If you make it yourself, then you KNOW what's in it! Foodstuffs you can make at home better and cheaper! For homemade remedies and beauty, see my Mama said... cookbook. For household items, see my Don't put THAT in your mouth! cookbook.
This salsa is similar to one at the local restaurant we used to frequent when we lived in Georgia. I went home and experimented to try to come up with one that tasted like the restaurant's and this is what I came up with. If you like your salsa even hotter you can adjust the hot seasonings to your taste. I always get lots of compliments when I serve this. Don't let all the ingredients scare you off...it's really easy to make. No accurate time on prep and actually the longer you let it simmer the better it is. I don't know how many exact servings you get but it does make alot. (The flavor will be more intense if you use the fresh herbs but its just as tasty with the dried)
Until about a year ago I never heard of Hummus, but my daughter Paula was with me one day at an oriental food store in Carbondale and she bought a jar that was already made. I asked what it was. When she told me, I decided it probably could be made much cheaper than she bought it for, so I went to looking and experimenting. I bought tahini to make it with and it was VERY expensive. I made it by a recipe I found on the net and when I knew what it was supposed to taste like I experimented some more till I did not have to have tahini--as it is made in this recipe. Anyway, this is the final experiment she likes best.
Sazon is a common seasoning used in Caribbean cooking and also in Spain. Try this homemade version! Two reviewers have told me this is actually a sofrito, that sazon is a dry mix. I'm so sorry if I have offended anyone. I don't remember where I got this(some magazine long ago), so they were misinformed. I do hope you enjoy it anyway!
Rollie (one of the little Filipino boys I worked with) used to bring these to our pot lucks. I always think of him when I make them. This is a great potluck item--great for super bowl or good for making and freezing for a quick snack to pop in microwave and go. Takes a while to make,but worth the effort.
I love homemade granola--I discovered it this spring when I found about 10 recipes for granola on the internet. This is my favorite conglomeration. Sometimes I add some sesame oil too, either in addition to or in place of the vegetable oil. Enjoy!
My sister-in-law won't eat any other pumpkin pie but MINE!! I always keep "fresh frozen" pumpkin in the freezer for her visits. This recipe comes from "The American Woman's Cook Book" originally copyrighted in 1938.
The prep time is nothing. The long haul comes with all the cooking, rinsing and cooking again and again. I filled my quart jars 1/2 full with the hominy, as it does tend to expand during the processing. Make sure you read the box on how to handle the lye safely.
I have not tried this recipe yet, but I intend to soon. According to the article, that came with the recipe in this morning's local newspaper, these gnocchi are light as a feather. The recipe comes from a former fine dining establishment in our area that we used to go to very often and the food was outstanding! I am guessing at the prep and cook times.