Better Than Takeout Ham Fried Rice

It’s that time of year!  The time to find ways to use up all the leftover holiday ham and turkey.  Let the games begin!  PS This was surprisingly delicious! 1 1/2 – 2 cups chopped ham 3 cups cooked rice 2 tablespoons sesame oil 1 small onion, chopped 1 cup frozen peas and carrots, thawed … Continue reading

Simple Lemon Green Beans

Summer is gone, Fall is here, I’m going to miss all the fresh produce. 1 pound green beans, trimmed 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 garlic clove, pressed 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest a few good squeezes of lemon salt and pepper 1  Bring a large pot of water to boil.  Boil green beans about 2 – … Continue reading

Buttery Garlic Green Beans

We love fresh green beans!  I’m always looking for ways to mix them up a bit and this recipe fit the bill. 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and snapped in half 3 tablespoons butter or 1 – 3 tablespoons olive oil 3 cloves garlic, pressed 2 pinches lemon pepper salt 1  Place green beans … Continue reading

Strawberry Freezer Jam

I used to make this all the time when the kids were little and then just fell out of the habit so this year after much begging from the family I decided to give it a go again.  I forgot how easy it is to make!  Plus a grocery store near me had strawberries on … Continue reading

Sticky Rice with Mango

My friend Joe showed me how to make Sticky Rice, not only that but he bought me all the things required to make the sticky rice AND he said I could share his instructions for making it with you guys!  Woo Hoo!!  Thanks Joe! ingredients Thai sticky rice, Thai sweet rice, or Thai glutinous rice … Continue reading

Mexican Black Beans

This is such a quick and easy way to spice up a can of black beans before you use them in tacos or burritos or tostadas or whatever! 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons freshly pressed garlic 2 teaspoons taco seasoning 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 2 (15.5 oz each) cans black beans, rinsed and drained … Continue reading

Sweet Corn Cake

My friend Ann gave me this recipe that her sister Julie created as a knockoff from the corn balls at El Torito Restaurant.  She did a fantastic job, it is delicious!  I made it to go with our traditional Halloween night chili and everyone loved it! 1 can corn, drained 1 can creamed corn 1 … Continue reading