Alea’s White Chili Stuffed Potatoes

White Chili Stuffed Potato Recipe

It's Chili Season! Well, in the southwest, it is always chili season. While I love all the different types of chili, my absolute favorite variety is white chili. If you haven't had white chili, it is made with white beans, chicken, corn and, of course, lots of chili peppers. You can play around with the ingredients and experiment with using different chili peppers. It is a … [Read more...]

Chicken and Brown Rice Casserole

brown rice casserole

This casserole is a nice way to add more fresh vegetables, and some whole grain rice, to the dinner menu.  I used celery and broccoli since this was what we had available. You can substitute this for your favorite fresh vegetables, or whatever you have on hand. I also used a can of cream corn, to bring an added fun flavor, and a little creaminess.  My teenage sons loved … [Read more...]

Denise’s Corn Soup Recipe


My dad is retired Air Force and when I was young our family spent four years living on base in Taiwan while my dad was stationed there.  Many of my memories from that time center around food because we were served all sorts of sometimes wonderful, often strange and occasionally scary foods.  Fish eyes anyone?  I'm really happy that my mom brought back recipes for our favorite … [Read more...]

Corn – 5 Ways

It's time for another rowdy edition of "5 Ways." (OK. Maybe rowdy isn't the best word. Corny would be better, yes?!) Just throw on some crazy music in the background and we'll have a little rowdy, corny party, shall we?! Buttery Succotash with Dill Corn and Salsa Tortilla Soup Corn and Sausage Casserole All Natural Microwave Popcorn Dana's Corn Salad So … [Read more...]

Dana’s Corn Salad

blog pics 080

Are you hot yet? In these dog days of summer, I have been experimenting with fresh recipes for hot summer nights. I have been loving vegetable salad recipes that feature summer produce in a new way.  This is one of my favorite summer side dishes. It is a change from the classic corn on the cob and is a great make ahead dish to bring on a picnic. Corn Salad Yield - 4 … [Read more...]