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Sweet Balsamic Green Beans

This post will be a bit long as I not only am going to tell you about last night’s side dish but I also would like to share with you some great news about a new contact that I received yesterday.

Green beans are one of my favorite vegetables. Although I don’t know why maybe it’s because they are my favorite color green lol. But, I do admit that I do not like eating tasteless green beans. I mean come on who does? Ha, well this Sweet Balsamic Green recipe is anything but bland. No seriously this dish tastes AMAZING!!! And here’s how?

The honey combines incredibly well with the balsamic vinegar and garlic. Delicious. This is a recipe you have to try. I know you will make it over and over again.

Sweet Balsamic Green Beans

INGREDIENTS

16 oz green beans, frozen
2 C. water
3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 
1 Tbsp honey 
1 Tbsp onion powder 
1 Tbsp garlic minced
3 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp. salt 
1/2 tsp. pepper 

INSTRUCTIONS

In a medium pot boil water and cook the beans until they are tender about three-five minutes. Remove the beans from the heat and drain. Toss the beans back into the pot. Next, add the olive oil and the garlic. Cover and cook for three minutes stirring occasionally. Remove cover and add in vinegar, honey, onion powder, salt, and pepper on medium-low heat. Stir regularly for about five more minutes. Serve immediately.

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Asparagus, a new favorite veggie

What are your least favorite vegetables? Lol, I will certainly tell you what my least favorites are; celery, tomatoes, and asparagus. Yes, I know you think I’m incredibly crazy for not liking asparagus. Lol, I actually can’t agree with you more on that one because I think I’m insane too. Haha! 😀

However, thankfully with the help of this cheesy baked asparagus recipe, it came to my rescue lol. It’s incredibly tasty and after my first time of trying it, I am happy to say that I am already hooked. 🙂

Cheesy Baked Asparagus

Ingredients

1 bunch asparagus

3 Tbsp. Butter

1 Tbsp. Grated parmesan cheese

3/4 C. shredded mozzarella cheese

1 tsp. Italian seasoning

1/2 tsp. house seasoning

For those of you who cannot find house seasoning at your local grocery store, I include a method for house seasoning:

(1/4 cup each garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, and Salt. (optional)

Directions

Preheat oven to 400F.

1. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside. Rinse asparagus and pat dry. Next, cut the woody part off the asparagus.

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2. Place the veggie on the baking sheet. In a microwave safe bowl melt the butter. Next, combine the house seasoning and parmesan cheese and mix well. Drizzle mixture on top of the vegetable.

3. Sprinkle a little bit of parmesan and place the veggie in your oven for 15 minutes. Remove and top with the mozzarella cheese and a little bit of Italian seasoning over the top. Return to the oven for additional 5-7 minutes. Bake until cheese is melted and bubbly.

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Recipe adapted from Just a Pinch