Homemade Refried Beans Recipe


Hello fabulous readers! I wanted to share a recipe that has eluded me for years now…simple homemade refried beans. Maybe it’s because I’m Italian, and there’s no pasta involved... Anyway, I know you probably already have your own recipe for this, but for those of you like me who struggled to make them without the taste of cardboard coming to mind, please read on! These are really quite easy, and thanks to a couple of my good friends, I think I’ve finally mastered the illusive refried beans. Before I go on, I just want to let you know that I don’t actually re-fry them…they’re good as is, and I didn’t feel the need to take something yummy and…well…fry it. So let’s get on with it shall we? Ingredients: 1 small bag dry pinto beans 4-5 garlic cloves, minced 1 C. sour cream 1 C. cheddar cheese, shredded Salt to taste Crock-pot/Slow Cooker Method: Pour dry beans into a large bowl and fill with water covering the beans. Swish them around with your hands … [Read more...]


Sweet Broccoli Salad Recipe

Well, I really should preface this recipe by saying it was NOT loved by all…except me…I ate almost the whole bowl…I know, not on my diet plan, don’t remind me! But in my defense, its deceptively healthy looking with all that broccoli! That said, Sweet Broccoli Salad is apparently an acquired taste. And if my husband didn’t hate broccoli…and my kids didn’t hate onion…then maybe it would’ve gone over better, but I’m going to share this with you anyway for 2 reasons. Because its my blog and I can do what I want. Also because I have to come here to find my own recipes from time to time as they get lost in paper piles. Maybe…just maybe…there’s some of you out there who might find this tasty and I’d hate to take the risk of not sharing it! You can decide for yourself. Salad: 1 ½ -2 lbs. of raw broccoli 1 cup of craisins or raisins (I used craisins) 1 cup cashews ½ cup crumbled bacon bits ½ cup chopped red onions (I did a little less here) Dressing: 1 cup mayonnaise ½ cup sugar (just … [Read more...]