July 26, 2011

Black Bean Salsa

Ok so Sandi posted a similar recipe, but it is that "similar"  not the same. 

This is a big hit at anything I take it to and has become my "go-to" recipe for any pot-luck.

1 can black beans (I like Bush's they are softer than generic)
1 1/2 cup frozen corn (or 1 can whole kernel corn)
1 lrg avocado or 2 smallish ones
1-2 fresh whole tomoates ( I wing it whatever I have in the fridge about 1 1/2 cups of fresh sliced        tomatoes, cherry, grape, 1 big, 3 small)
1 lime (I also use lime juice in a bottle or lemon or whatever I have on hand for citrus) about 1-2 tablespoons.

Rinse the canned/frozen ingredients, dice up the tomato and avocado.  I add my citrus over my avocado to help prevent browning (in case it lasts more than an hour)

Now the fun part...... seasoning

this is all to taste.
Season All (I use Lawry's)
Garlic Powder
Onion Powder
a little Cumin (this makes it I swear)
salt and pepper to taste
sometimes I use cilantro sometimes not.  It is up to you.  I don't like raw onions, so I don't use them, but you can if you want.

Stir it all together let it rest about an hour, and stir again.  Serve with tortilla chips as a dip, or my daughter and my favorite is to add it to our taco.  This stuff is good enough to eat with a spoon out of the bowl.

I hope you enjoy!

July 25, 2011

Texas Caviar

This dip is so good!  I had this one night at a BBQ with some girlfriends and love making whenever I can.  Enjoy!

2 Cans Black Beans
1 Can Black Eyed Peas
1 1/2 C. Corn
16 ounce Salsa
1 tsp Garlic
1 Lime (juiced)
Fresh Cilantro-To Taste
1-2 Diced Avocado

Drain and rinse beans and peas.  Mix all ingredients together and serve with tortilla chips.

July 17, 2011

John Hoyt's Easy Chicken Fajitas

We have these quite regularly. They are yummy we think, and easy.

5-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 green peppers sliced
1 onion sliced
1 sq. butter
about 1/2 cup of brown sugar

You cut the chicken breasts in pieces and cook salt and pepper to taste.

In a seperate pan you melt the butter add the brown sugar and stir. Keep the heat on just enough to keep it simmering and then add the onion and green pepper. Let them simmer in the sauce til the chicken is done, then add the chicken and keep it simmering for another fifteen minutes.

Then you can add whatever fixings you like we like sourcream and salsa put it in a tortilla shell and eat up! It is delicious and easy!

July 14, 2011

Peanut Butter Cereal Treats

These are super easy yummy treats. I love making them because they are good and easy. You can use any kind of cereal, I generally use Cheerios or Cornflakes. Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Cereal Treats

3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup corn syrup
2 tsp. Vanilla
1 cup Peanut Butter
4 cups Cereal (cheerios, cornflakes, etc.)

Mix sugar and corn syrup in a sauce pan. Heat to boiling. Remove from heat. Stir in Vanilla and Peanut Butter. Add your family's favorite cereal. Mix thoroughly. Press in 9x13 pan. Or with Cornflakes, I drop by the spoonful.