Garlic Green Beans

Garlic Green Beans

I love green beans.   I especially love small fresh whole green beans.  As a child, my mother always served green beans that were boiled with some sort of bacon grease or salt pork in the water.  As an adult, I steamed my green beans, and though I seasoned them when they were removed from the heat, they never tasted quite right.  It wasn’t until a few years ago that I finally figured out a way to make simple and delicious green beans.  This recipe can easily be modified, too.  One of my favorite things to do is add a little […]

AuGratin Potatoes straight from the oven

Old Rotten Potatoes

Potatoes in my house often go through three phases.  This is especially true during the warmer months.  Because I buy  potatoes in bulk, sometimes we get tired of eating them, and they sit around longer than anticipated.  The first stage my potatoes have is the picture perfect potato that can be baked or steamed and served whole.  The second stages occur simultaneously as some potatoes become wrinkled and other have small eyes sprout.   Once potatoes have reached this point,  they are too ugly to bake.  In order to use them, they must first be peeled and any eyes cut […]