Linda’s Bean Salad

Thanks to my sister-in-law for this great bean salad recipe. The celery and green pepper add some nice crunch and the dressing is just right. Sometimes for a change, I add some canned corn as well. Save Save

Easy Chili Verde Recipe, Cilantro Rice & Pinto Beans

Our Sunday dinner last night was based on the easy chili verde recipe I’d promised to make for my youngest. I also made a skillet upside down cake with fresh cranberries.  All the leftover chili went home with my kids for their lunches. I had the rice and beans with salsa and cheese wrapped up […]

Escarole and White Bean Soup

This simple Escarole and White Bean Soup tastes fantastic even though you just use water for broth. It’s also filling and nutritious. Escarole is a lettuce from the chicory family. I originally looked for it in the “greens” section at the grocery store but found it over by the lettuces. The original recipe for this […]

Corn and Black-Eyed Pea Salad from A Gracious Plenty

You could make this with almost any canned bean I think.  I like black-eyed peas but sometimes they can be tricky to find where I live. What’s good is all the crunch of the vegetables with the dressing.  Play around as needed! The recipe is from A Gracious Plenty.  I didn’t do anything to change […]

Corn and Bean Salad Recipe

Here’s another great salad recipe from Raising the Salad Bar, which has become one of my favorite cookbooks.  This calls for black beans but the first time I made it I used pinto beans. The second time I made it I had black beans. Both times it was really good–just a more colorful contrast with […]