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

Rice Krispie Treat Monsters

Halloween is almost here and if you’re not quite ready then here is a quick and easy, not to mention adorable, treat idea for you. 2 boxes (8 count each) prepared Rice Krispie treats 1 (8 oz) bag candy melts in your choice of color candy eyes Halloween sprinkles chocolate chips 1  Unwrap rice krispie … Continue reading

Chocolate Caramel Coconut Cookies

There is a bakery near me called “The Sweet Tooth Fairy” and they make their version of the Girl Scout Samoa cookie that is to die for!  However, they only have it occasionally, not all the time.  I dream about that cookie so imagine how excited I was to find this knockoff recipe for the … Continue reading

Loaded Potato Soup

I made this for dinner the other night.  It was easy to make but took a bit of time which was worth it!  Just go slow and follow the directions carefully and you will be rewarded for your time and effort. 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/2 cups chopped onion 6 cups chicken broth 2 … Continue reading

Fast No Fuss Pasta

I don’t think I’ve mentioned it but we’ve been in the process of moving into a new house the past few weeks and mealtime has become mostly takeout which to be honest I’m getting sick of plus it’s no good for the waistline!  The other night I just decided it was time to stop unpacking … Continue reading

Quadruple Chocolate Naked Cake

It was Zach’s 29th birthday on Saturday so I created this chocolate filled extravaganza as part of his birthday feast!  It was decadent! 2 layers chocolate cake prepared with this recipe mousse/frosting filling layer 1 small box instant chocolate pudding mix 1/3 cup powdered sugar 1 cup milk 4 oz whipped cream cheese 8 oz … Continue reading