A Twist on Salsa

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A Twist on Salsa

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It’s Saturday! I love the weekends. We had a chance to sleep in and enjoying watching the snow melt outside.

However, sports season is in full swing at The Yellow Brick House. Between the NFL playoffs to the Sparty basketball games – we are snacking up a storm.

Snacking could be difficult if you are trying to eat healthy. So, I was trying to think outside the box with a fruit salsa. Awhile ago, a friend introduced me to an amazing fruit salsa with her own baked tortilla chips. I was inspired to try my own. My creation was a total disaster. It was mushy and tasted like applesauce gone bad.

Well, I gave it another try and it turned out quite good. To start, I looked for guidance at one of my favorite websites, Allrecipes.com and found a great recipe. A few changes were made but you can view it here:

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/annies-fruit-salsa-and-cinnamon-chips/

For chips, I made the cinnamon chips and they were so tasty! Try it out yourself. Make any changes to the fruit based on what’s in season.

Fruit Salsa
◦1 pear diced
◦1 granny smith apple diced
◦1 lb strawberries diced
◦3 tbsp. lemon juice
◦1 tbsp. orange juice
◦1 tbsp. honey
◦4 tbsp. marmalade or jam of your choice (I choose orange)

Start by mixing your diced fruit together with the lemon juice. Next, in separate small bowl mix the orange juice, marmalade, and honey. Whisk together and pour over the fruit. Mix the fruit together with the marmalade mixture thoroughly. This is ready to eat or cover and place in the fridge for later.

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*Any citrus juice will do for this receipt. If you only have lemon juice, that’s perfectly fine. The citric acid with help alleviate browning and keep your salsa fresh.

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Homemade Bake Cinnamon Tortilla Chips
◦1 package small flour tortillas
◦Cinnamon Sugar (2 tbsp. sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon)
◦spray oil such as Pam

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease your cookie sheets or baking pans with your cooking spray. Apply liberally. Next, quarter your tortillas into triangles and place on the sheets. Spray liberally with cooking oil and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture. Bake 8 minutes. Once out of the oven, set aside until cooled. Place in an air tight container or eat immediately.

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These chips were by far my favorite part and could be served with other recipes too. The fruit salsa was much better than my the last attempt. If you need more sweetness, you may certainly add more sugar or honey to the mixture.

 

From Penny’s Corner: Being her typical sleepy self, getting up was quite the chore. Breakfast was served and she didn’t even stir. Momma dragged her out of bed to eat and go for a walk.

After a bath, she perked up. Darting back and forth from the living room to the den to watch the other dogs outside. She must have finally woken up. As you can see, she is quite the doll once she is all clean.

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