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Authentic Mexican Salsa Recipe

One of my favourite parts about this cool fall weather is that we can start cooking more! I find in the summer the weather is too hot and schedules are too busy to do much baking or cooking of any kind. There is nothing better than filling your house with the aroma of your favourite seasonal recipes. One of my personal favourites is this Authentic Mexican Salsa recipe that I’m sharing with you today!

Authentic Mexican Salsa

Authentic Mexican Salsa

This Authentic Mexican Salsa recipe is fairly easy to make and you can modify the recipe to make it as spicy or mild as you like. The only time consuming part of this recipe is the dicing and chopping. To speed things up, we used a mandoline slicer for the peppers and onions.

Authentic Mexican Salsa

Because this salsa recipe is so delicious, Mom and I usually double the recipe so that we don’t have to fight over it 😉 We use a large roast pan strategically placed over two burners on the stove top but if you have a large pot that will also work.

Authentic Mexican Salsa

Basically you just put all of the ingredients in the roast pan and slowly bring it to a boil and let it all simmer and slow cook for about an hour. While it’s doing its own thing, you can do the same and move on to the next project on your To Do List 🙂

Authentic Mexican Salsa

{Authentic Mexican Salsa}

Authentic Mexican Salsa

Ingredients:

4 large cans diced tomatoes
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 cups white onion, diced
2 green peppers, diced
3 red peppers, diced
1 large can tomato paste
1 1/2 cups white vinegar
6 tbsps white sugar
2 tsp cumin
1 tbsp oregano
1-3 large cans jalapeno peppers (optional)
1/2 cup fresh cilantro

Directions

1. Mix ingredients together in a large sauce pan and simmer for 45 minutes

2. Add cilantro and simmer for another 15 minutes

3. Process in water bath canner for 20 minutes (optional)

 

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Rocky Road Squares Recipe

This Rocky Road Squares recipe has the perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter! They only take a few minutes to whip up and they will not disappoint!

Rocky Road Squares

I don’t usually love marshmallows but when you drown them in melted peanut butter and chocolate you seriously cannot go wrong! There are many variations of rocky road recipes that you can experiment with depending on what your taste is. If you prefer a little extra crunch in your sweet treats you can add in cookies or sprinkle them with nuts. I am personally all about smooth textures so I prefer making this rocky road recipe with just the smooth peanut butter and melted chocolate chips, but you can mix it up however you like! For some different ideas check out Erren’s Kitchen for her version of rocky road squares.

Rocky Road Squares Recipe

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Ingredients:

1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 packages chocolate chips
1 package mini marshmallows

Directions:

1. Melt the chocolate chips, peanut butter and margarine in a microwavable bowl or on the stove in a sauce pan.

2. Fill the bottom of a 9×13 dish with marshmallows; pour the chocolate mixture over the marshmallows and let cool.

3. Store these rocky road squares in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

You can line the baking dish with parchment paper but I find that the margarine in the chocolate mixture helps keep them from sticking.

Happy Cooking, friends!

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Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

Christmas is just around the corner so I thought now would be the perfect time to share a classic Christmas treat recipe. With so many delicious holiday recipes out there, we usually make a baking to-do list ahead of time so we have a game plan going into our baking day. Peanut Butter Balls have been a favourite of ours since I was a kid so it is a must during the holiday season!

Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

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Ingredients:

1 cup peanut butter
1 cup icing sugar
1 tbsp margarine
1 cup melted chocolate chips
1 tsp shortening

Directions:

1. Cream the ingredients together until smooth, either by hand or with the electric mixer

2. Melt chocolate chips and shortening together; roll mixture into bite size balls and dip into the chocolate mixture

3. Lay  the peanut butter balls out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper; keep refrigerated

If you like to do your holiday baking ahead of time these peanut butter balls freeze nicely as well. Line your containers with parchment paper and you are good to go!

Peanut Butter Balls are at the top of our Christmas baking list this year, what are your must-make Christmas recipes?

For more Christmas treat recipes check out our Christmas Baking Tins!

 

 

 

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