Restaurant Style Salsa

Salsa and chips.  Need I say more?     😉  I mean this combination surely speaks for itself.  This popular duo has made an appearance at countless parties, dinners, and pretty much every Mexican restaurant on Earth, because everyone loves it. Easy and quick to make homemade salsa that has a little kick of heat and a great balance of tomatoes, onions, and hot peppers…I’m in! Restaurant Style Salsa Recipe (About 12 servings) Ingredients: 1 can (28 ounce) whole tomatoes, with juice 2 cans (10 ounce each) diced tomatoes and green chilies 1/4 cup onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 whole jalapeno pepper, chopped …

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Cafe Frappe

Are you the kind of person who drinks your iced coffee fast or slow?  I could be either depending on my mood.  I had a lot of errands to run this weekend so I drank my favorite iced coffee, this cafe frappe, like it was a race.  The result…I felt like Speedy Gonzales for the rest of the day.  Am I dating myself?  He’s a Warner Brothers Looney Tunes cartoon character, a Mexican mouse that runs around really fast.  Anyway, I had a lot of energy.  🙂 If you love iced coffee then you’ve come to the right place.  A cafe frappe is …

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High Domed Chocolate Chip Muffins

A chocolate chip muffin is one of my favorite baked goodies on earth.  I rarely eat them anymore because I always seem to be on a diet, but every now and then I’ll splurge.  Funny thing is that lately I find that many coffee shops or bakeries make their chocolate chip muffins too greasy or heavy.  Part of what I love about muffins is the base muffin itself, which is why I made these wonderful bakery like chocolate chip muffins…only better! I’m in love with these high domed chocolate chip muffins!  Every bite is simply scrumptious.  Crunchy top…buttery and moist muffin base…filled with sweet chocolate. …

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Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

My family loves baked goodies for breakfast.  Since they are in the area visiting I couldn’t resist making them something.  I’ve never made a coffee cake before and let me tell you that I’m in love with this recipe!  This was my first shot at this glorious morning goody and I wouldn’t change a single thing, which is rare since part of why I love cooking is for the fun of tweaking recipes.  Now I’m excited to share this with you, unabridged.     🙂 This cake is so moist and buttery.   The cinnamon and sugar filling is sweet, but not too sweet, …

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The Perfect Chili

My husband and I love to cook and we make up recipes all the time.  So far this chili recipe is one of our best creations!  Sometimes a recipe is inspired by another one, and this one gets its original concept from a recipe given to my husband by a friend of his.  Over the years we’ve eaten many varieties of chili.  We’ve taken what we believe to be the best parts of them and turned them into this Perfect Chili recipe.  If you love a traditional hearty, thick, and meaty chili then you will fall in love with this …

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