Monday, February 6, 2012

The BEST and Easiest SALSA RECIPE. And good for you too!!!!!!

Here we go.........

EASY SALSA and sooooooooo good!

Debbie's Homemade Salsa (With the help of Hunts)
1 can of Hunts Sauce 29oz
1 can of Hunts Petite Diced Tomatoes
1 can of Rotel 10oz
1 can of Embasa Salsa Verde (the green salsa) this is the brand I like but any will do.
1 or 2 FRESH Garlic cloves (I like a lot of garlic)
about 1/2 bunch of FRESH Cilantro (give or take to your taste) smells so good
Salt & Pepper to taste
I do add some garlic powder too.

Ok let's get started 
Add together the Hunts sauce, Hunts petite diced tomatoes, Rotel & Salsa Verde in a large container. I like to use the gallon size ice cream tub. It is now our salsa container. 
Chop your garlic and add that in then Now on to the Cilantro make sure you pick all the leaves off  stems probably don't taste different I just do not like the stems:( Its a visual thing for me I guess

Cilantro is so pretty and it smells so good. So I guess I don't have to tell you to chop your cilantro right :)
Well chop your cilantro.

Add your salt & pepper and a bit of garlic powder if you want and you are done. See that was EASY.
Oh yea you can add a jalapeno if you like it real spicy.
That's it just marinate over night and if you are like my husband he can't wait for it to marinate. 

We have salsa in our house every day and when we run out I surly better make some more or my husband will go into withdraws. I hope you enjoy this as much as we do. It is a healthy snack and so easy. Oh yea don't forget the Tostitos Scoops they are the best.

Just a note: We like it a bit chunky but if you like it not so chunky you can put it in your food processor or blender.

Thanks and happy snacking!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Yummy Cinnamon & Apple Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Just some yummy Apple & Cinnamon Cupcakes I whipped up the other day. I had leftover blueberry cream cheese frosting and topped them off. 

 Soo yummy, the icing made the cupcake.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Stella & Dot Specialty Cake

My niece Lauren has become a stylist with Stella & Dot and asked me to make her a specialty cake for her Stella & Dot launch party. Here it is.

Check out the beautiful jewelry at

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Picnic Party

Surfing around the web, I found this adorable picnic party. I just love this idea.
This would be a great idea for a birthday party, a play date or a summer party… I will have to come up with a reason to have picnic party. It's just too darn cute!!!

You can see more pictures by visiting   love, INK.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Lauren's Graduation Cake & Tyler's Birthday Cookie

Congratulations Lauren, I am so proud of you!

 I started off by taking Lauren's graduation picture and getting it copied at the local office supply store so I could create this adorable keepsake gift for her. I  transferred the digitally printed mirror image to the canvas and embellished it from there. I loved the way it turned out but is was not so easy. I had a hard time with the picture being too cloudy.

 Well this was my first attempt to make a shoe out of gum paste and a shoe box cake. I think it turned out pretty well considering my first shoe cracked and I had 2 days to make another and have it dry. It was really fun. I had my niece email me her signature and I cut it out for the top of the cake. She loves shoes so this was my opportunity to make this cake. I made a vanilla bean cake with vanilla pudding filling and butter cream icing, covered it with fondant. I have the hardest time cutting gum paste on my cricut, any advise would be welcomed.

My nephew Tyler turned 16 this past Sunday so I made him what he wanted a big cookie. It was very good and cute.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Guacamole so good my kids eat it!

I never liked avocados but ever since my mom made this guacamole I am hooked. My husband never liked avocados or guacamole but he loves mine and so do my girls.

Remember: When you buy avocados they will not usually be ripe I have to let them sit in my window sill for 2 to 3 days. They need to be dark on the outside and feel soft when you squeeze them.

Guacamole - So good my kids eat it!

3-4 Haas Avocados - the small ones
Cayenne pepper
Garlic powder
Hellman's Mayo
1/2 Lime or lemon
2-3 Roma ripe tomatoes

Scoop out all of the avocado into a bowl. 
Chop up with knife and smash with spoon or fork. 
Add mayo, salt, cayenne pepper & garlic powder. 
Chop up tomatoes and mix into the avocado mix. Do not add juice of tomatoes.
Squeeze your lemon or lime over and stir in. This prevents your guacamole from turning brown. Let marinate & chill for a couple hours. Serve with tortilla chips.

 It may not look so good but it taste very good!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Mom's Peach Cobbler

My Moms Peach Cobbler

1 cup All Purpose Butter Flour (Cut up 1/2 stick of soften butter mash into flour)
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Milk
1 big can of peaches

Preheat oven to 375

Mix the first 3 ingredients - It will be runny

Spray baking dish with cooking spray
Pour flour mixture into baking dish

Strain off peaches a bit not all
Cut up peaches and pour over top of mixture

Sprinkle cinnamon & sugar over raw mixture and bake until golden brown

Can be served alone or with vanilla ice cream.