Homemade Pico de Gallo That ROCKS Our World!

Homemade Pico de Gallo.  Seriously the best stuff on the planet and honestly easy peasy lemon squeezy (literally).  Six simple ingredients, a fab-O mixer, and you have the best side known to man.

Here’s what you need:

3 Roma Tomatoes
1/8 Onion
5 Sprigs Cilantro
1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
1/2 Jalapeno

Yup, that’s it!  I got a super duper mixer, chopper dealy thing from the flea market (the guy works for QVC so I’m sure you can buy it there…Ultra Chef Express).  There was a recipe book but we didn’t like the end results of the recipe they provided exactly so I started playing with ingredients a bit.  The credit for the ingredients and base recipe goes to them, we just varied on the amounts to get it perfect for us.
I came up with the perfect mix of ingredients above and I promise, if you try it, you’ll be hooked for life.  Cut the veggies up in chunks, throw the cilantro sprigs in the mix, dump in the other stuff, rock your mixer until everything starts to give, and then spin away!
5 or 10 seconds later (literally seconds…how cool is that?), you have the best Pico de Gallo EVER!
You may have your own variety, and yours may be fabulous, but this one…this rocks our world!  I love easy peasy and this fits the bill!  Try it, you’ll like it!  Enjoy! 

That’s Good Corn…Can I Have The Recipe?

I found a recipe years ago, I think in one of those little grocery-store check-out aisle thingies (wish I could be certain where so I could give credit for the basis of it).  It sounded good, but I didn’t have everything the recipe called for, so I used what I had and made it my own. 

The first time I made it, I got rave reviews from my family. I now make it for all special occasions and sometimes just because and always hear the same old “OMG, you made the ‘Good Corn’?”. 

Everyone that tastes it always says the same thing, “That’s Good Corn….Can I have the recipe?”. It is good corn…I wish I had a name for it other than “The Good Corn”, but since that’s what my family calls it, so be it, that is the name of this recipe. 

I of course made it for Christmas and there was just a little left so I packed it for my husband’s lunch today. He shared some with a co-worker and the first thing the guy said was, “That’s good corn….Can I have the recipe?”. So as I was attempting to type it up for him, I figured I’d share it with all of you. It’s simple, it’s easy, it’s cheesy…who could ask for anything more? Enjoy!
What you need:
2-16 oz pkg of frozen corn (I always get the sweet white corn)
1-8 oz pkg cream cheese
1-half stick of butter (we use no salt butter)
3 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp milk (we use lactose-free milk because of my baby’s allergies)
2 Tbsp water
6 Slices processed cheese (the cheapest kind will do just fine)
Dump the frozen corn into a pot, mix in the sugar. Pour in the water and milk (it will get a bit clumpy now since it is frozen corn but try to mix it up the best you can). Then cut the butter into patties and mix. Cut the cream cheese into chunks and again, mix as best as you can but don’t labor over this, it will all melt in as you heat it up. Break up the sliced cheese into little pieces and mix that in. That’s it! 

Now cook over a low heat for about an hour or so, make sure you stir regularly though so everything mixes and melts well. When everything melts, you will have a nice creamy, cheesy blend and it will be fabulous! Kind of like creamed corn with whole kernels instead of all of that mushy stuff! I hope you enjoy, like I said, we always do!