I thought this was my mother in law's personal recipe until I realized it was actually from Rachel Ray's 30 Minute Meal show! It's excellent! My 2 year old will even eat it! You must try it! This is a great side when you are trying to impress a guest too.
A nice change of pace when plain, steamed or microwaved beans are getting boring -- especially if you're serving a rather simple main dish and the thought of the plate is making you yawn. But it makes up pretty enough to serve at a party. Use either butter or extra-virgin olive oil to saute the garlic according to which flavor will better complement the rest of the meal. The garlic should complement the beans rather than overwhelm them but serious garlic lovers can double it.
This is another simple yet tasty side dish. Please feel free to use any dried herb that you like in place of the basil. Sometimes I even add a few shakes of crushed red pepper flakes to give a little "heat" to the beans. If you'd like to cut back a little on the olive oil, a few tablespoons of water in the bottom of the pan will keep the beans from drying out too much.
These make a great side dish for a meal or an appetizer for a party. The hard part about this recipe is not eating them while you're cooking. This is my spin on another recipe. The yield really does depend on how big you make the balls.
We love cabbage. This is something I created using Splenda so keep within the South Beach Diet. Amount of seasonings are to be added per your personal taste. I recently made it with the addition of spinach which was also delicious.
I made this tonight based on the ingredients of recipe #120838 because it sounded good and the directions of recipe #29184 because it doesn't take long and the asparagus stays crisp. I'm sure I'll do lots of tweaking, but my family liked it as is. The asparagus turned out to be a nice side dish for leftover turkey and mashed potatoes.