The Yummy Side of Life…


No-Fail Salsa
April 13, 2008, 9:22 pm
Filed under: Appetizers

1 28-ounce can whole peeled tomatoes, drained and cut in half
1 jalapeño, seeded and roughly chopped
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon each salt and pepper

Put all ingredients in food processor (all of this fits into my 3-cup Cuisinart). Process on low until salsa is the consistency of a chunky puree.

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I apologize for not having a picture, but I kinda figure salsa doesn’t really warrant one since we eat it straight out of the storage container 🙂

Also, this has become my *go-to* salsa. It’s so easy and comes together very quickly. Feel free to change how many jalapeños you use, but we’re from Texas and one was plenty for us!

One other thing–we have found that Tostitos Bite-Size Gold tortilla chips go the best with this salsa 🙂



Wow… It’s been a while.
April 6, 2008, 2:05 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

From time to time, I get bored with blogging… Plus, I haven’t had my camera for the past few weeks, so I would not have been able to post pics of food.

Someone on my RSS feed or message board (sorry! I can’t remember who you are!) decided she would do a cookbook challenge this month. I think it’s a great idea so I’m copycatting her! She (me too!) has been using the internet a lot lately to find recipes–whether it be from a website or different blogs she reads. So here’s the plan. Get back to cookbooks! I have to work today, but I’m thinking it’s going to be slow… So I’m bringing a few of my books with me to flip through while I wait for customers to show their lovely faces.

Here are my cookbooks for this week:

  • Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook
  • The Sneaky Chef (picked this up yesterday at BAM!)
  • Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade Slow Cooker Recipes
  • Los Barrios Family Cookbook (by a family that owns a restaurant in San Antonio…)

If you read this and currently are using the internet for recipes–I say “Get back to the books!”