Baked Black Bean Quesadillas

Here is an easy recipe to whip up when you are tired, don't want to cook, or just feeling blah in the kitchen. I remember eating baked quesadillas often as a child.  I always thought they were sort of strange, but tasty. Other people just fried there cheese quesadillas in a skillet and my mom baked them with all sorts of different fillings in the oven. Well now I know why. It's much … [Read more...]

Black Bean Casserole

I have always been a foodie, my parents have known this since I was a toddler. Growing up I named my favorite baby doll after my favorite food, sour cream. Since I was introduced to Greek yogurt a few years ago I would always hear of people substituting it for my beloved sour cream. No way would I ever do this, I vowed to my sour cream. Well recently I was in a bit of a situation. I had just … [Read more...]

Burrito Bowls with Cilantro Lime Rice

How many meals can I make out of the leftover barbacoa or shredded chicken you ask? A lot! Hopefully you froze your leftovers in 1 and 2 cup portions to make this meal simple to throw together. The only thing we are cooking is the cilantro lime rice and from there each family member can assemble their own burrito bowl. Have any other topping suggestions? I would love to hear them. Burrito … [Read more...]

Roasted Vegetable and Turkey Enchilada Casserole

Whew we have reached the last recipe for the week. An extra long Publix ad this week meant I added 3 extra recipes than normal. After Easter Sunday we will be back on track with normal scheduling. Hopefully you were able to save a little bit of leftover turkey. If not any leftover chicken will do or you can leave the meat out altogether and go vegetarian. This dish packs so much favor that your … [Read more...]

Cheesy Chicken, Beans, and Rice

Here is another recipe using shredded chicken and black beans previously cooked. To save even more time with this recipe cook extra rice the day before when you make the beef stir fry. Stick the rice in the fridge over night and for dinner all you need to do is assemble. If you follow my tips for cooking in bulk you will be able to create easy recipes like this based off of what you already have … [Read more...]