Sunday, May 17, 2015

No Bake Cookies

I love these cookies because they are packed with peanut butter and oats!

 1 3/4 cups white sugar
 1/2 cup milk
 1/2 cup butter
 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
 3/4 cup crunchy peanut butter
 3 cups quick-cooking oats
 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Prepare 2 cookie sheets covered in wax paper.  In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa. Stirring frequently, bring mixture to a boil then cook for 1 1/2 minutes. Remove from heat and immediately stir in peanut butter, oats, and vanilla. Quickly drop by spoonful onto wax paper. Let cool until hardened.  Makes around 30-35 cookies.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Puerto Rican Style Corned Beef Hash

I seriously can't get enough of this exotic cuisine!

5 Tbsp canola oil
1 potato, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup chopped onion
10 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup red bell pepper, minced
1 packet Sazon
1 packet chicken bouillon
1/4 tsp Adobo
1 8-oz. can Iberia Spanish-style Tomato Sauce
6 oz. beef broth
1 can corned beef
1/4 cup green onion, chopped

Serve with white rice.

In a non-stick large sauce pan, fry chopped potato in canola oil at medium high heat.  Once lightly browned, remove potato from pan and drain on paper towel.  Add onion, garlic, pepper, and seasonings to pan.  Cook 3 minutes, stirring frequently.  Add tomato sauce and beef broth; bring to a boil.  Add corned beef; lower heat to simmer. It will probably be necessary to break up beef with fork.  Cover and cook at least 15 minutes.  Stir in potato and green onion; cook additional 5 minutes. 

Buen Provecho!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Easy Restaurant Salsa

Favorite Easy Restaurant Salsa
I know this recipe by heart and will never forget it, it is that easy and good!

2 cans of diced tomatoes
1 can of pickled jalapenos 
1 bunch of green onions
1 bunch of cilantro
1 lime
1 avocado
Garlic salt

Blend together tomatoes, 3-5 jalapenos ranging from Medium-Hot, mix well in blender and add garlic salt to taste.  Dice cilantro, green onions and mix in without blending.  Pour into a bowl and add diced avocado on the top.  Juice lime on top of the avocado and lightly mix with a spoon.

I use 5 roma tomatoes from the garden and it works well both ways canned or fresh.  I also like to add the yellow or white onion finely chopped and have also added a few seeds from the habanero pepper bush in the back.  I love avocado so when I eat most of it in every bite, I'll go back and add more!