Quick and Easy Charro Beans

I can’t say enough about this recipe!! This is YUUUUMMMY! I took a few recipes, but didn’t like or have everything I needed for them so I made this up as I went along! They turned out so good! My husband freaked over them, and to be honest so did I!
Quick and Easy Charro Beans

19.75oz can Whole Pinto Beans (Drained)
1/4lb bacon
2 Cloves of Garlic
½ Onions
½ cup Chicken Broth

Cut your Bacon up into 1/4-1/2 inch slices. Fry until crispy. Remove Bacon and dry on a paper towel while leaving the bacon drippings in the pan. To the drippings add Onion, and Garlic. Cook until tender and translucent. Remove 1 cup of beans and leave them in reserve. Take remaining beans and mash them in the pan of onion and garlic. Mix it all together, and Add Chicken Broth. Add remaining beans and mix all together. Once mixed add cooked bacon back to the pot. Cook until bacon is no longer crisp. If needed add additional Chicken Broth to the beans.


Hearty Chicken Stew

This is one of my favorite recipes. I don’t care what time of year it is hot or cold bring on my hearty chicken stew. This was a favorite of mine when I was a kid too. We would have it so often that finally my parents said NO MORE they were sick of it but I sure wasn’t!

I make this as often as possible. Unlike the recipe I normally just eye ball the veggies and the broth. I cut up enough veggies to fill up my pot. Normally I double the potatoes and triple the carrots and just add extra broth! I don’t even measure anymore because I have made it so often.

Originally this recipe was on a Tyson Chicken recipe card in the grocery store butcher area when I was a kid. Thanks Tyson for making me one happy kid!


  • 1 lb. of boneless chicken breast raw
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 potatoes
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 16 oz. to 56 oz. of chicken broth or enough to fill to the top of your vegetables
  • 1 tbsp. of ketchup
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • ¼ tsp. thyme
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • ¼ tsp. Salt
  • Pepper a few dashes

  1. Cut chicken up into bite size pieces
  2. In a zip bag mix flour salt and pepper together then add chicken pieces and shake until the chicken is well coated. 
  3. Add butter to pot a 4 to 6 quart pot and melt.
  4. Add chicken to the pot. Cook chicken about 4 minutes or until the chicken is nicely browned. 
  5. Remove the chicken from the pot and set aside
  6. To the pot and remaining chicken drippings add celery and onion cook for another 3 minutes. 
  7. Return the chicken back to the pot
  8. Next add in the vegetables, salt, pepper, thyme, and ketchup.
  9. Also if any flour is remaining in the zip bag add the flour in for thickening
  10. Once everything is in the pot top off with chicken broth
  11. Bring to a boil then lower the temperature to a simmer
  12. Stir every 10-15 minutes to prevent burning.
  13. cook until vegetables are tender.

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Cinnabons To die for

Sorry it’s been awhile since I posted last… Life has been a disaster around here! I wanted to share this recipe. I made them a few months ago, and plan to make more tomorrow. They are a nightmare worth of work, but a million dollars worth of yummy. They seriously will take you all day to make! So don’t have any plans! This has to be the exact recipe for Cinnabons Rolls! I will post back with pictures.


2 packages active dry yeast
1 cup
water (105-115 degree)
2/3 cup
granulated sugar
1 teaspoon
granulated sugar
1 cup warmed
2/3 cup
2 teaspoons
eggs, slightly beaten
7 cups
all-purpose flour (or more if needed, up to 8)

1 cup melted
butter, , divided
1 3/4 cups
granulated sugar, divided
3 tablespoons
ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups chopped
walnuts (optional)
1 1/2 cups
raisins (optional)
2/3 cup melted
4 cups
powdered sugar
2 teaspoons
4-8 tablespoons
hot water

1 To prepare dough: In a cup, combine yeast, warm water and 1 tsp sugar, stir and set aside.

2 In a large bowl, mix milk, remaining 2/3 cup sugar, melted butter, salt and eggs; stir well and add yeast mixture.

3 Add half the flour and beat until smooth.

4 Stir in enough of the remaining flour until dough is slightly stiff (dough will be sticky).

5 Turn out onto a well-floured board; knead 5-10 minutes.

6 Place in well-buttered glass or plastic bowl, cover and let rise in warm place, free from drafts, until doubled in bulk, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

7 When doubled, punch down dough and let rest 5 minutes.

8 Roll out on floured surface into a 15 x 20 inch rectangle.

9 To prepare filling: Spread dough with 1/2 cup melted butter.

10 Mix together 1 1/2 cups sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over buttered dough.

11 Sprinkle with walnuts and raisins, if desired.

12 Roll up jellyroll-fashion and pinch edge together to seal.

13 Cut into 12 slices.

14 Coat bottom of a 13-by-9-inch baking pan and an 8-inch square pan with remaining 1/2 cup melted butter, then sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup sugar.

15 Place cinnamon roll slices close together in pans.

16 Let rise in warm place until dough is doubled in bulk,about 45 minutes.

17 Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

18 Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until rolls are nicely browned.

19 Cool rolls slightly.

20 To prepare glaze: Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix melted butter, powdered sugar and vanilla; add hot water 1 Tbsp at a time until glaze reaches desired spreading consistency.

21 Spread over slightly cooled rolls.