Monday, July 26, 2010

Tanji's Black Bean and Corn Salsa

Black Bean and Corn Salsa, Black Bean, Corn
We went to Brian and Brandi's for a 4th of July cookout and Brandi made a delicious bean and corn salsa.  She got the recipe from her good friend Tanji, so I'll call it Tanji's Black Bean and Corn Salsa.  Thanks Tanji and thanks Brandi for sharing the recipe. Yum!

Tanji's Black Bean and Corn Salsa
In a large bowl put:
2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can corn, drained and rinsed (I used white corn)
2 large chopped tomatoes (I used a can of petite diced tomatoes)
1 chopped purple onion
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
2 avocados, chopped (add this right before serving)

Marinade (mix together, then add to salsa)
3 - 4 Tablespoons lime juice
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
(Add more salt and lime to taste if you like)

Serve with you favorite tortilla chip.  Brandi said this salsa is great with lime chips but they break easily.  Hey, a broken chip tastes just as good as a whole one.  Right?

Friday, July 23, 2010

Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins

I've had a wonderful summer vacation with all of my children and grandchildren.  We went to the Isle of Palms and enjoyed every minute of it.  Can't wait til next year. 

 In the meantime I have some great recipes to share with you.  I'll start with these delicious blueberry muffins

Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg, beaten
1/3 cup milk (plus 2 Tablespoons)
1 cup fresh blueberries

1/2 cup white sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 Tablespoons butter, cubed
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Line muffin pan with liners or grease muffin cups.  Make the topping for muffins in a small bowl by mixing all topping ingredients with a fork until crumbly.  Set aside.  In a medium bowl, combine the 1 1/2 cups flour, 3/4 cup sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 2 teaspoons baking powder.  Add the 1/3 cup vegetable oil, beaten egg and milk.  Mix together.  Gently fold in blueberries and fill muffin cups.  Sprinkle top with crumb topping and bake for 20 minutes until done.

Enjoying the beach and each other!