Slow Cooker Refried Beans – Fat Free, Gluten Free, Create Your Own Spice Level

Slow Cooker Refried Beans

  This is the next recipe in the 31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals series. I may or may not have a little tex-mex food problem. Evidence here. And here. Oh, and over here. That was just in the last few weeks during all my conference travels. Two of those outings were a day apart from each other. It's a problem. It's also a problem taking 6 people out to … [Read more...]

Homemade Sloppy Joe Mix

Homemade Sloppy Joe Mix

We love Sloppy Joes (and Janes) at our house. We love them slider style (which is actually easier for the kids!), cheesesteak style, meatless style, as well as the with the store bought can and the DIY sauce. Regardless of how they are made, we love them. I find in the summer months that they are an easy go to recipe for us...the kids love them, they are a perfect dinner … [Read more...]

Tex Mex Restaurant Style Rice {New Recipe ~ 31 Days of Gluten Free Meals}

Tex Mex Restaurant Style Rice

Last weekend we had our final church group meeting before summer and the dinner theme was 'taco night.' Upon seeing the signup list, I quickly chose rice and beans...because I love cooking rice and beans. :) They're cheap, healthy and are easy to 'doctor up.' I made 2 lbs. of these Dominican style beans. And then made a giant pot of Tex Mex restaurant style rice (2 lbs. of … [Read more...]

Roasted Garlic & Parmesan Noodles

How to Roast Garlic

Because sometimes spaghetti with meat sauce just gets old.  Y'all. I love garlic. I love cooking with it and add it to anything that it makes sense to add to. Last year, when I was super-preggers with Cuatro, the entire family got the flu. I had had my flu shot so figured it wouldn't get it. After all 4 of my guys started to feel better, I was hit with it. I knew right away … [Read more...]

Cast Iron Chicken Enchiladas & How to Make Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce

Cast Iron Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

This recipe is featured in the 21 Freezer Cooking Recipes from Costco Meal Plan #5. "Mom, that says my name." "You're right buddy...that does say "T" for Tyler!!!" My sweet 4 year old was outside with me, 'helping' me take the photos of these enchiladas. He took one look inside the pan and got so excited and declared that he can't wait to eat these. (Or the dairy … [Read more...]