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Slow Cooked Cheater Refried Beans

Slow Cooked Cheater Refried Beans is a simple side dish that goes with just about any Mexican or Tex-Mex type meal. We eat a lot of Mexican food at our house. It is usually a quick and easy dinner that everyone loves. One of my favorite ways to serve it is to simply make some shredded Mexican meat, Mexican rice, chips, salsa, and other toppings […]

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Black Bean Soup {Easy and Inexpensive Dinner Recipe}

When people refer to a beans and rice meal or budget it is often in a negative way, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Yes, beans and rice can be boring, but they don’t have to be. There are so many ways to serve beans and rice. I love cooking with beans and rice, not only because they are cheap to buy, but […]

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Egg and Chili Casserole

Last week I skipped my regular Monday Cooking Through My Collection post, but today I am back with a great recipe that works for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. This recipe comes from the Sunset Mexican Cookbook. I will say that I did not follow the recipe for this one. I adapted it. A recipe that was classic and contemporary in 1969 may not be quite […]

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Oatmeal Griddle Cakes

Oatmeal Griddle Cakes~A quick, easy, and healthy breakfast treat. I think these oatmeal griddle cakes are one of my favorite recipes that I have made for my Cooking Through My Collection series. These were a little different than your basic pancake, but they are so good. These oatmeal griddle cakes come from the Joy of Cooking cookbook. This is a classic cookbook that has been […]

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Roasted Potatoes with Bacon

Potatoes. They are the perfect food for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. They can be baked, fried, or cooked numerous other ways. They work for a side dish and even a main dish. Potatoes may be one of the most versatile and delicious foods you can serve. And really who doesn’t like potatoes?! I think almost everyone likes them served one way or another. These roasted […]

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Ground Beef Fried Rice {Quick and Easy Dinner}

Need a quick and easy dinner for tonight? This ground beef fried rice is a quick, easy, and inexpensive meal to make using everyday ingredients. Over the last six years of blogging I have shared a lot of recipes with you. Many of the recipes I shared during my first year or two of blogging were favorites that I had been making for years. However, for […]

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Eggs and Soy Sauce Over Quinoa

Earlier this week I talked about quick and easy cooking that is budget friendly and at least semi healthy. Eggs and soy sauce over quinoa is one of my new favorite meals that fits into that category. You cannot get much easier than this meal. Eggs are an incredibly inexpensive source of protein and quinoa is a healthy grain. It easily fits my goals for […]

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Easy Homemade Pizza Sauce

I don’t have a new Cooking Through My Collection recipe for you today, but I do have a great recipe for you. I was going to share this last week, but I really wanted to share my three ingredient slow cooker recipe. So, pizza day got moved to Monday for this week. Next week I will be back to Cooking Through My Collection. The last […]

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Homemade Cheesy Tuna Helper

So far in my homemade favorites series I have shared a homemade version of Cheeseburger Helper and a homemade Stroganoff Style Hamburger Helper. Today I am sharing yet another homemade version of a favorite skillet meal, Homemade Cheesy Tuna Helper. When I made this a few week’s ago, my family loved it. I had planned on there being enough for my husband’s lunch the next […]

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Homemade Chili Cheese Fries

When I posted a picture of these on Facebook one night when we had them for dinner, you all went crazy and wanted the recipe. So, I knew it was a recipe I had to share. I am not sure if this should count as part of my homemade favorites series, but since it is a homemade version of a restaurant favorite I decided to include it. Homemade […]

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