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7 Simple suppers you already have at home

Sarah Caron is a Connecticut-based freelance writer and editor. She lives with her wonderful husband, two adorable kids and two funny beagles. Check out her food blog at Sarah's Cucina Bella.

Pantry- friendly dinner

Not sure what's for dinner? That's never a good feeling. But don't worry -- you needn't make a run to the grocery store for supplies.That's right: You can make these meals from some basic items that you probably have in the pantry already. Easy peasy.

Tex-Mex baked potatoes

Tex-Mex baked potatoes

A baked potato is a fabulous base for a delicious and simple meal.

Serves 4

4 large red potatoes
1 can black beans, rinsed
1 cup salsa, divided
1/2 cup cheddar cheese

1. Preheat the oven to 425F. Wash the potatoes well, then prick all over with a fork.
2. Put the potatoes into the preheated oven and cook for 60 minutes, or until cooked through. Remove from oven and let cool slightly.
3. Use a knife to cut an x into the top of the potato and mash the inside with the tines of a fork.
4. Divide the black beans, salsa and cheese between the potatoes. Serve immediately.

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