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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Food is back! (And the most random post you ever did see)

People, I went grocery shopping today. Which means we will be eating food again. Which means I might actually start writing about food again. Food is back! Will wonders never cease?

I’m giddy with excitement. Look what arrived on my doorstep today…

everyday food cookbook web

I am SO excited about this new cookbook from Everyday Food. Every recipe I’ve ever tried of theirs has been great. When they offered me a review copy, of course I took them up on it. And guess what…you just might get your own chance at a free copy, if you’re good. (Okay, you are going to get a chance at a free copy, just not quite yet…stay tuned!)

And moving on with the randomness…I am not a fan of canned refried beans. Ever since living with a Mexican roommate in college (shout out to beautiful Estela!), I’ve gotten quite picky about my beans. But I’ve gotta say, these Rosarita Vegetarian Refried Beans are great. We’ve had them a few times over the last few months and I always think, I need to do a post about these. So here we are.

rosarita refried beans web

Last but definitely not least, did you see the Handsome Men’s Club skit on Jimmy Kimmel Live Sunday night? I laughed so much it was embarrassing. I love Jimmy…and this is just one small reason why. Enjoy!


  1. 1

    Rosarita is definitely the only one I’ll buy. We grew up eating it and it’s a guilty pleasure for me I guess you could say!!

  2. 2

    I just bought that book at Costco ($14.99, what a deal!) and I love it so much. I have already marked several meals to make. It is a great book and now I think I have to go back and buy the first Everyday Food book.

    Everyday Food is my favorite food magazine hands down. Easy healthy and beautifully photographed.

  3. We always buy Rosarita, but I would like to try making them from scratch sometime. I saw that book in someone’s cart at Costco, almost got it but then talked myself out of it. I’ll have to actually flip through it next time.

  4. 4

    Jimmy Kimmy = hysterical!!!!

  5. 5

    Love those beans too! I love Everyday Food-yahoo for the new book!

  6. 6

    Am lovin’ that cookbook, too. I’d love to win one for a sister or a friend, though!

  7. 7

    We used to eat Rosarita Vegetarian all the time. Have you tried the Refried Black Beans from TJ’s? We like those a lot, too.

  8. 8

    ummm…I might have just wet myself. That sketch was hysterical!!! 🙂

  9. I saw the can of refried beans and thought ‘she is a girl after my own heart!’

  10. 11

    I make my refried beans in my crock pot then freeze them in ziplocs. They thaw quickly and taste great. No one in our family would ever touch beans from a can!

    10 c water
    5 c or 1 lb pinto beans
    1 large onion, chopped
    Cook on high in sprayed crock pot 4-6 hours.
    2 4 oz cans green chilies, chopped small (I buy the cans of whole green chilies and chop them myself because I don’t like the skins in the chopped green chilies)
    2 T minced garlic
    1 1/2 T salt
    Allow to heat through. Mash beans in a kitchen aid or bosch mixer in two batches. Cool. Freeze in sandwich size ziplocs.

  11. 12

    Everday Food is probably one of my favorites because they are easy and always tasty!!

  12. 13
    Jane Maynard

    thanks for that recipe, collette – so excited!

  13. 14

    I love the Everyday Food magazine – so much so that I bought back issues on Ebay! That might be too much love for a magazine…

  14. 15
    Amy Mac

    Try adding 2 T. of water (and a dollop of sour cream, if you’re feeling wicked) to the refried beans while you heat – makes them MUCH more palatable!

  15. 16

    Another add in to the beans is a can of RoTel tomatoes, mm mm good.

  16. Nice recipe!!! Thanks from Poland:)

  17. Yippee!! Such good news. I too have loved every recipe I’ve tried there!!

  18. Rosarita’s zesty salsa re-fried beans are also vegetarian, and they are fabulous, with a hint of yummy tomato-spiciness. Even my three-year old, who abhors anything spicy (not sure what that’s about, but I think they’re tastebuds are more sensitive when they’re little?) will eat these. When she’s in the mood. And they’re mixed with cheese. And she’s being bribed with some kind of fruit. And when we sing the “try it, you’ll like it” song from yo gabba gabba. So, assuming all of those requirements are in place, she gobbles them up!

    And I agree, the Kimmel skit was great!

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    Jane Maynard

    love the bean eating process with your 3 year old – SO funny. 🙂

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