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I have never liked Brussels sprouts and called them “Bitter Balls”. My T & H on the other hand loves them, so I’ve been on a quest for the perfect recipe for Brussels sprouts. This one won the prize! Being so easy to make and crockpot-cooked helped a lot! Prep time is really easy, mainly just cleaning and quartering the sprouts and mincing the fresh garlic. Quartering the sprouts diminshes the bitter taste.
1. Trim and quarter Brussels sprouts that have been washed.
2. Toss the sprouts into your crockpot.
3. Next, mince garlic and toss in the minced garlic, Dijon mustard, maple syrup, butter, raisins, salt and pepper.
4. Pour the low sodium chicken broth over the ingredients and stir well to coat sprouts.
5. Cover and cook in the crock pot for 2 hours on high or 4 hours on low. Stir well before serving.
Cassava, also known as yuca, was one of my discoveries when visiting the Mexican vendors at my local flea market. Although the root vegetable is not indigenous to Mexico I seasoned this dish with some popular Mexican seasonings, then roasted it and enjoyed it (along with a couple of cold Dos Equis)!
Grilled fresh corn on the cob.
The big debate? Cook with husks on or husks off? I say husks off! Cook on the grill, this way the sweet corn kernels get a smoky-grilled flavor. There’s no need to blanch it first. Use a stove top grill or outside grill–just peel, remove silk and place right on the grill. Simple as that! Then top it with a homemade chili lime mayo and fresh cilantro.
The best stuffed portabellos ever, and they are gluten-free and high in protein using almond meal instead of bread crumbs!
Oh, this sauce. Drinkable.
Yes! You can cook radishes and they are delicious! The radishes mellow some but still hold firmness. And ramps! They are available in spring for only about 8 weeks so eat them while you can. They have a pungent garlic flavor and make everything taste like spring!
Nancy is the Coupon Clipping Cook, which means she not only has an astounding number of recipes to share with us (her TK recipe box is busting at the seams!) but she's also got loads of money-saving tips in her blog (she worked at a grocery store for a number of years, so she knows her stuff). She has some pretty amazing creations, like Roasted Garlic Potato Soup and Nutty Coconut Chicken. Go check them out!
Heather is a Texas native and the blogger behind Heather's Dish. She's mom to Weston, wife to Nate, and they live in Little Rock, Arkansas with their two "stubborn and saucy" dogs Bunker and Keira. In her blog, she shares her photographs, random musings (serious and silly alike), and all kinds of scrumptious recipes---and not just evil variations of her favorite mac and cheese. Her enviable TK recipe box is a testament to that. Go see for yourself!