Patriotic Salsa (in less than 5 minutes!)

 

Guacamole gets a lot of praise.

All of it completely deserved though, the stuff is delicious.

But, there’s a cousin of guacamole that doesn’t receive the credit it deserves.

And this cousin is red.

Serve in a white bowl with blue corn chips and you’re totally patriotic

More importantly, this cousin is delicious.

And takes, literally 3 minutes to make.

Fire Roasted Salsa

This super easy recipe can be made in a matter of minutes. It taste great on chips, tacos, burritos, salads, eggs, potatoes, just about anything really. Make lots, can easily be frozen.

1 (28oz) can Fire Roasted Tomatoes

2 Jalapenos, seeded

1 medium-sized bunch of cilantro with stems removed

3 gloves garlic, peeled.

1/2 a medium onion (optional)

kosher salt

A few drops of Chipotle Tabasco (regulur Tabasco or a sprinkle of cayenne pepper work well too).

Combine all of the above ingredients in a blender or food processor (no need to pre-chop any ingredients, the machine will do it for you). Blend until desired consistency is reached. Taste the salsa for flavor. At this point more salt, jalapeno, or tabasco made need to be added.

Serve and enjoy!

 

 

I guess in a perfect world you would really have guacamole and salsa.

Think I could convince the government to change our colors to red white and green?

Did you eat anything Red, White and Blue in honor of the holiday?

What is your favorite thing to eat salsa on? Anything strange/unusual?

Whenever we have baked potatoes, my family always puts salsa on them. I always thought that everyone did that. Only in recent months have I realized that hardly anyone else puts salsa on their baked potatoes (you peeps are missing out!). I also can’t eat scrambled eggs without salsa.

Father’s Day and Root Beer Float Cupcakes

I just wanted to say Happy Father’s Day to my dad and all the other amazing dads out there!

Father's Day Hike

Father's Day 2011

I’m blessed enough to get to spend today with both my father and grandfather. Obviously, the special occasion called for a special dessert.

Root Beer Float Cupcakes were the dessert of choice.

I took entirely too many pictures of the cupcakes. Oh well.

Did you do anything special for your dad today?

Which of the above pictures is your favorite?

Happy Father’s Day Dad!! I love you!

Nothing Says Easter Like…

Time with cousins…

Jelly Beans….

Easter Egg Hunts…

Whose idea was it to hide an egg on top of the fountain???

Confetti eggs…

And, of course, delicious cupcakes…

"This better make it on your blog." Just for you Uncle Steve, just for you.

(Full cupcake report tomorrow)

Amidst all the festivities we must never forget the true meaning of the season.

“And Jesus Christ our Lord was shown to be the Son of God when God powerfully raised him from the dead by means of the Holy Spirit. Through Christ, God has given us the privilege and authority to tell Gentiles everywhere what God has done for them, so that they will believe and obey him, bringing glory to his name” Romans 1:4-5.

Happy Easter Everyone!!!