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One Hour Dinner Rolls & Weekend Potluck #220


The Recipe with the most clicks was.....
One Hour Dinner Rolls by Kleinworth& Co.

Good morning and Happy Friday!!!  Today is Weekend Potluck and we have some great recipe features this week. For any of my readers who are new to weekend potluck we're so excited you could join us!!! All of the potluck recipes are located at the end of this post. 

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Recipes that caught our attention
Slow Cooker Chunky Monkey Lava Cake by Lori Ann's Food & Fam 


Slow Cooker Roast Chicken by Don't Sweat the Recipe 

Featured Hostess Recipe
Peanut Butter Delight by The Better Baker


 
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Terra Cotta Tiered Herb Garden (Container Gardening)

How to create your own Tiered Herb Garden to spruce up your patio or deck and spice up your meals. #wmtmoms #walmart #gardening
The weather in North Texas has been absolutely beautiful the last couple months. All these spring like temps have really made me anxious to get started on a few gardening and outdoor projects. 

One project I want to tackle this year is planting an outdoor herb garden. Nothing too fancy, just something small, so I have fresh herbs on hand for cooking. I love using fresh herbs, but they can be pretty pricey in the grocery store, so the best solution is just growing your own. 

Last month we planted our vegetable garden and it's pretty full, so I don't want to overcrowd, it by by adding any additional herb plants. After looking at quite a few options I settled on creating a Terra Cotta Tiered Herb Garden.  

A couple years back, I made a tiered flower planter and I got so many compliments on it. A friend shared a video with me for a tiered herb planter and I couldn't believe I didn't think of it myself. It was exactly like my tiered flower planter, but using fresh herbs instead. 

I love container gardening, because it can spruce up just about any outdoor area and they're also the perfect solution for small spaces. When Walmart asked me to create a home or outdoor project I knew exactly what I wanted to make.   


I headed to my local Walmart to gather all my supplies and I was super excited that I was able to get everything I needed all in one place.  No running around to multiple stores, so you gotta love that. For my outdoor herb planter I spent a total of $29.73.  I did go over budget just a tad, but not by much and it turned out beautiful!!! If you would like to make your own Tiered Herb Garden Planter, stop by your local Walmart and pick up all the needed supplies.

 
Supplies needed to make your own Tiered Herb Garden: 

  • 3 - Terra Cotta clay pots in three different sizes  (10 inch, 8 inch and 6 inch) $9.39
  • 1 - Terra Cotta saucer for largest pot $2.38
  • 1 - small bag potting soil  (I had a package so that was free)
  • 2 - cans exterior spray paint (2 colors) $4.64 for both 
  • 1 - medium size empty can and 1 small plastic container (free)
  • 1 - package adhesive letter stickers $2.68
  • 3 - varieties of fresh herbs (I used basil, cilantro and parsley) $3.58 each  

If you have trouble finding fresh herbs in the outdoor department, stop by the produce section, because Walmart also sells organic fresh herb plants for $2.98 each. 


To start spray paint each Terra Cotta pot in the color of your choice (including saucer). Let dry completely, and stick the letters on each pot for the matching herbs. 

Spray paint over the pot and letters with a different color, let dry and peel off the letters.  If you want you can also spray on a clear matte enamel spray to seal the paint (let dry completely before filling pots). 

Place the largest pot on the saucer. Invert the larger can (coffee can) inside the large pot. 


Add soil up to the top of the inserted can. 


Then place the medium planter pot on top of the can.  Fill with some more soil to secure the medium pot in place. Place which ever herb you would like to go inside the large planter pot.
Repeat the steps for the medium and small planter pots.  





Terra Cotta Tiered Herb Garden

Plastic drop cloth or newspapers

3 - different size Terra Cotta Clay Pots in 3 sizes (I used 10 in, 8 in and 6 in)
1 - Terra Cotta Clay saucer for largest planter
2 - cans spray paint  (I used flat white and Colonial Red)
1 - package medium size adhesive letters stickers
1 - empty can and 1 plastic container (small enough to fit inside the large and med pot. (I used a small coffee can and plastic container)
gardening or potting soil
3 - different fresh herb varieties

Spread out drop cloth or newspaper in a area with no wind. 

Spray paint each Terra Cotta pot in the color of your choice (including saucer). Let dry completely, and stick on the letters on each pot for matching herb. 

