Category Archives: Appetizers

Smoked Chicken Queso

My family and I visited a local restaurant last year. We ordered the brisket queso appetizer, which looked and tasted very good. Sadly, I was unable to enjoy the dish because it was very spicy and contained beef, which I very rarely eat. Read the rest of this entry »


Salmon Sliders

When I was growing up, we consumed a lot of fried foods; fried chicken, fried fish, fried pork chops, fried okra, fried tomatoes, French fried potatoes, etc., etc.  Need I say more?  Now that we are more aware of our bodies and the role that good nutrition plays, more and more we are looking for healthier choices in preparing and selecting our foods.  Which brings me to the subject matter; my mother always fried her salmon patties.  As I recall the oil reached at least the half way mark of the patties; and as always they were delicious.  For years now, I still struggle with eliminating fried foods from my diet and in preparing meals for my family.
This recipe may be used for March Madness and it’s also a healthier way to prepare salmon.I prepared this recipe with the intention of eliminating almost all of the cooking oil.

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Stuffed Jalapeño Peppers

Are YouReady For Football?
All of the recipes on my blog today would be great for your Super Bowl Party.
SuperBowl Foods:  Stuffed JalapeñoPeppers, Green Sauce and my favorite, Southwestern Egg Rolls

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Posted by on February 4, 2012 in Appetizers


Green Sauce

When you visit various restaurants for Mexican cuisine, more than likely, you will be served a green or red salsa with chips.  This is my version of the green sauce.  It yields about 5 cups in the event that you want to cut the recipe in half.  


  • 8 tomatillos
  • 4 large green tomatoes
  • 3 large avocados
  • 1 onion, cubed
  • 2 jalapenos
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon roasted ground cumin
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cut jalapenos in half and remove seeds and stems.
  2. Remove husk from tomatillos, and rinse.
  3. Cut onion into quarters.
  4. Add tomatillos, tomatoes, onion, jalapenos and garlic to a large saucepan.
  5. Add enough water to cover.
  6. Blanch and remove from heat.
  7. Remove skin and core from tomatoes and core from tomatillos. (use a bowl so that you can preserve the juices).
  8. Add tomatillos, tomatoes, onion, garlic, reserved juices, jalapenos, and juice from the lime to a blender.
  9. Blend a couple of minutes until smooth; add the remaining ingredients.
  10. Taste and adjust salt and pepper to taste.
  11. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  12. Serve with tortilla chips.

Twist: Roasted cumin and lime juice

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Posted by on February 4, 2012 in Appetizers


Southwestern Egg Rolls

Are you ready for March Madness, I am?  This is my favorite finger food. After making these a couple of times, I starting using egg wash instead of the toothpicks, it works just as well.

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Chicken Tostada Salad

This recipe was inspired by a Tostada Salad that one of my cousins prepared at a family event this past week. It was very delicious. I’m sure that my version is completely different from hers, but here’s my twist:

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