Corn

1 can (14.5 oz) whole kernel corn 3/8 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon butter or margarine If you have it: 1/2 small onion Another 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1/4 teaspoon ground rosemary Directions: (If you have it) In a small saucepan, add the vegetable oil and set burner toContinue reading “Corn”

Green Beans

1 can (14.5 ounce) regular or Italian green beans 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon butter or margarine If you have it: 1/2 small onion or 1 teaspoon dried minced onion Another 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon vegetable oil Directions: (If you have it) In a small saucepan, add the vegetable oilContinue reading “Green Beans”

Glazed (or Candied) Carrots

2 lbs baby carrots 1/2 lb (8 oz) light or dark brown sugar 1 cup butter (or Margarine) 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon (for candied) or 1 tablespoon (for glazed) salt 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, coarsely ground Dash ground red (cayenne) pepper Directions for Glazed: In a large pot, add carrots, salt, and justContinue reading “Glazed (or Candied) Carrots”

No-Knead Bread

3 cups all-purpose or bread flour plus extra 1/4 teaspoon yeast 1 teaspoon salt 1-1/2 cups very hot water Directions: Add flour, yeast, and salt to large mixing bowl; whisk together. Add water, and fold mixture together with spatula. Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap. Let sit on counter top 3 to 5 hours. UncoverContinue reading “No-Knead Bread”

Black Bean & Corn Salad

2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed 1 can yellow corn, drained and rinsed 1/2 medium (or 1 small) onion, finely chopped 1/4 cup oil 1/4 to 1/3 cup white or balsamic vinegar (balsamic recommended) 4 teaspoons granulated sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 to 1 teaspoon parsley Optional: 1/2 bell pepper,Continue reading “Black Bean & Corn Salad”

Green Beans with Bacon and Onions

4 (14.5 oz) cans green beans 6 to 7 strips regular-cut bacon (or 4 to 5 strips thick-cut) 1-1/2 medium onions, chopped (about 3/8-inch squares) 4 chicken bullion cubes 1/2 to 1 teaspoon black pepper Directions: Slice bacon into small strips (about 1/4-inch across) Turn Instant Pot to saute. Add bacon in a single layer.Continue reading “Green Beans with Bacon and Onions”

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

6 strips raw bacon (thin- or thick-cut), roughly chopped 1 medium onion, chopped (yellow sweet recommended) 3 tablespoons margarine or butter 2 lbs Brussels sprouts (if frozen, partially thawed) Seasoned salt and pepper to taste Directions: In a large saucepan (14×2-inch with flat sides is what I use), place chopped bacon in a single layerContinue reading “Brussels Sprouts with Bacon”

Taco Tidbits

6 tablespoons butter 2 to 3 tablespoons taco seasoning 8 cups Corn Chex 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese Directions: Place butter in 7x11x2-inch microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 60 to 70 seconds or until melted. Add taco seasoning. Stir. Stir in cereal until evenly coated. Microwave on high for 1 to 1-1/2Continue reading “Taco Tidbits”