Totcho (tater tots meet nachos)

A dear sweet friend sent me a page out of a magazine which gives all the cakes which were popular during the last century. It was so interesting to see how peoples taste change through the years. As I was looking over the cake info, I happened to turn the page over and wa la…here … Continue reading

Spoon burgers

So much of our conversation revolves around food. At dinner the other night we began to talk about what our moms use to cook when we were growing up. Randy began to tell me about his mom making hamburgers where she just browned hamburger meat with seasonings, breaking it up into very small pieces and … Continue reading

Chile Rellanos Ole’

Tuesday evening we had dinner for some friends of ours who has given me a really bad time because I fry my own chips and make my own salsa.  Because one of our friends who I won’t name, OK, I will name her, Judy’s words to me was, “really, you  fry your own chips? Just … Continue reading

Enchiladas…Kiko’s Style

Corpus Christi is where I spent the first 45 years of my life. Back in the early 80’s some friends of ours, Sam & Yvonne Satterfield, introduced us to a Mexican restaurant called, Kikos. We ate there from that point on at least once a week after that. Every trip back to Corpus to see … Continue reading

Princess On The Porch

I just got a notification that Princess on the Porch is in Itunes Store for $3.99. This will let you have recipes and stories on your computer that will be so easy to keep instead of searching for recipes on the blog, chocolate castles.com.  

Italian Tortellini Soup

This is one of the recipes that I “stole” from Dee’s house, from a Gooseberry Cookbook that she had out. What a great soup and a very easy soup to have on hand during the fall! 1 lb mild Italian sausage, casing removed 1 cup onion, chopped 2 large cloves of garlic, chopped 6 cups … Continue reading

Chimichurri Sauce

We are at some of our precious friends home for a couple of days out here in California. Last night they treated us to amazing grilled steaks with this awesome sauce. Dee is kind enough to share recipes with me and when she showed me this recipe, I knew that I would be making this … Continue reading

Pimiento Meatballs With Olive Tapenade

Taken from Food Network Magazine from a couple years ago, these meatballs will be a hit at your next gathering! For the Tapenade 1/2 cup pitted green olives 1 cup fresh parsley 5 scallions, roughly chopped 1 1/2 tables capers, drained and rinsed 1 small clove garlic, minced (more if you like it a little … Continue reading

Cincinnati Chili

Why am I looking at a soup cookbook and for some reason thinking that chile sound good? I’m not really a chile person, but when I saw this recipe it reminded me of a really great day when Randy & I went to a chile place in Burbank, CA that everyone out there had told … Continue reading

Beans & Brisket

Originally posted on Chocolate Castles:
3 to 6 pound brisket or large roast, trimmed 1 can rotel tomatoes 1 qt plus 2 cups water 1 pound pinto beans 1 large onion, sliced 1 large tomato sauce (16 oz) Wash beans and drain. Put in bottom of large roaster. Season the brisket or roast to your…