Archive for Vegetables

November 10th, 2016

Praline Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole


The big feast is only two weeks away!  One of my favorites at Thanksgiving has to be this Praline Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole.  I feel it’s a  little like cheating and eating dessert first  because these sweet potatoes are as good as pie once you add the brown sugar and pecan praline topping.

We do have a little tug of war for the holidays because my husband’s favorite is this Yam Apple Casserole – which is also really good; but these are still my favorite.  I try to be nice and alternate which we have; but sometimes it’s good to

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November 3rd, 2016

Brown Sugar and Bacon Green Beans


In a flash Halloween is over and Thanksgiving is right around the corner.  In preparation for the big feast, these green beans are an easy and incredibly good side dish.  Do you see all that bacon?  Add butter, brown sugar and seasoning and of course they are good!  I have to admit when I first tried these beans I was a little skeptical about the addition of soy sauce, but it works perfect and these beans are fabulous.  Have you made your Thanksgiving menu yet?

Brown Sugar and Bacon Green Beans


5 (14.5 ounce) cans green beans, drained


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April 21st, 2016

Veggie Spaghetti

Veggie Spaghetti

I don’t remember when it started, but somewhere in our family history I started to saute veggies to eat with our spaghetti.  Not just eat with our spaghetti, but to eat them on top of our spaghetti.  Once we started, we couldn’t stop, and now this is what spaghetti is at our house.  We love it, and without the veggies, it’s just plain boring.

It’s really quite simple.  Just begin with your favorite spaghetti with meat sauce- the magic happens with you add fresh veggies.

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I added onions, squash, zucchini and pepper, and carrot shreds here – but you can

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February 4th, 2016

Veggie Pizza Appetizer

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This Veggie Pizza Appetizer is another oldie that I just love to find on a party spread.  It’s easy to make with refrigerated crescent dough topped with seasoned cream cheese and fresh veggies.  The fun part is you can customize this to your own individual taste.  I used broccoli, cucumbers, peppers, and carrots, but there is no limit to the crunchy combinations you can make.  I’ve seen tomatoes, onions, olives, and even cheese added to the mix.

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I love the fresh flavors and crunch of the veggies – it’s like carrying a salad in your hand.  So if you are

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November 5th, 2015

Sweet Fire Sweet Potatoes

I love the flavors of fall, but sometimes it’s fun to spice things up a little!  These Sweet Fire Sweet Potatoes will liven up any meal.    A touch of jalapeno jelly adds just enough sweet mixed with a little heat to  add another layer of flavor to your usual sweet potato dish.

Sweet Fire Sweet Potatoes


2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 4- 4 1/2 cups)
1/3 cup jalapeno jelly
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
sea salt to taste
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped


Preheat oven to 450 F.

Spread sweet

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Caramel Potatoes

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