How to Saute (and Roast) Asparagus


I thought I'd share my favorite way to prepare asparagus. Quick, easy and delicious! Rinse with water and pat dry. Snap the ends off of each asparagus spear by gently bending each spear. The spear will snap natrually "where it is supposed to" break off. Place spears in bowl and drizzle extra virgin olive oil over the spears. Let sit for about 30 minutes, while you prepare the … [Read more...]

White Bean and Ham Soup

White Bean and Ham Soup

White Bean and Ham Soup Recipe adapted from Joy of Cooking's Mediterranean White Bean Soup Yield - 4 servings Preparation Time - 10 minutes Cooking Time - 2 hours (less if beans are already cooked) Ingredients 1 cup dried great northern beans ($.30) 6-8 cups of water 6 garlic cloves, sliced ($.05) I bought some garlic heads for $.10 a piece a few weeks back … [Read more...]

Beef Roast – $5 Dinner Challenge

Ingredients 1 1.6 lb Beef Roast ($2.67) Manager's Special Price. I will use the other half of the roast for our meal on Thursday night. 1/2 bag of baby carrots ($.60) 1 onion, diced ($.40) 4-5 garlic cloves, crushed ($.05) I bought a few bunches for $.10 at the store closing sale. Salt/Pepper Garlic Powder ($.02) 1 cup rice, uncooked rice ($.20) 1 lb Asparagus … [Read more...]

Pork Roast with Apples and Pears

I started making this meal on the news set at Fox 45 this morning and thought...I might as well finish cooking it up! A perfect fall dish for a beautiful fall day! The colors seemed to really have popped here in the last few days, despite the Indian Summer Days! Pork Roast with Apples and Pears Yield - 4 servings Preparation Time - 5 minutes Cooking Time - 8 … [Read more...]