Corn Salsa

3 c white vinegar
1 c sugar
1 T ground cumin
1 T salt
9 cups corn kernels (about 12 ears)
5 lbs. plum tomatoes, diced (I like to peel them, too)
1 poblano pepper, diced
1 sweet bell pepper, diced
1 large onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
2 T fresh parsley, chopped
2 T cilantro, chopped
  1. Combine vinegar, sugar, cumin, & salt in a large, nonreactive stockpot.
  2. Boil mixture 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in corn, tomatoes, poblano, sweet pepper, onion, & garlic.
  4. Reduce to a simmer for 5 minutes to allow flavor to blend.
  5. Stir in parsley & cilantro, bring to a boil briefly, then remove from heat.

    To Can (about 8 pints):
    Fill half-pint or pint jars leaving 1/2 inch headspace.
    Process 15 minutes in a boiling water bath.

Skinny Chicken Salad

2 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
1 c red grapes, quartered
1/4 c celery, thinly sliced
1 c fat-free mayo
1/3 c honey

  1. Boil chicken 20 minutes or until done.
  2. Mix other ingredients together while chicken cools.
  3. Shred chicken once cool & add to mayo mix.
  4. Chill to let flavors meld or serve immediately.
  5. Serve on lettuce cups with a side of celery sticks & ranch dressing.

Orange Marmalade Pork Chops

2 t olive oil
6 boneless pork chops
1 T lemon pepper seasoning
3 T cider vinegar
1/2 c orange marmalade

  1. Heat oil in a large pan
  2. Sprinkle pork chops on both sides with lemon pepper seasoning
  3. Cook pork chops 5 minutes on each side or until done
  4. Remove chops from pan
  5. Add vinegar & marmalade to pan and whisk until combined
  6. Return pork chops to pan & cook 2 minutes, turning occasionally, until heated through & well coated.

Strawberry (or Blueberry) Pancake Syrup NOW!

1 bag frozen fruit (12 oz.)
1 c sugar
1 T Lemon juice
1 T cornstarch (optional)
1/4 c water (optional)

  1. Combine ingredients in a medium sauce pan.
  2. Heat over high heat, stirring often, until fruit begins to thaw & release juices.
  3. Reduce heat & simmer until fruit is completely thawed (you can mash it up a bit with a potato masher if you want.)
  4. If syrup it too thin, mix cornstarch with water until no lumps remain & mix into simmering fruit.
  5. Enjoy over pancakes or waffles!

Cheesy Egg Casserole

1 stick butter, melted
10 eggs, beaten
1/2 c flour
1 t baking powder
1 can chopped green chilies (4 oz)
2 c large curd cottage cheese
1 c shredded cheddar

  1. Preheat oven to 400°
  2. Mix flour & baking powder into eggs
  3. Stir butter, chilies, cottage cheese, & cheddar into egg mixture.
  4. Pour into a 9x9 pan
  5. Bake 15 minutes 
  6. Decrease heat to 250°  & bake for 1 hour.
  7. Let set 5 minutes before serving.
  8. Serve with salsa.