Cowboy Caviar Bruschetta

Cowboy Caviar Bruschetta
Seriously the easiest and best appetizer using food from your pantry!
Cowboy Caviar, black bean salsa
Cowboy Caviar Bruschetta
Cowboy Caviar Recipe
1 can black beans (drained)
1 can corn (drained)
1 can diced Tomatoes
1-2 green onions finely chopped
1 avocado cubed
1/2 fresh lime
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
Salt and Pepper
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
Mix all together (lightly fold in avocado) and refrigerate until ready to serve.

2 baguettes loaves thinly sliced on an angle
Brush olive oil on one side, sprinkle lightly with kosher salt and lay on cookie sheet..oil side up
Broil the bread until lightly the bread as it can burn quickly.
I served the bread on a lazy Susan with the bowl of Cowboy Caviar in the center.
The guys LOVED this!! It was gone in seconds!!
TIP- Keep canned ingredients on hand in your pantry and keep some baguettes in freezer wrapped in aluminum foil so you can be ready for drop in guests during the holidays.
Karin :)
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Crockpot Boneless Country Style Ribs for a crowd

For my daughter Emily's 24th birthday she wanted to have a bunch of friends over for Sunday dinner and we had a crowd! It was a blast and I just love all her friends, You can see all the details from my Mix and Match tablescape HERE.
 For the menu I made Crockpot Boneless Country Style ribs that were the best ever, twice baked potatoes, broccoli and a friend brought a delicious salad! 

Crockpot Boneless Country Style Ribs for a crowd, Crockpot cooking

Seriously the crockpot is a lifesaver! I don't have pictures of the finished product but trust me....these were so tender they fell apart when you tried to pick them up and the BBQ Sauce is to die for! I bought two packages of these boneless country style ribs...about 7lbs of meat altogether. I salt and peppered them and added a little of  Webers Beer Can chicken seasoning to give it just a tad more flavor and then I poured Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce all over them and turned the crockpot on low for about 6 hours and BOOM BABY! they were done!

Sweet Baby Rays Barbeque Sauce, Crockpot Boneless Country Style Ribs

Seriously these were sooo good and only a tiny bit was left over...Just for me for lunch today :)

Twice baked potatoes-
I baked 7 nice sized potatoes for 14 people

1. Scrub them really good, rub a little olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt, poke with fork or knife
2. Bake at 400 for about 1 hour until soft when you squeeze them slightly.
3. Cut potatoes in half, scoop out the insides leaving a small amount to hold the skin in place.
4. Place the inside of potatoes into a bowl, add milk a little at a time (1/4- 1/2 cup or more) you don't want slushy potatoes, 1 stick of butter, salt and pepper to taste. Mix with mixer until soft and fluffy
5. I used a cookie scooper to fill the skins back up with mashed potates
6. Sprinkle with grated cheese...I just used what I had in the fridge
7. Broil in oven for a few minutes until the cheese melts and turns golden...keep an eye on them they burn quicikly!

Banana Chocolate Nutella Cake coming up next!