Tricia’s Cool Uses for Cucumbers

Cucumbers as finger sandwiches

With a larger family of five children from preschool to high school, I am all the time looking for new ways to eat healthy and fill tummies! Thanks to our small, square foot garden, we've enjoyed large amounts of cucumbers. We are eating cucumbers in all kinds of ways for lunches and sides for suppers and I'll share them below. Cucumber Dippers - With homemade hummus (my … [Read more...]

Sauteed Okra Recipe

Sauteed Okra Recipe

Summer comes and it's always time for fried okra. But it's also always good to have a lighter version of a garden favorite. That's when it's time to slice up and saute your okra. Four cups of sliced okra makes a wonderful side for my family of seven. Yum! Sauteed Okra Yield - 8 servings Preparation Time - 10 minutes Cooking Time - 10 minutes Ingredients 4 … [Read more...]

Join the Home Depot Garden Club, Save $5!

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Join the Home Depot Garden Club and get a $5 coupon. You'll also receive up to $300 in savings throughout the year! {Click on the banner to join!} On a personal note, I'm looking forward to gardening again this year. Because of the pregnancy and newborn stage of life that we've just come through, I've decided to set up our garden this fall. I'll likely be using the square … [Read more...]

Dana’s Greek Salad

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This Greek Salad recipe comes from my Greek babysitter. She makes the most delicious, tangy salad dressing that cannot be beat over crunchy vegetables topped with yummy feta cheese. This is a great salad to add to your family's "salad rotation," as it will help keep veggies tang-iliciously interesting.   Greek Salad Yield - 4-6 servings Preparation Time - 15 … [Read more...]

Tricia’s Slow Cooker Vegetables Feed the Larger Family


As we head into the summer months, my beloved slow cooker switches into high gear. See, I try and avoid using the oven if at all possible, so the slow cooker gets a lot of use. We all know you can save money and feed many by serving garden vegetables. One way I save is by having veggie night once a week. And sometimes the slow cooker helps me out. All I do is rinse and slice … [Read more...]