Oven Roasted Green Beans with Bacon and Onion

This recipe for Oven Roasted Green Beans with Bacon and Onion is pretty much a Facepalm Idea, for me.  It’s one of those ideas that is so obvious, it hurts. I feel the need to whack myself in the forehead, à la “V-8”, so badly does it pain me to think of all the wasted […]


Jeweled Rice with Dried Fruits and Pistachios

Jeweled Rice with Dried Fruits and Pistachios is an Iranian speciality, a rice dish that is often served at wedding banquets, and is known in Farsi as tah dig. Tah means “bottom” and dig means “pot”. Thus, the name of the dish, quite literally, means “bottom of the pot”. This refers to the golden crust that […]


Smoky Chipotle Barbecue & Bacon Baked Beans

This recipe for Smoky Chipotle Barbecue and Bacon Baked Beans is so EASY, and so delicious, that I almost named them Susan’s Magical Baked Beans. The amount of flavor that’s in them IS magical, however, considering that so little effort is involved in making them. How These Baked Beans Got Their Name I didn’t name […]