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

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

Garlic Parmesan Broccoli

Here’s a quick and easy side dish which kicks broccoli up a notch.  Everyone here loves broccoli so it’s a win! 24 oz broccoli 3 tablespoons olive oil 3 cloves garlic, pressed or minced 1 pinch salt 1/4 – 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan 1  Preheat oven to 425.  Brush baking sheet with olive oil. 2  … Continue reading

One Pot Mexican Rice Casserole

Sunday dinner last night with the whole fam, my favorite part of the week!  Made this along with some other things, which will show up later.  It was easy and yummy!  I served it as a side dish but I was thinking that you could add some meat to it and it could be dinner.  … Continue reading

Funeral Potatoes

These are a popular dish here in Utah.  I grew up in California and had never heard of them or eaten them until I moved here.  I’m sure you can guess the origin of these potatoes based on their name.  They were supposed to be for our neighborhood Christmas party last night but right before … Continue reading