Tex-Mex potato bake with My Brother’s Salsa

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One of the wonderful things about living in Texas is definitely Tex-Mex food. It’s a whole thing on to its own, and you will not find this branch of Mexican food anywhere else on the planet. Since my husband is born and raised here, Tex Mex food holds a special place in his heart.

My mother in law has taught me a few of her recipes, particularly the ones my husband likes so I can make them at home. Using a new brand of salsa I found at Sam’s club called My Brother’s Salsa, I was able to make this easy tex-mex potato dish that he loves. I was happy that it came in a set of 4, so I had the option of putting a different spin depending on the salsa I used.

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The 4-pack includes:

  • Original Mild, Med, Hot
  • Black Bean & Corn Mild
  • Fire Roasted Med, Hot
  • House Med

I chose to go with the original one for my first try.

They’re only offering this 4-pack at Sam’s Club for a limited time – check and see if they have it available in your area. Its perfect to give as a gift for the holidays because there’s even a built-in name tag and its boxed up in a nice package! Good for gifting to give to a party hostess, teacher or neighbor – Everybody loves salsa, so you can’t go wrong. Each jar has a recipe printed on it to help give you some ideas on how to use it creatively in a dish. See the entire recipe list on their website. Only an all-women owned company thinks of things like this!

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First, I boiled 5-6 medium sized potatoes until they were tender, drained the water and let them cool for awhile. You can either peel the skins off or leave them on depending on your taste.

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I chopped them into chunks and lay them in a baking dish.

Once the baking dish was full, I used about 1/2 stick of butter and scattered small dabs of butter all over the potatoes.

Then comes the salsa…

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Then I topped it off with a couple of handfuls of Mexican blend cheese, and placed it in the oven @350F for about 30-40 minutes. Sooo yum!

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Have you ever cooked with salsa as an ingredient? What would you create with salsa?

 

My favorite midnight snack has just reached a new level with Reese’s Spreads

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One of my favorite midnight snacks I’ve always loved is peanut butter and jelly on saltine crackers with a cold glass of milk. As of lately, its become a nightly craving! So to change it up bit, I decided to start using Reese’s Spreads instead of straight up Peanut Butter like I normally use. This spread is a little different – think of it as chocolate peanut butter! I was turned on to it when I visited Walmart and got to see it for myself.

It took me a few seconds to finally spot it amidst all the other peanut spreads out there, but there it was right in the middle with the familiar orange packaging.

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Its so different from what most other peanut butter spreads are like – rich, chocolatety and nutty all rolled into one. i began to also think of all the ways this could be put to use in recipes! Ooooh the possibilities are endless! I started by trying it on my favorite peanut butter and jelly crackers that I like to munch on at night.

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So with a fresh box of saltine crackers, I spread a little love on each one before I top them with jelly. Its much darker than the typical light brown color that peanut butter is.

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Then I topped each one with a small amount of grape jelly, and poured myself a nice glass of milk to go with it….

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No words needed.. Do you understand why this is my favorite snack ever? I like to enjoy these after dark with a big glass of milk when JP and the hubs are both fast asleep and watch my favorite housewife franchise on bravo. Don’t judge!

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The easiest and (cheapest!!) snack recipes made with Jello and Cool Whip

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Have you ever needed to make a quick dessert on the fly? I’ve discovered some quick and easy snack recipes that can’t be beat – like chocolate cream pie! All you need is a box of chocolate instant Jell-o and a container of Cool Whip topping, that I picked up at Walmart while I did my regular groceries.

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I heard that there was a nice little coupon for saving $1.00 when you buy 1 tub of Cool Whip and any 2 boxes of Jello pudding mix, giving me another reason to make this! Nothing makes me smile more than having a yummy chocolate dessert for less than what it would normally cost. Make some yummy snacks of your own and use this coupon to help – get it while supplies last!

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So I started by making the pudding as directed on the back of the package… I used the larger family sized box of instant pudding because I wanted to make sure there was plenty of chocolate goodness to enjoy in my simple little snack.

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Using the hand mixer, I blended the milk and pudding mix until it was smooth and silky. I made sure there was no lumps and bumps left in there. Then once that was done, I folded in the entire tub of Cool Whip Topping being careful not to let the Cool Whip lose its fluffiness.

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The easiest and cheapest snack recipes - #AddCoolWhip #cbias #shop

I used these pre-made mini graham crusts just for simplicity’s sake, and it worked so well and it tasted so good with the fluffy chocolate pudding.

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They turned out soo yummy! I put these little snacks in the freezer so they would solidify into a pie and they were perfect! All the taste, with zero effort! :)

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The easiest and cheapest snack recipes - #AddCoolWhip #cbias #shop

Learn about some more jello based recipes on their website.. Cool Whip has got some great resources too – check those out here!

 

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