Award-Winning Homemade Salsa

Our go-to recipe for making salsa at home, this restaurant-style salsa is super easy to make. In fact, it’s so easy that in the summer when tomatoes are plentiful, we make it every day. This salsa is a winner: It won 1st Place in our parish men’s salsa cook-off. Woo-hoo!   Award-Winning Homemade Salsa 5…

Spaghetti with Fresh Tomatoes & Basil

Warm weather necessitates lighter fare and provides opportunity to showcase homegrown garden vegetables. This pasta dish features fresh tomatoes and basil from my garden; of course, store bought are fine. These simple ingredients yield surprisingly rich flavor. Spaghetti with Fresh Tomatoes & Basil 2 Tbsp olive oil ½ onion, chopped 12 fresh Roma tomatoes, chopped…

Pico de Gallo with Fresh Pineapple

On Fridays, our family often enjoys a pre-dinner appetizer while we relax from a hectic work and school week. Chips and salsa are a mainstay in this Texas household, as is good, fresh pico de gallo. This recipe calls for fresh pineapple, but it’s just as good with fresh mango. Serve it cold with tortilla…