the one with mexican pasta cassarole

Lately I have this thing for Mexican food. I just can’t get enough. My favorite food is nachos and I consider tacos the easier, usually cheaper version of nachos. So when this months pasta treat came around I decided to do my version of a mexican pasta casserole.


Guess what, it was deliciouso! And my little lady niece, Amauri loved it too so it’s good for the kiddos J Sometimes Cassaroles don’t look pretty and they’re hard to capture in a picture, but I really think this just captures the tomato, sour cream, cummin flavors … paper plate and all.



1 lb ground beef with garlic and onion seasoning

2 cups pasta – I used broken lasagna pieces, but it’s your choice

1 can of tomato sauce – about 16 ounces

2 tabelspoons taco seasoning

2 cups of veggies – I used 1 of corn and 1 of black beans.


Brown 1 lb of ground beef seasoned with onions and garlic. Drain and rinse once fully cooked then return to skillet.

Add pasta, water, tomatoe sauce and taco seasoning and bring to a boil.

Add your veggies – for this round I added 1 cup corn and 1 cup of black beans

Let simmer for a few minutes.

Top with cheese and bake for 20 minutes.



Next week I will be heading out to my very first influence conference. I’m nervous, excited, motivated, just all sorts of emotions about it. I’ve been searching lately for where God is trying to lead me . . . I feel stuck in my career, I feel like there is potential laying dormant and I’m hoping this conference can light a fire for me and remind me of why I serve Him so I can hopefully start seeing that path again.

over here is a fun meet and greet for everyone going to the conference, and I’m joining in, of course!


a little about me: I’m Rebekah and I get real upset when people assume I spell it with c’s . . . my retort is normally very sarcastically – Jesus spelled it with a k so will I. Your best bet is just to call me Bex – it make me feel cool to have an x in my name. I’m a proud hoosier (Indiana) girl who loves to shop at target, eat popcorn, cook, read, and watch tv. I’m married to a tall, lanky, stock brocker named Scott who tells our nieces and nephews he’s related to Iron Man since our last name is Stark. They all now assume he saves the world and is super rich. When I’m not blogging I’m a sales assistant at a Ford Dealership, but my real passion shines forth through my style. Whether it be in our home décor, recipes, or, of course, my clothing, I love to make things pretty from the inside out and show that you can be a woman of God with style and grace throughout your life.

What I’m looking forward to: Gosh, all of it! I really have no idea what to expect, but I think I’m most excited to meet blogging friends in real life, and meet even more blogging friends.

What I can’t leave home without: a notebook and paper or my iphone to write down any notes or all the ideas that I’m sure will be tossing around my brain at a 100 miles an hour.


Are you going to the conference? Have you been to a blogging conference before – any advice?


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  • Reply Nina @ Flowers in my Hair

    yummmmmmm!!!! perfect for fall!

    September 16, 2014 at 9:15 am
    • Reply Bex Stark

      pasta is always perfect 🙂

      September 16, 2014 at 1:54 pm
  • Reply jenna @ dearest love

    This sounds really yummy! Thanks for sharing!

    September 16, 2014 at 10:59 am
    • Reply Bex Stark

      thank you!

      September 16, 2014 at 1:54 pm
  • Reply Kerrie

    yay! First conference! You’re going to LOVE it!

    September 16, 2014 at 11:18 am
    • Reply Bex Stark

      I hope so I’m so excited!

      September 16, 2014 at 1:54 pm
  • Reply Natasha Red

    We are both My Cooking Spot contributors! It will be fun to hopefully meet you at the conference next week 🙂 It’s my first time too!

    September 16, 2014 at 12:19 pm
    • Reply Bex Stark

      awesome! I would love that!

      September 16, 2014 at 1:53 pm
  • Reply Kari White

    This will be my first conference, too!! Excited/nervous/and more excited! I love the spirit of your blog :).

    September 16, 2014 at 2:18 pm
  • Reply Ashley Dickens

    It’s nice to “meet” you! This will be my first conference as well–good call on bringing something to take notes with. Crazily, I hadn’t thought of that! Loved getting to know you a bit through your blog–hope we get to chat more in person. 🙂

    September 16, 2014 at 2:34 pm
  • Reply Chantel

    Yes, casseroles are so hard to photograph but this one looks and sounds so good!
    Also, I’m jealous that you get to go to the Influence Conference. I hope to go to some kind of blogging conference next year.
    Thanks for linking up with JOAT!

    September 16, 2014 at 3:19 pm
  • Reply Jenny

    Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!

    September 19, 2014 at 10:20 pm
  • Reply Rosie Love, Daisy Love.

    […] My biggest passion other than blogging is in the kitchen where I make things like this mexican cassarole or my smores […]

    October 13, 2014 at 7:38 am
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