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Green Bean Casserole “Latkes”

2 14.05oz cans No Salt Added French Style Green Beans
½ cup French’s Fried Onions
¼  cup + 2T Rokeach Mushroom Soup
1T Manischewitz Potato Starch + ½ cup for dredging
Ground Pepper
½ to ¾ cup olive oil

Drain green beans and spread them on a kitchen towel, roll up the towel and squeeze out as much liquid as possible.

Transfer green beans to a bowl.

Mix in fried onions, mushroom soup, potato starch, and ground pepper.

Heat 1/4 cup oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking. 

Place ½ cup potato starch onto a plate

Working in batches of 4 latkes, take 2 tablespoons mixture into your hands, form into 3-inch rounds, dredge in potato starch and place into skillet. Reduce heat to moderate and cook until undersides are browned, about 5-7 minutes. Turn latkes over and cook until undersides are browned, about 5 minutes more. Transfer to paper towels to drain.

Garnish with crumbled fried onions and serve!

Green Bean Casserole “Latkes”

2 14.05oz cans No Salt Added French Style Green Beans
½ cup French’s Fried Onions
¼ cup + 2T Rokeach Mushroom Soup
1T Manischewitz Potato Starch + ½ cup for dredging
Ground Pepper
½ to ¾ cup olive oil

Drain green beans and spread them on a kitchen towel, roll up the towel and squeeze out as much liquid as possible.

Transfer green beans to a bowl.

Mix in fried onions, mushroom soup, potato starch, and ground pepper.

Heat 1/4 cup oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking.

Place ½ cup potato starch onto a plate

Working in batches of 4 latkes, take 2 tablespoons mixture into your hands, form into 3-inch rounds, dredge in potato starch and place into skillet. Reduce heat to moderate and cook until undersides are browned, about 5-7 minutes. Turn latkes over and cook until undersides are browned, about 5 minutes more. Transfer to paper towels to drain.

Garnish with crumbled fried onions and serve!

I kinda wish this was a twitter convo…

S: I’m thinking if dressing butch tomorrow.
J: Random… Rugby shirt and. Khakis butch?
S: Yeah. I’m at target in the dude section.
S: Hmmm butch requires owning a pair of pants
J: Very much so and not cute pants either… Baggy khakis are the butch uniform
S: Pants of any kind are a no no
J: Butch don’t ever wear skirts
S: I guess I’m a failure.
J: Just not butch… Not failure

Sunshower… (Taken with Instagram at Pizza Hut)

Sunshower… (Taken with Instagram at Pizza Hut)

Finally, we have eggplants! (Taken with Instagram)

Finally, we have eggplants! (Taken with Instagram)

Autumn Sweet Potato-Maple Kugel

Kugel
6 sweet potatoes
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup paerve margarine, melted (I like Earth’s Balance) 
1 Tbsp cider vinegar
salt
pepper

Topping
1 cup flour
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
3 Tbsp maple syrup
3 Tbsp paerve margarine, softened
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Method
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 13X9X2 inch baking vessel. Peel and grate sweet potatoes. Mix together in a bowl with maple syrup, margarine,cider vinegar, salt, pepper and transfer to the baking vessel; cover; and bake for 40 minutes.

While the kugel bakes, mix together flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, maple syrup, margarine, and pecans. Remove kugel from the oven and increase the oven temperature 400 degrees. Crumble the streusel topping over the kugel and bake uncovered for about 30-35 minutes until the topping is golden and the underlying sweet potatoes are tender.

(Vegan/Paerve)

Back in the DE - #blogher12 exhaustion (Taken with Instagram)

Back in the DE - #blogher12 exhaustion (Taken with Instagram)

Party time = whiskey sour! #bh12sparklecorn  (Taken with Instagram)

Party time = whiskey sour! #bh12sparklecorn (Taken with Instagram)

@shoshuga <3 #bh12sparklecorn  (Taken with Instagram)

@shoshuga <3 #bh12sparklecorn (Taken with Instagram)

Pre-partying @carlyfindlay: I am going to SparkleCorn and I really hope some other Aussies are too. #Blogher12 #sparklecorn #bh12sparklecorn w/Bombay Saphire &amp; Tonic (Taken with Instagram)

Pre-partying @carlyfindlay: I am going to SparkleCorn and I really hope some other Aussies are too. #Blogher12 #sparklecorn #bh12sparklecorn w/Bombay Saphire & Tonic (Taken with Instagram)