Mexican Black Beans

This is such a quick and easy way to spice up a can of black beans before you use them in tacos or burritos or tostadas or whatever! 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons freshly pressed garlic 2 teaspoons taco seasoning 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 2 (15.5 oz each) cans black beans, rinsed and drained … Continue reading

Sweet Corn Cake

My friend Ann gave me this recipe that her sister Julie created as a knockoff from the corn balls at El Torito Restaurant.  She did a fantastic job, it is delicious!  I made it to go with our traditional Halloween night chili and everyone loved it! 1 can corn, drained 1 can creamed corn 1 … Continue reading

Better Corn on the Cob

We had corn on the cob as part of Bob’s Father’s Day dinner yesterday and I tried out this trick I’d heard about and it made amazing corn on the cob!  All you do is add 1 cup milk and 1 stick of butter to the boiling water before you add the corn.  Let the … Continue reading

Easy Maple Cranberry Sauce

I tried out this new cranberry sauce recipe this year and it was really good, a nice mix of tart and sweet. 1 orange 12 oz fresh or frozen cranberries 1 cup real maple syrup 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar Optional Variations Cinnamon Apple – 2 Granny Smith apples, diced (about 2 cups) and 1/4 … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Spring Rice Pilaf

My friend Alisha and I are still attempting to get our catering business off the ground but it’s been a slow go since I’ve been working on a tv series but we did manage to squeeze in a little gig catering a ring ceremony luncheon for a dear friend of mine and this is one … Continue reading

Cheater Baked Beans

Don’t let the name fool you, these cheat in ease of preparation only, definitely not in flavor! 1 pound bacon 2 (28 ounce each) cans Bush’s Original Baked Beans 2/3 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup ketchup 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder 1 small onion, chopped 1  Preheat oven to 350. 2  Cut bacon into bite size … Continue reading

The Famous KFC Coleslaw Recipe

KFC is not my fav but I do love their coleslaw and biscuits, this tasted pretty close to me.  It was easy to make too! 1/2 tablespoon dried onion 1/3 cup sugar 1/2 cup light mayonnaise 1/4 cup buttermilk 1/4 cup milk 1 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar 2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon salt … Continue reading