Bella’s Lima Bean Casserole by Karen Rose Smith

2 16-ounce bags frozen lima beans, thawed
8 slices fried, crumbled bacon
¾ cup chopped fresh onion
¾ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
¼ melted butter
½ cup water
8 ounces finely grated cheddar cheese
6 tablespoons Italian bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Combine thawed lima beans, crumbled bacon, onion, salt, pepper, butter, water, and grated cheese. Turn into a two-quart casserole sprayed with no-stick cooking spray.

Bake covered at 400 degrees for 45 minutes. Remove cover and sprinkle with bread crumbs. Bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until bread crumbs are browned and beans are tender.

Serves six to eight.


About the Book

Business has never been better for home stager Caprice De Luca, but her personal life could stand a few renovations. Just when she thought things were getting serious with her boyfriend Grant, his pretty ex-wife swoops into town and nabs his attention. Uncle Dom is living with her parents and desperately needs a new job. And her sister Nikki’s catering business is threatened when rival Drew Pierson starts eating away at her share of the market. Things could not possibly get more chaotic when Drew is found bludgeoned to death by one of his grandmother’s antique Tiffany lamps–and Nikki is the number one suspect. Now, Caprice must act fast to illuminate the truth and clear her sister’s name–before a cold-blooded killer puts her lights out next…

KarenRoseSmith_smAbout the Author

Karen Rose Smith has written over twenty romance novels, and lives in the Susquehanna Valley of Pennsylvania with her husband and three rescued cats. For more about Karen, please visit her website