Sauteed Green Beans


This is one of my favorite ways to prepare green beans. So simple! Plus I’m the only vegetable lover in our household so I will try anything to trick my family into eating their veggies! You can use fresh or frozen green beans, I’ve tried it both ways. I personally prefer how the frozen green beans cook up. Just dump them in the pan from the bag, no need to thaw out. DELICIOUS!!!


  • 12 oz bag of frozen whole green beans
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • kosher salt & pepper to taste

-Heat oil in skillet over medium high heat and add green beans.

-Using tongs, toss in oil until all ice is gone. Cover with lid.

-Cook until the green beans start to soften (approx. 5-7 minutes), stirring occasionally.

-Add garlic and continue cooking for 1-2 more minutes or until garlic starts to brown.

-Season with salt & pepper then transfer to plate with paper towel to drain excess grease.

Note: Sometimes I add onions to spruce it up. To do so just add sliced onions to skillet first and cook for a couple of minutes before adding beans.



Baked Garlic Butter Sweet Potatoes


I unintentionally picked a theme for my dishes this past week. I can’t help it, I really like garlic. It can flavor anything and go with everything. We fired up our grill and made some BBQ chicken breasts so I chose an easy side to go along with it. I found this recipe here I ended up tweaking it a bit and baked them.


  • 2 large sweet potatoes, cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tbsp parsley
  • salt & pepper to taste

-Preheat oven to 400 & line baking sheet with parchment paper.

-Add sweet potato chunks, melted butter, olive oil, & garlic in large bowl.

-Stir until coated.

-Spread evenly onto baking sheet.

-Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and parsley.

-Bake for 30-40 minutes or until soft.