I Cannot Take Credit...

...for the deliciousness that is contained in this entry.

Yesterday was a fun cooking day for me. It was Super Bowl Sunday and I wanted to try out some fun snack foods rather than cooking a whole dinner. I was so busy cooking and smelling and tasting that I did not take any pictures of the adventure so you'll have to deal with links to the sources (they have good pictures, I promise!)

I made this restaurant-style salsa because my hubby loves the runny salsa you get in real Mexican restaurants. I would have to say, I prefer it runny, too. I left out the cilantro because I hate cilantro with all of my soul, so it may not have had all the flavor, but it was still delicious. I might have added one more jalapeno, but I didn't want to push my luck.

I also made these oh-so-heavenly jalapeno cream cheese and bacon yummies. You must make these for your next party or occasion to entertain. They are SO good. Don't worry if you think you can't handle eating an entire half a jalapeno - they are NOT hot. You take out all the evil seeds and membranes and when they cook, they just end up tasting like a delicious pepper. They have the flavor, but sans heat. And the bacon - oh man. Seth and wondered together out loud if there was any food on earth that didn't taste better with bacon wrapped around it? My only thought was cereal.

I also made this delightful dessert. Also, quite yummy. I'm not sure my first try was the best, though. The crust is very thick as graham cracker crusts go, but since I love them so, I am not saying that's a bad thing. However, I refrigerated it and then the crust got REALLY hard. The crust has butter and sugar in it and you bake it before you fill the rest of the dessert. I think after those things were cooked and then cooled, they just became rock-solid. I had to do some major sawing to get it out of the pan, but it was worth it. Wish it was a little more cream cheesy, though.

I also make chicken, cheese, and bacon quesadilas, but those were my own creation. I have perfected the crispy crust on the tortilla - I just use butter, I find Pam isn't nearly as tasty. They were fab. I used one of those yummy baked chickens that Harris Teeter so wonderfully prepares, removed it and shredded it, topped with shredded colby jack cheese, added some fresh bacon bits and voila! A little butter in the pan, add the topping to one side of the tortilla, fold the tortilla and press down. YUM.

I think I had a successful Super Bowl feast - even if it was just me and Seth partaking of the deliciousness.


  1. Thanks so much for posting these! I am excited about the salsa. I, too, HATE cilantro. But I love restaurant salsa. I've been looking for a good recipe for a while now. Thanks!

  2. Stick a few jalapeno plants in the ground this summer, and you will have LOTS and LOTS of peppers! We eat them stuffed with a mixture of cream cheese, jack cheese and cheddar. And you can freeze them but they are not quite as crisp when you bake them. Still yummy.