Saturday, September 25, 2010

Black Bean Salsa

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed (try the seasoned ones)
1 can no-salt corn
1 can Rotel tomatoes (try the ones in lime and cilantro)
1 red onion, finely chopped
1 TBSP minced garlic
juice of 1-2 limes

Mix well and let marinate for at least 1.5 hours. Serve as a side dish or with tortilla chips as an appetizer.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Paula Deen's House Seasoning

1 cup kosher salt
1/4 cup fresh ground black pepper
1/4 cup garlic powder

I have already used up my first batch of this delicious seasoning! I use it anytime a recipe calls for these basic ingredients, no matter what amount the recipe calls for.

I do happen to think her version is a bit too salty, so for my next batch I plan to use less salt- and maybe a bit more garlic. ;)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Oriental Cole Slaw

1 flavor packet and uncooked noodles from Ramen Noodles (beef works well)
3 tbsp. sugar
3 tbsp. vinegar (I like rice vinegar)
1/2 c. oil
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 c. slivered almonds
2 tbsp. sesame seeds
16 oz. shredded cole slaw mix

Roast 1 cup slivered almonds, 2 tablespoons sesame seeds for 7 to 8 minutes at 375 degrees.
Crunch up Ramen Noodles. Just before serving mix with 1 (16 oz.) package of cut up cabbage. Or cut your own cabbage and add carrots. Combine all ingredients and serve.