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White Beans with Red Pepper

We love beans in any way shape or form around here. They are a frugal staple, healthy and very versatile. When you’re ready to step it up and make some “sophisticated” bean dishes, give these white beans with red peppers and pesto a try. The recipe is from the Thrifty bean cookbook and is the […]

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Sites Of Note: Living On a Dime

This week’s Site of Note is Living On A Dime. If you’ve been a reader for a while you already know about Tawra and Jill, but I thought they deserved to be spotlighted in this new feature as well. Everything started when Tawra wrote her first cookbook originally called “Not Just Beans”. You can read […]

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To Soak Beans Or Not To Soak Them

Do you soak your dry beans before cooking them? For the longest time, I didn’t bother to soak them. They softened just fine after a few hours of cooking. After a little research and some trial and error, I found that my beans cook a lot better and have a nicer texture when I soak […]

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Easy Black Bean and Rice Recipe

This is such a great simple dish. It goes together quickly and is very filling. I serve it with a side salad for a weeknight dinner or with some grilled chicken or fish in the summer. We also often double the recipe, add a simple green salad and call it dinner. It’s quick, filling and […]

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Beef And Bean Burrito Recipe

Two burritos made with ground beef, refried beans and cheese.

This is a great family friendly recipe for busy weeknights. We love these beef and bean burritos around here. They are flour tortillas filled with taco seasoned ground beef and refried beans. A little cheese is added as well, but you can also do without if you’re in a pinch. It’s a filling meal that’s […]

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Crockpot Red Beans And Rice

1 cup dried red beans 4 cups water, (or more if needed) 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning 1 1/2 teaspoons Tabasco pepper sauce 1 cup chopped celery 1 1/2 cups chopped onion (or 1/4 cup onion flakes) 1 finely chopped green bell pepper 2 cloves chopped garlic (or a good dash of garlic powder) 1/2 pound […]

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