These green beans are perfect as a side dish but great on their own too! I could totally eat a whole batch of these as a main entree in a skinny minute, and with no complaints. These green beans are satisfying, full of flavor and crunch. Enjoy!
This recipe for Sausage Apple Puff Pastry Braid may seem intimidating at first glance, but it’s really very simple. I’m not kidding. Once you learn how easy it is to work with pre-made puff pastry dough (making it from scratch is another story all-together), you’ll find your world open up to all kinds of fun in the kitchen. Even a Sausage Apple Puff Pastry Braid like this can become a go-to recipe for many occasions.
I’m a big fan of one pan recipes, especially ones that involve pasta of any kind. Although many pasta dishes can be heavy and filled with bloat-inducing ingredients. This one is an exception. This Skillet Orzo with Spinach, Beans and Lemon recipe discovered over at Bush’s Beans has just enough pasta without going overboard, combined with a healthier combination of ingredients.
If you’ve never made egg salad (or tuna salad, which, for us, is just egg salad with tuna added), it’s as basic as basic can get. Or at least the Egg Salad Recipe that I’m sharing is a basic rendition of it. Over the years I’ve tried a variety of additions, like garlic salt, paprika, dill, or cayenne, and I’ve seen others who get creative adding extra oomph with ingredients like olives, or avocado. While I admit egg salad in any form is mighty good, the most basic of recipes is my favorite. Maybe it reminds me of Saturdays as a child? And Saturdays are always a good thing.
Asparagus isn’t something we eat often, but I always feel compelled to grab a bunch when they show up at the grocery this time of year, standing upright, as if at attention waiting for someone to notice them. I did notice and brought home a small bunch for roasting. Roasting accentuates vegetable’s flavors in a way other techniques just don’t. And the aromas that waft through are just wonderful, the best air fresheners in my book.
This recipe for Baked Sweet Potato Fries, that I discovered over at Tasty Kitchen, have been a big hit around here. With a few simple ingredients, a little chopping and a short stint in the oven, you can have a healthy, AND tasty snack or side dish to enjoy. They are quite addictive. Take my word for it, you’ll want to double, or better yet, triple the batch.
Are you like me and waiting for the weather to turn cooler to enjoy those cozy comfort foods? I jumped the gun earlier this week and made a big pot of soup, White Bean Chicken Chili, one of our favorites. And just so the soup wouldn’t be lonely, I also made a batch of Cheddar Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins. Yum.
While it can be served as a side dish, it really can stand alone as a main course. It’s just as delicious served cold, as it only gets better after it “marinades” together in the fridge. Perfect for a picnic, or if you need to make ahead for a dinner party. Try this one out. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed one single bit.