Tag Archives: Bean

Slow Cooker Monday…Calico Beans

Calico beans are a hearty filling dish. Sometimes served as a main dish, other times as a side dish…. Calico beans can really hold their own. Calico simply means multi bean. I’ve seen versions with Lima beans. I’ve seen versions with Butter beans. I prefer Pinto, Red and Great Northern beans. You can add bacon …

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Chicken Taco Salad

Taco Salad, remade.   When I was young,  my mother made taco salad all the time.    Ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, pinto beans, Catalina dressing and Doritos.   We had this version of taco salad almost weekly. When I married and became the “cook” I began making the salad too. It’s very kid friendly, it’s …

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Slow Cookin’ Monday

One of the fun things about cooking is experimenting. The more comfortable you get in your kitchen, and with your kitchen tools, the more likely you are to get really creative. I’m fairly comfortable with my slow cooker.  So, I mess about sometimes. On December 1st I cooked another turkey.  We’re “tentatively” calling it December …

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Slow Cookin’ Monday…….

I’m going to talk about beans this week.  I think that beans are one of the items that I almost exclusively cook in my slow cooker.  It’s the easiest way I know to cook a big ‘ole pot of beans. The rest of my posts this week will be Thanksgiving related.  I’m not going to …

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How to make a Wow! worthy nacho.

I might be alone in my attempts to make an awesome nacho at home. Am I? Yes, you all have this nacho thing down already. *sigh* I knew it. Since I’m clearly a nacho making newb and I watch Good Day on Fox 4 in the mornings, I was glued to the T.V. set when …

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Easy Chicken Tacos

I had both kiddos home sick yesterday.   So, yesterday was a hectic day.  Did I mention that my husband works from home on Tuesdays and Thursdays?  No?  Well, he does so we had a full house yesterday. Dinner sort of snuck up on me.   Not that I’m saying it tip-toed up behind me and spooked …

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Texas Caviar….

Texas Caviar isn’t like normal Caviar. I don’t remember where I first had this yummy black-eyed pea dip, and I don’t know what other names it might go by, I have always known it as Texas Caviar. Texas Caviar isn’t very spicy, the way I make it, and it tastes amazing! I’m mid-way through my …

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Meatless Monday….3 bean soup.

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!   We’ve had a wonderful weekend here in central Texas.  🙂  The Texas State Fair opened on Friday, we’re planning to visit the fair tomorrow (Tuesday).  My children have Monday and Tuesday off this week, for the fair and a teacher in-service (6 weeks grade entering day). On Sunday …

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Garden Gab…the end is near.

The MyBlogSpark giveaway has ended. The winner was comment #18 “Good Cooks : Your banana bread looks very yummy, Thanks Jamie, I would like to try it with oatmeal raisin cookie.” Say hello to Samah on her blog, Good Cooks. I will have another giveaway soon, because giveaways are fun! 😀 Anyhoo……Happy Friday my friends. …

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Red Tortilla Soup with Chicken

I love soups…love them…gobble them up. Soups freeze well, they taste better on day two or day three, I love soup. If it’s a Tex-Mex soup….even better. Tex-Mex is one of my true food loves. Maybe it’s because I’m from Texas, maybe it’s just because Tex-Mex is Awesomesauce. If you’re in the northern part of …

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