Chili Con Carne Texas-Style without beans

This texas-style chili con carne recipe was adapted from the Arkansas Razor Back chili team and provided to me by Nancy and Wes Fetzer. It is rich and spicy without the beans.

After making your chili con carne, try a “slinger”: two cheeseburger patties, hash browns, and two eggs, all smothered in chili.    Other great chili combos: french fries and chili, hot dogs and chili, baked potatoes smothered in chili and cheese

Caesar Salad

Caesar Salad, easily one of the most popular salads on restaurant menus today.

You could call a Caesar salad Italian, after all, it was invented by restaurateur Caesar Cardini, an Italian immigrant.  Or, you might call it Mexican, since it made it’s debut in Tijuana, Mexico at one of Cardini’s restaurants.   Cardini’s daughter Rosa has said that her father invented the dish when a Fourth of July rush depleted the pantry at the restaurant.  Cardini made do with what he had and ended up with Caesar salad.  At the time, the romaine leaves were dressed whole  and plated, and meant to be eaten by picking them up by the stem and eating them with the fingers,  as opposed to cutting up the lettuce, as is  done today.

Caesar Salad
Caesar Salad