FUN with VEGGIES
By Sloane Taylor
My niece, that's the young pretty woman in this picture, has a wonderful kitchen with plenty of light, counter space, and a large island that holds her cooktop. It's the perfect location for testing new ideas and fine tuning family favorites.
She decided to create a delicious Brussels sprout dish while I worked magic on a pot of fresh green beans. Give our recipes a try. I think you'll enjoy them both.
Truly Yummy Brussels Sprouts
1 lb. fresh Brussels sprouts
½ lb. bacon, chopped
½ medium onion, diced
1 stick butter or margarine
Freshly ground pepper to taste
Trim the stem off the sprouts and remove any tough outer leaves. Slice them in half lengthwise if the sprouts are large.
Set a large skillet over medium heat. Fry the bacon until lightly browned. Add the sprouts. Cook until veggies are tender. Stir frequently.
Add pepper and serve.
Easy Fresh Green Beans
1 lb. fresh green beans trimmed, but left whole
2 tbsp. butter
Freshly ground black pepper
Place the beans in a colander and then rinse them under cold water. Set aside.
Bring a large pot of water to a hard boil on high heat.
Drop the beans in by the handful. Boil 10 to 14 minutes or until the beans are just tender.
Drain beans in a colander. Add butter to the hot pot and melt. Return beans to the pot. Toss with butter and coat well, then season with pepper to taste.
Award-winning author Sloane Taylor is a sensual woman who believes humor and and good food are healthy aspects of our everyday lives and carries that philosophy into her books. She writes romances that takes you right into the bedroom. Being a true romantic, all her stories have a happy ever after.
Her books are set in Europe where the men are all male and the North American women they encounter are both feminine and strong. They also bring more than lust to their men’s lives.
Taylor was born and raised on the Southside of Chicago. Studly, her mate for life, and Sloane now live in a small home in Indiana and enjoy the change from city life. She is also an avid cook.
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