4 Simple DIY Indoor Herb Garden Ideas

Looking for a simple way to grow indoor herbs? Here are 4 DIY ideas to help you create a beautiful and functional indoor herb garden.

Looking for a simple way to grow indoor herbs? Here are 4 DIY ideas to help you create a beautiful and functional indoor herb garden.

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Having fresh herbs on hand is a great way to enhance your recipes and experiment with flavor combinations. Growing your own indoor herbs is not only an easy DIY project, but an economical way to keep fresh herbs available year round.

Having an indoor herb garden is perfect for you if you have limited outdoor space, or live in an apartment or condo. Plus, herbs emit a wonderful fragrance which will entice you use them in your cooking! Additionally, depending on how you choose to grow and display your indoor herbs, they can act as a decor element in your home.

Here are some different DIY indoor herb garden ideas to consider:

Design a One-Pot Herb Garden
If your kitchen space for growing herbs is limited, consider growing all your herbs in one large container rather than separate pots for each herb. You can design an aesthetically pleasing herb garden in one pot by planting small groupings of 3 or 4 different herbs in the soil of your large container, making sure to space them out so that the roots will have room to grow. Choose the herbs that you’ll use the most and create a unique herb garden in a minimalistic container, like this one. I like to use organic, non-GMO seeds like these, which have 10 varieties of herbs from which to choose.


Hang Herb Planters Above Your Kitchen Sink
Rather than using your counter space or window sill to house your DIY herb garden, consider using hanging pots. If you have a kitchen window over your sink, this is a great option, since the herbs will be exposed to direct sunlight. Plus, there are some great options for hanging planters, like this one. Plus, tiered hanging pots can serve as an interesting design element in your kitchen.

 

Create a Small Terrarium of Herb Plants
Terrariums are such a delightful design element, whether using plants or herbs. Have fun creating a unique herb garden within a beautiful terrarium like this one. Rosemary, oregano, basil, and mint would be gorgeous in a terrarium. Here are some organic non-GMO seeds that you might consider.

 

Grow Herbs in Mason Jars
If you have space for individual containers, consider growing your herbs in mason jars. Since the jars are made of glass, you can track the growth of your herbs. Using wide-mouth jars, like these, are preferable, so the herbs have room to grow and flourish. Each herb gets its own jar, which should be in front of a window that gets sunlight. Using colorful mason jars also adds a vibrant touch to your herb garden, like this all-in-one, self-watering kit complete with organic seeds.

These are just a few ideas to help you decide on a DIY herb garden. Have fun with your design choice and most of all, have fun using your fresh herbs in your cooking!




Here are a few of my favorite recipes using fresh herbs:
Pan Seared Salmon with with Creamy Greek Yogurt Lemon Dill Sauce
Roasted Heirloom Tomato Basil Mozzarella Caprese Salad
Grilled Corn on the Cob with Herb Butter
Creamy Avocado and Cilantro Dip

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Looking for a simple way to grow indoor herbs? Here are 4 DIY ideas to help you create a beautiful and functional indoor herb garden.

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15 Amazing Cadbury Creme Egg Recipes

From cakes to shakes, from cookies to fudge, here’s a list of recipes to take your Cadbury(™) Creme Egg experience to the next level.

From cakes to shakes, from cookies to fudge, here’s a list of recipes to take your Cadbury(™) Creme Egg experience to the next level.

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Cadbury(™) Creme Eggs have long been synonymous with Easter. In fact, you can only find these seasonal chocolate treats in the stores starting in the spring, just in time to fill up Easter baskets. With their creamy center that replicates an egg yolk and egg whites, these rich confections are a treat to look at as well as eat! Kids as well as adults love to indulge in this chocolate egg, and what better way to do it than to create your own Cadbury(™) Creme Egg sweet treat? From cakes to shakes, from cookies to fudge, here’s a list of recipes to take your Cadbury(™) Creme Egg experience to the next level.

Cadbury Egg Brownies from Cincy Shopper

Easter Chocolate Creme Eggs from Culinary Ginger

Cadbury Creme Eggs Nachos Recipe from Recipes From A Pantry

Orange Cheesecake Chocolate Eggs from The Petite Cook

Cadbury Eggs Easter Crack from Sparkles To Sprinkles

Want to make your own chocolate eggs using one of these recipes? Check out these egg shaped silicone molds!

