Wednesday, June 08, 2016


My niece, that's the young pretty woman in this picture, has a wonderful kitchen with plenty of light, counter space, and a large island that holds her cooktop. It's the perfect location for testing new ideas and fine tuning family favorites.

She decided to create a delicious Brussels sprout dish while I worked magic on a pot of fresh green beans. Give our recipes a try. I think you'll enjoy them both.

Truly Yummy Brussels Sprouts
1 lb. fresh Brussels sprouts
½ lb. bacon, chopped
½ medium onion, diced
1 stick butter or margarine
Freshly ground pepper to taste

Trim the stem off the sprouts and remove any tough outer leaves. Slice them in half lengthwise if the sprouts are large.

Set a large skillet over medium heat. Fry the bacon until lightly browned. Add the sprouts. Cook until veggies are tender. Stir frequently.

Add pepper and serve.

Easy Fresh Green Beans
1 lb. fresh green beans trimmed, but left whole
2 tbsp. butter
Freshly ground black pepper

Place the beans in a colander and then rinse them under cold water. Set aside.

Bring a large pot of water to a hard boil on high heat.

Drop the beans in by the handful. Boil 10 to 14 minutes or until the beans are just tender.

Drain beans in a colander. Add butter to the hot pot and melt. Return beans to the pot. Toss with butter and coat well, then season with pepper to taste.

Have a fun-filled weekend!



  1. Love brussels. Combining them with bacon sounds entirely too scrumptious to believe! Thanks for the recipe. (She's a cutie, Sloane.)

    1. You are welcome, Emma. Thanks for the compliment. She is a cutie.:)

  2. Just the recipes needed to bring the summer season in with a healthy bang! Cheers to the pair of you cooks!

    1. Thanks, Sharon. Glad you like them. And cheers to you, lass!

  3. Well done for making sprouts attractive! I only usually cook them at Christmas but will certainly try your recipe. You two ladies certainly look like you are enjoying yourselves.

    1. Let me know what you think after you try the sprouts, Suze. Oh yes, a little wine and a lot of laughter makes for a fun time.:)

  4. Love the hat, Sloane! Brussels sprouts ... well, maybe not so much. :)

    1. Thank you, ladies, the hat hides a multitude of my sins.:) Now you should give those sprouts a go. You might just like them.