Pico De Gallo & the Cuisinart Hand Blender

September 11, 2011

Pico De Gallo

We have been absolutely in love with this recipe and wanted to share how to make it. If you are looking for a great appetizer for a party… and you want something that is a little more home-made and special.. this is it!  Goes really well with Tostitos Round chips!


5 Roma Tomatoes

1/3 of an Onion

3-4 Cloves of Garlic

1 Bunch of Cilantro  (If you are like me and don’t like Cilantro… don’t worry, it is really good)

1 Tbsp of Lime Juice

1/5 Cup of White Vinegar

2/5 Cup of Olive Oil

1/2 Tbsp of Salt

1/2 Tbsp of Pepper

1/4 Cup Jalapenos (Optional – makes it SPICY)

Bag of Tostitos Round Chips

1. Roughly blend tomatoes in your Cuisinart hand blender attachment… so that they are chunks, not pureed. Set the tomatoes aside in a sieve to drain.

2. Puree the onion and garlic together in your Cuisinart hand blender attachment.

3. Puree the cilantro in your Cuisinart hand blender attachment.

4. Add all ingredients together in a bowl.

5. Eat… Enjoy!


Cuisinart Slow Cooker – Cooking Time!!

September 28, 2010

Cuisinart Slow Cooker 6.5QtThe Cuisinart Slow Cooker is one of my favorite electrical appliances that Cuisinart makes.

My husband creates a variation of the Butternut Squash Soup that is in the Cuisinart Recipe book that you get with the Slow Cooker, that is to die for.

Just email me at pots04@telus.net if you would like his trade secrets.

As we’ve had a crummy weather day today, I thought I’d share this with you as I’m feeling like it is Slow Cooker Cooking Time Season!!!

It is available in three sizes: 3.5Qt, 4Qt and 6.5Qt – I recommend the largest size because you can always freeze the left-overs!