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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Peppered Bacon Pepper Jack Biscuits

Peppered Bacon Pepper Jack Biscuits

It’s biscuit time. Peppered Bacon Pepper Jack Biscuits to be exact. Great as a side for dinner or the star of breakfast, these biscuits are light, flaky, golden perfection. Along with the recipe, I’ll be sharing all my favorite tips for successful biscuit making. Having a bad day with the kids? Eat a biscuit. Stuck

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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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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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Freeze and Bake Rolls

These Freeze and Bake Rolls can be made ahead of time, parbaked and frozen for the big day. Then 12 minutes before serving dinner, throw them in the oven for hot, fresh, homemade rolls with no effort. For me, rolls are pretty much the best part of Thanksgiving. I don’t make homemade bread too often

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Freezer Friendly Meals and Tips

Today I’m sharing my favorite Freezer Friendly Meals and Tips ranging from dinner to sauces to sides and even desserts. Along with those recipes, you’ll find some tried and true tips and tricks for the freezer game. Whether it’s the busy holiday season fast approaching, a new baby or a sick friend, freezer meals are always our friends.

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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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