 

Cadbury Creme Egg Dip from Homemade Hooplah

Cadbury Creme Egg Brûlée from Sweet Recipes

Cadbury Brownie Bites from Deliciously Sprinkled

Cadbury Creme Egg Fudge Recipe from Caribbean Missionary Wife

Cadbury Creme Egg Cupcakes from My Baking Addiction

This handy cupcake carrier is a must-have! Carry them, store them and display them! Also can hold a 2-tier cake.

 

Cadbury Egg Milkshake from We Are Not Martha

Cadbury Creme Egg Surprise Cookies from Sweets Bakes

Cadbury Egg Fudge from Shugary Sweets

Creme Egg Cheesecake from Taming Twins

Cadbury Egg Cake from Cookies And Cups

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Get Paid To Shop With The Ibotta App

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Get Paid To Shop With The Ibotta App. What? Don’t you just cringe at titles like that? Me, too. But I wouldn’t have used it if it weren’t true. No joke, the Ibotta app will actually deposit money in to your Paypal or Venmo account with minimal effort on your part. Um, hello?! Sign me up!

 What? Don’t you just cringe at titles like that? Me, too. But I wouldn’t have used it if it weren’t true. No joke, the Ibotta app will actually deposit money in to your Paypal or Venmo account with minimal effort on your part. Um, hello?! Sign me up!

Ibotta is available for iOS and Android devices.

Here’s some backstory: I’ve never been one to go grocery shopping with a fistful of coupons that I laboriously cut out of the Sunday newspaper circulars ( ← a  true back-in-the-day thing). Oh, sure, if there were a few items that I used on a consistent basis, I would messily rip them out of the circular and stuff them in my handbag for future use, only to forget that they were there once I had already checked out and left the store. Sigh. Totally not cut out for paper couponing. It’s not that I’m opposed to saving money, it’s just that cutting coupons seemed like too much work for my already frazzled schedule.

So. Here we are in the 21st century where we have mobile apps that do most of the work for us. After seeing the Ibotta app all over the place a few years ago, I reluctantly downloaded it on to my iPhone, thinking it would just sit there and be another couponing situation that I didn’t use or forgot about until it was too late. Well, this was so not the case! The first time I used it and saw a few dollars ka-ching into my Ibotta account, I was hooked; possibly even addicted. I love, love, love this app. Seriously. I can actually redeem purchase coupons and get cash back after I’ve left the building. Seriously, at home. Hours later. Because that’s just how I roll. #unorganized

However, I would highly suggest checking out the app for the store(s) you’re about to go into before you cross the threshold to see if there are any specials that you want to take advantage of while you’re shopping. I’ve learned to do this (!)  so I can save even more and watch my cash back amount grow. Hey, I’m teachable…by an app, no less. So don’t think you’ll never use this app, or that it’s too complicated. And if you’re way more organized than I am (I mean, seriously, you totally are) then download this app right now and see what you’ve been missing. I’d love it if you used this link to download it. It’s an affiliate link and I’m totally psyched for you to try it and then share it with your friends, too! Did I mention that you can get cash rewards for sharing this awesome app? #love

I appreciate that I can get cash back for my adult beverage purchases: wine for me and beer for the hubs. #winwin Also, we use a lot of almond and coconut milk along with frozen fruit for our daily protein smoothies, so the Ibotta app saves us money on those items.

And can we talk paper goods? Everybody uses toilet paper (ahem) and we go through our fair share of tissues in the winter-time, so it’s great to see those savings pop up in the app.

There are so many grocery items available, and they change weekly so that you’re sure to find items that you use.

But Ibotta is not just limited to grocery stores. There are actually over 300 retailers that Ibotta works with, including online stores, clothing stores, restaurants, movie theaters, home improvement centers, pet stores, and pharmacies nationwide. Places like Amazon, Target, Best Buy, Whole Foods, Walmart, Publix and many more are included.

So how does it work? There are three ways you can redeem some bucks with Ibotta.

  • Save your receipts and use them to receive your cash backs (this is how I manage to wait until I get back home to do this…but better if you’re not like me, and you can actually plan ahead!)
  • Link your store loyalty cards within the app. This is a no-brainer. So simple.
  • Mobile in-app purchases. If you shop from your device, you’re golden. Easiest and fastest way to use the app.

I hope you’ll give Ibotta a try. I think you’ll love it. Now let’s go earn some cash!

