Month: March 2014

Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp

Spring temporarily visited last week with a few days of warmer temperatures, but ended quickly with another cool, dreary weekend.  Strange weather!  I searched through some of my favorite cookbooks for a cool weather dessert that might suffice.  Usually I prefer apple-cinnamon type stuff in […]

Farewell Winter

Farewell Winter

Winter just won’t end!  It is the middle of March, and tomorrow is supposed to be cold and dreary again.  Enough already!! This winter definitely proved to be a cold one for most of the country.  By now, my herb garden should be planted and […]

Haley’s Salsa

Haley’s Salsa

haley's salsa #5Ok, I judge Tex-Mex restaurants by their salsa.  If the salsa stinks, I’m not wasting my time!  Harsh maybe, but life is too short for bad salsa.  Haley’s salsa is my personal favorite, and I’m pretty certain I’ve tasted at least a hundred different varieties in the last 20 plus years of Texas living.haley's salsa

Probably one of the easiest recipes that will appear on this blog, it just may be the best.  My plan, reserve this “salsa post” for something like………say Cinco de Mayo, I couldn’t wait. (that’s just too far away) So quick and easy, but everyone will think you’ve spent the day chopping and chopping and chopping.haley's salsa #3

Developed by Haley, her sister Heather and friend Rene, they experimented until it tasted  just right. Hot or mild, finely chopped or chunky, you decide.

A true Texan, Haley was raised on a dairy farm, loves Texas Rangers baseball and wore cowboy boots for her wedding. (love that!)   She is a loyal friend that will fiercely defend to the end!  Thank you Haley!

Haley’s Salsa


1 (10 ounce) can Rotel

1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes

1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with garlic, basil and oregano

bunch of cilantro (as much as you like)

1-2 jalapeño, rough chopped  (leave the seeds and veins if you want the heat)

salt and pepper to taste



  1. Wash cilantro and jalapeño, place in blender
  2. Add tomatoes and Rotel
  3. Pulse until you reach the desired consistency
  4. Salt and pepper to taste

Serve with Tortilla chips or Frito Lay Scoops