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Easy Enchilada Dip ~ 5 Ingredients or Less Recipe

Over the last few weeks I have mentioned sharing more ground beef recipes, along with other inexpensive budget friendly meals. When I was putting together a list of recipes to share, I realized that many of the recipes on the list contained five ingredients or less. This actually surprised me because I did not realize so much of what I cooked contained five ingredients or less. […]

Slow Cooked Pinto Beans

A few weeks ago when I shared my tip for the best pot of beans, I mentioned that I would be sharing the recipe for the beans in that picture soon. Today I am finally sharing it with you. Besides my secret ingredient for the best beans, there are a few other ingredients that make these pinto beans easy and delicious, so I knew I […]

Simple Tip for the Best Pot of Beans

Today’s kitchen tip is a simple tip for the best pot of beans. Adding just one simple ingredient, most of you have on hand, really will take your pot of beans to the next level. Beans are one of the most inexpensive versatile foods in our kitchens, yet so many people overlook them in everyday cooking. Beans are inexpensive to buy. The least expensive way […]

Flourless Peppermint Brownies {Cooking Through My Collection}

These flourless brownies are simple and delicious. They have a peppermint flavor that pairs perfectly with chocolate. And these are flourless, so they are also gluten free! This recipe for my Cooking Through My Collection series was one of those recipes that I debated on what section of my site to post it on. It comes from a gluten free cookbook, but it is a […]

Simple Sausage and Beans Over Rice

Food has been on my mind a lot lately. Of course that is probably not a huge surprise to many people,  I run a food and cooking website after all. Food is often on my mind. So I guess it is something more specifically about food that I have been thinking about. I have been thinking about the types of food we serve our families […]

Bacon Chili

Bacon makes everything better. Right?! Okay so maybe not everything. I still can’t agree with those that think bacon and chocolate belong together, but in most things bacon does make everything a little better. This chili recipe I am sharing today is an example of that. Chili is great on its own, but when you add bacon it makes it over the top delicious. The […]

Slow Cooked Three Bean Chili

My mom is a master at using what she has on hand. She taught my sisters and I a lot about making do and being creative when it comes to cooking. She can take three cans of just about anything and turn it into a meal. Now, I will admit that we ate some strange flavor combinations growing up, but there is something to using what […]

Slow Cooked Homemade Refried Beans

Beans are perfect for cooking in the slow cooker because they cook well low and slow. I have an old post in the archives on refried beans from the first year I blogged, but I decided it was time to share an updated recipe for Slow Cooker Mondays. It is the same basic idea, but I have changed up a little how I make them. […]

Cheesy Mexican Beef and Beans Casserole

You may have guessed that my family eats a lot of Mexican and Tex Mex type foods by the amount of recipes that I share for them. They are meals that the whole family loves. I love them because they are usually quick and easy to make and don’t break the budget. Keeping it simple and inexpensive, while serving my family home cooked meals they all love, […]

Slow Cooked Santa Fe Black Beans and Catching Up

I spent the weekend in Texas and had such a fun time catching up with some great bloggers. There are way too many to name them all. Some I had met before and enjoyed catching up with. Others I knew from online, but had so much fun meeting in person. I also have a list of new sites to visit from those I met for […]

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