Pico de Gallo and Edible Bread Spoons

I love salsas of all kinds because of the different veggies, herbs/spices and fruits you can use. A tomato based salsa is best when fresh tomatoes are available. I made this recipe during off season and used Roma tomatoes. You can see the tomatoes are not very red but when you add the lime, jalapeno, … Continue reading

Baked Jalapeno Poppers

What do you do with a bumper crop of jalapeno peppers? Make jalapeno poppers – that’s what I did.  Yes, all of these jalapenos came from 1 plant.  If you are looking for an easy appetizer to serve or for any occasion these delicious poppers are the answer.   I had this rack to make … Continue reading

Red Jalapeno Jam or Jelly

Jalapeno Jelly was a favorite of my husband and a brother-in-law beginning way back when.  They enjoyed it on bagels with cream cheese for breakfast right before golfing or as a snack on crackers  (blend 1/3 cup jelly with 8 oz. cream cheese and spread over crackers).   I never made a lot – just enough to have a … Continue reading

Maple-Jalapeno Sour Cream

Sweet potatoes are great on their own, but occasionally I like to serve this flavorful sour cream.  Maple syrup, sour cream and jalapenos – these are good things when combined together.

Spicy Mexican Fondue

When you want a good, hot Tex Mex appetizer this recipe is a good choice.  There is very little preparation and only 10 minutes to heat.  Serve with tortilla chips, fresh vegetables or some good bread cut up in chunks for dipping. Makes about 3 cups

Pepper Jelly Sauce

This is a great dipping sauce to serve with any cut of beef.  Only 3 ingredients and it only takes a few minutes to cook.  Making your own jelly is a good way to use up all of those peppers at the end of the growing season.  

Queso Dips Nine Ways

I have a number of good queso dips and decided to include them all.  Four are cooked in the slow cooker. To keep your queso from breaking in a microwave add a little water (if cheese exceeds 180°F it will break); adding about 1 tsp. cornstarch and whisking vigorously.  

Pico de Gallo

I like just about any type of salsa and this one is loaded with fresh tomatoes (even a few canned).  Salsa can be made mild (use poblanos instead of jalapenos), use parsley instead of cilantro, add more onions and so on.  A fun dish to make.