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Pinto Beans in the Slow Cooker

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I love recipes that require little effort, that you can pull the ingredients out of your pantry at a moment’s notice, and taste heavenly!   This is the recipe.  Easy, easy, easy and good, good, good!  I cannot tell you one time that I have had pinto beans other than a Mexican restaurant.  My mother always made black eyed peas, but no pintos or black beans.  Well, now I have broadened my horizons or rather my tastebuds.  I love this recipe and have made it several times now and each time there is not one spoonful left and there are just two of us eating these beans.  I made homemade cornbread, but also being the nutrition teacher that I am I sauteed spinach with a little olive oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes and topped it with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.  Oh, my gosh!

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Taco Soup

It doesn’t have to be a cold, rainy or snowy day for me to love a hot bowl of soup.  I love soup on any day anytime!  With much skepticism I made this soup not really expecting the flavor that it produces.  Using packaged taco seasoning,  ranch dressing, and two kinds of olives you have to admit that it is a wild combination.  But, it works and it works quite well.

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Shredded Beef Tacos with Guacamole

This time of the year I am always trying to keep my life organized and stress free.  That’s really funny.  No it is next to impossible.  Imagine trying to organize meals for two places at the same time and then doing all the grocery shopping, cooking, serving, and cleaning.  It is enough to make the most organized person crazy.   Here is a great recipe for times when you want a great meal, but are short on time.   I love my slow cooker for certain foods and this is one of them.  And another thing this recipe takes really no cooking skills at all.   What could be better?

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