Fresh cilantro salsa…yumm


I just made a salsa recipe I had seen on the web. I tweaked it a little bit so can I guess I consider it my own recipe? Well hot dog isn’t that awesome.  I will call it farm fresh cilantro salsa, only because I used everything straight from the Farmers Market that I went to today.  I have to say I’m pretty proud of myself.

~ 4 medium ripe tomatoes

~ 2 hot chili peppers

~ 1 small sweet onion

~ 2 garlic cloves

~ 3 tbsp of fresh cilantro

~ 3 tbsp of lime juice

~ 1 tbsp of sugar

~ salt and pepper to taste

Mince onion and garlic and mix together in a small bowl. Boil 1/2 cup of water and add onion and garlic. Remove from heat and let simmer 3 minutes. Drain well.

Add together remaining ingredients and mix. Chill for approximately 2 to 3 hours to let juices set in.

                               

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Grilled chicken and broccoli with alfredo sauce


Okay, so here it is but not back by popular demand haha. Here is my broccoli and grilled chicken with homemade alfredo sauce. Following the recipe for the alfredo sauce listed in Sauces and Gravies, and just add broccoli and grilled chicken. Sometimes I like to change it up with California blend vegetables also.

Another special added touch I love to do in the fall and winter months is make the recipe as is and bake in the oven at 375° for about 30 to 35 minutes with a 1 1/2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese on top. It turns it into a great baked casserole dish.

Homemade broccoli and grilled chicken with alfredo sauce

Homemade alfredo sauce


How could you not want to make homemade alfredo sauce? In comparison, it costs less and the taste is way better than any jarred alfredo sauce. I use this sauce usually in my chicken and broccoli bake. That recipe I’ll be posting later on.

~ 1 stick of lightly salted sweet cream butter

~ 4 tbsp of flour

~ 8 oz package of cream cheese

~ 1 cup of grated parmesan cheese

~ 1 tsp of salt

~ 2 dashes of pepper

~ 1 1/2 to 2 cups of  2% milk(depending on if you like a thicker or thinner sauce for your recipe or you can use skim or heavy cream.

Melt butter on low until in liquid form. Don’t get distracted and burn it like I usually do because I am on Pinterest or Facebook lol.Stir in flour until a roux forms. Now is the time to step away from the computer so your roux doesn’t burn.Add in salt and pepper. I usually season to taste. Gradually and constantly stir in milk. Make sure you don’t let the bottom burn. Until the rest of your dinner is prepared make sure you simmer this on low giving is a stir once in a while.

Easy homemade alfredo sauce

This time of year…


I took this while golfing up at Holland Heights Golf Course. The views are absolutely amazing, especially in the fall. Both my boys were born in September and with that being said, I had no choice but to sit back, relax, and enjoy the birth of my babies and this beautiful time of year with them. And 9 years later we still take the time to enjoy the foliage here in our area. We’d be stupid not too. New York is known to have some of the best foliage around and I can definitely vouch for that! Since I am jumping the gun a little bit since it is only August ha, I will definitely be posting pictures of the change of season when the time comes, so be sure to keep an eye out for my posts!

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