cowboy beans frijoles charros instant pot

Cowboy Beans Frijoles Charros Instant Pot

When I lived in the Southwest, I used to miss “Baked Beans.” It seemed that anytime I ate out and ordered beans as a side, they were either Cowboy Beans Frijoles Charros or some kind of Barbecued Baked Beans. Now that I’m in the Midwest, I miss those Cowboy Beans. Go figure, huh? Not anymore, though!

cowboy beans frijoles charros instant pot

Frijoles Charros or Cowboy Beans

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Cowboy Caviar Salad

I just recently learned the history of Cowboy Caviar – along with the original recipe. The earliest recipes were basically pickled black-eyed peas with a bit of onion and garlic! While we’ve come a long way since then with all kinds of additions, bottled salad dressing just isn’t one I approve of! But then you probably already knew that if you’re a regular reader! Simple dressings like this are so easy and inexpensive to make at home and there are no worries about strange additives.

Cowboy Caviar Salad

Cowboy Caviar Salad

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Oven Roasted Chickpeas Crispy Crunchy

Crispy Oven Roasted Chickpeas

When Oven Roasted Chickpeas appeared on my radar last year, I fell immediately in love with the idea. I tried them but I just couldn’t hang. They’d be crispy out of the oven – for a few minutes, and a few minutes only.  Well, these are not those chickpeas!

Oven Roasted Chickpeas Crispy

Oven Roasted Chickpeas – Just do a spritz with a little olive oil and toss with a spice mix.

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Spinach Quinoa Salad with Candied Pecans

Spinach Quinoa Salad with Candied Pecans

Spinach & Quinoa Salad. So good but the candied pecans make the salad!

There’s salad, and then there’s SALAD – you know, the one that shouts rather than whispers?  The one you want MORE of…the salad that has that little something extra to take it over the top.  What is it about salty, sweet, tart that makes you want to take another bite and another and another…

Spinach Quinoa Salad with Candied Pecans

Spinach Quinoa Salad with Candied Pecans

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Falafel Sandwiches

I can’t remember the last time I had Falafel – college maybe? It seems there is always some wonderful place near a college in every city I’ve lived in…but who wants to take a drive just to have the experience? Surprisingly easy to make at home, you can customize them just the way you’d like.

Falafel Sandwiches - customizable at home!

Falafel Sandwiches – customizable at home!

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