Monday, October 20, 2008


This is one of our favorite recipes...very addicting! We opt for the fresh tomatoes and jalapenos, but it's up to you.

1 medium onion, diced
1-2 garlic cloves, diced
1-2 tsp. lime or lemon juice
1 tsp. garlic salt
1 tsp. onion salt
1 TB red wine vinegar
1 can diced green chili peppers
1 large can whole tomatoes
1 can stewed tomatoes
1 can diced jalapenos
1 sprig cilantro, chopped
1 package salsa naturala (found in produce section)
crushed red pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in blender for 5 seconds. No longer or salsa will be runny.
- Jensa

Friday, October 10, 2008

Ryan's Brownies

⅔ cup oil
4 squares unsweetened chocolate
4 eggs
2 cups granulated sugar
1⅓ cup flour
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla
Melt chocolate in oil and let cool. Beat the eggs until frothy then slowly add sugar. Pour chocolate mixture into egg mixture. Add flour, soda, salt, and vanilla. Pour into greased 9x13 baking dish and bake at 350° for 30 minutes.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Pinwheel Sandwiches w/ Honey Mustard

This is a super easy recipe - and perfect for kids to help with.

4 pieces of bread, no crust
4 string cheeses
12 deli slices of ham

Chili's Honey Mustard Dressing:
⅔ cup mayonnaiese
¼ cup honey
2 TB Dijon mustard
1 tsp. white vinegar
pinch paprika
pinch salt

Directions: Roll pieces of bread flat with a rolling pin. Place ham then string cheese on top of flattened bread. Roll together tightly and secure with toothpicks in 5 different spots. With the knife, cut the pinwheel between each toothpick. Serve with honey mustard dressing. Makes 20 pinwheels.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Apple Cake

2 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 cups apples - peeled, cored and diced

Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour one 9x13 inch cake pan. In a mixing bowl; beat oil and eggs with an electric mixer until creamy. Add the sugar and vanilla and beat well. Combine the flour salt, baking soda, and ground cinnamon together in a bowl. Slowly add this mixture to the egg mixture and mix until combined. The batter will be very thick. Fold in the apples by hand using a wooden spoon. Spread batter into the prepared pan. Bake at 350 ° for 45 minutes or until cake tests done. Let cake cool on a wire rack. Once cake is cool serve with a dusting of confectioners' sugar or with a Cream Cheese Frosting.