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Beef and Green Beans | A Quick and Easy Weeknight Recipe

Green beans are iffy at this time of year, so when we see nice ones, we always buy them to make beef and green beans. Joe and I have been eating this a lot lately. We both love it, and it is quick and easy to throw together after work. I personally think this recipe is better than the beef and green beans or chicken and green beans at the local Chinese restaurant. It has a lot more flavor.       Print Recipe Beef and Green Beans Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Servings Ingredients 1/2 pound ground beef2 … Read more

Honey Mustard Tilapia with Onions and Broccoli #HollandHouseCW

honey mustard tilapia

I was a vegetarian for more than 10 years of my life. During that time, I lost my taste for a lot of foods that I once enjoyed. Most seafood is in that category. I used to love all seafood – fish, lobster, scallops, you name it. My preference just never came back, no matter how often I forced myself to try. Last fall, I tasted tilapia for the first time. I was at a banquet buffet; I only knew it was pecan-crusted something. It was delicious. Since then, I’ve tried tilapia a few times, just to make sure, and … Read more

Polynesian Pork Chops

Joe loves pork chops; I can’t stand them. Since Joe does most of our day to day cooking, I encourage him to make them sometimes. You know, ’cause he loves them. I manage. I almost sorta like pork chops when they’re made using this recipe. As long as they’re not cooked into hockey puck toughness. Which is most of the time. I just don’t get it. Anyway, this is a nice recipe, and it would be great with chicken breasts or pulled pork. Joe thinks it’s awesome with pork chops. We normally add other veggies, using whatever we have on … Read more

Indonesian Peanut Chicken

I love peanut butter. When I was in college, the cafeteria served an amazing vegetarian dish with peanut butter sauce, and I adored it. We also have a glut of veggies, thanks to our CSA, but not a lot in the pantry. Wanting to use up some of the green beans in my fridge, but not having any cheese to make my favorite green bean casserole, I went to AllRecipes.com and did an ingredient search. I told the search tool to find me a recipe with green beans and chicken, but without cheese. The recipe below is based on the … Read more

Quick and Easy Homemade Stir Fry

Summer is quickly approaching, and the Feels like Home family is gearing up for the glut of fresh vegetables that will soon inundate our kitchen, dining room, patio, and back yard. Joe and I have been discussing our summer plans. We are going to minimize our dependence on grocery stores in favor of smaller, more local, and more sustainable options. We’re also going to decrease our meat intake, instead focusing on the wealth of summer veggies. Joe suggested a summer stir fry like the one we had for dinner tonight. I could eat this (or some variation of it) every … Read more

Honey Maple Glazed Pork Chops

I’m not a big fan of pork chops. In my experience, they often have the consistency of leather and no flavor to speak of. Joe came home recently with 25 pounds of pork chops. When I questioned his purchase, he said, “I got a good deal.” A good deal. It’s only a good deal if we’ll use it. Since Joe does a lot of the day to day cooking, and Joe likes pork chops, we’ve been eating them pretty often. Knowing that I don’t care much for them, he’s been experimenting to find a recipe that works for both of … Read more