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Favorite Potluck Recipe

Thursday, December 8, 2011

This is the time of year for potluck dinners, and  I want to share my favorite potluck recipe with you.  One reason I like it is because it is meant to be served at room temperature, so when you transport it and it cools, it will not matter.


Green Beans With Gorgonzola and Toasted Walnuts
Servings: 10

3/4 cup walnuts, toasted
2 pounds fresh green beans, stems removed (or green beans)
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons lemon juice
zest of 1 lemons
3 tablespoons olive oil
6 ounces Gorgonzola

Preheat oven to 350°. Spread walnuts on baking sheet and place in oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.

Steam beans over water with baking soda until crisp tender, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from steamer and allow to cool to room temperature.

In a large mixing bowl, combine lemon juice, zest and olive oil. Add cooled beans and toss until fully coated. Add cheese and walnuts; toss lightly. Serve at room temperature.

I am linking to Katherine's Korner.


Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. this is such a lovely dish, very yummy!

  2. Yummy, I love the room temp part especially!! Ricki, your new header is beautiful!

  3. Hey there, thanks so much for the kind comment and deciding to become a follower! I believe I've solved my disappearing button problem now would love for you to pop by if you have a chance.

  4. this look delicious!! newest follower from hop.

  5. Hi - these look delicious! Question about the baking soda because I've never steam beans with it. Does it go in the water? What does it do?? Have a great day and good luck with all that studying!

  6. sounds wonderful. Thank you for sharing the blog hop by placing the button on your blog you are awesome! I just notices the shabby chic book in your wonderful header. I have been looking for that book, giggle xo

  7. This certainly looks delicious! I'm visiting from Katherine's hop.

  8. This looks very good, Ricki Jill! I love the ingredients together. Definitely going to try it!


  9. Yum! That looks good and healthy, too! :)

  10. Those look like yum, and I'm loving that pretty china.

    I found a DIY Tut for taking old china and making candles in it, I'm going to have to go thrifting and find some! :)

  11. I would love this. I've never heard of using the baking soda like that...wonder what that does??


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