Spray paint over the pot and letters with a different color, let dry and peel off the letters. 

Place the largest pot on the saucer. Invert the larger can (coffee can) inside the large pot. Add soil up to the top of the inserted can. Then place the medium planter pot on top of the can.

Fill with some more soil to secure the medium pot in place. Place which ever herb you would like to go inside the large planter pot.

Repeat the steps for the medium and small planter pots.  

adapted from: Nifty

Place your new tiered herb planter in a sunny place and enjoy. I placed mine on our back deck. ♥  my new herb garden planter.



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Grandma's Cottage Cheese Salad & Weekend Potluck #219

The recipe with the most clicks was..... 
Grandmas Cottage Cheese Salad by Sweet Little Bluebird

 
Good morning and Happy Friday!!!  Today is Weekend Potluck and we have some great recipe features this week. For any of my readers who are new to weekend potluck we're so excited you could join us!!! All of the potluck recipes are located at the end of this post. 

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♥  Recipes that caught our attention  ♥ 
Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce by Sugar Apron 



Lunch Lady Brownies by Cakes Cottage



Retro Three Bean Salad by Cooking with K


♥  Featured Hostess Recipe  ♥

Skillet Chicken Enchilada Pasta by Mommy's Kitchen 


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Mommy’s Kitchen~ Tina
The Country Cook~ Brandie
The Better Baker ~ Marsha
Sweet Little Bluebird~ Mary
Served Up With Love ~ Melissa

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Oven Roasted Potatoes & Smoked Sausage

Sliced smoked sausage roasted together with potatoes, onions, spices, and topped with a light sprinkling of cheddar cheese. 
Today I have a quick and easy recipe to share that's also the perfect one dish meal. Smoked sausage is my youngest sons favorite, so I'm always on the look out for new recipes. This recipe for Oven Roasted Potatoes & Smoked Sausage was one that I found on Pinterest via Recipes from The Big Blue Binder a couple weeks back. 

This recipe is super simple to make and perfect for those nights when you still want a home cooked meal, but it needs to be quick and easy. I also love that everything is roasted together in one pan. Serve with your favorite veggie and a garden salad to complete the meal. 

At first I wasn't sure if my son would like this recipe or not. Carson loves smoked sausage and he loves potatoes, but he's one of those kids that doesn't like certain foods mixed together. I was shocked when he ate three servings and gave me a thumbs up. I am so glad he is finally growing out of that picky eater stage. 

I hope y'all enjoy the recipe as much as we did. 


Roasted Potatoes & Smoked Sausage 

1 - (16 oz) package Kielbasa or smoked sausage

5  large potatoes, cut into 1 -2  inch cubes or 2 lbs red potatoes  
1 - small onion, cut into small pieces or chopped 
olive oil
kosher or sea salt
fresh ground pepper

few sprigs of fresh thyme or (1/8 teaspoon dried thyme)
Tony Chachere's creole seasoning, to taste
1/2 - cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese  

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil, and drizzle with a bit of olive oil and set aside. 

In a large bowl, add the sausage rounds, potatoes, and onions. Drizzle the mixture with a couple tablespoons of olive oil, and season to taste with kosher salt, pepper, fresh or dried thyme, and creole seasoning. 

Toss the mixture together until blended and pour out onto the baking sheet. Spread the mixture out as evenly as possible. 

Place the baking sheet into the oven and roast the mixture for about 45 minutes, turning every 15 minutes or until the potatoes are golden brown and tender. Turn off the oven. 

Remove from oven and scatter the shredded cheese over the mixture, put the baking sheet back into the oven for about 5 minutes until the cheese melts. 

adapted from: Big Blue Binder 


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Anastasia’s Best Ever Baked Beans & Weekend Potluck #218

 

The recipe with the most clicks was...


Anastasia’s Best Ever Baked Beans by Sweet Little Bluebird

Good morning and Happy Friday!!!  Today is Weekend Potluck and we have some great recipe features this week. For any of my readers who are new to weekend potluck we're so excited you could join us!!! All of the potluck recipes are located at the end of this post. 

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~ Recipes that caught our attention ~

Peach Fluff Salad by The Kitchen Is My Playground


Cheesy Chicken Ranch Potatoes by Kleinworth & Co


Bourbon Glazed Meatloaf  by Crazy for Cookies and More.


~ Featured Hostess Recipe ~


Pizza Casserole  by Served up with Love


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