Butternut Squash Brown Rice

Butternut Squash Brown Rice for the perfect fall side dish!

Butternut Squash Brown Rice

In the fall and winter, I find squash recipes to be a warm and comforting part of dinner. It doesn’t matter what kind, although I do enjoy butternut squash most of all. Continue reading “Butternut Squash Brown Rice”

Upside Down Tomato Tart

Even though summer is over, somethings still hang on. Cherry Tomatoes to name one , Upside Down Tomato Tart can use up those hanger-oner’s.

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Although I have not had a garden in several years, there were times when I still had tomatoes the end of October. Especially cherry tomatoes, they just keep going and going!! Continue reading “Upside Down Tomato Tart”

Sriracha Orange Glazed Green Beans

Sometimes in the blog world you need a little help from your friends. Sriracha Orange Glazed Green Beans was a recipe I found over at Simply Recipes.

Sriracha Orange Glazed Green Beans
If you follow me you know I am the Food Service Director for a small town in Northern Illinois. School started this week. Can you say crazy busy??

So, I after visit to a local produce cart and purchased some really nice green beans, I needed a recipe. But, with my mind on school lunch, it was hard to focus on anything other than chicken nuggets, and school pizza. I really needed a recipe!

Sriracha Orange Glazed Green Beans

My go to Pinterest led me to Sriracha Orange Glazed Green Beans from Simply Recipes. Simply delicious and simply simple.

Blanch the green beans, which takes only minutes, once the water boils…..oh hum!

Sriracha Orange Glazed Green Beans

Give the cooked beans a quick dip in some icy water to stop the cooking process. This method gives them a beautiful green color, and a crisp snap.

In a small bowl the “dressing” is 3 simple ingredients, orange marmalade, soy sauce, and Tim’s favorite Sriracha. Spicy ketchup. It adds a little kick to the recipe.

Sriracha Orange Glazed Green Beans

Drain the beans and toss with the sauce……lol, I’m a poet!!

Serve at room temperature. They are the perfect side for anything grilled, or would be a nice on a Crudite Platter. Fancy French word for veggie tray.

Sriracha Orange Glazed Green Beans

A big thanks to Simply Recipes for giving my over worked blog brain a rest so I could focus on the busy business of feeding the future leaders of the world a nutritious breakfast and lunch!

Have some green beans to use? Try Sriracha Orange Glazed Green Beans.

Sriracha Orange Glazed Green Beans


Sriracha Orange Glazed Green Beans


  • 3/4 pound to 1 pound of green beans, snipped
  • Salt
  • 1/3 cup sweet orange marmalade
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sriracha


  1. Blanch beans in boiling water to which you added 2 teaspoons of salt. Cook for 3-5 minutes, or until the green beans are just tender.
  2. Place cooked beans into a bowl of ice water to quick cool them. Drain and place in a large bowl.
  3. In a small bowl mix the orange marmalade, soy sauce, and Sriracha
  4. You can adjust the spice to your taste.
  5. Add the orange sauce to the cooked green beans and toss to coat.
  6. Serve immediately.