Friday, February 28, 2014

Bacon Fried Green Beans

Surprise all the bacon lovers in your house and serve them this vegetable side dish. Bacon fried green beans easy to make and you'll only need three ingredients. For those picky vegetable eaters this is the perfect dish as long as they like bacon. There are not too many people I've met that don't like bacon though so I'm sure this will be a hit.


  • Fresh green beans washed and ends removed
  • One onion peeled. sliced or cut into chunks
  • 1/4 pound of bacon or more cut into small pieces 

Instructions for making Bacon Fried Green Bean
  1. Heat and bring water to a boil in a medium pot or saucepan
  2. Add the green beans and cook for about three minutes
  3. Remove, drain, and run the beans under cold water to stop them from cooking any longer
  4. In a large frying pan or wok cook the bacon then drain.
  5. Add the bacon back into the pan or wok along with the onions and cook until the onions are soft
  6. Add the green beans, toss, and stir fry until the beans are cooked to the way you like them.
  7. Serve and ENJOY!

To make this dish you may like this Cuisinart Wok. It is very easy to clean and will last you many years to come. I use mine once or twice a week and it is one of my favorite kitchen tools.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Sunday Dinners - Creamy Mushroom Onion Soup

Sunday night dinners have always been special to me ever since I was a little girl. When I lived with my grandparents we would usually go to my aunt and uncles house for Sunday dinner. After church we'd either take a bus or my Uncle Bruce would come and pick us up. I especially liked going there because my Aunt Jenny was a fabulous cook and it meant that I could play with my cousins Sandy, Harold, and Jennifer. 

Through the years I've continued on the Sunday dinner ritual with my own family. There are rules to be followed that include:
  1. Being present for dinner
  2. Be on time for dinner
  3. No hats are allowed at the dinner table 
  4. No arguing or fighting at the dinner table
  5. If you want friends to join us be sure to tell the cook
  6. Mom does not do dishes on Sunday evenings

Well that last rule doesn't really work all that well but I thought I'd add it in there anyways. 

For Sunday dinner last night I made a creamy mushroom onion soup to go along with a pork roast dinner. I only wish I'd have made a double batch of soup because it was gone so fast.
If you'd like the recipe, it can be found right here.
Creamy Mushroom Onion Soup

Do you sit down as a family for Sunday dinners?

Saturday, February 22, 2014

What another blog?

My blog lately has become very disorganized and I needed to do something about it.

When I first started with Everything Susan and More it was my intention to have a blog site that was all about food and cooking. Things changed, I met other bloggers and started to have fun. Now, every once in awhile I post a recipe that I've created or tried along with blog hops, cancer updates,  things that interest me, book reviews, and other random things. 

The recipes have pretty much gotten lost in among all the other posts. My solution .... start another blog. So here I am with, From My Kitchen to Yours. When I write a recipe lens at Squidoo, a recipe hub at HubPages, or a short bubble at Bubblews during the week I'll post a picture here along with a link to the recipes. This way (easier for me) I can keep all my recipes under the same roof, so to speak.

At Squidoo I am the "Soups On" contributor. At least once a week I post a new soup, stew, or chili recipe. This week I shared a lens on how to make a shrimp bisque
Here is what the finished soup looked like.

Thanks for visiting my new blog today. Let me know what you think of the "Pink" .... Is it too much?

Friday, February 21, 2014

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