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Cinco de Mayo Mamacita’s Salsa

A blast from the Past!  

Operating Mamacita’s Fajitas and Margaritas for some 17 years, we made some great memories — here’s one of them!  

1 lb yellow onions, chopped chunky

3/4 C vegetable oil
5 serrano peppers – sliced thin

4 C water

3 T cumin

1 bunch cilantro, chopped 

1 T sugar

1 T crushed red pepper

2 28 oz. cans crushed tomatoes

Sauté onions in oil until soft in a large pot.  Add tomatoes and water.  Chop serranos.  Add serranos and spices to tomato mixture.  Bring to boil, boil 5 minutes.  Add cilantro, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.   Serve warm with chips or flour tortillas (or mix with ranch dressing for an awesome salad dressing!). Can be frozen and served again by the way!      

Happy Cinco de Mayo!  

Bunny’s Cole Slaw

1 medium-size green bell pepper, chopped (about 1 cup)

1 medium-size red bell pepper, chopped (about 1 cup)

1 small yellow onion, chopped (about 1 cup)

2 medium celery stalks, chopped (about 1/2 cup)

1 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons yellow mustard

2 teaspoons kosher salt

1 teaspoons black pepper

2 bags shredded cabbage/slaw

Stir together chopped bell peppers, onion, celery, mayonnaise,     balsamic vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper in a large bowl until well combined. Stir in cabbage. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour or chill overnight. Stir well before serving.

This will make a great side dish for the Easter Bunny!

No Bake Cookies

2 C. Sugar

4 tbsp. Cocoa

1/2 C. Milk

1 Stick Oleo

1/2 C. Peanut Butter

3 C. Oatmeal

Combine the first 4 ingredients and bring to a boil.  Boil for 2 minutes and remove.  Add peanut butter and oatmeal.  Stir and drop by tablespoonfuls on wax paper.  Cool and Eat.

-Credits to our Teammate Kimberly Littlefield’s Mom! 

What a great no bake recipe to make with the kids for Thanksgiving!!  Kimberly’s kids love making these … and more so eating them! 

Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours as we count our blessings … which are many. 

We are grateful for you being in our circle! 

Sausage Tortellini Soup

1 lb. ground Italian sausage, hot or mild

2 C refrigerated tortellini, just under 10oz.   

1 small yellow onion, diced                 3 tbsp flour

3 cloves garlic, minced                          1 tsp dried basil

1/2 tsp oregano                                      1 tsp hot sauce

1 C heavy cream                                      5 C chicken broth

2 C spinach                                               1/2 tsp mustard powder

1/4 tsp pepper                                         Salt to taste

1 pinch red pepper flakes                     1 pinch cayenne, optional

Sauté sausage; drain and set aside; add garlic and simmer; Add flour to blend; add all spices, hot sauce, broth. Blend the cream into mixture and bring to a boil.  Add tortellini and  sausage, simmer for 30 minutes. Add spinach at end to soften for 5 minutes. 

Such an easy dish … we know the temperature is going to drop EVENTUALLY, then you will be ready with this special


Top with red pepper flakes for extra SPICE!  Great served with Caesar Salad and Cheese topped French Toast.  Enjoy!! 

Quick tips:  1) Next day, add more broth to make more liquid. 

2) Take leftovers and put in small SOLO cups; freeze.

Remove cup linings, take frozen mixture and place in freezer bag to save for a later day.  Perfect for easy soup dinner for two (or more) on those rainy days. 

Independence Day Mousse

1  10 oz package frozen whole strawberries
1  10 oz package frozen blueberries
1  10 oz package frozen pineapple
1  Cup sugar
3  tsp vanilla
3  tsp lemon juice
10  10 oz clear plastic cups
1  can whipped cream

Fire up the blender! 
1) Combine in blender package of strawberries, 1/3 Cup sugar, 1 tsp vanilla and 1 tsp lemon juice blending until smooth.  Portion ~ 1/4 cup of mixture in each cup.  Place in freezer to set.                          
2) Repeat the process with pineapple.  Portion ~ 1/4 cup of pineapple mixture on top of strawberry blend.   Place back in freezer to set.
3) Repeat the process with blueberries.  Portion ~1/4 cup of blueberry blend on top of pineapple. 
Red, white  & blue!  Freeze til firm. 

To serve, remove from freezer and top with whipped cream.
A refreshing and festive dessert for the Fourth of July …
or anytime! 
(I use plastic cups for the grandkids and to share with friends.)

July 1 will be our one year anniversary as Keyfinders Team Realty!  Thank you for being a part of our growing company. 

