Corn and Black Bean Chili

Corn and Black Bean Chili

With the sudden drop in temperature and the start of football season, I have been craving chili.  I have made a ton of chili recipes, but wanted to create one that emphasized corn and black beans.  The combination of corn and black beans just intrigues me.  So I went through my spice cabinet and started grabbing spices. After a few changes, I got the flavor that I was craving.  This chili ended up being one the tastiest that I have made.  The addition of the corn kernels added a nice texture and flavor.  You have to try this chili.

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Green Bean Casserole from Scratch

Green Bean Casserole From Scratch

For Easter I wanted to tackle something new. Something that was traditional, but done in a new way. So, I picked Green Bean Casserole. That tasty concoction of cream of mushroom soup, green beans and crunchy fried onions. So I oven fried onions, made homemade cream of mushroom soup and even trimmed real (not canned) … Read moreGreen Bean Casserole from Scratch

Green Bean Fries

Green Bean Fries

A couple of weeks ago I was emailed by a reader to try Green Bean Fries, like the ones at T.G.I. Friday’s. So, I went to the source and tried them. They were good, but mine might have been sitting around for a while as they were a little mushy. So I got home, plugged in the deep fryer and started to experiment.  The first two tries were alright but not amazing. Then I figured it out and created some of the tastiest Green Bean Fries around. In my opinion they were even better than the ones at Friday’s.

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Super Chili

Last week was the big game.  I was really excited that the Saints won.  Mostly because of my hatred for Peyton Manning.  Besides that,  I loved the game because I got to make my Super Chili.  I recreate this awesome recipe once a year on a Super Sunday!  Last Sunday was the big day.  The chili is full of meat, beans and has a tad bit of heat.  Served with a dollop of sour cream, it is amazing!

Super Chili

I like to serve the chili over freshly baked corn bread.  The combination is to die for!

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Hamburger Baked Beans

This past weekend my parents came to visit me out in the Nation’s Capital.  I decided to barbecue and my Mom made the sides.  She made these amazing baked beans with bacon, onions and ground beef.  I had to get the recipe as they were delicious.

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Cowboy Baked Beans

As you can see I am prepping this week for barbecue.  Yesterday was some awesome potato salad.  Today we are making cowboy baked beans.  I wanted to make beans from scratch.  Just a word of warning.  Making beans from scratch takes longer than barbecueing a whole hog.  The end result, was totally worth it.  And to my frequent reader Bond, yes, there is bacon and beer in this recipe.

Delicious Cowboy Baked Beans

The baked beans were soft, tender and delicious.  As you can see from the picture above the beans are laced with smokey bacon and some of the trimmings from my pulled pork.  Pork and beans is the best combination in the world.

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