Author Archives: nancyc

Red Beans and Rice Chili

I love red beans and rice, but had never made it myself. So I found an old recipe that I had clipped from a magazine and made a few changes, one of which was changing the amount of cumin in it—I added less because the amount the original recipe was calling for just seemed like it was way too much (and I’m not super big on strong cumin flavor). This is a really easy recipe, which is nice if you’re making red beans and rice for the first time like I was.

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Mini Apple Bundts

Apple recipes are the best, especially in the fall! These Mini Apple Bundts are big on apple flavor, with diced fresh apples, cinnamon applesauce, and apple juice mixed into the batter, making a tasty treat that is so good and moist! Another plus is that they’re easy to make—a box of yellow cake mix is used in this recipe too!

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies

Cookies for breakfast? That sounds like a great idea to me! I found this recipe for Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies a few years back when I was reviewing Bob’s Red Mill Everyday Gluten-Free Cookbook and thought this would be a good time to repost them. They are great for busy school day mornings or anytime you need an easy breakfast idea. They make a nice snack too!

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Layered Black Bean Dip

I have a big weakness for dips, so I try to just make them when I need to bring something to a party or get-together—that way, I have plenty of people to help me eat it! 🙂 This Layered Black Bean Dip is really easy to make, and I like to think that the black beans make it a little healthier! 🙂 I added a little plain Greek yogurt to the original recipe to make the base of the dip a little creamier and also topped it with some green onion slices.

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Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Cheese Salad

I have to admit, I’m not very good about eating all the veggies I should, especially raw veggies. But recipes like this make it easier for me! The ingredients in this Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Cheese Salad are coated with a simple dressing that’s sweetened with honey. In addition to the broccoli and cauliflower, there’s also some red onion, bacon, sunflower kernels, two cheeses, and some raisins, too, if you want.

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