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Get Paid To Shop With The Ibotta App. What? Don’t you just cringe at titles like that? Me, too. But I wouldn’t have used it if it weren’t true. No joke, the Ibotta app will actually deposit money in to your Paypal or Venmo account with minimal effort on your part. Um, hello?! Sign me up!

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Skillet Garlic Chicken With Sun-dried Tomatoes and Pecorino Cream Sauce

Bring a taste of Tuscany home with this simple, quick and delicious recipe for Skillet Garlic Chicken with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Pecorino Cream Sauce.

Bring a taste of Tuscany home with this simple, quick and delicious recipe for Skillet Garlic Chicken with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Pecorino Cream Sauce.Note: This post contains Amazon affiliate links.

Looking for a quick chicken meal to make on those busy days? This tasty Skillet Garlic Chicken with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Pecorino Cream Sauce can be ready in just 30 minutes!

I used a cast-iron skillet for this meal,(I love this one with a lid!) but you can also use a stainless steel skillet if you prefer. Just make sure it’s a large enough with high enough sides to hold all the ingredients without spilling over.

Bring a taste of Tuscany home with this simple, quick and delicious recipe for Skillet Garlic Chicken with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Pecorino Cream Sauce.

Prepare your chicken by cutting the chicken breasts into large bite-sized pieces. Set aside.

Heat olive oil and garlic in the skillet and sauté until medium brown. Remove garlic with a slotted spatula and discard. You now have lovely garlic-infused olive oil left in the skillet. Add the chicken to the skillet, season with a little salt and pepper, and cook until browned on all sides. Remove chicken from the skillet and set aside.

To the skillet add half & half and chicken broth; stir carefully to incorporate all the yummy browned bits left in the bottom of the skillet.

About the cheeses: Pecorino Romano is a well known and distinctive Tuscan cheese made from 100% sheep’s milk. Although used interchangeably in recipes with the more mild Parmesan, it’s not the most ideal swap due to Pecorino’s stronger flavor.

Bring a taste of Tuscany home with this simple, quick and delicious recipe for Skillet Garlic Chicken with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Pecorino Cream Sauce.

In this recipe, I’ve balanced an equal amount of Parmesan with the stronger flavor of Pecorino Romano to create a delicious balance of the two. Feel free to play with the ratio to get the flavor that suits you.

Add oregano and grated cheese to the skillet and whisk until cheese is completely melted. (I use this cheese grater.)

Reduce heat and add sun-dried tomatoes and spinach. Simmer until tomatoes soften and spinach wilts. Add the chicken back in to warm it up; let it simmer for just a bit, then serve up this glorious Tuscan dish and enjoy!

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Skillet Garlic Chicken With Sun-dried Tomatoes and Pecorino Cream Sauce
 
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Skillet Garlic Chicken With Sun-dried Tomatoes and Pecorino Cream Sauce
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Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 
3 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • 
4-5 large cloves garlic, smashed
  • 
¾ c. half and half
  • 1 c. chicken broth, preferably organic
  • 2 t. dried oregano
  • ⅓ c. Pecorino Romano cheese, freshly grated
  • ⅓ c. Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • ½ c. sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1½ c. baby spinach
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces and set aside.

  2. Heat olive oil and garlic in a large high-sided skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté garlic for several minutes until golden brown. Remove garlic with a slotted spatula and discard.

  3. Add chicken to hot skillet and cook until golden brown on each side, approximately 3-4 minutes per side. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.

  4. Add half & half and chicken broth and scrape up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan with a spatula.

  5. Add oregano and grated cheese to skillet and whisk until cheese is completely melted, approximately 3-4 minutes.

  6. Reduce heat to just below medium and add the sun-dried tomatoes and baby spinach. Simmer for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until tomatoes are softened and the spinach wilts.

  7. Add chicken and its juices back to skillet and simmer for another 3-5 minutes, or until chicken is heated through. Taste and adjust seasonings, as desired. Remove from heat and serve immediately.

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Bring a taste of Tuscany home with this simple, quick and delicious recipe for Skillet Garlic Chicken with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Pecorino Cream Sauce.Bring a taste of Tuscany home with this simple, quick and delicious recipe for Skillet Garlic Chicken with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Pecorino Cream Sauce.Bring a taste of Tuscany home with this simple, quick and delicious recipe for Skillet Garlic Chicken with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Pecorino Cream Sauce.

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