Fruity Spicy Pineapple Salsa

This fruity yet spicy pineapple salsa will have you reaching for another chip to dip, then another. You won’t believe how simple it is, based on the flavor impact this salsa carries!  Everybody loves chips and salsa. Just try going to a Mexican restaurant and ignoring the bowl of chips and salsa that’s placed on the table! This pineapple salsa adds a bit of sweetness to the spice and is so easy to make, you won’t mind making it for every party you host this year! … Continue reading →

Apron Free Cooking ~ Black Bean Salsa

Syndicated Column from the week of July 1, 2012. This article originally published in the Galion Inquirer on July 7, 2012.  July is here and it’s hot. Sitting with your feet in the kid’s wading pool, sipping tall iced tea hot. When it’s this hot, I’m thinking about light and cool meals. Once I get past thinking about ice cream, that is. But when you have a family, you can’t eat ice cream for supper every night. So light and cool meals require some thought. I started a list of foods that would be candidates for this week’s menu. Of course, salad is on the list. So are sandwiches. But I was trying to find something that was easy to eat a few bites now and a few bites later. I didn’t want to turn on the stove or oven. I don’t mind heating the tea kettle when it’s 90 degrees, but I don’t want to heat up the whole kitchen. I found this recipe for a side dish, and decided to use it as a main menu item one night. The beauty of this recipe is that you can eat as little or as much as you want. I’ve … Continue reading →

Black Bean Salsa ~ Recipe

Prep Time : 15 min Ready Time : 15 min Ingredients 1 can Black Beans drained and rinsed 1 can Whole Kernel Corn drained 1 jar Salsa Directions Drain the corn and beans. You’ll want to rinse the beans in cold water. Mix all ingredients in bowl. Serve with nacho chips.   Nutritional Information Servings Per Recipe: 8 servings Amount Per Serving Calories: 101 Total Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 674mg Total Carbs: 21g Dietary Fiber: 5g Protein: 5g … Continue reading →