Xiomara’s Authentic Guacamole!

Xiomara's Authentic Guacamole from Guatemala! We were so blessed to have Xiomara show us/ teach us how to make her Authentic Guacamole at our "South of the Border Cultural Food Fair" last week. Xiomara and her husband, Benjamin, who are from Guatemala, came to the United States in the 1980's. She shared with us how to make her Chicken Enchiladas, Mexican Rice, and this Guacamole. All of the food she showed us how to make were delicious! I'm waiting for the other recipes to share with you soon:) I chose to name both Xiomara's and Amalia's recipes as "Authentic" because their recipes are from their home countries as they prepare them there. One of the things that both Xiomara and Amalia expressed to us was the difference between the foods … [Read more...]

Amalia’s Authentic Pico de Gallo!

Amalia's Authentic Pico de Gallo, the real thing!!! Saturday was our "South of the Border Cultural Food Fair" at our church. Two of our Hispanic ladies prepared a delicious meal for us from their home countries (Mexico and Guatemala). Amalia Cox, from Mexico, made her Pico de Gallo, which I decided to name, Amalia's Authentic Pico de Gallo. After all . . . she should know how to make authentic pico de gallo, don't you think? I asked Amalia if I could share her recipe in a Blog Post, and she was gracious enough to say YES! You are in for a REAL treat!!! Making Amalia's Authentic Pico de Gallo . . . When we first got to the church, Amalia's daughter, Prissy, was assigned to cut the 8 Roma tomatoes. Prissy did a wonderful job preparing … [Read more...]

Three Ingredient Bagel Bites for an Easy School Snack!

School Snacks for School Days! School officially started today. I heard the car lines were something else! Been there and done that! But, I know that when the children got home from school, they headed for a snack! That's where these Three Ingredient Bagel Bites come in. They are super easy and can be frozen, then baked to give the children a hot, but delicious snack after school or anytime. And who knows? Maybe the adults might like them too! After School Snacks for my grandchildren . . . As I posted many times before, my Grandmama Hall had a "snack" for each of her 8 grandchildren throughout the years we all were in school. It might be a piece of her Chocolate Sheet Cake, a Snickers candy bar, a bag of Fritos, or homemade cookies. … [Read more...]

It’s National Pigs in a Blanket Day!

It's National Pigs in a Blanket Day! Today is National Pigs in a Blanket Day! How will you celebrate it? Will you prepare and serve Pigs in a Blanket for your family as part of your dinner? Or, will you serve them as an appetizer? Anyway you choose, these pastry encrusted wieners have been, and continue to be, a favorite across America. I made them for my children, and I have also made them with my grandchildren. Who doesn't love Pigs in a Blanket? You are never too old to like Pigs in a Blanket! Kids and adults alike seem to love Pigs in a Blanket. Some like them prepared with link sausages, others with different types of wieners. Some like the crust to be biscuits, others prefer crescent roll dough wrapped around them. Because of … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Spinach Dip for Mama!

Spinach Dip for Mama! When I got to Mama's last week, she said she wanted me to take her to the local grocery store because she wanted to make Spinach Dip. My cousins, LaNan and Vicki, had taken some to Mama a few weeks before, and she LOVED it! So, she wanted some more! And nothing would have it except I take her to get the ingredients and help her make some Spinach Dip. That's my Mama! Making the Spinach Dip . . . On one of Mama's grocery shopping trips, she had bought a quart of mayonnaise with a packet of Knorr's Vegetable recipe mix attached to it. There  was a recipe for Spinach Dip on the back of the packet. When Mama looked through the ingredient list, she saw that she didn't have some of the things she needed. Consequently, a … [Read more...]