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Breakfast Burrito

When I work from home, it’s so hard to not make myself a late breakfast/early lunch when I get hungry about 10:30. So, that’s exactly what I did the other day when I made this yummy and very satisfying breakfast burrito. You can wrap just about anything in a tortilla and I’ll eat it!
breakfast burrito
Level of Difficulty: Easy

Time Required: Prep Time – 5min; Cook Time – 5 min

Ingredients for one:

2 eggs, scrambled

1 flour tortilla

Cheese, I used manchego for this one to stick with a bit of a Spanish theme and because that’s what I had in the fridge 🙂

1/2 T  butter

Salt and pepper


Plain Greek Yogurt or Sour Cream

How to make a breakfast burrito:

In a sauté pan, place the tortilla and top with cheese over low heat. Just warm until cheese starts to melt and then place on plate.

While that is melting, crack and scramble the eggs. Add salt and pepper to your desired level. When the tortilla is ready and on the plate, add the butter to the sauté pan and increase heat to medium. Swirl to coat. When melted add the eggs.  Wait until the bottom level has cooked then slowly stir to scramble. Cook to desired level of doneness and then add to the tortilla.

Add a bit of yogurt/sour cream and salsa.

Wrap it up and enjoy!


Add veggies or meat. Change the cheese. This will take just about anything.

Black Bean Burritos – Bush’s Cocina Latina

bush's cocina latina

Denise is always getting on my case about being too ‘fancy’ and laughing at me for making sauces, rubs and dressing from scratch. Well, here’s one for you that came right out of a can. Who says I don’t know how to rough it?!

bush's cocina latina

This summer I saw this product (Bush’s Cocina Latina) on my grocery store shelves. It was new, looked intriguing, so I thought I’d try it. When I was a teenager and would eat dinner with friends at one of those order by number Mexican restaurants (El Azteca in Sandy Springs ring a bell for any of you?), I used to think the refried beans looked like dog food.  In fact, I’m sure I tormented my friends who actually ate them, sorry about that. As a grown up, I have determined mashed beans are actually pretty good.  This is a great way to eat them and have the family enjoy a yummy, quick, super cheap dinner!

bush's cocina latina

Level of Difficulty: Easy – ri-donk-ulously easy
Time Required: Prep Time – 10min; Cook Time – 20 min

Ingredients for 6 burritos:

1 can Bush’s Cocina Latina Frijoles Negros Machacados (the pinto beans one is great too).

6 Tortillas


Mexican Cheese

Jalapenos, diced (optional)

Sour Cream or Plain Greek Yogurt

Fresh tomatoes

Fresh avocados

How to make black bean burritos:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place a few tablespoons of the salsa in the bottom of a large baking dish and move it around until the bottom is lightly covered (to help prevent the tortillas from sticking). Open the can of black beans and spoon 2-3 heaping tablespoons into the center of a tortilla. Top with some fresh jalapenos if you like and add a tablespoon of salsa on top.

Wrap up the tortilla by folding over one long side, then the bottom, then the other side and then the top. Place it seam side down in the baking dish on top of the salsa. Repeat for the remaining tortillas.

Top with some additional salsa and some cheese (however much you like). Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes until hot and cheese is bubbly.

Place on plate and top with fresh tomatoes, fresh avocado and sour cream (or whatever parts you like).

Ta Da!! How’s that for great dorm room food!

Well done! I’m very impressed!! – Denise

Vacation Food: Easy meals with minimal seasoning

easy baked chicken recipe

When you go on vacation, do you remember to pack a bunch of spices for your meals that you plan on cooking? I don’t plan what I am going to cook in advance and I almost always forget to bring a bunch of spices. It is so frustrating. I am also too cheap to buy spices that I only need a teaspoon of once I’m there.

I just got back from vacation and I cooked 4 easy meals while I was there with little or no seasoning. They were each under 30 minutes to prepare for 8 people and I did not need anything but salt and pepper. The flavor came from some store bought sauces/dressings.

Vacation Food Ideas

  1. Dinner salad with broiled salmon
  2. Ham steak with baked beans and salad
  3. Salsa verde chicken with rice, black beans and roasted asparagus
  4. Pork Tenderloin with tart cherry glaze, rice and snow peas

High Level Prep Instructions for Vacation Food:

1. Salad with broiled salmon – just sprinkle the salmon with salt and pepper, cook at 450 degrees for 8-12 minutes. With your favorite salad greens, toss with store bought salad dressing of your choice, tomatoes and croutons.

2. Ham steak with baked beans and salad – make a simple salad again with the remaining salad dressing, tomatoes, etc. Bake the baked beans for 30 minutes. Quickly sear two ham steaks (I buy Smithfield because they are soooooo good, one feeds 4 people). About 4 minutes per side on high heat in a dry pan (no need to add anything).

3. Salsa Verde Chicken with rice, black beans and roasted asparagus – Cook chicken according to the linked recipe. While the chicken is baking, start the rice (according to package directions) and heat the black beans. Then prepare your asparagus, then toss the prepared asparagus with salt, pepper and a little of the salsa verde. When ready to broil the chicken, broil the asparagus too. Five minutes and dinner is ready!

4. Pork Tenderloin with tart cherry glaze, rice and snow peas – Prepare the pork tenderloin according to the linked recipe. While the oven is preheating, start the water for the rice. After you put the pork in the oven, prepare your snow peas. Glaze the pork until done. After the pork is finished and is resting, heat the snow peas with a bit of the same glaze over medium high heat until crisp-tender. Slice the pork and serve it up!