Monday, March 9, 2015

Black Bean and Avocado Salsa

This was a simple yummy salsa.  I basically just took the ingredients that I had and combined them, and it sure turned out great!

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 avocado, chopped
1 cup chopped white onion
1 cup chopped tomato
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro (I just used cilantro paste)
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon celery seed
1/8 teaspoon pepper

And enjoy!
We had it both as a topper for our baked potato (super healthy replacement for butter and sour cream here) and also with chips.

Monday, February 23, 2015

My first ever From Scratch LEMON MERENGUE PIE

This pie was so much easier to make than I thought it would be! Thanks to this fabulous recipe and great instructions that I found here! I was always afraid to make one because I had heard how difficult it was and how many things can go wrong...but not anymore! 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A Little Bit of Spring Inspirations

I thought that a couple of cute spring ideas might be perfect right now. 
This cute birds nest idea comes from a blog by Sarah Ortega.  
I imagine that the eggs could be made with beads or polymer clay.  
What a cute spring idea!  

 And Bonnie McLain published this adorable spring tag.  Such creativity!  
This would make a fabulous gift tag for a planted spring flower.  Very creative!


Monday, March 12, 2012

Shabby Chic Style Greeting Card

This was a fun Shabby Chic style card to make.  I just started grabbing a bunch of odd left overs that I had laying around and started layering.  If you like the look of something, it's probably your "style".  If you keep saving your leftovers, they probably "go together" well!  I love the look of lots of layers too!  Enjoy yourself and happy scrappin'!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Unique Colorful Dip - Cowboy Caviar

Are you tired of the traditional dips?  Don't get me wrong, I love salsa, ranch, and other traditional dips!  But, when you try something truly unique, it can become quite addictive.  This dip is just that, ADDICTIVE!  It's a good thing that this recipe makes a big huge bowl full!  I adapted the Cowboy Caviar recipe that I found on Recipelion to get to this version.

Combine all of the following ingredients, chill and serve with chips.

1 can whole sweet corn, drained
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
4 roma tomatoes, diced
1 bunch green onions, chopped including greens
1 bunch cilantro, chopped or 1/3 tube cilantro herb blend
3/4 bottle of zesty italian salad dressing
2-3 Tbls. lime juice
1 avocado, chopped
1 can black olives (optional)

I would think that this would be a hit at any potluck or party.  It's just so unique and not something that most people have tried. I also would think that it should be fairly diet friendly since there is nothing too awful bad in it.  Use low calorie dressing and baked chips to make it extra healthy.  Enjoy!