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Refried Beans

Confession: for the past 8 years, Hubs has hauled expensive cans of refried beans from Wuhan, Nanchang, and even Beijing!

Thanks to Pinterest (first recipe I tried) and my friend Lorraine (an even tastier recipe), I have been set free!

The first time I made refried beans in the crock-pot they were a

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Mexi Ranch Two Ways

For some reason, I have survived 35 years on this planet without eating Mexi Ranch.

Those were long, lonely days.

Fret not. I have been delivered.

When Rachel W. shared some of her favorite homemade recipes for a Tex Mex fiesta, she included a Mexi Ranch recipe. I was intrigued because I’d never heard

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Red Rice

Here’s another tried and true recipe from Rachel W. She said that “…your husband will rise up and call you blessed when you set a Mexican feast before him!” She was right. Of all the things I place on the table for our fiesta, this Red Rice is Hubs favorite.

INGREDIENTS 9 slices bacon

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Restaurant Style Salsa

We’ve eaten Pico de Gallo salsa for years, but when Sara Beth shared this recipe (yep. you guessed it.) I had to give it a try.

INGREDIENTS 2 cups chopped tomato 1/4 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup chopped green pepper 2 Tbs lemon juice 1 Tbs chopped cilantro 1 clove minced garlic 1/8 tsp

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Tea Eggs

In my travels throughout China, the one breakfast item that has been seen in nearly every place I have visited was the tea egg. It’s easy to spot a big pot of tea eggs sitting outside any train or bus station.

They are easy to make. Tasty. Nutritious. How can you do better than

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Hot German Potato Salad

It’s hard to believe we’ve been cooking this recipe since 2005. It’s perfect – especially with sauerkraut and a sausage nearby. INGREDIENTS 9 potatoes, peeled (3 jin) 6 slices bacon 3/4 cup chopped onions 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons white sugar 2 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon celery seed 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

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