Savory recipes

Savory recipes

Bean Dip Twist


We tried a little different twist with a bean dip this week.  It turned out to be pretty yummy, so here’s a share.

I had cooked a pot of pinto beans a month or so ago, with onions and seasoning and then froze some of them.


So, when I had tomatoes that needed to be used, I thawed the beans and spread them in the bottom of a dish and topped them with:

Fresh, diced tomatoes


Diced green chilis

Sliced olives

Slightly sauteed baby crookneck, zucchini, red onion and season salt {squash is so tender when you pick it early, 4-5 inches long, and “tender” is great for things like this!}

Sour cream

Grated cheese

Next time I would like to add:

Guacamole, chili powder, fresh green peppers and cilantro!

It seems this was a little more filling with the extra vegetables, and if you chop them finely, they’re not conspicuous, if that is a concern.

I hope you are having a great summer!

Love ya!


New Twist Potatoes


Time for a recipe Ladies!


3 Tbs bacon grease (nitrate free please)

1 onion sliced

6 small potatoes, thinly sliced


1 cup pureed tomatoes

1 Tbs beef bouillon

2 cups frozen corn

1/2 red pepper, chopped

3 tsp Real salt

Handful of fresh basil

Cook onions in bacon fat for 1-2 minutes then add all ingredients to the skillet.  Cover and cook until potatoes are tender.

Then add:

One cup heavy cream and heat through.

Garnish with more fresh basil!

A few loaves of fresh bread and maybe a fresh salad, and you have a meal!  And your

kitchen is going to smell divine!

Love ya!



Egg Fu Yung Twist


The recipe here on the Lioness website for Egg Fu Yung calls for bean sprouts, which can be hard to come by here, unless you sprout them yourself. And sometimes not having them keeps me from using the recipe. Also, on occasion, I run out of sesame oil, so tonight I tried a variation that I thought you might like.

In place of bean sprouts, use shredded cabbage.  And instead of sesame oil in the sauce, crush a few tablespoons of sesame seeds, white or black and put them in the sauce.

With these changes, the flavor was great and we enjoyed every bite!

Be creative and see what other veggies you could use either in addition to those listed or as a substitute.

Cooking can be much more fun when you use your creative powers!

Happy cooking!


P.S. The recipe is on the recipes page under Main Dishes.

Little Veggie Inspiration


I walked into a friends house the other day while she was sauteing veggies for part of their breakfast!  They looked so good I had to try something like it.  I choose to combine chopped asparagus, diced summer squash, onions and mushrooms. I simply sauteed them in olive oil and sprinkled them with a little dried vegetable seasoning.  They were so good with our pasta!

Have you tried cooking any new combinations of vegetables lately?  Any ideas you want to share?

I’m so excited to have herbs growing inside and now outside in a grow box.  I cut up fresh oregano, basil and rosemary for the pasta.  There is nothing like the real thing!

I hope you have a great, growing summer!



Smoked Turkey Omelette


Oh, I wish you could smell this!

Well, tasting it is better, because I think Asiago cheese smells, hmm, not so good.  It tastes very good, but the smell…yeh.

This is a speedy dinner or a light lunch or a very nice breakfast!

6 eggs

1/2 tsp Real salt

1/2 cup cream

Blend and pour into a buttered 9″ casserole dish.

Cover with:

Bite-sized pieces of smoked turkey (about 1-1 1/2 cups)

1 green onion sliced (white and green parts)

Sprinkle with smoked paprika.

Bake at 350° for 30 minutes.  Then sprinkle with finely grated Asiago cheese. Garnish with chopped tomato if you like.

Oh, my!  This is very tasty!  I hope you like it!