Friday, March 13, 2009

My staple: Homemade Salsa

Every week when I get back from the farmers market. I throw a bunch of fresh tomatoes and veggies in my food processor and make salsa. I keep it in the fridge for snacking threw the week. It is so good and an awesome, healthy snack.

My Salsa

12 Roma tomatoes (Roma work the best)
3 garlic cloves
1/2 red onion
1/2 cp cilantro
2 TB olive oil
4 TB lime juice
1/2 red pepper and green pepper
1 poblano
(For my hubby and his friends I add 1 jalapeno and 2 habaneros)

My husbands 30th Birthday was a few weeks ago. My husband has been cheated the last couple of years because our daughters birthday is the day after. We seem to celebrate hers and not his. So....For his BIG 30 I had a few of his closest friends fly in without him knowing. He came home from work to see his friends at his house. Needless to say, he flipped out. Well, I made my habanero salsa for them. Which is the recipe above with the habaneros and jalapeno. It was gone in a day and I had to make it over and over again. (This make a lot of salsa. Like 4 cps +) His friends could not get enough. But fresh ingredients always make good food.

Cream Cheese Caramel Brownies!!! YUM!

Okay...These are amazing. My family likes to warm them up and put a big scoop of ice cream on top. What could be better?

Cream Cheese Caramel Brownies


1 cp of cocoa
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/3 cp. butter melted
1/2 cp. boiling water
1 3/4 cp. sugar
2 eggs
1/3 cp. butter, melted
1 1/2 cp flour
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cp. caramel dots


8 oz. cream cheese, softened
3/4 cp. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg

1. combine the cocoa, baking soda, 1/3 cp butter, the boiling water and stir until it is well blended. Add the surgar eggs and remaining melted butter. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix.

2. Throw the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and egg in a mixer for a few minutes until all is mixed and combined.

4. Put the brownie batter in an 9 x 13 baking dish. Put the cream cheese on top and swirl.

5. Bake on 350 for 45 minutes