Friday, October 18, 2013


Salsa Recipe
The Gardens By Moonlight

Salsa Recipe

There are two things I love - Pinterest and a good recipe that leads to my creating something totally fabulous.  I love Chili's salsa and with this in mind I set out to find out what was in their fabulous salsa.  I wanted to make my own at home for my Eric.  So like any Pintetrest lover I searched Pinterest and I found a recipe that said it was Chili's Salsa.  Skeptical as I am with these things, I read the recipe and decided on what I thought would work to make a comparable salsa and off to the grocer I went with my hubby.  

I had tomatoes on my mind but more than that I needed green chillies, cumin and garlic.  This is aside from the fresh jalapenos and onion.  So I spent a little time looking through all the canned tomatoes and I choose Rotel tomatoes with green chilies and stewed tomatoes with jalapenos, cumin and garlic.  How lucky for me that they actually had this mix.  Yes, I could have added the cumin and garlic but this made it super easy for me.  

I love fresh jalapenos so I opted to dice some up by hand along with diced onions,  I then drained the cans of tomatoes into the dish I was using and I diced them up as well by hand.  I added everything back into the tomatoes juices and I was finished.  Then came the true test, we tasted it and it was beyond any expectations I had, just delicious.  This is perhaps the best salsa I have tasted in a long time.  I knew I had to share it with my blog friends.  I totally recommend this recipe.  If anyone tries it please let me know what you think.  

Salsa Recipe

1 14.5 oz can of Stewed Tomatoes with Cumin, Jalapenos and Garlic
1 Can of Rotel with Green Chillies
 (You can choose from Mild or Hot)
1 Large Fresh Jalapeno
1 Small Yellow Onion
1 Dash of Salt (if you prefer, I left this out)

Strain cans of tomatoes into dish 
that you are going to use for your Salsa
Dice tomatoes really well and place back into juice
 (I hand diced all mine ingredients 
but you could use a food processor).
Dice Jalapeno and onion
Mix together and serve or place in refrigerator 
to let all the flavors meld together. 


Now isn't that easy and oh sooooo good. 

My family loved the salsa and that makes me happy. 

I made my salsa in one of my vintage dishes.  This is the Pink Gooseberry Pyrex dish. Isn't it lovely!

The Gardens By Moonlight

As most of you probably know by now my husband returned home from a year long deployment.  Our 18th Anniversary was October 7 and he bought tickets for us to go to The Gardens By Moonlight.  It was a Jazz Concert that was held at The Botanical Gardens here in San Antonio.  As it turned out it was one of the hottest and most humid nights of the year but we still went.  We left early due to the heat but for the time we were there, we enjoyed our outing.  We listened to really good music, tasted some great foods and I had a glass of wine. The best part was we were together again. It was dark but we did get a couple photos of us together.  

He also got me a beautiful pair of  Amethyst Earrings.

I am a happy girl again!

Here's to Happiness For Everyone!

Hugs, Beverly

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  1. Ok you...temptress that you are! I have a dr appt Tuesday at 1:00. Immediately upon leaving the appt and having my labs done i am going home and trying that salsa!! Must go to the store on the way home....lots of chips. Oh yum,I hope I can wait!

    1. Teehee... I think you will love it Doni. It was soooo good. My family has been complementing my salsa all weekend. They are putting it on everything they eat. It really is that good. Let me know what you think of it. Hugs, Beverly

  2. Teehee... I think you will love it Doni. It was soooo good. My family has been complementing my salsa all weekend. They are putting it on everything they eat. It really is that good. Let me know what you think of it. Hugs, Beverly

  3. That Pyrex dish is so wonderfully pretty! The pattern also strikes me as a being a bit autumn-ish, so it's even more fitting to use it while cooking up yummy dishes like this in October. I'll be craving salsa all day now! :)

    Tons of gentle hugs, sweet friend,
    ♥ Jessica

    1. Dear Jessica, thank you so much for visiting me. I have a large set of the pink Pryrex. It is also called Cinderella Pyrex. I love vintage dishes and these lend themselves very well to cooking even in today's kitchens. I think I have a few pictures of my set. I may need to do a blog post soon. Gentle Hugs, Beverly

  4. It looks yummy. I will have to try it some time, because my spouse loves salsa.

  5. Looks really good! Thanks so much for stopping by!!


  6. Sounds like a very romantic evening under the stars. The two of you look so happy.
    I'll give your salsa a try, too.

  7. Yes, I noticed your "pin it" buttons. I have something similar. FINALLY I got around to doing it. It took me days to find out how. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. That would have been great a month ago. :) Linda


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