I seem to always think of green beans around Thanksgiving time. Among my traditional variations are the wild mushroom green bean casserole, saute beans with slivered almonds and garlicky green beans.
Other than tradition, there’s nothing holding us back in bringing these to a Fourth of July celebration. This year, I was inspired by an appetizer at one of my favorite Houston establishments, Natachees’ Supper N’ Punch, where they serve a version of these with a ranch sauce.
These make a lovely [...]
A fantastic holiday (or any day) recipe from Prego’s executive chef John Watt. Vegan Good Eats puts his vegan cooking chops to the test. The result is an earthly orgy of organic mushrooms coupled with a silky sauce, dotted with salsa verde.
They ask, “where do you eat?”
I respond, “where do YOU eat?”
Nothing is perhaps more annoying than answering a question with another question, but that specific somewhat mischievous act proves a point. I eat where you eat: at restaurants. Sometimes, [...]
I remember detesting both tomato and zucchini when I was a child. I could not even handle seeing other people eat them, and wonder if all adults have a skewed sense of taste. I did not understand the purpose of zucchini either, especially when introduced to zucchini bread. Why foodie Gods? Why?
I am not sure at what point I started accepting tomatoes as a possibility. Perhaps when I realized ketchup and pizza sauce were tomato based, or when I fell [...]
I believe this recipe needs no introduction, but since I like to write, I will anyway.
The Paula Dean in me wanted to do something, well, southern. The type of dish I could practice with pseudo southern twang as I figure out a way to incorporate deep fried techniques into everything, substitute donuts where bread should be, and pretend a stick of butter is a standard ingredient in all recipes, including a peanut butter and jam sandwich.
Well, I didn’t quite go [...]