The Norman Transcript

Features

November 20, 2012

Norman cook wins blue ribbon for Thanksgiving recipe

NORMAN — Norman cook Liz Owen’s Green Bean Casserole Stuffed Mushrooms has been awarded a blue ribbon at Just A Pinch Recipes, the new online social community created for and by cooks in hometown America at www.justapinch.com.

Owen’s Green Bean Casserole Stuffed Mushrooms was named a blue ribbon winner by Just A Pinch Food Editor Janet Tharpe.

“My daughter loves stuffed mushrooms and greenbean casserole. This is the best of both,” Owen said.

Owen’s Green Bean Casserole Stuffed Mushrooms, along with thousands of others, can be viewed, printed and shared at no charge through Just A Pinch. Owen is one of several area residents participating in the club, known as “America’s Great Recipe Swap.” Members can post their own “family tested and approved” recipes, try recipes submitted by other club members, print hundreds of grocery coupons and enter recipe contests. They also have the opportunity to utilize a personal online recipe box to save recipes, compile grocery lists and plan meals. In addition, members can create and join discussion groups, to chat about recipes, share cooking tips and build relationships.

“We continually add new features to the club based on the feedback of our members,” Tharpe said. “It’s because of people like Liz Owen, who is proud to share her family’s favorite recipes with other hometown cooks, that the club has become so popular and is growing so fast.”

Green Bean Casserole Stuffed Mushrooms

Ingredients

3 slc bacon strips, diced

1 Tbsp butter

1/4 c onion, diced

1 can cooked drained, diced green beans

1/4 c canned condensed cream of onion soup

3/4 c shredded cheddar cheese

1/4 c half-and-half

1/4 c sour cream

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

30 whole baby portobello mushrooms

cooking spray

2.8 oz can of french-fried onions

Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Coat a 13-x-9-x-2-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Features
  • Just say no to 12-year-old’s Mohawk

    A mom recently asked me what I would say to my son if he was 12 years old and wanted a Mohawk haircut for the summer. I told her I’d say no. “But is it really that big a deal?” she said....

    August 1, 2014

  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Jam set

    Norman residents will serve peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to the homeless from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Andrew’s Park, 201 W. Daws St. A pop-up store also will distribute donations of new and gently used books, clothing, shoes, ...

    August 1, 2014

  • CCFI announces play therapy course

    Center for Children and Families will present the course Fundamentals of Non-Directive Play Therapy from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 8 at Sarkeys Foundation, 520 E. Main St....

    August 1, 2014

  • Recent weather has been surprising

    Earlier this July, a dense cold front slipped into the central section of the Southwest — including Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas and bordering states — dropping daytime temperature highs into the upper 60s and 70s, which I believe is an ...

    August 1, 2014

  • Are you a puppet or a prince?

    Names have power. This cautionary statement is frequently found in fantasy novels populated by magical beings. The implication being that you should choose your friends and enemies wisely....

    August 1, 2014

  • Crafter’s emporium planned Saturday

    Members of the Opal District Crafter’s Emporium, plus other local artists, will have an art show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds, 615 E. Robinson St. in Norman. It will be hosted concurrently with the ...

    July 31, 2014

  • Williams book signing event set

    Jared Williams, a resident of Moore, will sign copies of his book “Cerebral” from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Hastings, 2300 W. Main St. Norman....

    July 31, 2014

  • Home dedication set Sunday

    Cleveland County Habitat for Humanity will host a dedication of the Ruvalcaba family home from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at 618 E. Apache St. Those attending are asked to bring a pantry item to help the family begin life in their new home. ...

    July 31, 2014

  • Two territorial littermate cats are asserting social dominance

    Dear Dr. Fox: When we decided to get a cat 10 years ago, I thought getting a couple of littermates would work well. They got along during the first couple of years, often sleeping together and grooming each other. As they matured, though, ...

    July 31, 2014

  • Board welcomes new member

    In its June meeting, the members of the Mary Abbott Children’s House board of directors elected Barbara Henderson to serve the remaining term of Anne Ederington, who resigned from the board in May due to moving from Norman. Henderson and ...

    July 30, 2014