Thursday, April 30, 2015

Recipe Share - Rice, Bean, and Cheese Bake

Today I have a fantastic side dish to share with you all!
This is a Rice, Bean, and Cheese Bake. 
It has become a family favorite. 

I filmed this recipe, so if you would like to watch it come together, you can view the video below. 

Here are the ingredients. Super easy!

*Not sponsored by Old El Paso...we just like their products!

1 Can (16oz) Refried Beans
1 Box Spanish or Mexican Rice
1 - 8oz Block Cheddar or Mexican Blend Cheese, Shredded

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a casserole dish with nonstick spray. I used a 8x11 size pan. 

Cook your rice according to the package directions. 

While rice is cooking, spread the beans on the bottom of your casserole dish.  

Once the rice is done cooking, spread it out on top of the beans in the casserole dish. 

Sprinkle the cheese on top of the rice. 

Bake for around 20 to 30 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbling. 

Enjoy with tacos, fajitas, burritos, or enchiladas. It's all good together!

I love buying the block cheese and grating it for recipes. The flavor is just so much better than the pre-shredded packaged cheese. 

I forgot to get a picture of me adding the rice on top of the beans, but you can see it on the video. 

It's going in the oven!

This only takes about 20 to 30 minutes to bake. While baking, I get my taco meat and taco fixings ready. 

When this comes out of the oven, it is super bubbly. 

We love this recipe as a side with tacos, but you could spoon this into a tortilla and have as a burrito. 

You could even add your taco meat as a layer over the rice and enjoy it as a taco casserole. 

I hope you give this recipe a try!

It is super easy and versatile and delicious any way you serve it. 

Thanks for checking out this post and recipe. 

Hugs, Shelly

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Creating a Coffee Bar Area In My Kitchen

I created a coffee bar area in my kitchen that I want to share with you today. 

I filmed this area and put it on my Shelly's Home Life YouTube channel if you would like to see it in detail. 

I was inspired by these pictures of coffee bars on Pinterest. 

I used these as my inspiration to create my space in the pictures below.

We've had our Keurig for a few years now. 

I bought the drawer stand last year and loves that it holds the K-Cups. . 

I bought this aqua photo holder from Michael's. It's great for holding some free coffee printables. 

I made this DIY frame tray and used some fun spring scrapbook paper to add some color. 

I bought these jars from Hobby Lobby and used some tags and letter stickers for labeling. 

Here is an overview of the entire cabinet area.

I love this space so much!

You can see how I made this DIY Frame Tray here on my blog. 

My new coffee cups came from World Market and can be found here

You can find this free coffee printable here

Thank you so much for looking!

I hope that you will subscribe for future posts. 

Hug, Shelly

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