Wednesday, September 26, 2012


For as much as I cook and the variety of things I cook, my kids are damn picky eater's, I don't get it? Can somebody help me with this one? ... 

"Say wha?  You like McDonald's cheeseburgers better than my FRESHLY grilled sirloin burger's stuffed with cheese?!?!" 

"Oh, you don't like the nice dinner that took me two hours to prepare and cook??  You would rather have a hot & ready $5 Little Caesar's pizza?!"

Typical kid's, but these are the kind of things I hear from those little nugget's after working my butt off in the kitchen!

"Hey kid's, why don't we pick up one of those $5 pizza's on the way to the adoption center that I will be dropping you off at...mmmmK?" 

But I do have to tell you, this salsa gets an A+ from them EVERY TIME.  In fact, they have told me that it's THE BEST salsa they have ever had, and that says a lot coming from them.

 Now, we can't just rely on "kid" food critics, so I have a backup... pretty much everyone that has tried this homemade salsa deliciousness has said the same thing.  It is that amazing.
 Oh, and it's really easy too, booya.
 Here we go...


2  28oz. jars of petite diced tomatoes
2  bunches of green onions, roughly chopped
1 small bunch of cilantro, stems removed, roughly chopped
3-6 serrano peppers, roughly chopped (start out with 3 then add more if you need more spice)
6 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped
1 Tablespoon of salt
1 teaspoon of pepper


In a food processor add 1 jar of the diced tomatoes (with the juice) along with the green onions and cilantro, pulse until it is finely chopped and combined, then empty the mixture into a large bowl.
Add the other can of tomatoes (with the juice) to the food processor along with the serrano peppers, garlic, salt and pepper, pulse until its finely chopped and combined, then add to the large bowl and stir everything together. 
 If you need to add more serrano pepper for more spice, just ladle some of the salsa back into the food processor with another roughly chopped pepper or two and pulse until the pepper is finely chopped, add to the bowl and thoroughly mix again. Make sure to test for more salt & pepper if needed

*side note*
A blender will work just as good if you do not have a food processor

Friday, September 7, 2012

Garlic Lemon and Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

If you're not a broccoli fan, this recipe will make you one. Oh, and it's really easy too...


3-4 crowns of fresh broccoli
the juice of 1-2 lemons (I used 2 because I like mine extra lemony)
1/4 c olive oil
2 tablespoons of minced garlic
1/3 c grated parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste


Pre-heat oven to 400•
Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick spray (this makes for easy cleanup)
Cut the broccoli from the crowns and place on the baking sheet
Drizzle the lemon juice then olive oil over the broccoli and sprinkle on the garlic, parmesan and some salt & pepper
Toss it all together with your hands then spread the broccoli out in an even layer and roast in the oven for 10-12 minutes

It's that easy!

4-5 portions