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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Chili Corn Dog Casserole

Chili Corn Dog Casserole

Chili Corn Dog Casserole

When I saw the post for a corn dog casserole on June Cleaver’s blog I was interested. I’m a huge fan of corn dogs. I’ve had no luck in making them and resigned myself to buying them already made or frozen to reheat later. A whole casserole of corn dog magnificence sounded delish! Alas it wasn’t an easy recipe. It relied on a self-rising cornmeal that I didn’t have.  I hadn’t known it even existed. Continue reading

Sweetly Spicy Corn Chili

Corn Chili

Corn Chili

I wanted to make chili but change it up so that corn was a major ingredient.  Silly me, I thought I was inventing a new dish but apparently 40,200,000 people on Google were ahead of me.  Really, people!?!?  Must you invent everything?  Are there no new foods to create where someone has not been there ahead of me?  Some day I will found a new dish.  Mark my words. Continue reading