The kids: what are you making mom?!
Me: baked beans
The kids: *groan*
Ya. That sounds about right.
I finally conquered their hatred of potatoes, so now I’ve moved onto beans. It’s always something!
They do actually like beans in things. But a dish where beans are the star? Not so much.
Which means, Paul and I pretty much ate these baked beans as left overs for 3 days. Lol.
But it’s ok. They were really good! And reheated well.
This recipe comes from one of my favorite cookbooks, Fresh and Light by Donna Hay. At first glance, the collection of dishes might seem intimidating because the photos are extradordinary (making this an art book, as well, imho), but her recipes are unbelievably simple and completely home cook friendly.
I think you need a copy.
And eleven other bloggers think you need a copy of their favorite cookbook, too. So, we teamed up to make that happen.
One lucky reader has a chance to win 12 awesome cookbooks!
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Oven Baked Beans
- 8 cloves garlic , smashed
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes
- 3 slices thick cut bacon , diced
- 6 sprigs thyme
- 2 15 ounce cans Cannellini or butter beans , rinsed and drained
- 1/2 cup vegetable stock
- 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
- Place garlic, tomatoes, bacon, and thyme evenly over the bottom of the dish. Bake for 30 minutes.
- Add the beans and vegetable stock; cook for 10 minutes more until the beans are warmed through.
- Sprinkle the mixture with Parmesan and serve in bowls or with toasted Italian bread on the side, if desired.
Reader Questions and Reviews
My favorite cookbook is The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays.
Right now I’m loving Christy Jordan’s “Come Home to Supper”.
Baked beans have never really enticed me…but these look so fresh with the tomatoes! I think I need.
I crave baked beans and these look so good
Currently my favorite cookbook is The Happy Herbivore. (Trying to eat healthy!)
I love reading old “Church Cookbooks”. Good Ol’ recipes by Good Ol” gals.
I love cookbooks and read them like novels, as did my older sister. My favs are .the older ones. Going to make these beans as soon as I get some tomatoes!!!!
I’ve been looking for more non-bbq bean recipes! I might try this in the slow cooker for an hour or two!
I have so many cookbooks, I read them like novels. But usually, when I’m looking for something to do with something I have, I go to any one of several that I have from America’s Test Kitchen.
Our family’s church cookbook – it has all my mother’s, grandmother’s, aunt, and cousins favorite recipes in it!
i love buying cookbooks,I love looking at old cookbooks my favorite thing to do
I feel like books of all kinds are gold bars! Every night you will find me browsing the recipes!
Good in any season!
I love my ‘Joy of Cooking’ and my good ol’ ‘Betty Crocker ‘ cookbook I got as a wedding present many years ago. I love cookbooks!
Anything by Ina!
Love my How to Cook Everything cookbook, but it’s seen better days. It’s my go to cookbook and my favorite to give as a gift.
I’ve never met a cookbook I didn’t like in some way, even if it was just the pictures. However, I would love to own the Bouchon Bakery cookbook!
oh , dinner come true
I Love cookbooks !!! Most People Read Books I Love reading My cookbooks and Trying new Items
Pioneer Woman’s Cookbook
One of my favorite cookbooks is “Shut Up and Eat!” :)
My favorite cookbook is the yearly Southern Living cookbook.
My favorite cook book would have to be Low-carb recipes, it’s a book you can find on amazon.
I love giveaways. And the recipe looks so delicious.
My favorite cookbook is my dad’s old 1952 Betty Crocker Cookbook. I’ve made many many recipes from this book! Also, I love anything community; church, Junior League…any group who publishes a cookbook. These beans look delicious….thanks for the chance to win!
I want ALL of them…will probably look at Baked first!
I have that Donna Hay book on my iPad. I love how great your beans look. More for you all!
I love all of my Barefoot Contessa cookbooks!
I love the Joy of Cooking. I grew up cooking a few favorite recipes from it with my mom.
I love my Southern Loving cookbook!! So many great recipes! I also got to give a shout out to The Pioneer Woman. Her cookbooks are also GREAT!
and…how did you get your kids to eat potatoes?
I think when they finally realized that french fries and tater tots are actually potatoes, they changed their tune. Oh, and hash browns. My hash brown crusted quiche was a game changer.
These beans look faaaaabulous Amy! Beans and cherry tomatoes are made for each other i think. YUM!
Hmmm…there are many that I love, but I think my favorite is one called The Wisconsin Herb Cookbook. Really yummy stuff in there.
Definitely Pioneer Woman’s cookbook…as for now anyways. :)
my favorite is a hand me down from mom and grandma, full of family favorites held together with twine
I love the King Arthur Flour Anniversary cookbook. I think I use this one the most.
Nigella Lawson’s Nigella Express has some of my favorite recipes that I make over and over.
Wow, all 12! Awesome!!! Thanks for a great giveaway! I have an old, old copy of The Joy of Cooking that belonged to my mom. It reminds me of her.
America’s Test Kitchen cookbooks and Pioneer Woman.
My favorite cookbook is In the Kitchen with David
This closet cookbook junkie needs these books…and these beans…thanks for the amazing giveaway!
I love old church cookbooks because they have old school recipes with many natural ingredients.
Awesome Prize to start a rainy/snowy Monday!! Thanks for the chance!
I want these beans!! Dang!
Yeeeees! You and Steve would love them. And also? Another side dish option. I know we’re always in need of those!
hi, i love my america’a test kitchen cookbook so much that i bought one for each of my kids for christmas & now they love it, thanks so much, i love cookbooks.
my favorite cookbook is the Gas Grill Gourmet. full of yummy things. Although I mainly use recipes I have printed out over the years and have filed in 5 large photo albums. thanks for the chance!
I like Phyllis Pellman Good’s cookbooks, but I can’t say that I have a favorite. Taste of Home and The Pioneer Woman books are good too.
Anything by Pioneer Woman!
ATK Family Cookbook is probably my fav. because I use it so much.
Anything by Lidia….love her PBS cooking shows and we recipes in her books.
My favorite cookbook is my Pillsbury Best of the Bakeoffs 1000 Best Recipes….it’s an old one but oh boy the recipes…..
How to Cook Anything is my very favorite
I love the Homesick Texan Cookbook!
Anything by Barefoot Contessa. Love her recipes.
my favorite cookbook at the moment is What Katie Ate by Katie Quinn Davies. the recipes are mouth-watering the photography is absolutely breathtaking!
My favorite cookbook… I can’t name just one. It dépends on the moment. : I love Donna Hay but I love the the Best Recipe Ever of Canadian Living (you know now where I come from)
It is hard to choose but I will say that my favorite is Make It Fast, Cook It Slow: The Big Book of Everyday Slow Cooking
by Stephanie O’Dea. What a great collection of books that are being given away. Thanks for a chance to win.
To be honest, my favorite “cookbook” is allrecipes.com. I’m able to sort and filter the recipes to match whatever ingredients I have on hand, and my kids enjoy sorting through the site looking for new things they’d like to try. So while it’s not a traditional cookbook, it works well with my style of cooking, which is usually to deviate from the beaten path as often as possible. My husband laughs because I have a binder full of printed recipes and sometimes he’ll make dinner and wonder why it tastes different than normal. Typically after discussion, we realize it’s because I’ve used the recipe as reminder rather than a guide and have added / subtracted / substituted other ingredients that I know my family would enjoy!
I think my favorite on the list above would be the craft beer cookbook but they all look great.
What a great give away. Hope I win.
Would love to win all these great cookbooks!