After years of not eating green beans, I decided to try something new to get my family to enjoy them. We love bacon in the house so I thought, why not try some green beans with bacon. It was a huge success so much so that we eat green beans with bacon at least once a week as a side dish. Not only was the bacon the secret to success, but the Alpine Fresh french green beans from Costco also make this dish. The french green beans are thinner, cook faster, and are more flavorful then regular green beans. Of course, this is all my opinion, but I believe if you try these green beans with bacon you will agree.
You can make this dish with real bacon or even use bacon crumbles, but there is only one brand of bacon crumbles that is good. Yes, it is the Costco brand of Kirkland bacon crumbles. They are high quality, big chunks of bacon crumbles. The best we have found. These green beans with bacon not only taste great, but they are super easy to make especially if you choose to use bacon crumbles.
*Note – If you decide to use real bacon, consider not cooking the green beans in the bacon grease so to help keep calories in check. If you don’t care, then go for it! However, I think the bacon adds a ton of flavor even without the grease.
Independence Day always gets me in the mood for patriotic foods. Some festive Oreos were on my mind since I saw this idea on Pinterest. We make a lot of red, white, and blue snacks at this house. This weekend was no different. I had plenty of white chocolate on hand so I decided to try these festive Oreos out. Well, there is nothing easier to make except for a few broken ones from time to time.
These festive Oreos are a great snack to make with the kids too. Get in the kitchen, get a little messy, and have some fun! Festive Oreos are sure to be a hit with the family or at any holiday get together.
I know Spring is not soup season, but I love soup year round. After spending some time on Pinterest I was in the mood for a Kale Sausage Soup, preferably with beans. I found a few recipes, but most of them lacked the spice so I came up with my own version of Kale Sausage Soup. It’s similar to many that I found, however I added the carrots and the extra seasoning for a little spicy Kale Sausage Soup.
At least once a week, we have soup for dinner. I’m a huge fan of broth soups. While I still love cream soups, the broth soups are much healthier. Plus, if they have any kick to them I will love it! Anything with a little spice is right up my alley.
The Kale Sausage Soup was a hit at this house. It combines some of our favorite foods of sausage, beans, and spices. It’s the perfect combination while also being light. Please check it out.
I doubled this recipe so we could have left overs. My kids enjoyed this soup with some of their favorite toppings such as shredded cheese, and tortilla chips. There is a ton of options with this one. Enjoy!
Prim Goods are products made with faith, love, and hope. Prim Goods are products that are made with a Mother’s special touch. Prim Goods are products that offer a future and a new beginning. They are products that are “Made better by our Story”.
Prim Goods are handmade products made right here in this beautiful state of Missouri. Prim Goods are handmade soaps, lotions, and balms that are made at Primrose Hill which is a faith-based drug and alcohol residential recovery center for women and their children also affiliated with Teen Challenge USA. In fact, it is one of the few centers in the US that allows women to bring their children to live with them during their 12 month rehabilitation.
When I had the opportunity to research this organization and it’s products, I became so very touched by their story. Each and every product made at Prim Goods is signed by the woman who made it. Each and every product helps to fund this non-for-profit organization. The cost is approximately $2,000 a month for a woman, and $100 a month for a child. Mothers and their children usually come to Primrose Hill unable to pay for the cost so they rely solely on donations.
Prim Goods provides a healthy work life that assists these women in discovering their new beginning and hope for a good future. Soap making in detox may sound a bit strange until you hear their story – A Day in the Life of Making Prim Goods. Plus, the soaps and lotions are pretty awesome. Both my daughter and I have two favorites. We love the hand and body lotion – honey bunch. We apply it after every shower. However, our favorite scent is Freedom which we have used in a bar of soap. It smells so good!
The St. Louis Cooks love to support local businesses and organizations. Prim Goods is one organization with a true cause and purpose. Every purchase made will help these women find their true purpose and calling in life. The next time you are shopping for soaps or lotions, please consider supporting Prim Goods and these wonderful women that have been given a second chance at Primrose Hill.
Prim Goods are made with love and hope. They are “Made better by our Story”.