Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Corn Salsa

Took this to Grandmom's (because she worked hard mking everything but the appetizer) for Marc's birthday. Another summer hit. This one was a little unusual. No tomato in the recipe...and of course NO onion for me. The red wine vinegar was different--and fantastic. This was a hit!

Corn Salsa

3 large cans corn (I used 6 cups of frozen, sweet corn)
2 avocados chopped small
NOT 1 red onion
1 red bell pepper (I prefer and used orange)
1 T minced garlic (I used 2+ because I omitted the onion)
1 T ground cumin (probably used more)
1 t crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
2 T olive oil
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
salt and pepper to taste
*I also added a can of drained and rinsed black beans.*

Mix all ingredients (except avocado--save those until just before serving) and toss at least an hour before serving so flavors can blend.

This was a hit with adults of all ages...and the kiddos! Also would be great on some tacos! I served with Scoop Tostitos.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Margarita Dip

I finally found a way to have my margarita and eat it too!!

I got around to makingthis one when we went to Rockport for the 4th and it was a perfect, light, summery snack. I thought green apples would be good dippers--they were! The recipe also recommended Nilla wafers--I wasn't keen on that idea, but got them anyway. If they didn't work, Kace could eat them. I actually loved it wih the Nila wafers! Dip away, friends!!

Margarita Dip

1 pkg. 8 oz cream cheese

1/4 cup frozen limeade concentrate, thawed

2 T orange juice

1/2 cup thawed Cool Whip

Beat cream cheese, limeade concentrate and orange juice in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Gently stir in whipped topping; cover.

Refrigerate at least one hour.

Serve with fresh fruit and Nila Wafers.

Jazz it up and serve in a margarita glass!! Cuteness.

(Makes almost 2 cups)

Friday, July 1, 2011

White Strawberry Sangria

I wanted to make sangria for the Stella & Dot Trunk Show. I have a great recipe (thanks, Christine) for a White Wine Sangria and was going to make that one, but then came across this recipe. Had to try it!!

White Strawberry Sangria

750 mL bottle of Sauvignon Blanc

1/2 cup strawberry schnapps

1/4 cup sugar

sliced strawberries

In 2-quart pitcher, stir together wine, schnapps, and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Add sliced strawberries (I added mine to each glass); chill for 1-4 hours and serve over ice.

It was a big hit. Also great with Sprite, to lighten it up a little.

**I used 3 L of wine for a party of about 25 women. I had some leftovers, but not as much as you'd think!**