• 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…

  • 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 w/ 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…

  • 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…

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    Spicy Curried Lentils with Roasted Cauliflower

    I’ve been ramping up my vegetarian recipe repertoire and lentils have been a recent favorite of mine. They’re cheap and quick to cook. Lentils are crazy high in fiber and are a good source of iron and protein. Oh and…

  • a quick weeknight meal
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    Weeknight Black Bean & Rice Bowl

    This is one of my go-to weeknight meals because it’s low in calories and cheap to make. Oh and it’s pretty dang tasty. For a long time I wouldn’t eat beans. I had never tried them and just assumed they…

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    Carrot & Cabbage Salad

    Growing up we ate salad a lot. There weren’t many vegetables (actually none) that I would eat cooked, so salad was how I would get my vegetables. I would eat all of the lettuce first, and all the good stuff…

  • warm gooey corn dip
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    Super Addicting Corn Dip

    This corn dip is so stinkin easy, I’m not sure you can even call it a recipe. I usually mix it up on weekend afternoons when I don’t really feel like cooking but want to binge eat in front of…

  • A comforting bowl of potato soup is easy to make while being a couch potato.
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    Potato Soup – An Easy Slow Cooker Recipe

    This week we got about a foot of snow in Virginia. The first thing I do when it’s cold and snowy is get something in the crock pot. Nothing’s better than comfort food. Especially doesn’t take a lot of effort.…