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Delicious & Zero fuss green beans

Outsmart the picky eaters and the kiddos in your family by serving them this delicious, tender & sweet green bean recipe. They are made with my all-time favorites bacon and brown sugar. It’s so incredibly flavorful and makes the perfect side dish, especially for holiday meals.



2 lbs fresh green beans, ends trimmed

4-6 strips bacon, chopped (may sub turkey bacon)

⅔ C brown sugar

2 Tbsp dijon mustard

1 Tbsp minced garlic

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper


1. Toss beans into a large pot and cover beans with water. Cover pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Boil until beans are tender, but not soggy (they are going to get cooked a bit longer later on so you don’t want them overcooked at this point, just to the point they can be easily pierced with a fork). Carefully pour the beans into a colander to let the water drain and rinse the beans in cold water. Set aside.

2. In a skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat for six-eight minutes until fully cooked but not yet crispy. Next add the brown sugar, dijon mustard, and garlic to the pan and stir until all ingredients are combined. Add green beans and continue to stir until sauce is bubbly and green beans are thoroughly coated in the sauce four-six minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve hot.

Source Creme De La Crumb


Insanely Addicting Pecans 

Simple Cinnamon Sugar Pecans ~ Excellent for the Holidays ~ perfect as a homemade gift ~ perfectly delicious! 😀

Cinnamon Sugar Pecans


1 egg white
2 Tsp water
2 tsp Watkins pure vanilla extract
1lb Fisher Chef pecan halves
1 C sugar
½ – 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon (Depending on your preference)
½ tsp salt


Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and or foil, lightly grease it with cooking spray. Set aside

Combine the sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a medium/large Ziploc bag. Set aside. Using a fork whisk together egg white, water, and vanilla in a large bowl until foamy. Add the pecans to the large bowl and stir to combine, coating each pecan in egg white mixture. Pour coated pecans into the Ziploc bag, seal tightly and shake to fully coat in cinnamon/sugar mixture Spread out in a single layer onto the previously prepared baking sheet. Bake for fifty minutes to an hour or until they become aromatic, stirring every ten minutes.

Notes: You have to watch them carefully as they can easily burn.

Source Firefly Tales


Coming up next week on cooking with Court

Italian Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner

Slow Cooker Balsamic Glazed Roast Beef

Butternut Squash Alfredo Pasta
or Chicken Noodle Soup

Happy Early Thanksgiving!

I should have written this yesterday, but I was tired lol. Anyways, as some of you already know I have somewhat decided to take a break this week from blogging and write one more blog post after this one.  Why you might ask??? because my brain needs a break lol and plus it’s Thanksgiving week 🙂 However, I wanted to give you the low down of what I intend on cooking this week.

Sunday Night: I prepared Cowboy Chili. This dish is perfect for those cold winter days and will quickly warm you up. And oh lol, If you love a little kick to your chili, then you will certainly dig this dish. It’s delicious!

On Tuesday afternoon I will try to roast pecans, then later that evening I will be cooking  Cheeseburger Macaroni. If you are looking for some true comfort food, then I totally recommend Cheeseburger Macaroni while watching your favorite movie.

On Thanksgiving day I will be attempting to baking Libby’s Pumpkin Pie. Need an idea for a dessert to bake for  Thanksgiving? Then this pie is the perfect one for you. 🙂 It’s incredibly easy and very yummy!

Thanks for reading and have a great week. 😀