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Crock Pot White Chicken Chili

I decided we needed something a little healthier in the midst of all the holiday candy that I have been sharing. I mean don’t get me wrong, we love Double Chocolate Chex Mix, Candy Bar Bark, and Maple Popcorn, but I still have to cook dinner every day. This time of year though, I need quick and easy dinners. I need to put healthy homemade […]

Creamy Bean Dip

Healthy eating is not easy this time of year. Food seems to be everywhere we go and often it is not healthy, good for you food. One of the reasons I have really enjoyed working with Way Better Snacks Tortilla Chips is that they promote healthy eating. Their tortilla chips contain things that are good for us, yes they are still a chip, but they […]

Recipes For Using Beans

Beans are often thought of as a very frugal ingredient to cook with and many people use them, but they are also often looked down on for that exact reason. Many people stay away for them because they are an inexpensive food. Other people stay away from them because they have memories of eating only beans and rice and grew tired of them. I am […]

Soaking Beans In Salt Water

Last year I posted a video on how I cook dried beans in my crock pot, and I still love making them that way. It makes it so easy to cook up a large batch of beans and freeze them for use in soups and Mexican food. I recently learned a new tip for soaking my beans though that I am loving. It is really […]

Cooking Dried Beans In the Crockpot

I mentioned earlier this year that I was planning on doing a series on kitchen terms and definitions. Well, I decided to call the series Cooking Basics. This way I can cover basics terms and definitions, but also some basic cooking how to’s. Today I thought I would start with cooking dried beans. Whenever I write about cooking dried beans I receive several emails and comments from […]

Seasoned Black Beans

We love black beans. I cook more black beans than any other type of beans. I use them to make my homemade refried beans, but I also like to take plain cooked beans and season them to serve with other Mexican type meals. Beans and rice are very inexpensive to serve, but lets face it, they can be very boring and tiring served on their own. The good thing […]

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