• How to Cook Dried Black Beans
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    How to Cook Dried Black Beans

    The short and sweet answer is – toss them in water and simmer until tender. Cooking dried black beans is really that simple. But there are a few things you can do to amp up the flavor of black beans…

  • An easy peanut butter sauce.
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    Peanut Butter Sauce

    Ever have those nights where you’re craving something sweet after dinner but have no desire to bake? Or do much more than shuffle to the kitchen? That happened to me recently. I had Cinnamon Toast Crunch and peanut butter on…

  • A bowl with couscous, red peppers, & Boca's Chipotle Falafel Bites.
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    Chipotle Falafel Bowls

    While we’re not vegetarian or vegan, we are trying to eat more meat free meals. Lately we’ve started exploring the “fake meat” frozen section at the grocery store. Boca’s Chipotle Falafel Bites were intriguing to me. The mix of chickpeas…

  • Pizza dip goes great with salty pretzel crisps.
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    Insanely Awesome Pizza Dip You Have to Try

    I may have definitely did eat an entire sleeve of crackers with this pizza dip after [while] I photographed it. It’s just that addicting. Warm gooey cheese with tomato sauce and flavors like basil and oregano. Just like pizza, but…

  • Light and flavorful tacos make for an easy weeknight meal.
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    Black Bean & Sweet Potato Tacos with Lime Slaw

    I eat sweet potatoes because they’re good for me, not because I particularly enjoy them. When it comes to meal time I much prefer savory to sweet. However sweet potatoes pair perfectly with a little chipotle, some spicy beans, and…

  • Elevate your mac & cheese with these 6 variations.
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    Mac & Cheese – 6 Ways to Make it Epic

    I love a good mac & cheese. It’s one of those foods that even when it’s bad, it’s still pretty good. Legit I don’t know that I’ve ever met a bowl [or plate] of mac & cheese I didn’t like.…

  • Hashbrown casserole is tasty for breakfast or dinner.
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    Sausage & Hashbrown Casserole

    Breakfast sausage is a favorite comfort food of mine. Especially if it’s mixed in something. As a kid I would mix it into mac & cheese. This casserole is the ultimate comfort food: sausage, potatoes, & cheese. What more could…

  • gnocchi mixed with a tomato based meat sauce that's reminiscent of pizza
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    Pizza Gnocchi – A Delightful Change of Pace

    I don’t know about you, but I was unfamiliar with gnocchi until a year or two ago. I’m not sure where it’s been hiding. My love of carbs wholeheartedly approves of this potato-pasta crossover! If you haven’t had gnocchi [or…