Bacon Pinto Beans

Bacon Pinto Beans

If you love Chipotle’s pinto, look no further because now you can make them at home. Dried pinto beans cook all day in the slow cooker with bacon, onion and garlic to make these flavorful Bacon Pinto Beans. Perfect for rice bowls, nacho night or even on their own. This post contains an affiliate link.

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Red Wine Risotto

Red Wine Risotto

Today I’m bringing my last Valentine’s creation. Red wine risotto is creamy in texture and earthy in flavor with a slight red wine zip in the background. It’s easy to make but you don’t have to let your Valentine know. Impress them with your cooking skills this Valentine’s Day. Today’s recipe doesn’t scream Valentine’s Day

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Sweet and Spicy Carrots

Sweet and Spicy Carrots

Side dishes don’t have to be boring. Add some interest and flavor to dinner with these Sweet and Spicy Carrots. They only take a few minutes to prepare then throw them in the oven and let them bake while you finish the main dish. Simple, easy, quick and healthy. I realized recently that I don’t share many

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Honey Sesame Baked Cauliflower

Be gone boring, flavorless vegetables. This Honey Sesame Baked Cauliflower is the new favorite in town. Cauliflower tossed in soy sauce, honey, sesame oil and more then roasted in the oven to golden brown perfection. It will be your new go to side dish. I’ve gotten myself into a major side dish rut. We almost

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Roasted Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

Roasted Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes are the perfect accompaniment to your traditional Christmas ham. No need for gravy with these flavorful potatoes. Nutty and sharp, these are bound to be a new favorite. Today is Joel’s 32nd birthday, yay! We celebrated on Saturday with my family at our favorite special occasion restaurant. After, my parents

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Caramelized Onion German Potato Salad

Sweet, vinegary sauce tossed with potatoes, caramelized onions and crisp bacon makes for the best way to celebrate the end of summer and welcome fall this Labor Day. I have to admit that we are not a big potato salad family. If there is a choice between potato or pasta salad we always, always choose pasta

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Cheesy Broccoli Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

One of my favorite foods in all the land is a twice baked potato filled with butter, bacon, cheese and sour cream. But trying to be healthy and all doesn’t quite mesh with the feelings I have towards that glorious potato. So what do you do when you want a comforting, creamy potato but not all

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Bacon Cheeseburger Macaroni Salad

I have a confession to make. You know those burger places that serve burgers spread with peanut butter, jalapeno infused raspberry jam and bourbon bacon? They are all well and good and I applaud their creativity but when it comes down to it, that’s just too whacky of a burger for me. I mean, sure I

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Lemon Dill Rice

We’re going Greek this month and I could barely stand waiting to share the recipe for this Lemon Dill Rice with you. I’m telling you, we are not big on rice at our house but both Joel and I couldn’t stop talking about this for days. I’m kind of addicted to fresh dill so I know that

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