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Fried Green Beans With Bacon

How To Make Fried Green Beans with Bacon

When green beans mostly came out of a can they got a reputation as something kids won’t eat. But today you can find fresh green beans nearly year-round in most grocery stores. Fry some up with bacon and I’ll bet your kids love them as much as you do.

Potato Banana Pancakes

How To Make Potato Banana Pancakes

Pancakes are not supposed to be this easy. Three ingredients? Seriously? And two of them are leftovers?

Yup, seriously.

Gluten-free Pumpkin Chocolate Cake

How To Make (Gluten-free) Pumpkin Chocolate Cake

You probably know that the week after Thanksgiving you can get some great deals on frozen turkey. Did you know you can also usually get canned pumpkin cheap? They’re not quite giving it away like they do with the turkey but it’s a great chance to experiment with some new recipes, like this awesome gluten-free pumpkin chocolate cake.

Roasted Root Vegetables with Kielbasa

How To Make Roasted Root Vegetables with Kielbasa

Eating seasonally is a great way to get the healthiest vegetables at the best prices. But even if you don’t care about either of those, it’s still a good way to get a little variety.

I don’t think I could ever get bored with garden-fresh tomatoes. But after a couple of months of salads and crisp garden veggie sides, some savory roasted root vegetables make for a great change of pace. Besides, they work much better than salad with kielbasa and other smoked sausage.

Loaded Sweet Potato Chips

How To Make Loaded Sweet Potato Chips

Loaded potato skins are great, but bigger ones can be a little much for an appetizer. These are bite-sized, easy to share, and oh by the way they’re crazy delicious.

All-time Favorites


Cooking used to be all about making food that tasted good. But somewhere along the way, we seem to have decided the diet-of-the-week was more important.

How to Cook Like Your Grandmother is a return to recipes and techniques that are based on what tastes good, not on junk science and fad diets. You won't find the words lite, low, lean, free or skim anywhere.

This is all real food, cooked the way Grandma would have done it.