This blog is Day 6 of sharing art and recipes from my Cooking with Friends calendars. The recipes I've selected are those you might make during the holidays - one from each of the 10 years of calendars.
Cooking with Friends, 2014
What's a holiday party without chips and salsa? Our family doesn't think that's possible. Michelle Hooper has this fabulous salsa recipe that she brings to most gatherings at our home and she usually brings extra so we'll have some to enjoy later. I LOVE her salsa! The extra touch of roasting veggies gives it a special depth of flavors.
It's fun that MIchelle and our son-in-law Marc Hess have this little salsa competition going on. Marc's never shared his recipe with me which is okay because I prefer that he just make it! Both versions are truly extra special.
The painting is inspired by Mexican celebrations in S California where Michelle grew up and in S Texas where I spent my first 14 years. Always time for a Fiesta!
Cinco de Mayo by Claudia True
available in print
My Sister's Salsa by Michelle Hooper
Roast whole tomatoes, tomatillos, jalapeños, serrano and garlic on stop top until black and tomatoes are soft and ready to fall apart (about 20 minutes on high turning.) Cut the tops off all peppers. Add tablespoon of salt and pepper. Let cool in fridge overnight. Put in Ninja blender, add onion, cilantro, lime juice and another tablespoon of salt and pepper to taste. Blend and enjoy!
2014 is the only year we had a theme - "Appetizers and Desserts." Most of these recipes were new to me and many are now in my "favorite" file!
Happy Cooking and Happy Holidays!
I'm an artist living in Kansas City with my hubby and cats. My passions: colorful paintings, yummy food, and sharing my love of art and cooking with others.