Posts Categorized: let’s eat

easiest ever black bean enchiladas


I finally had to turn the oven on the other day to make dinner. I’ve avoided it whenever possible. But since it’s so hot I still prefer veggies and less meat for dinner most evenings. You could add ground beef to this recipe, or even sub the beef for beans, but we are black bean friendly around here. This is a simple but great recipe… Read more »

simple summer pasta salad


Things that I don’t like: hot ovens for lunch or dinner during summer, olives, and complaints about dinner being late.  That’s why this pasta salad will be my friend until late September as the temps soar. I don’t include olives because they aren’t a fave of mine or the kids, but when I am making for someone else who loves them they are a nice… Read more »

little old lady fruit cobbler recipes


Remember Grandma’s Southern cobbler in the summer? It was pretty delicious and she didn’t have a fancy organic market to visit to make it. She probably used…wait for it…canned fruit. I never complained about a canned fruit cobbler and my family hasn’t either with this double fruit version. If you are looking for an easy summer dessert, this is one you need to try! It’s… Read more »

make your own pimento cheese for a summer picnic


Summer just begs for picnics or at least food on the go, right? We love sandwiches for the park but I don’t want to indulge in store bought pimento cheese spread. It’s too mayonnaise-y and tasteless most of the time. Make your own with lower fat mayo (I use one with olive oil). This stuff is divine on crackers, toast, any sort of bread. Most… Read more »

summer black bean chili


Some people love a rich chili in the winter, but I like it all year round with some vegetable tweaking and fresh cilantro to top it off. Of course, I like eating it indoors with the air conditioning on, but if you are game to eat a burger outside this is a nice vegetable laden alternative. It also makes a great dip if you’d prefer…. Read more »