Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Ok so here is the deal. I LOVE cooking. I love creating new dishes but I really love trying things that other people love. So, I wanted to get some ideas from anyone on some great recipes! My husband and I eat everything so no holding back! haha.
I will cook them all and share my favorite at the end.
Also, here is my favorite recipe for some delicious, I would even say heavenly baked beans!

Greg's Sweet and Sour Beans

8 Bacon strips, diced
2 medium onions, halved and thinly sliced
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground mustard
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 can (28 ounces) baked beans, undrained
1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (15 1/2 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (15 ounces) lima beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (15 1/2 ounces) black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained

In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp. remove to paper towels. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings. In the drippings, saute onions until tender. Add brown sugar, vinegar, salt, mustard and garlic powder. Bring to a boil. In a slow cooker, combine beans and peas. Add onion mixture and bacon, mix well. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or until well heated through. Yield: 15-20 servings.

Greg is my mom's boyfriend and let me tell you he is one hell of a cook! Don't let the name fool you. They are nothing like they sound. They are sweet and delicious and absolutely to die for!! They are great if you need a covered dish for a party or just for your backyard bbq!

I hope you enjoy!

And don't forget, I want YOUR recipes! :-)

Semper Fi<3


  1. mmm that sounds really good!
    One of my favorites to make is a cheese stuffed meatloaf. I don't even like meatloaf!

    1 1/2 lbs ground beef
    1 jar Ragu chunky pasta sauce
    1 egg, lightly beaten
    1/4 cup plain bread crumbs
    2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
    1 TBSP chopped parsley

    1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In bowl, combine ground beef, 1/3 cup sauce, egg and bread crumbs. Season w/ salt and ground black pepper. Roll out meat into a rectangle.
    2. Sprinkle cheese and parsley down center of Roll, starting at long end, jelly-roll style. Press ends together to seal.
    3. Bake uncovered 45 minutes. Pour remaining Pasta Sauce over meat loaf and sprinkle with more cheese. Bake for 15 minutes


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