must-try from The Garden-Fresh Cookbook—a must! I couldn’t help myself from sneaking a... read more
I knew this blog post would come, yes readers: I had my first disaster in the kitchen. While... read more
The house phone rang as I was peeling a banana for my Mint Mango Smoothie; my sister was calling... read more
Springtime means time for farmers’ markets! Cities are bursting with small and large street markets... read more
Good morning, readers! I woke up bright and early with a to-do list about a foot long— time to... read more
After weeks of rainy weather and a hint of sunshine in the Pacific Northwest, I began to see life... read more
Sliced apples and cheddar cheese used to be my go-to snack while spending late evenings on campus.... read more
I think I got my love for spicy food from my dad: I would watch him shake the hot sauce or spoon... read more
While tending to my separate vegetable, potato, and herb gardens (the last, grown in a bag) keeps... read more
Ever wake up feeling like treating yourself to something special? This morning, after a run in the... read more
As I wrote about in my last post, I’ve been preparing for a new garden! With the weeds pulled and... read more
Sometimes it’s hard to pick just one dish from The Garden-Fresh Cookbook! To solve this dilemma, I... read more
I spent this past week in Minnesota with family and friends, mourning the passing of my grandfather... read more
Since I have been on a recent potato kick, with a small patch freshly planted in my garden, I... read more
My herbs in a bag, which I talked about planting in a previous post, are now placed in a... read more
I eat a lot of fish, usually steamed (salmon) or baked (flounder, cod, or scrod). So the... read more