Cajun Rice Casserole

This recipe is something my mom has made for years, and it is delicious. It takes a little longer, but is definitely worth it, and easier than you’d think.


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 16 ounce cans whole tomatoes with juice
  • 1 can Ro-Tel
  • 3 tablespoons parsley flakes
  • Rice (however much you want, the casserole makes 4-6 servings)
  • 1/2 pound bacon (I prefer turkey bacon, but to each his own)

How to Cook:

  • Fry bacon in skillet and drain, then set aside to cool and crumble into a small dish
  • Saute onions in same pan until golden. Add garlic powder and tomatoes, Ro-Tel, parsley, and some pepper to taste. Mix well and simmer uncovered for 1.5 hours
  • Prepare rice as usual
  • Serve cooked mixture over rice and crumble bacon on top

Enjoy! This is a great recipe for fall, we’re getting into that cooler weather, and this will fill you up. If you prefer, make it vegetarian/vegan by removing the bacon 🙂


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I always have a giant to-do list in the morning, and the easiest way to cut down on it is to prepare certain things early. Get your coffee maker ready to go the night before, fill it up with water, load your coffee in, and get the cup or pot set under, so all you have to do is turn it on when you get up.

New Stuff!

Hey y’all! So I decided to update my blog a little bit, and provide you all a bit more content 🙂 You’re going to be seeing a quick daily tip, just little things here and there that will help make life less hectic, or provide quick makeup and hair tricks, work day stress relief, etc. It’s really going to just cover all aspects of life, and I’m trying them all out with you. I am super focused on making some changes in my life for the better, and I’ve been taking the steps to do so, and the first one is reducing the amount of stress in my life. You know where stress comes in? When you are rushing each morning to get everything ready to go, and not be late to work. Or when you don’t have the time to exercise, because you put off stuff that you should’ve done earlier.

I hope you enjoy these daily tips and tricks, and recipes, all of which is intended to make life a little bit easier. If you try out any of the recipes, please let me know! I’d love to hear from you guys on what you’re trying out and if any of these tips are helping.


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