Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Straight No Chaser - The Christmas Can-Can (Single Edit)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Vegetables - Green Beans

Finding an entre' is normally fairly simple.  The question of a side dish, however, can be very frustrating.  You start running the last week's menu through  your mind since you don't want the family (or just yourself!) getting bored with what you cook.  And they will.  People notice the veggies.  Don't be fooled.
In the South, many times the family would find themselves with limited funds with which to purchase a wide variety.  Most would have some cured bacon in the larder and that staple, green beans.
By the way .. homemade Italian dressing will be fine.
Thanks to Jennnifer Heitmann for this recipe.
Awesome Green Beans
By Jennifer Heitmann

DescriptionGreen bean bundles wrapped in bacon!
IngredientsFresh green beans, washed and ends trimmed
1 pound bacon
1 bottle Italian dressing

Make bundles with green beans and wrap with one piece of bacon. Place bundles into greased baking dish. Pour dressing over top and add salt and pepper to taste. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Remove foil and cook another 10-15 minutes to crisp bacon.

Prep Time: 10 Min
Cook Time: 1 Hr
Total Time: 1 Hr 10 Min
Servings: 10

Awesome Green Beans

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Welcome to Carolina Cooking!

Love watching Food TV?  Me, too.  Problem is .. Most people I know can't spare the money or the time to fix gourmet meals, even if they could conquor the recipe's.  So, in today's fast paced lifestyle, we go out to eat.  Do we go to the IN places? No.  We get in a rut and keep going to the same two or three spots, over and over.  Most of the time we find ourselves at chain restaurants or even fast food joints, especially if we have children. We even tend to order the same menu items.  How often can we order chicken tenders without going mad? So sad.

So .. Carolina Cooking is going to change all that.  We will review local restaurants from the mountains to the coast, grits to shrimp; publish easy to use recipe's for delicious (almost) gourmet dishes and maybe even link up to some money saving coupons to allow you to afford that one night out per month that you promised yourself.

Join us and follow our blog as we explore the great eating places in South Carolina. Together we will follow the highways and country roads of SC to find the BEST, the CHEAPEST and the EASIEST that our state has to offer!  We may even ease over our borders into NC and Georgia, who knows.

Comment on our site and tell us about the top places to eat in your town as well as your favorite dish.  Maybe we will come and do a review of it!

So, enjoy!
Carolina Cooking