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Garden Thyme: Wedding Cleaning

Garden Thyme: Wedding Cleaning

Ahhh, what a summer! Although the heat wasn’t as bad, this rainless summer was not good for my plants. While I had an abundance of almost everything I planted, I had a small window to harvest my crops before they began to wither. This summer was so dry, but I was surprised by how juicy my tomatoes were this season.

Tomatoes

Usually I’d wait until October to start cleaning up my space, but there happens…

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Garden Thyme: Sweet Potatoes

Garden Thyme: Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a great vegetable to enjoy all year long. Unfortunately, in Connecticut, the harvest time is September-October so enjoy these vegetables for your fall favorite recipes like Fatima’s Sweet Potato Pie!

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are great for any gardener because they are easy to setup and do not need much care. Make sure you plant them in an area with full sun exposure and lots of room.…

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Smores A La Mode

Smores A La Mode

Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, and all summer picnics in between are not a true party until you have some good smores. Add some ice cream to your smores for a cool-hot “smores a la mode” dessert. A few summers ago, we made these delicious peanut butter cup smores…

Peanut Butter Cup Smores

This weekend, we would highly recommend smores a la mode…

smores a la mode

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Uncle Dave’s Pulled Pork

Uncle Dave’s Pulled Pork

Oh my gosh. Fatima and I love being able to go over Uncle Dave’s house for parties. He’s an awesome cook and makes some really delicious food, food that you go back up for seconds and thirds. For his daughter’s birthday (my cousin Julia, aka One Broke Cook), he made some delicious pulled pork.

Pulled Pork

It was a process. You’re going to need to start two days beforehand to let your pork marinate in dry…

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Firecracker Shrimp Salad

Holy moly. Talk about hot, hot, hot! Rather than using my go-to mixed spice, we were experimenting with some chipotle peppers to get that southwestern spice. And let me just say, that sauce is freaking spicy. I’m calling this dish Firecracker Shrimp because those spiced shrimp will blow up in your mouth in spicy goodness.

Firecracker Shrimp

On top of spinach, rice, beans, and corn, your firecracker shrimp will be…

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In honor of my #pagelife start, #tbt to my first day with my page fam almost 3 years ago! #repost @cdstan

In honor of my #pagelife start, #tbt to my first day with my page fam almost 3 years ago! #repost @cdstan

Garden Thyme: Mums

As fall comes to an end, there’s always room for more planting! Chrysanthemum, also known as mums, are the most popular flower to grow and bloom in the fall and caring for them is easy. I started a bunch of pots around the yard to prep for Brian and Fatima’s wedding. We’re trying to do a little more DIY with the flowers, so here’s to hoping they’ll be ready!

Mums

I started my mums from seeds and put…

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Carrot Cake

O. M. G. YUM! This was delicious. By far one of the best cakes I’ve made to date. Carrot Cake has always been a favorite of mine, but the biggest fan award goes to my mother. Her birthday is September 1st, and almost every year, she asks for a carrot cake. Here’s a photo from last year’s carrot cake (from Alyssa’s Cakery).

Carrot Cake

I will not tell a lie – this cake was good and so moist (I hate that…

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Honey Garlic Chicken

Shake up your weekend parties with some delicious Honey Garlic Chicken over rice. What we love about this recipe is that it’s quick, easy, and DELICIOUS! You’ll be able to make this in less time than calling in and waiting for delivery.

Honey Garlic Chicken

Most of us love take out, but hate how we feel after eating it. Using fresh ingredients and not having to dip these in oil, you’ll get to enjoy your meal and…

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Garden Thyme: Tomatoes

Tomatoes are everyone’s favorite vegetable (really a fruit) to plant during the gardening season because they are easy and bountiful! There are many different kinds of tomato seeds to start with, depending on what kind of tomato you want to grow based on size and flavor.

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

When taking care of your tomatoes as seeds or plants they need to be watered often.  I use mulch at the bottom of my plants…

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Chicken Guacamole Sandwich

Adding avocado to pretty much anything makes it better. Salad, sandwiches, wraps, appetizers. But I’m a sucker for guacamole. A bowl of some really good, creamy guacamole and some chips could last me all day. So we made a chicken guacamole sandwich and it was delicious.

Chicken Guacamole Sandwich

We took our Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwich that we made last week, and added guacamole. It was so hot out, we wanted something…

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