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
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!
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