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Green Bean Casserole

This is a little late for Thanksgiving, but trust me it will come in handy for next year. A few years back, I was trying to avoid eating canned items and realized I really didn't like the traditional green bean casserole that would appear each year at Thanksgiving. Don't get me wrong, I like green bean casserole, I was just looking to improve upon a good thing. So I looked up a few recipes and set out to create my own homemade green bean casserole.

What You'll Need:

4 Tablespoons Butter2 Shallots - Diced6 Garlic Cloves - Minced1/2 Pound Portabello Mushrooms - Chopped1/4 Pound Shitake Mushrooms - Chopped1/4 Pound Oyster Mushrooms - Chopped1 Cup Heavy Cream1 Cup Chicken Broth1 Cup Dry White Wine1 Pound Green BeansSalt and PepperFlourFrench Fried Onions Boil water in a large pot. Wash the green beans and cut the ends off. I usually cut the green beans in half to make it easier to serve later. Cook green beans in the boiling water for 4 minutes. Drain the water out and set the …

Tin Roof BBQ

I went in to the archives for this article. Literally. About seven years ago I was the the Houston Barbecue Examiner for Saddly, my page on has gone inactive. Fortunately I saved all of my articles! One of my favorite articles is this one written about local barbecue restaurant Tin Roof Barbecue in Atascocita, TX. 

Owned by a retired Houston Police Officer and his wife, Tin Roof Barbeque in Atascocita, is a great place to spend a lunch break or to treat the entire family for dinner. When the weather is nice, the deck is a great place to sit and smell the smoke from grills.
Run in a house built in 1927, complete with tin roof, the barbeque is accompanied by great Texas charm, making adults and children alike feel like they are home. Ron Webber arrives at the restaurant around 4:00am every morning to get all of his grills going. His wife Nancy makes all of the sides and desserts to pair with the various meat dishes.
The menu includes old barbeque favorites, a…

Greek Pasta Salad with Chicken

Some nights we just don't feel like cooking. Every week, we try to add at least one meal that requires almost no prep. We can just come home and put it together, so we can relax and enjoy the rest of our evening together. This week, we made Greek Pasta Salad.

Here's what you'll need:

Chicken - cooked Olive mixPastaCherry TomatoesCucumber - Quartered and Chopped1 Recipe Greek Salad Dressing

To make this recipe even easier, there is no measuring involved. A box of pasta, however much chicken we have in the fridge, it doesn't matter how much or how little of each ingredient goes in. I'm a bit of an olive junkie, so I do go heavy on the olives. We like to use the olive mix from the store that comes with feta cheese so we don't have to buy an extra ingredient. Mix everything together in a bowl. Add salad dressing to taste. This week we added some avocado to mix it up a little.