pico de gallo

Oct 25, 2010 by

as mentioned in my previous post, i went a little crazy on the dips for quesadilla dinner last week.  pico de gallo is very simple to make and this is just one example of several variations.   This recipe makes about a cup and a half of pico.  Multiply as needed! 4 roma tomatoes, seeded, pulp removed and chopped.  (This is important, or you’ll end up with pico soup!) 1/4 sweet onion or 1/2 red onion, finely chopped. (Use whatever kind of onion that you prefer!) small handful of finely chopped cilantro 1 jalapeño, finely chopped.  (If you want more heat, leave the seeds in.) 1 tsp minced garlic dash or two of garlic powder dash or two of  ground cumin 1/2 lime, freshly squeezed Combine all ingredients in a bowl.  Serve immediately.  For...

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guacamole

Oct 20, 2010 by

tonight we had a quick quesadilla dinner before bran and i ran over to paint + canvas for an awesome painting class!  i was going to throw some southwest salad on the side, but bran is not a salad fan, so i kinda went a little crazy with dips for the the quesadillas instead.  this is option numero uno.  i can’t give you my opinion on this dish because i am not a guac fan.  you’ll just have to try it and decide for yourself. slightly adapted from: allrecipes.com 2 avocados – peeled, pitted and mashed 1 lime, juiced 1 tsp salt 1/4 c diced onion 3 tbsp freshly chopped cilantro 1 roma tomato, diced 1 tsp minced garlic 1 pinch, ground cayenne pepper in a medium bowl, mash together the avocados, lime juice...

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chicken tacadillas w/ roasted corn pico de gallo...

Aug 11, 2010 by

i am a big fan of rachael ray… and was very excited recently to watch her in the mornings on some extended time off from work.  this was one of the recipes that she featured… which included fish.  it almost made me want to try the recipe as it was.  however, i chickened out (no pun intended) and the voice of reason in my head (tom :)) said to go for the chicken.  so here is my version of the recipe, slightly adapted from the original.  this recipe also includes a bonus recipe for pico de gallo! 4 small vine-ripened tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped 1 large jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped (leave the seeds in for more heat!) 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped a small handful of cilantro leaves, finely chopped...

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mountain dew cupcakes

Jun 21, 2010 by

so this guy named paul often comes over to our apartment and more times than not, raids the mountain dew in the fridge.  it was paul’s birthday last week and to celebrate, i made up a batch of mountain dew cupcakes.  i thought it was the only appropriate way to celebrate such a cool guy. 🙂 happy birthday, paul! 🙂 adapted slightly from slush cupcakes (makes 1 dozen) 1 stick butter 1 c sugar 2 eggs 1/2 c mountain dew juice from 1 lemon and 1 lime zest from 1 lemon and 2 limes (separated into two piles) 3/4 tsp orange extract 1 1/3 c flour 3/4 tsp baking powder 1/8 tsp salt beat butter on medium for 30 seconds. add sugar and zests.  beat on medium-high until light and fluffy. add eggs one...

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