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

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Rotisserie Chicken Tortilla Soup

Rotisserie Chicken Tortilla Soup

Rotisserie Chicken Tortilla Soup

Soup might not come to mind as a warm weather food but it does at our castle.  I make chicken tortilla soup and we add shredded lettuce, tomatoes, green onions, shredded cheddar and crushed tortilla chips.  It’s like having salad IN your soup!  Or you could think of it as turning a taco salad into a soup.  However you think of it, the flavors are luscious and one loaded bowl will fill your stomach. Continue reading

Braised Hunter’s Stew

Braised Hunters Stew

Braised Hunters Stew

Braising has become my new favorite food technique.  As much as I swore I’d never use the Dutch ovens my P.S. (Purchaser of Stew ware/ hubby) brought home, I find I like to throw stuff in them and see what results.  I still think Dutch ovens are super heavy to lift down from where they’re stored, and to wash them isn’t pleasant.  But the food coming out of them has been fabulous. Continue reading