Grilled Corn Cowboy Caviar

Grilled Corn Cowboy Caviar

Grilled Corn Cowboy Caviar

We get cravings for what they call ‘cowboy caviar’ here at the castle.  It’s so full of flavor with the multitude of ingredients.  I notice a different ingredient in each bite.  And I’m picky about the chips I use to dip.  I like the smaller round white corn chips.  I don’t like having to struggle to get the loaded chip into my mouth without spilling.  It was time to make a jumbo batch. Continue reading

Refried Black Bean Chili

Refried Bean Chili

Refried Bean Chili

Chili is one of those foods I like with other foods.  I like to put chili on a hot dog that has been grilled to dark perfection, then sprinkle it with cheese.  Or I like to put chili on an omelet with a nice handful of cheese.  It makes a serious breakfast!  Then there’s adding a whole lot of shredded cheese to make a queso for tortilla chips.  Chili is versatile in my castle!
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White Bean Soup

Simple White Bean Soup

Simple White Bean Soup

My Dad loves to make soup with ham shank and beans.  I also like to make bean soup but I don’t use the same spices.  In fact I used very few for this soup and it was delicious.  I only used a little garlic powder, salt and pepper and the ham flavor came through  very well.  The vegetables add a nice layer of flavor of course but this is ham and bean soup at its simplest. Continue reading