Instant Pot Black Bean Butternut Squash Chili is made from pantry staples and is perfect for your next [Read more…] about Instant Pot Black Bean Butternut Squash Chili
Take some of these.
And add some of this: [Read more…] about Watermelon + Chili Powder = Wild Watermelon Love
Have you read the Mitford series books by Jan Karon? Father Tim and Cynthia feel like old friends and so do all the other characters that populate the small town of Mitford.
On my last library trip, I spotted the Mitford Cookbook and Kitchen Reader. It’s full of recipes mentioned in the books (Orange Marmalade Cake, anyone?) and also lots of excerpts. Food and stories is a hard combination to beat.
One recipe that caught my attention was Velma’s Chili. I did make a few changes to it. For one, I used half the meat it called for. Two pounds of meat for 6-8 servings sounded like too much. I doubled it and made a few other alterations as well. Here’s what you’ll need to make my version: [Read more…] about Velma’s Chili from Mitford Cookbook and Kitchen Reader
Maybe this focus on taco seasoning and Mexican foods will warm us up. January has been a cold, snowy month so far.
Taco seasoning is definitely one of my pantry staples. I’ve taken to buying it in a can instead of one packet at a time. But I also use a combination of cumin and chili powder in quite a few recipes.
Off topic note: Keep your cumin away from your cinnamon. These two bottles look a lot alike and can easily fool a 12 year old boy. Cumin-sugar toast is not good!
Here are a few of my recipes that use taco seasoning or a combo of cumin and chili powder: [Read more…] about Ingredient Spotlight: Taco Seasoning
I’ve expressed my love for Mexican/Tex-Mex foods before, so it’s no surprise that we really liked this dish. I altered a recipe that I cut off a box many years ago. I think it came from Uncle Ben’s instant brown rice, but I’m not positive. I adjusted the amounts, altered a few things and instead of cooking the instant rice with the other ingredients, I served it over regular brown rice. Yum! [Read more…] about Southwest Chicken and Brown Rice