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    Tex-Mex Casserole

    If you’re looking for a flavorful, easy to create dish this tex-mex casserole can be on your table tonight. Print Tex-Mex Casserole with Mushrooms and Black Beans Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Yield: 6 Servings Ingredients 1 Pound cremini mushrooms, sliced Olive oil 2 Garlic cloves, minced Cayenne pepper, to taste Salt and pepper 1 Can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 Package corn tortillas, halved 2 1/2 Cups salsa 2 Cups Monterrey jack or cheddar cheese Instructions Preheat oven to 400 degrees F Heat olive oil in a skillet on a medium temperature and saute mushrooms until browned and shrink in size. Add garlic and cayenne…

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    Guacamole

    This recipe is not from me, it’s from my husband. He’s become the guacamole making pro in the house. I love when someone else cooks for me, so I welcome this healthy dish any day of the week. Guacamole 2 Avocados 1/2 Onion, diced 1 Tomato, diced 2 Cloves garlic, minced Juice of 1 Lime Cayenne pepper, to taste Salt, pinch Method: Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Mash with fork or potato masher until desired consistency is achieved. Add a bit of salt, a pinch at a time until you like it. Keep in mind that tortilla chips are often salty. You can also add half a jalapeno pepper…

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    Cheesy Vegetable and Rice Casserole

    This is a recipe you can go to when you have vegetables to use up at the end of the week. I take whatever I have left over, like a few servings of steamed broccoli or green beans, and mix it in with the base of this recipe. It’s based on a recipe from the Food Network. Ingredients: 3 Tbs butter 2 Tbs flour 1/2 Pound, sliced cremini mushrooms 1 Onion, diced 4 Garlic cloves, roughly minced 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (use less if you don’t like spice) 1 1/2 Cups milk of your choice 1/2 Cup vegetable broth (I use better than bouillon brand) 2…

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    Recipe: Banana Blueberry Crockpot Oatmeal

    How would you like to wake up to a steamy hot bowl of oatmeal? This recipe is a slow cooker version of the Brunch Oatmeal Bake and is extra easy to make the night before. It’s also versatile so you can change up the ingredients with what you have on hand. Ingredients: 1 1/2 Cups oatmeal, rolled or steel cut 3 1/2 Cups water 1 Cup milk 1/4 Teaspoon salt 2 Tablespoons sweetener (brown sugar, honey, maple syrup, etc…) 1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon 1 Banana, browning preferable, sliced 1 Cup frozen or fresh blueberries 1 Tablespoon coconut oil, optional 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract, optional Method: Rub coconut oil along base of…

  • Cheesy Hashbrown Bites
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    Cheesy Hashbrown Bites

    I love breakfast, every time I visit my family in Pittsburgh eating breakfast together is a way to reconnect. When they visit me I make my oatmeal bake and brunch egg bake. Now I have a new item to add to my menu! This hashbrown bites are easy to make and a great way to use up left over baked potatoes. Ingredients: 5 Potatoes, baked and refrigerated 1 Medium red onion 2 Cloves garlic 2 Eggs 1/2 Teaspoon seasoned salt 1 Cup shredded cheese (your choice) Olive oil, for the muffin tins Supplies: Food processor with grating accessory or hand grater Muffin tin with 12-18 muffins Method: Be sure to…

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