Bean Broth adds a new depth of flavor to Rice Obrient

Lima Bean Rice O’Brien

Remember those Lima beans that I cooked a while back?  After we had eaten all of the beans, I still had a pint of  leftover Lima bean broth. Regular visitors know that I like to try to eliminate as much food waste as possible in our home.  I needed to do something with that broth before it went bad, and my family wanted a bean […]

The burrito pie is cut for serving

Breakfast Burrito Pie

Before I begin with this recipe, let me tell you that I made it with the wrong sized tortillas.  I was certain that I had some 8-9″ flour tortillas, but I only had the really big ones that are made for burritos. This recipe looks much better, from a presentation stand point,  when it’s fresh from the oven and made with the smaller tortillas. It’s […]

beans and pumpkin puree make these chocolate muffins healthy

Chocolate Bean Muffins

I know someone is going to read the title of this recipe and think that I’m using cacao beans in the recipe.  Unfortunately, that’s not the case.  Today, I am going to bring you a sweet recipe that’s great for breakfast, a chocolate muffin.  I know that you’re thinking that I’m forgetting about my 30 days of beans, but I’m not. These muffins are moist […]

A bowl full of lima beans and ham

Lima Beans

An acquaintance of mine told me how he would cook Lima beans with the leftover bone and skin from his Easter ham.  He also shared how he would use the leftover ham glaze and drippings from the pan in the pot of beans to get a great flavor.  He glazed his ham with a combination of brown sugar and crushed pineapple, and he inserted whole […]

The mexican pizza with refried beans as sauce is removed from the oven

Mexican Pizza

I am trying to mix things up a bit i.e. serve different types of bean dishes so that I can avoid a dining room mutiny.  Toward that end, I decided that we should have some pizza.  I can honestly say that I had never eaten a pizza with beans on it, so this was a challenge.  My first though was of a tostada because pizza […]

three bean salad featured photo

Three Bean Salad

The first time I ate three bean salad was in a restaurant on a family vacation.  The next time I encountered it was on a salad bar in a pizza parlor.  Stores sell it in jars and cans, but I have never tried to make it myself until today.  Probably, the best way to make this salad would be to cook the beans from scratch, […]

taco bean soup topped with a scattering of green onion

Chipotle Taco Bean Soup

I first learned of this recipe while I was at a party at a friend’s house.  She had requested that each guest bring something to contribute toward the meal.  The young woman who brought the soup course brought a pot filled with beans, corn, and meat that was reminiscent of a pot of chili.   She explained that this soup was made with whatever combination of […]

bean and cheese tamales

Bean and Cheese Tamales

I love Mexican food, so no month of beans would be complete without featuring at least a couple of Mexican dishes.  Today’s post is about bean and cheese tamales.   I was concerned that these might not be very well received, but I am happy to report that I was pleasantly surprised. Making Tamales is not for the faint of heart.  Everyone I talked to, and […]

Green onions are sprinkled atop the plated hoppin john

Hoppin’ John

When I read other people’s blogs, and they talk about having a taste for something or a craving, I often think that’s a weird way to begin their blog post, unless they’re pregnant, when it’s completely understandable.   This post is probably punishment for being so judgmental, and I would like to apologize for my behavior, not that I actually posted a rude comment or […]

Melting cheese on top of refried beans makes them taste better.

Easy Refried Beans

Someone, specifically Sue Chef and Baker’s Man, pointed out that my April 1 post did not contain a NEW bean recipe, and they believe that means that I either need to blog about beans twice on one day, or I need to continue my 30 days of beans series through May 1.  I don’t want to cheat, so I’m asking for your opinions regarding this.  […]