Sunday, April 20, 2014

Company Green Beans

This is just a simple way to 'fancy' up green beans for company or a special dinner.  Since you are using canned green beans and tomatoes, you might want to omit the salt as it's not really necessary.  Or, just salt 'to taste'.  


  • 4 slices bacon
  • 2 cans green beans
  • 3 medium onions, sliced
  • 2 cans stewed tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper

Dice the bacon and fry until crisp. Slice the onions and fry until soft. Drain the beans and brown them slightly with the bacon and onions. Add the tomatoes and salt. Cover and simmer 15 minutes. Add water if necessary, so there will be a little sauce to serve with the beans.

Sunday, April 13, 2014


I love finding new recipes for sweet potatoes.  This one is delicious any time of year and makes your kitchen smell wonderful.  You can substitute cinnamon for the nutmeg or  use a mixture of both.  Apple pie spice or Pumpkin pie spice will also work as a substitute if you have either on hand.


  • 6 medium-sized sweet potatoes
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1½ cups sliced apples
  • 4 tblsp. butter
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
Boil sweet potatoes until tender. Slice in ¼ inch pieces. Butter baking dish and put a layer of sweet potatoes in bottom, then a layer of apples. Sprinkle with sugar, salt and nutmeg, and dot with butter. Repeat until dish is filled, having the top layer of apples. Bake in at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.