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Black bean and corn salad

Elvis said that I should add this to the list of “Elvis’ favorite recipes”. I’d do that, but I need to find a better way to organize my recipes first! So many times I just write the recipe on a piece of notebook paper or a note card and then try it and then lose it. Even though I have a binder…and several cookbooks…and a recipe card holder… :-S I guess I should just stick to one method! Or figure out some way to do it on the computer (though having the computer in the kitchen can be quite messy!!!).

Anyway, the real reason that he loved this recipe is because it has black beans, corn, cumin and lime juice. I must admit, it was pretty good!

This is based off of Rachel Ray’s Recipe, but with some additions and substitutions. (

Elvis’ Favorite Black Bean and Corn Salad

2 c black beans, rinsed and drained
kernels cut off of 2 cobs of corn (no need to cook!)
1 green pepper, chopped
1 red onion, chopped
2 Roma tomatoes, chopped
1 1/2 t cumin
1 t hot sauce
3 limes, juiced
2 T olive oil
1/4 c cilantro, chopped

Mix everything together and enjoy!


Who needs Dominos

when you can have pizza like this:

Homemade from the top to the bottom! (Well, the cheese wasn’t homemade…) It was delicious! It even had fresh oregano from Matthew’s garden on it!

Pizza crust:
1 c warm water
1 T white sugar
2 1/4 t (1 pkg) active dry yeast
3 T olive oil
1 t sea salt
1 1/4 c all purpose flour
1 1/4 c whole wheat flour

Stir water, sugar and yeast together until dissolved. Stir in olive oil and salt. Stir in flours until well blended. Let rest for 10 minutes. Pat into pizza pan or onto stone.

Margarita sauce:
1/4 c olive oil
1 T minced garlic
1/2 t sea salt
8 Roma tomatoes, sliced

Stir together and let rest for 15 minutes

Use oil and spices directly on the pizza crust. Put cheese on top (I used a block of mozzarella and cut it into slices). Top with tomatoes and oregano. Bake at 425*F for 15 minutes.