Perfect Green Beans

November 25, 2019

This green bean recipe has been in my little arsenal of recipes for YEARS! They are super easy and literally always perfect, hence the name.  This is the perfect side dish for your weeknight dinner, Sunday dinner or the fanciest of fancy celebrations.  With Thanksgiving coming in just two days, if you are looking for another yummy side dish to add to your table, I got you covered! :)


1 Tablespoon Butter 
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 Small Onion, Finely Diced
2 Cloves of Garlic, Minced
1 Teaspoon Salt (or to taste)
1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
1 Pound Fresh Green Beans, Trimmed {or frozen!}
1 Can Chicken Broth {or veggie!}

{In a large non-stick pan, add your butter and oil and saute the diced onion over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes, or until softened. }

{After the minced onions soften, add the fresh garlic to the pan and cook for about a few seconds more.}

{Add the green beans to the pan and mix thoroughly to coat them with the onion, garlic butter and oil mixture.}

{Season generously with salt and pepper.  Add in some red pepper flakes at this point too, if you like things spicy. :)}

{Add your chicken broth to the pan and reduce the heat to low.}

{Cover the pan and let them simmer in this flavorful broth for about 10-15 minutes. Taste for seasoning, add more salt and pepper as needed.}

{Serve piping hot and ENJOY!}

{There you have it - the PERFECT green beans.  Simple, flavorful, not too firm and definitely not too soft.  These would be wonderful on your Thanksgiving table, for a special occasion dinner or just to have on a weeknight with a piece of fish.}

xoxo, thanks for reading and sharing! 

Easy Smothered Baked Turkey Wings

November 14, 2019

With Thanksgiving being just TWO weeks away, I am super excited to bring you this amazingly simple and 1000% delicious turkey wing recipe.  These could absolutely be the STAR of the show for your Thanksgiving dinner.  And as a bonus, they are obviously SO much easier than cooking a whole turkey. Turkey wings have been a Sunday dinner staple of mine for a really long time.  They are so easy to cook, ridiculously flavorful and are absolutely perfect for a special occasion, holiday or just a nice dinner with your family. This is a no-fuss recipe – you literally put them in the oven and let them do their thing.  Another bonus: the delightful aroma of these cooking will engulf your entire home. :) 

It is worth noting that my 16 year old {my toughest food critic, if you don't already know) absolutely devoured them - after claiming that she "doesn't like turkey wings". Her exact words after dinner were "I LOVED them. I actually DO like turkey wings." So even if you are not a HUGE turkey fan, I think you would love this recipe.  

To her defense, all turkey wings aren't created equal. They are very easy to dry out in the oven - which is why I braise mine in a rich and creamy gravy that isn't too thick or thin...yet just glosses and smothers the turkey wings quite beautifully.  Another important step is to baste them at the end as they finish roasting ... this will ensure that they stay nice and moist. 

The absolute key to this recipe is the level of seasonings for the rub.  These are seasoned to perfection so although, the seasoning MAY look heavy to some - please trust that these will be out of this world flavorful. :) 


12-15 Small Fresh Turkey Wings
2 Tablespoons Lawry's Seasoned Salt
2 Tablespoons Granulated Onion {Onion Powder}
2 Tablespoons Granulated Garlic {Garlic Powder}
2 Tablespoons Lemon Pepper
2 Tablespoons Poultry Seasoning
2 Tablespoons Paprika
1 Tablespoon Black Pepper
2 Medium Onions, Sliced 
1 Can or {1 and 1/2 cup} Chicken Broth 
1/2 Cup Water + 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch {to thicken}

{This is a VERY simple recipe - here is the lineup of everything you will need. While you gather your seasonings, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.}

{Add your cleaned and patted dry FRESH turkey wings to a large bowl.  Sprinkle all your seasonings on and mix with your hands to evenly coat and rub the seasonings into each turkey wing. Make sure each one is evenly coated. 

{Arrange the seasoned turkey wings on the sliced onion in a large roasting pan in ONE layer.}

{Pour the chicken broth in the BOTTOM of the pan.  Do not pour directly on the turkey wings, you want the seasoning to stay on the wings.}

{In a bowl or measuring cup, mix the cornstarch with the water and pour that in the BOTTOM of the pan, just as you did with the chicken broth.}

{Give the pan a good shake to evenly mix and distribute both the cornstarch mixture and the chicken broth in the bottom of the pan.} 

{Cover and seal tightly with foil and roast in a hot 350 degree oven for 2 hours.}

{After 2 hours, remove the foil and baste the turkey wings with the luscious juices at the bottom of the pan. Return to the oven and increase the temperature to 375.}

{Continue cooking, uncovered, for 30-45 minutes more, basting a few times more until the turkey wings are perfectly golden brown.}

{The skin will be cripsy and perfectly golden brown, the meat will be tender and falling of the bone and every single bite will be perfectly seasoned. This isn't a super thick gravy - but it beautifully  coats each piece.  I can't say enough about this recipe, you will just have to see for yourself!}

{Serve them piping hot over rice for an out-of-this world comforting eating experience and prepare to lick your plate clean. LOL! }

xoxo, thanks for reading and sharing ♥