Selling the American Dream to our clients and friends year after year is our joy! 

Julie’s Refreshing Iced Tea

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3 Cups of Strong Brewed Tea

1 Can of Minute Maid Lemonade

1/2 Cup sugar

2 Teaspoons Almond extract

Blend these ingredients. Add enough water to make 1 gallon. Stir well. Chill. Serve with ice & lemon slices. A brisk treat on a hot summer’s day!

Cinco de Mayo Soup & Salad

Green Chili Chicken Soup    

1 lg poblano pepper, chopped

1 cup chopped sweet onion

4 finely chopped garlic cloves

4 C chicken broth

2 cans white great N beans

1 tsp kosher salt

1 tsp ground cumin

1 15 oz can green chili sauce

1/2 tsp ground coriander

1 rotisserie chicken

1/4 C chopped fresh cilantro

Heat 1 T olive oil or canola oil in dutch oven.  Add pepper & onion. Saute til soft. Add garlic for 30 seconds. Drain beans and rinse. Add broth, beans, sauce and spices. Simmer 5 minutes. Add chopped chicken, simmer til hot.  Stir in cilantro and serve.   Garnish with sliced avocado, sour cream, chips.  Be creative! 

Mexican Cole Slaw

1 14oz prepared coleslaw

1/4 sm red onion, sliced

1/4 C chopped cilantro

1/3 C canola oil

1/4 C lime juice

3 pressed cloves garlic
1.5 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp ground coriander

2 Tbsp Steen’s syrup (or honey)

In a large bowl, combine slaw mix with onion and cilantro. In a small jar or bowl mix the oil, lime juice, garlic, honey, cumin, oregano, coriander.  Add. Kosher salt, pepper and about 6 drops of hot sauce to taste.  Blend.  Pour over slaw.  Chill 30 minutes & serve.

Curry Chutney Cheese Spread 

2 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, softened

1 (9 oz) jar mango chutney (find with gourmet jellies)

1 T curry powder

1/2 tsp dry mustard

1/4 C minced green onions

2 C finely chopped toasted pecans

1/2 C chopped fresh parsley

Process cream cheese, chutney, curry powder and

dry mustard in processor still smooth (or blend by hand).  Stir in green onions and 1 cup pecans.  Cover and chill 24 hours.  Shape cheese mixture into two 6-inch logs.  Stir together pecans and parsley. Roll logs in pecan mixture.  Serve with gingersnaps, sliced apples & assorted crackers.

I skip making logs and serve as a dip surrounded by thin gingersnaps, apples and gluten free crackers!  Served for Bunco and it was a hit! 

Cheesy Enchilada Chili  

1 pound ground beef                             1 pkg. taco seasoning

1 can cream of potato soup                 1/2 cup water

1 1/4 cups sour cream                          1/2 cup chicken broth

1 can black beans drained                    2-3 cups frozen corn

1 bunch fresh chopped cilantro                

1 can fire roasted diced green chiles

1 1/4 cups beef broth (or 1 14.5oz can)

15 oz. jar Tostitos Salsa Con Queso     

Heat a Dutch oven over medium high heat and add the ground beef. Cook for about 3 minutes, or until almost

completely browned. Drain completely and add water and taco seasoning. Simmer, stirring occasionally until the meat and liquid appear slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Add the salsa con queso, cream of potato soup, sour cream, beef and chicken broth. Stir to combine. Stir in the chiles, corn, cilantro and beans. Bring to a simmer and serve or keep on low for 30-60 minutes.

Great as chili or even better as a dip served with Tostitos Scoops on the menu for Super Bowl Sunday!

Thank you Blaine Tatje and

Maw Maw Donna for sharing!

From Carol’s Kitchen: Keto vs Bisquick Sausage Balls  

Keto Approved  Sausage Balls                 

1 lb ground sausage                            

4 oz cream cheese                                

½ C almond flour                                    

½ tsp baking powder                                

1 C shredded cheddar cheese                  

Combine all ingredients. Roll the sausage balls into golf size balls. Makes about 25 or so. Bake at 375 for 20-24 minutes.

Bisquick Sausage Balls  

1 lb ground pork sausage

2 T chopped fresh chives

1 ½ C prepared pimento Cheese

2 ½ C all purpose baking mix (Bisquick)

Combine all ingredients. Roll into 1-inch balls. Makes about 50. Bake at 350 for 14-17 minutes unit firm.

Instead of a Christmas casserole this year, we will have this wonderful finger food breakfast…

can then open presents faster!

Let me know which one is your favorite! 

Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas!