Mother In Law Salsa Recipe – Not my momma’s salsa

Have you ever started searching for one thing on the internet and ended up in a totally different place?  That’s how I ended up making Mother In Law Salsa.

I started by looking for mother-in-law cake recipes.  I was being snarky about it because, at the time, my in-laws were due for a visit.

I Googled “mother in law recipes” and quickly stumbled onto a great recipe for Salsa De Suegra (mother in law salsa).  It’s so named because it is sharp on the tongue (sour) with a strong bite (hot).  (Draw your own conclusions.  My mother in law inspired the entire egg thing.)

Every version I read called for green tomatoes, tomatillos, cilantro, serrano chiles, green onions, salt, and water.  Well, my mother in law can’t eat green onions.  So, I reimagined the salsa based on ingredients she can eat.  I also left out the green tomato since I couldn’t find one.

Yes.  I made mother in law sauce for my mother in law.  She thought it was funny.

I made red salsa for her too.  It was onion free because of her allergies.  I work hard to cook food that she can eat when she visits us.

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Whole Grain Pumpkin Muffin Recipe

This whole grain pumpkin muffins recipe is fast, forgiving, and flexible.

Those are my three favorite words when it comes to baking.

(By the way, these have no eggs.  I’m told they pass the “vegan test” but you’ll have to judge for yourself.) [Read more…]

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Labor Day Weekend Summer Recipe Roundup

 

It’s Labor Day weekend!  The official last weekend of summer grilling and cookouts.   In honor of the weekend of summer cooking, I’m rounding up my favorite summer recipe posts from the past two years.

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Summer Salad Round Up

It’s the last weekend of summer, traditionally the time for the last bar-b-que of the season, so I’m rounding up all my summer salad recipes for your convenience.

My weekend plans are super fun!

I’m driving out to the country to pick up our share of a cow from the meat processing plant.  I’ve never done this before, so it should be an adventure.

This city girl has never been to a processing plant.

We’re stocking the turtle pond my husband built in the backyard.

This city girl has never had a pond in her yard.

Adventures in motherhood beckon. [Read more…]

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Magic White Sauce Dinner – The End of the Eggs

s simple dinner from thishappymom.comI’ll bet you are wondering what Magic White Sauce Dinner is, what it has to do with eggs.

When my mother-in-law shared her secret for peeling hard boiled eggs, she also gave me her treasured recipe for creamed eggs.  My husband was excited because it’s actually a recipe that he remembers fondly and wishes I would could for him.

Her recipe involves potato starch, cubed chicken boullion and powdered non-dairy creamer. Yummy (not).  I don’t even keep those ingredients in my house.  In my MIL’s defense, she has multiple food allergies.  She had to figure out how to cook gluten and dairy free back in the 70’s, and this was her solution. [Read more…]

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