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Rice and Black Bean Salad

Rice and Beans Salad

Eat good and cheap with this easy, make ahead Rice and Black Bean Salad, packed full of fiber, protein, and great taste.

Cilantro Chicken Rice Bowls

Cilantro Chicken Rice Bowl cropped

Take beans and rice to a whole new level with this savory chicken topping touched with the awesome sauce that is sour cream and salsa verde. The fabulous magic of mixing sour cream and green salsa together is not to be underestimated. I use it as the topping for my famous Poblano Chile Enchiladas as […]

7 Meals That Started with Leftovers

7 Meals That Started as Leftovers | Try one of these easy recipes that turn leftovers into a new meal -- Beans & Rice Soup, Chicken Fried Rice, Creamy Turkey Enchiladas, Chicken Salad Wraps, Turkey Pot Pie, Cream Noodles with Ham and Tomato, and Stone Soup.

Got leftovers? Don’t just want to reheat them? Try one of these recipes that makeover leftovers in a new way.

Chicken Chili with White Beans

white chili trim

This chili redolent with spices and bursting with chicken and white beans comes together quickly in 30 minutes or less. I graduated from high school in 1990. That means that I gained a lot of my culinary education (starving college student, food service worker, waitress, newlywed) in the 90s, the era of the Chicken Caesar […]

Six-Layer Nachos that You Can Make & Freeze

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Viva la fiesta! These six-layer nachos are packed with flavor and are freezer-friendly. They go well poolside as well as at a tailgate party. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but […]

White Bean Salad

white bean salad on plate

Enjoy this filling, yet easy and refreshing bean salad this summer. Bean salads are a perfect addition to summer suppers. Not only are they typically served chilled or at room temperature helping you avoid a hot kitchen, but they are super filling so that you know folks won’t be hungry ten minutes after supper’s concluded. […]

Turkey & Black Bean Tacos

Turkey Tacos

I’ve been on a ground turkey kick. Part of it is an effort to reduce our red meat. It’s probably not that good for us to eat it as often as we were, plus it’s getting more expensive. I just can’t swing it when the kids could easily eat two to three pounds in one sitting. We’re enjoying it twice a week, which is good.

I didn’t used to like ground turkey, but since I tried Trader Joe’s, I’m hooked. (Sorry to all you people who don’t have TJ’s or don’t like it. I fell out of love with Trader Joe’s a few years ago, but I’m finding ways to make their products and prices work for me, and it’s working really well.)

Anyway, this dish is the antithesis of what I would have made five years ago when I was a sworn beefeater.

Crockpot Chili Bean Soup

Crockpot Chili Bean Soup - Spend ten minutes prepping tonight

Spend ten minutes prepping tonight’s dinner. This crockpot chili bean soup is a crowd-pleaser. Things are starting to heat up now that April is well under way. I got a bit of a sunburn at Legoland earlier this week. Summer approaches! Warm weather aside, I still have been firing up the crockpot, particularly for those […]

Green Chile Burritos

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Make up a batch of these Green Chile Burritos for supper or to stash in the freezer at a later date. Either way, you’ll eat good and cheap. Burritos are the spice of life. Well, if they aren’t, they should be. They are one of the easiest, quickest meals to pull together with little work […]

Healthier “Refried” Beans

Healthier Refried Pinto Beans

Cook up a pot of healthier “refried” beans to serve as a side dish, to fill burritos, or to top nachos. Traditional refried beans are cooked pinto beans that are mashed and fried in oil, often times lard. They are uber-tasty when made homemade; mediocre when they come in a can. But, beans in any […]