Chili Cheese Fritos Corn Salad

Ingredients 2/3 cup mayonnaise 2/3 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon chili powder 3 cans (11 ounces each) Mexi-corn, drained 1-1/2 cups grated cheese (I used pepper jack) 1 bell pepper (any color), diced 1 small onion, chopped 1 bag (10.5 ounces) Chili Cheese Fritos corn chips, slightly crushed Instructions In a large bowl, stir togetherContinue reading “Chili Cheese Fritos Corn Salad”

Cowboy Caviar

Ingredients 1 can (15.5 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained 1 can (15.5 ounces) black eyed peas, rinsed and drained 1 can (11 ounces) Mexicorn  2 small tomatoes, seeded and diced 2 jalapeños, seeded and finely diced 3/4 cup diced bell pepper (any color) 1/2 cup red onion, finely diced 1/3 cup olive oil 1/4 cup lime juice 1 tablespoon honey 1/2 tablespoon dried cilantro 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon cumin salt and pepper to taste Instructions InContinue reading “Cowboy Caviar”


Ingredients Half a loaf of bread (or the equivalent), cut into bite-sized pieces 1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning 3/4 teaspoon Adobo seasoning 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/8 cup olive oil Instructions Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, add the pieces of bread andContinue reading “Croutons”

BLT Pasta Salad

Ingredients 1-1/4 cups mayonnaise 1/2 cup diced onion 1 packet ranch seasoning mix 10 slices bacon, chopped and cooked 1 box (16 ounces) pasta, cooked, rinsed in cold water and drained 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced 1-1/2 cups chopped iceberg lettuce Instructions In a large bowl, combine mayonnaise, onion and ranch seasoning. Add inContinue reading “BLT Pasta Salad”

Glazed Ranch Carrots

Ingredients 16 ounces baby carrots 3 tablespoons butter, melted 2 tablespoons ranch seasoning 1 tablespoon honey Instructions Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. In a large bowl, toss the baby carrots with the remaining ingredients until well coated. Spread the coatedContinue reading “Glazed Ranch Carrots”

Chicken Salad

Ingredients 2 cups cooked chicken 3/4 cups mayonnaise 1/4 diced onion 1 teaspoon Adobo seasoning 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika (more if you like the smoky flavor) Instructions Dice the cooked chicken into bite-sized pieces and set aside. In a large bowl, combine the mayonnaise, onion, Adobo, parsley,Continue reading “Chicken Salad”

Cauliflower Mash

Ingredients 1 large head cauliflower 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons sour cream 1 tablespoon dried chives 1-1/2 teaspoons Adobo seasoning Pepper, to taste Instructions Prepare a steamer basket inside a large pot filled partially with water (below the steamer basket). Cut the cauliflower into florets of roughly the same size and place them into theContinue reading “Cauliflower Mash”

Parmesan, Bacon & Ranch Asparagus

Ingredients 2 bunches fresh asparagus 1/2 cup olive oil 1-1/2 tablespoons ranch seasoning powder 1 teaspoon Adobo seasoning 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese 8 slices bacon, chopped Instructions Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Chop the asparagus into 2-inch pieces. In a large bowl, combine theContinue reading “Parmesan, Bacon & Ranch Asparagus”

Slow-Cooker Enchilada Orzo

Ingredients 1 can (14.5 ounces) fire roasted diced tomatoes 1 can (10 ounces) medium red enchilada sauce 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles 2/3 cup vegetable broth (more, as needed) 1 can (11 ounces) Mexi-corn, drained 1 can (15 ounces) canned black beans, rinsed and drained 4 ounces cream cheese, cubed 1 box (16Continue reading “Slow-Cooker Enchilada Orzo”